The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass #0.5)
by Sarah J. Maas
Summary: Contains all five novellas.
Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan's most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin's Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas - together in one edition for the first time - Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn's orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out.
Source: I purchased a Kindle copy.
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I am NOT a novella person. I’m really not. I feel like they are meant for like people who immerse themselves in all things relating to the story and I’m not really like that as a person. However, I do read some novellas if I hear that they truly add to the story and I’ve heard some awesome things about the novellas for Throne of Glass.
I loved The Assassin’s Blade collection. I wondered about Celaena’s past and I craved more information about her days as an assassin and I wanted to know about Arobynn. The book was awesome and I got so much backstory. I couldn’t believe how she was betrayed by those she cared about.
The only thing I am kind of concerned about is how quickly Celaena gains the affection of good men. I’m just worried about future love interests or triangles because I wasn’t NOT expected her and Sam to be rivals at the beginning of The Assassin’s Blade novellas and they love story was very swift. Had he not died, I’m not sure they would still be together because he resented some things about their situation and they didn’t really have the same goals.
Still, I’m super invested in the series and I felt Celaena’s pain so much while reading. I can’t wait to to continue the reread, finally read Heir of Fire, and get my hands on Queen of Shadows.
Labels: Fantasy, Review, YA