by Sarah J. Maas
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: March 4, 2014 by Bloomsbury USA
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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.
THIS BOOK! HOW CAN I DESCRIBE HOW MUCH I LIKED THIS BOOK? I DON’T THINK I CAN BUT LETS GIVE IT A TRY.
The Assassin’s Blade is a collection of the 5 novellas that are based on the time before Celaena Sardothien ended up captured and imprisoned in Endovier. First off, I feel like I should mention that I read this book after reading Throne of Glass and these are the only two books I have read. The main reason is that I’m buddy reading this series with a friend and she wanted to read this first before Crown of Midnight. I got so intrigued with Celaena’s story and her past that I just had to check out these novellas. Before reading this I checked some reviews of the book plus adding to that the details we learn from Celaena in Throne of Glass I thought I was so ready for this book. I was just like…
But boy was I wrong. SO RIDICULOUSLY W-R-O-N-G! Nothing could have prepared me for how much that last novella actually hurt. Sarah J. Maas writing is beautiful. I’ll say it again and again. I love the way she writes. Each novella was just beautifully written and connected so well with the next one. I also loved that in each novella we learned something new and exciting. After reading this book I could still picture scenes from the books and I would just replay them in my mind. That doesn’t happen to me often so I admire the fact that this book did that to me.
This book made me feel some powerful emotions. God! I laughed. I cried. I screamed. I was angry, happy, confused and many more emotions. This is definitely because of the amazing characters this book has. First we got Celaena Sardothien who I have loved from the beginning but then… SAM CORTLAND. MY SWEET, SWEET SAM. I loved him so much right from the start when we he was introduced in The Assassin and The Pirate. He was overall an amazing romantic interest for Celaena. You could tell he really loved her and would do anything for her. So yes, I hereby officially add Sam Cortland to the fictional loves of my life list. But this book also introduced me to a character that goes to the top 10 most hated list. I HATE Arobynn Hamel. I HATE HIM! I HATE HIM WITH A PASSION. This guy is probably the lowest of the low. He is a monster. Freaking Sociopath.
I truly believe these novellas are a great addition to the Throne of Glass series and I recommend them to the people who are reading the Throne of Glass series and to those who are thinking of reading it.
Then I read the first two novellas and I was just like..
Then I read The Assassin and The Desert and it was…
“If you can learn to endure pain, you can survive anything. Some people learn to embrace it- to love it. Some endure it through drowning it in sorrow, or by making themselves forget. Others turn it into anger.”
“This girl wasn’t like wildfire – she was wildfire . Deadly and uncontrollable. And slightly out of her wits.”
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