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Cassandra Rose Clarke is an American author of fantasy and young adult novels.

Raised in south Texas, she holds a B.A. in English from the University of St. Thomas, and an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at Austin.

Cassandra currently resides in Houston, where she works and looks after several cats.

She is a beneficiary of the Susan C. Petrey Clarion Scholarship Fund.

More about Cassandra Rose Clarke

Genres: Fantasy / SF, Young Adult

United States


Non Series

  • The Mad Scientist's Daughter (2013)
  • Our Lady of the Ice (2015)
  • The Witch Who Came in from the Cold (2017)
  • Star's End (2017)
  • Forget This Ever Happened (2020)
  • Magic of Blood and Sea (2020)
  • Shadows Have Offended: Star Trek, The Next Generation (2021)
  • The Beholden (2022)

Assassin's Curse

  1. The Assassin's Curse (2012)
  2. The Pirate's Wish (2013)


  1. The Manticore's Vow ​(And Other Stories) (2019)

Omnibus Books

  1. Magic of Wind and Mist (2017)

Wizard's Promise (Co-authored with Sarah Raughley)

  1. The Wizard's Promise (2014)


  1. Halo: Battle Born (2019)
  2. Halo: Meridian Divide (2019)
Wizard's Promise (Co-authored with Sarah Raughley)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

The Mad Scientist's Daughter

Years ago, when Cat Novak was young, her father brought an experimental android named Finn, to their remote home.

An experiment worth a ridiculous amount of money, Finn appears and behaves as though he were a human, even though he has no wishes of being one.

Designed for the sole purpose of assisting his masters, he does his assignments diligently.

Now tasked with tutoring Cat, the bond between the two grows stronger as they spend more and more time together.

However, when robots are accorded rights by the government, Finn isn’t sure what the future holds for him.

And as their relationship intensifies, the threat of being torn apart grows stronger.

Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0857662651
Publisher: Angry Robot
Our Lady of the Ice

Located in Antarctica, Hope City is the southernmost city in the world.

Protected by a glass dome and an ailing infrastructure, its residents are shielded from the ruthless cold and vicious winds.

Within the glass dome reside four individuals, not all necessarily human, who will forever change the fate of the city.

Eliana Gomez, a female PI, is desperate to get to the mainland.

Diego Amitrano is the most trusted ally of the gangster who controls the city’s food during the coldest season.

Marianella Luna is an aristocrat harboring a deadly secret.

Sofia is an android who has just started evolving.  

When winter hits, skirmishes will erupt, and dreams will fade.

Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1481444279
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
The Witch Who Came in from the Cold

Beyond the cloud of cigarettes and vodka exists a different side of Prague amidst the Cold War.

It’s a place where secret agents use wizardry in their devious schemes.

Whereas political lines are as explicit as the Iron Curtain, the battles of magic are never clean, and the battling forces of Ice and Flame move test borders and allegiance.

KGB agent Tanya Morozova becomes the latest in a series of Ice sorceresses, whereas Gabe Pritchard is a CIA agent and a hesitant Ice recruit.

Although rivals at one point, the two are forced to work together.

And their alliance is as fiery as the Cold War itself.

Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1481485609
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
Star's End

The Corominas are the owners of a tiny planet system, made up of one gaseous planet and four terraformed moons, dubbed the Four Sisters.

As the head of the family, Phillip Coromina—who amassed his riches through a manufacturing enterprise that he began as a youth—is grooming Esme, his eldest daughter, to assume control after his demise.

As Esme gets older and takes charge of the business, she learns more about her father’s organization, and the unsettling facets of its work with alien DNA, and the treachery that alienated her three step-sisters from their father.

Ever loyal to her father, will Esme fulfill his final wish, or confront her role in her family’s disastrous downfall?

Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1481444309
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
Forget This Ever Happened

It’s the summer of 1993.

Stuck in Indianola, Texas, where she’ll spend her entire holiday looking after ailing Grammy, Claire can’t find anything exciting in this sweltering and neglected part of Texas.

Everything however changes when she discovers something exciting: something out of this world.

There is a confluence of energies at Indianola.

Nothing is what it seems.

There are loquacious lizards beneath the pecan trees; the adorable yet frightening girl next door; the lovely daughter of an influential family; and the prevalent feeling that nothing will ever be the same again.

If Claire doesn’t uncover what is truly going on, she may be stranded there forever!

Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-0823451296
Publisher: Holiday House
Magic of Blood and Sea

Ananna of the Tanarau goes rogue after her parents attempt to force her to wed a guy from an ally pirate clan.

Determined to become the captain of her own ship, rather than play second fiddle to an ignorant man, Ananna takes off and is pursued by a hitman hired by her fiancé’s clan.

When Naji, the hired killer, tracks her down, Ananna unintentionally releases a terrible curse with dire consequences.

Forced to join forces, Ananna and Naji work together to complete three tough assignments and reverse the curse.

Will they reverse the curse, evade their foes and address their blossoming attraction?

Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1481461726
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
Shadows Have Offended: Star Trek, The Next Generation

When the USS Enterprise is accorded the simple yet inescapable honor of transporting important guests to Betazed for a cultural event, an unexpected disaster takes place on the remote planet Kota.

This forces Captain Jean-Luc Picard to deploy William Riker, Data, and Chief Medical Officer Beverly Crusher to look into the matter.

What should have been a procedural mission however escalates into mayhem.

When historic relics are plundered during the important event, Picard, Worf, and Deanna Troi find themselves dealing with a perilous diplomatic calamity.

Will Doctor Crusher uncover the mystery before it’s too late?

Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-1982154042
Publisher: Pocket Books
The Beholden

Orphaned as young women, Celestia and Izara De Malena find themselves land rich but destitute, with only a failing rainforest acreage, Celestia’s perfect manners, and Izara’s nascent magic to their aristocratic names.

With the last of their money running out, they enact a dangerous plan—using a spell she doesn’t fully understand, Izara summons the Lady of the Seraphine and demands a favor: a husband for Celestia, one rich enough to enable the De Malena sisters to keep their land. But a favor from the river goddess always comes at a cost...

Now, five years later, rumors of war and disease are spreading, Celestia’s husband has been called away on a secret mission for the Emperor, and the Lady of the Seraphine is back to collect her due. Izara will be forced to leave the academy where she has been studying to become a mage; Celestia will be pulled from her now-flourishing farm while newly pregnant with her first child.

Together, they must repay their debt to the Lady—embarking on a mission that will put them on a collision course with Celestia’s husband, the Emperor, and a god even more powerful than the Lady of the Seraphine.

Gorgeous, compelling, and utterly captivating, The Beholden follows Celestia and Izara as they journey from the lush rainforest to a frozen desert on an impossible quest to find a god who doesn’t want to be found and prevent the end of the world.

Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
First Release: 2022
ISBN: 978-1645660255
Publisher: Erewhon

Assassin's Curse

The Assassin's Curse

Ananna of the Tanarau abandons ship when her parents try to marry her off to an allying pirate clan: she wants to captain her own boat, not serve as second-in-command to her handsome yet clueless fiance. But her escape has dire consequences when she learns the scorned clan has sent an assassin after her.

And when the assassin, Naji, finally catches up with her, things get even worse. Ananna inadvertently triggers a nasty curse — with a life-altering result. Now Ananna and Naji are forced to become uneasy allies as they work together to break the curse and return their lives back to normal. Or at least as normal as the lives of a pirate and an assassin can be.

Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-1908844019
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
The Pirate's Wish

After setting out to break the curse that binds them together, the pirate Ananna and the assassin Naji find themselves stranded on an enchanted island in the north with nothing but a sword, their wits, and the secret to breaking the curse: complete three impossible tasks. With the help of their friend Marjani and a rather unusual ally, Ananna and Naji make their way south again, seeking what seems to be beyond their reach.

Unfortunately, Naji has enemies from the shadowy world known as the Mists, and Ananna must still face the repercussions of going up against the Pirate Confederation. Together, Naji and Ananna must break the curse, escape their enemies — and come to terms with their growing romantic attraction.

Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1908844286
Publisher: Strange Chemistry


The Manticore's Vow ​(And Other Stories)

A vain assassin goes on a mission with terrible repercussions.

An aristocratic lady attempting to run away from her past is besieged by pirates.

And a manticore princess embarks on an adventure that will forever change the course of her life.

This book, which won the Next Generation Indie Book Award in Young Adult Fiction, is a collection of three tales set in the world of Magic of Blood and Sea.

It takes a look at beloved figures such as characters Naji, Marjani, and Ongraygeeomryn.

Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
First Release: 2019
ISBN: ‎ 978-1733886208
Publisher: Interstellar Flight Press

Omnibus Books

Magic of Wind and Mist

Stranded as the novice of an ill-tempered fisherman, Hanna Euli would love nothing more than to become a decent witch.

However, when their boat is hit by a strange storm, Hanna realizes that there could be another side of his apprentice master previously unknown to her, more so when an otherworldly boy named Isolfr requests for her help.

Trapped in a mysterious world known as the Mists after a botched protection spell following an ambush by the sinister Lord Foxfollow, Hanna and Isolfr can’t really tell their friends and enemies apart.

Given how Lord Foxfollow wants to rule over their world, Hanna and Isolfr must survive this deadly realm in order to defeat him.

Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1481461702
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press

Wizard's Promise (Co-authored with Sarah Raughley)

The Wizard's Promise

Hanna has spent her life hearing about the adventures of her namesake Ananna, the lady pirate, and assassin Naji. She dreams of the same adventures, but little does she know she is about to tumble into one of her own. Hanna is apprenticed to a taciturn fisherman called Kolur, and, during a day of storms and darkness, are swept wildly off course.

In this strange new land, Kolur hires a stranger to join the crew and, rather than heading home, sets a course for the dangerous island of Jadanvar. As Hanna meets a secretive merboy, and learns that Kolur has a deadly past, she soon realises that wishing for adventures is a dangerous game - because those wishes might come true.

Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1908844743
Publisher: Strange Chemistry


Halo: Battle Born

Studying at a tiny high school in the colony world of Meridian, Saskia, Dorian, Evie, and Victor aren’t really close.

Although they all have their fair share of challenges to deal with, they all pale in comparison to the new threat that is about to befall their world.

The Covenant, an alien alliance, suddenly besieges their Meridian.

What exactly do they want?

With their homes destroyed, the four teenagers find themselves trapped outside the town shelter where the remaining survivors have assembled.

Equipped with a few makeshift weapons and a wounded Spartan, will the teenagers save humanity from destruction?

Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1338253641
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Halo: Meridian Divide

Three months have now passed since the colony world of Meridian was besieged by the Covenant.

Enrolled into an accelerated training program with ONI, the Office of Naval Intelligence, Evie, Dorian, Saskia, and Victor are shocked when they learn that they are being  prepared for a secret mission back home.

But when they discover that the Covenant is on the verge of possessing the Forerunner artifact of untold power, the ONI assigns the teens and their team of militia the responsibility of claiming the artifact for research.

However, when they lose a large portion of their forces, the teenagers are forced to face with their toughest challenge yet, head on.

Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1338280999
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.