Sassinak OLD ENOUGH TO BE USED YOUNG ENOUGH TO BE BROKENSassinak was twelve when the raiders came That made her just the right age old enough to be used young enough to be broken Or so the slavers thought Bu

  • Title: Sassinak
  • Author: Anne McCaffrey Elizabeth Moon
  • ISBN: 9780671698638
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • OLD ENOUGH TO BE USED, YOUNG ENOUGH TO BE BROKENSassinak was twelve when the raiders came That made her just the right age old enough to be used, young enough to be broken Or so the slavers thought But Sassy turned out to be a little different from your typical slave girl Maybe it was her unusual physical strength Maybe it was her friendship with the captured Fleet cOLD ENOUGH TO BE USED, YOUNG ENOUGH TO BE BROKENSassinak was twelve when the raiders came That made her just the right age old enough to be used, young enough to be broken Or so the slavers thought But Sassy turned out to be a little different from your typical slave girl Maybe it was her unusual physical strength Maybe it was her friendship with the captured Fleet crewman Maybe it was her spirit Whatever it was, it wouldn t let her resign herself to the life of a slave She bided her time, watched for her moment Finally it came, and she escaped.But that was only the beginning for Sassinak Now she s a Fleet Captain with a pirate chasing ship of her own, and only one regret in her life not enough pirates.

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    1. Sassinak is a name that's been stuck in my brain forever as code for badass female warrior, so I thought I'd dig this old read out and revisit. Mistake! Avoid! Lightweight cardboard fluff with lazy plotting, an omniperfect protagonist, and chronic bouts of WTF. This book is really four semi connected novelettes, possibly with alternating authorship. The fourth and last section is particularly terrible, baffling the reader with disorienting incomplete exposition, and suddenly terminating the main [...]

    2. I originally picked up Sassinak when it was first published. At the time I had no idea who Elizabeth Moon or Anne McCaffrey were, but hey there's a woman in power armour on the cover and it talks abut pirates and space ships and stuff on the back cover. What could go wrong? Nothing. I thought it was brilliant. Brilliant enough that I grabbed The Death of Sleep and devoured it. I started reading the Paksenarrion books well you get the idea. I loved it.A couple of days ago, I finished another book [...]

    3. Once again I am disappointed by the newly published audiobook of an old favorite sf/f book. Maybe Audible Frontiers needs a bit more in their budget for narrators. Ax Norman did an OK job of reading the book. He did not feature any differing voices for the different characters. Toward the end of the book he began to waver in how he pronounced names - maybe he was getting tired. And Mr Norman's rhythm varied a lot, sometimes fast when it should have been slow and vice-versa. It was perhaps only m [...]

    4. Amusingly enough, the first time I read this, I wasn't old enough to get the title reference. Love McCaffrey's femme-centric sf normally, but this is a little dry as space epics go.

    5. This book is not very good. It reads like several short stories about the same character stuck together. It is very much a product of its time. The authors (like Heinlein) imagine a world with alternative (progressive?) attitudes to food, sex, gender and race) expressed here as alien races) in a bit of a heavy handed way. I think if I had read it as a young teen in the early 1980s I would have been stoked to see a girl space captain.

    6. I can't believe I'm giving an Anne McCaffrey book two stars, but I have to. The last 50 or so pages left me baffled. I felt like I was reading something written in code. It just didn't make sense. Too little was explained for me to understand what was happening. The first two thirds to three quarters of the book was decent, if not masterful. The characters were a little flat. It would have made for decent sci-fi reading fodder, except the ending was unintelligible. Very disappointing since the m [...]

    7. I don't think I've read Anne McCaffrey before. From the cover of some of her books I've seen I thought she was all about fantasy not so much sci-fi. But her writing with Elizabeth Moon worked really well. I've read Elizabeth's work before and loved the Vatta's War series. This book reminded me of that series but with a lot more sex. Although the sex is all behind closed door it's just that it's practically a given when people work together. I didn't see any of that in Elizabeth's previous books [...]

    8. I read this one for r/Fantasy's Book Bingo. I picked it because I am a big fan of McCaffrey's Pern books and Elizabeth Moon's Paksenarrion. Both of them are fantastic authors, check them out! I'm afraid to report that this one didn't hold up as I had hoped. There were some jarring time shifts and deus ex machina going on at the end. There were plot issues that could have been solved with current technology; i.e. Apparently they don't have security cameras or DNA testing in the future.

    9. This has got to be one of the worst books ever written. The characters are so flat they barely exist and the story is so predictable that McCaffrey must have just sat copied a high school writing course word for word.

    10. EnjoyedEnjoyed the read. I'm not sure when it was written but it seemed to be full of some SF tropes. Liked it and will continue to read the series. On to book 2!

    11. Sassinak is the story of a 12 year old child whose whole life was turned upside down when her planet was raided by pirates and she was stolen into slavery. Once trained in as a pilot she was sold off to the highest bidder and forced to pilot other slave trader and pirate spacecraft until one fate fulled day, the ship she was on was captured and she was set free by the terran fleet. The information she had been given by another captured fleet officer lead them back to where she had been imprisone [...]

    12. I love "comfort books," and that is what this book is for me. I originally read this series almost 20 years ago, and reading it again brings back that time in my memory. So to me these books aren't just about the story that they tell, but they are also as much about what they remind me of from my life as a younger man. I freely admit that this has some bearing on my rating of the book.I won't go into the story itself as that is more than adequately covered in the book description on , and if you [...]

    13. Wow, I am so over Anne McCaffrey. From the few books I've read by her, I've gotten the impression that she tends to have ambling plots. There is no real climax because there is no major issue at the center of the story. Instead, it is a sort of episodic plot, consisting of several books. That's fine in and of itself--I just don't find it particularly exciting. What pushed me to give this book such a low rating is that the last 50 pages are very difficult to decipher and come across as a sloppy a [...]

    14. Sassinak (Sass) is abducted by pirates as she watches her friends and family be killed. She is taken off planet and sold as a slave where she soon learns that she will be training for the Fleet. She befriends a retired member of Fleet who not only helps train her but becomes a surrogate father to the young girl.Sass eventually graduates with high marks and the story follows through from her first outing through her eventual command of her own ship. Throughout her journeys she befriends many of h [...]

    15. Sassinak by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon is the first book in the Planet Pirates series set in the Ireta universe. The main character is of course Sassinak who is first presented in Dinosaur Planet Survivors as the commander of the rescue ship from the navy. This book however starts out when Sassinak is a young girl on a colony world. After the world is hit by pirates who kill her whole family and put her into slavery she is lucky to be rescued by the navy who become her new family. However [...]

    16. I wanted to rate this higher than I did Sassinak starts out well, with a clear writing style, a strong story, and a sympathetic and capable heroine. She is competent, smart, and fair. I like that she befriends people that others have a prejudice against. I also like that she is relatively relaxed in her relationships. They start, and they end, and no fuss is needed on that account. The reason I'm not rating this higher, is that I started missing more and more about the story, until I really coul [...]

    17. Much like "The Death of Sleep", this book has a very interesting premise that is absolutely terrible in its execution. I chalk this up to two things. First is the writing style, which is just not good. Secondly, I think McCaffrey and Moon are science fiction fans, not scientists. This is space opera, not hard SF. Not, about the writing style: There is scant detail given about what is going on, virtually no internal character thoughts or development, and really almost no narrative. The story read [...]

    18. Like all of McCaffrey's books, this one held my interest. I sat down and read the whole thing without stopping, a testament to the vivid characters and fast-paced plot. Haunted by the memory of her planet's massacre and her own time as a slave, Sassinak joins the Fleet, excels at it, and becomes a commander who has only one goal - to stop planet pirates. However, the book follows the adventures of Sassinak from the time she was twelve to her mid forties, and at times it feels disjointed. Too muc [...]

    19. I was a huge fan of Anne McCaffrey in my teens; I read all her series except the Planet Pirate books, so when I saw this book in a charity shop a couple of months ago, I decided it was time to relive my youth and discover what I’d missed.What a dissapointment! All the passion and excitement I remembered from her other works was absent in this one. The characters lacked depth, and generated no sympathy in me. The plot was far too fast; the first half of the book covers about 40 years and some m [...]

    20. I do hate to give this book only a 2, but 3 stars said "I liked it" and "it was OK" is really closer to the truth. Moon and McCaffrey are two amazing authors, and I do love me a good roaring space opera with a heroine who is both damaged and strong but this book skipped around in Sassinak's life too much for me. About the first half of the book or so she's young, then in her teens, then in her twenties and all of a sudden she's in her late 40s/early 50s? Don't get me wrong; as a woman getting ol [...]

    21. It's been 20 years since I read the book. It was really the first "real book" that I had read up to the age of 14. I picked it up at an airport book shop to read for the plane right. It was my favorite of the series and I remember looking for everything Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon wrote after that because I enjoyed it so much at the time.I remember Sassinak being a really likable character. I had no problem at all rooting for her. I don't remember wishing the plot along either. It was the [...]

    22. This was not what I was expecting, or hoping for. It's very clearly 4 individual stories, and there's a whole lot of stuff missing in between them - characters and all sorts of things mentioned in one, with a clear expectation of back-knowledge, that aren't introduced or explained earlier. Also, I was hoping that this was the book that I read back in the late 80s/early 90s, which involved a young woman sold into slavery, and then eventually escaping and becoming a space marine (?) I just remembe [...]

    23. Solid sci-fi with a great female protagonist who kicks butt with honor. Female Hornblower IN SPAAAAAAAACE. I love it. This is the first I've read from Elizabeth Moon, so I'm not sure about her style, but it definitely felt a lot like the other McCaffery books I've read. (Huge Pern fan when I was a kid. Could almost picture that universe combining with this one - there's great fanfic to be written.)I love that Sassinak is such a strong military officer to the core. I also love the approach to her [...]

    24. Much of this book feels more like a roughed in outline than the real thing. In part its due to series fever these days, where authors stretch stories like this into far many more installments. But, in part its just not well written in terms of beimg fleshed out -two authors, both with ideas, but perhaps neither with fervour? The last third of the book makes little sense. I think perhaps if you'd just read the precusor, Dinosaur Planet, it might make a lot more sense. But I read that decades ago, [...]

    25. Co-written by two great authors, this book introduces a wily female named Sassinak who undergoes the traumatic event of having her colony razed and enslaved by pirates. Luckily she is freed and makes the choice of a military career from which she never wavers in her pursuit of capturing or killing pirates. The book reads as three stories about the same character, the last of which features her in the prime of life, both in age and political and military power, in hopes of finally destroying the [...]

    26. This book has a very rushed and disjointed feel to it, we are given brief glimpses of the heroines life that are so short as to leave us unimpressed, little or no transition happens as we hop around from crisis to crisis. The heroine is somewhat likeable but mostly cliche, and she seems to have a penchant for stating the obvious. The technology hasn't been thought out well either, these really advanced space faring people are able to travel the stars with ease, but seem unable to do the most bas [...]

    27. This book makes me crazy. For some reason, I keep it on the shelf, probably because it is one of those books I started reading at an early age and can't put away or toss. The first three parts of the novel are very engaging, but the whole pick-up-cannibals section is confusing and difficult to follow, and makes me want to toss it. I could barely force myself to finish it this iteration. The writing is unclear, and McCaffrey skips through time as though it were water; Sass is 21 and then suddenly [...]

    28. Sassinak was 12 when the raiders came. That made her just the right age: old enough to be used, young enough to be broken. But Sassy turned out to be a little different from your typical slave girl. Maybe it was her unusual physical strength, her friendship with the captured Fleet crewman, her spirit. Whatever it was, it wouldn't let her resign herself to the life of a slave. She bided her time, watched for her moment, and she escaped. But that was only the beginning for Sassinak, she's a Fleet [...]

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