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Summary

Old enough to be used

Young enough to be broken

Sassinak was 12 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.

©1990 by Bill Fawcett & Associates (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing and Skyboat Media

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  • James Mackenzie
  • 01-08-20

Apprenticeship in action?

Interesting collaboration/transition between a waning Anne McCaffrey and nascent Elizabeth Moon. Strong female lead and familiar themes make for a fast fun read.

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  • Chuck
  • 05-06-20

Elizabeth and Anne are great!

Exciting , fun and very addictive. Gladly spent an entire day raptivly engrossed. Anxietly awaiting the rest of the Planet Pirates series.

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  • The Most Evil Bob
  • 02-12-20

Excellent Book and Excellent Narration

I remember reading this when it was first published and the story is excellent.
The new narration is as good as the story.

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  • Barbara
  • 16-05-21

Great story

I have always liked both Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon. Together they did a great job.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-11-21

Good

Not really military. Good though, even Army can understand it even if the Vegan stuff is added.

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  • BC
  • 11-06-21

Not up to Anne McCaffrey's other series.

It lacked the imagination of her other works; Dragonriders of Pern (telepathic connections), or Killashandra (enthralling crystals).

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-01-22

Entertaining

Well read an interesting science fiction. Good combination by both authors. I hope the sequel is equally interesting

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  • 14-09-21

marvelous!

A great rendition of on of my favorite books. I throughly enjoyed listening to this story.

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  • DarkJade
  • 03-07-21

A wonderful story

A wonderful start to this magnificent story of Sassinak and her fight against the planet pirates.

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  • Violet Iverson
  • 24-04-21

Enjoyable

Another great story by a much belived and greatly misses author. Anne how I long to hear more from your world. Jody well done