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So, some of you might have seen a random, really cryptic/vague tweet about getting some super-awesome news on Thursday, AND now that I’ve gotten the go-ahead…I am SO thrilled and proud to announce that the film option rights for THRONE OF GLASS are now represented by Jon Cassir of CAA (Creative Artists Agency)! (No, this doesn’t mean a movie is getting made, or that it's been optioned…it just means that I now have a film agent! HOORAY!)

AND….I know I said that Novella #1 would be available on January 31st…And I know that some of you marked your calendars and were really, really looking forward to January 31st being the day that you could finally meet Celaena and read about her adventures with a certain Pirate Lord, but…

Sometimes, things in publishing are totally out of your control. Sometimes, release dates change…And I really, really hate to say this, but….

Novella #1--THE ASSASSIN AND THE PIRATE LORD--won’t be releasing on January 31st.




A little present from me (and the Bloomsbury Children’s staff) to you: THE ASSASSIN AND THE PIRATE LORD is now available for download over on Amazon! It will be available wherever Bloomsbury ebooks are sold, and will be up on the Nook and Kobo websites very soon, too!!! (If you don't have a kindle, you can download a free app for your desktop, iPhone, iPad, etc. here)

I am so, so ecstatic about this that I can hardly contain myself. This project came about because we wanted to make the wait for THRONE OF GLASS more bearable for YOU GUYS, and….it’s just super-surreal and wonderful to see it available for download after so many months working to make this happen.

I really, truly hope that you guys enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it, and, as always, thank you SO much for everything that you’ve done for me & THRONE OF GLASS. This project wouldn’t have happened without you, so if you download the novella, please know that the words you’re reading are only there because of your support and enthusiasm for this series.

Thank you—from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU—for being so incredibly awesome. The very, very best part of this journey has been getting to know you guys, and I’m truly honored to have you in my life.



And, just because this song is so fantastically 80's and because I used to listen to it and daydream about days like today....this is totally what I've been listening to on repeat since I learned the novella had released a few days early:


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Kate Cornett
Jan. 21st, 2012 04:18 pm (UTC)
Omg you scared me! At first I was like, Nooooo I don't want to wait longer than the 31st! Then I was like YAY I GET TO READ IT TODAY RIGHT WHEN I GET OFF WORK! WOOHOO!

Congrats on getting a film agent! That must have been a ASDFASFJKDKJSKJNCA OMGOMG moment! =)
Jan. 21st, 2012 04:26 pm (UTC)
Hehehehe!!! Sorryyyyyy!!!!!!!

AND THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!! I hope you like the novella! (And be sure to let me know what you think!)

:) :) :)
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Jan. 21st, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
Awwww, thank you so much! I really appreciate it!!! :)

And lol--Tim Burton...Oh man, wouldn't that be incredible? I think every writer dreams about having their books made into a movie by him. He's a genius.
Jan. 21st, 2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
Getting it right now!!! Thank you for working so hard! I love you so much. :)
Jan. 21st, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! (And I love you too!!!!!)
Jan. 21st, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
A film agent? This is so so so awesome!!!! I'm super excited for you!! This year is already kick-ass and it's only January!

And omg I'm soooooooo excited that the novella is out early!!! It's like getting to open a Christmas or birthday gift really early hehe. I already bought it and my reward for myself is to start reading once I'm done with work stuff! Now I feel more motivated to work lol. Yay!!!

Now all I need from this year is getting a chance to meet you hehe :)!!

Cheers! <3
Jan. 21st, 2012 04:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!! This year has been pretty awesome so far (...so awesome that I'm kinda waiting for the other shoe to drop & for the bad news to arrive, lol). :)

And I was gonna say that Christmas came 11 months early, but then I thought people would think I was a weirdo for saying that (don't even know why), BUT...I'm glad you felt that way, too, because that's totally how I felt when I learned the novella had released early!!!!

And YES! Meeting you at some point this year would be beyond awesome. Hopefully the publishing gods will somehow make it so!!!! ;)

Thanks again!!!!!
Jan. 21st, 2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
It's Saturday and I had no plans!
Yes! Now I know what I'll be doing first thing today. Wish I hadn't slept in so long. Bought it, now must read it! Thank you! XD
Jan. 21st, 2012 04:41 pm (UTC)
Re: It&#39;s Saturday and I had no plans!
Thank YOU!!!!! I hope you enjoy it!!! <3
Jan. 21st, 2012 04:41 pm (UTC)

I have a Nook, but I'm too impatient to wait, so I bought it from Amazon. I can't wait to read it!
Jan. 21st, 2012 04:42 pm (UTC)
lol!!! (Poor Nook!!!!!) THANK YOU, though!!!! Gahhh, I'm SO EXCITED to hear what you think!
Jan. 21st, 2012 04:42 pm (UTC)

I just saw your news on Twitter, and am so excited! *goes to download*
Jan. 21st, 2012 04:43 pm (UTC)
THANKS, EMYYYYYYY!!!!!!! Hehe, I am so, so pumped for you to read it!!!!!
Jan. 21st, 2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
Just bought it and can't wait to start reading it...if only schoolwork wasn't so necessary...but AUGUST 7TH!!!!! Best early birthday present ever! (Mine's August 11).
Jan. 21st, 2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
WOOOOOT!!!!!!! Thank you so much!!!! (Good luck getting through your schoolwork!)
Jan. 21st, 2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
oh my god, oh my god, oh my god. I am freaking out (although I'm sure you're freaking out more).

Buying it right now. So much for homework! hahaha


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Jan. 21st, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
Hehehehe! I feel totally honored that you'd put the novella before your homework!!! :) :)

And THANK YOU SO MUCH for buying it, Kacie!!!!!
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Jan. 21st, 2012 05:26 pm (UTC)
AHHHH SO EXCITED! Congratulations--on everything! Novella #1 is currently sitting in my Kindle, just waiting for me. SO EXCITED! *confetti everywhereeee!!!!*
Jan. 21st, 2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for buying it!!!!!!! Eeeeeek!!!!

*dances in confetti*
Jan. 21st, 2012 05:57 pm (UTC)
I'm buying it right now. I can't wait to start reading! Now it just needs to be August 7th!
Jan. 21st, 2012 06:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Yay!
Thank you so much!!!!! August 7th still seems SO far off, but at least there are still 3 more novellas that will come out between now and then! :)
Jan. 21st, 2012 06:32 pm (UTC)
i read it in one sitting. great job! i thought your writing style was amazing, celaena was great, and the plot was fun. i can't wait to read more :) well done!
Jan. 21st, 2012 06:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so, so much! You have NO idea how relieved & happy I am to hear that!!!!!!

(seriously, I want to go have a dance party now. THANK YOU.)
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Janna Lynn
Jan. 21st, 2012 07:45 pm (UTC)
Yay! Now I have something to read on my flight home on monday! :D I'm looking forward to it.

I wondered if it was a film option type thing that came up on Twitter (it was the only thing I can think of when I saw your tweet).
Jan. 21st, 2012 07:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Ahahahaha
Thanks!!!!!!!! <3
Jan. 21st, 2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
Whooo bought it! =)
Jan. 21st, 2012 08:21 pm (UTC)
Jan. 21st, 2012 08:17 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I read ToG back when it was on Fictionpress, and I'm so excited to have something of yours in my hands again.

I have a few books that I love to read again and again, and even when it was in its early form, ToG was one of those books. I can't wait to see the changes and improvements you've made. I'm sure it will be amazing. And even if it's a novella/prequel, I'm sure the novella is magnificent.

I'm going to go read it now!
Jan. 21st, 2012 08:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow! Thank you so much for buying it AND for staying with QOG/TOG for so many years!!! I hope you enjoy the novella!!!! :)
Jan. 21st, 2012 08:23 pm (UTC)
Great news! Have you any plans on releasing a print edition of The Assassin and the Pirate Lord?
Jan. 21st, 2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!!!

As of right now, the novellas will only be available as e-books...But maybe someday! :)
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Ania Małgorzata Spiak
Jan. 21st, 2012 08:24 pm (UTC)
This is amazing! I just downloaded it to my iPhone! Hehe about to start reading it now :)
Jan. 21st, 2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
Re: OMG!
Oooh, YAY!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank youuuuu!!!!!!
Jan. 21st, 2012 08:41 pm (UTC)
Jan. 21st, 2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
Omg...thank YOU!!!!!!! :) <3
Jan. 21st, 2012 08:45 pm (UTC)
Favorite lines:
"'ENOUGH!' Everyone lifted whatever they had in their hands--a mug, a sword, a clump or hair--and saluted. And then promptly resumed fighting. What did Rolfe expect?"
"'Calaena?' Sam asked in the dark. 'Should I worry about going to sleep?' She blinked, then laughed under her breath. At least Sam took her threats somewhat seriously."
Fantastic. I am eagerly awaiting the next novella and the novel itself this year. :)
Jan. 21st, 2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, YAY!!!!!! I love that you loved those lines! (those were some of MY favorites, too!!!!)

Thank you so, so much for such kind words!!! <3
Jan. 21st, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC)

Damn my slow countryside internet, download this Kindle for PC thing faster!!

Congratulations Sarah! You deserve every minute of the praise and fame that I'm sure is already pouring in :D

Deb x
Jan. 21st, 2012 11:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you so, so much, Deb!!!! I hope you enjoy it!!!!!! Let me know what you think!!! <3
Jan. 21st, 2012 10:30 pm (UTC)
I am borrowing my mother-in-law's kindle TOMORROW and paying her a dollar so I can download this. I'm BOUNCING WITH JOYYYYYYYYYY.
Jan. 21st, 2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
THANKS, RAE!!!!!!!! Let me know what you think!!!!!!! <3 (omg, so many exclamation marks, lol)
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Jan. 21st, 2012 10:38 pm (UTC)
Definitely got teary while reading this. So cool! I haven't been able to download and read it yet, but three of my friends have just promised to do so. (Their only exposure to ToG has been my enthusiasm and pestering.) I expect more to come! If one them reads it before I do, I will feel really successful. Obviously, I can't wait to read everything (wheeee!!!), but I also really want new people (incl. my friends!!) to get introduced to Celaena's story. So their excitement is definitely one of the best things of all for me. :D

Jan. 21st, 2012 11:04 pm (UTC)
Awww, thank you so, so much!!!! *hugs* And thank you for spreading the word to your friends!!! I can't even begin to tell you how much that means to me. <3

I hope you enjoy the novella!!!
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Jan. 21st, 2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
I just finished the novella and your writing was just as exciting and beautiful as I'd remembered from FP!!! I'm so glad to read about Celaena again, you have no idea. It's like meeting up with an old friend and catching up. Sigh. And Sam! Oh, Sam! I didn't know how much I'd missed the world of Throne of Glass until I was reading about it again. Thank you for releasing it early! It definitely made my week. :) :) :)
Jan. 21st, 2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you!!! I am so utterly thrilled and humbled to hear that!!! (I actually got a little teary-eyed reading your comment)

And yes! Sam! <3 <3 <3

Thank you so much for buying it--I appreciate it more than I can ever say!!!!! :)
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Jan. 21st, 2012 11:11 pm (UTC)
I'm a frequent lurker, even back on Fictionpress, but I felt the need to break my silence to congratulate you. Really, congratulations, I'm ecstatic for you.

I devoured the novella in half an hour, and forced myself to not immediately re-read it to allow for some suspension leading up to the next one. Which probably isn't the best idea, but I wanna savor the feeling.

Chapter five was my favorite, I dunno why. ;)
Jan. 21st, 2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU!!!!!! Oh, I am SO happy to hear that you enjoyed it!!!!!

Honestly, that scene on the beach was my favorite in the whole novella (the brawl & the first meeting with Rolfe in his office being close seconds). I can't really explain why, either. :)

Jan. 21st, 2012 11:22 pm (UTC)
OMFG! *screams* *goes insane* JUST FOR YOU, I GIVE YOU BUBBLE DRINK!!!!! AHHH! I so can't wait. Freaking awesomeness.

Too bad it's not up on Barnes and Noble yet. I wanna read! My Nook... *hugs* *makes grabby hands*
Jan. 21st, 2012 11:44 pm (UTC)
LOL, that is the BEST image/gif EVERRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm LOLing so hard right now.

NO idea what is up with B&N...it was supposed to be up pretty quickly after it released on Amazon, but....apparently not. :-/ SO sorry!!!!!!!
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