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.
The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #0.1-#0.5
Format: Hardcover, 435 pages
My Rating: 5/5 stars
Status: Read from January 09 to 14, 2017
This collection of prequel stories basically tells the events of Celeana Sardothian and Sam Cortland before he met his fateful end and she was sent off to Endovier and fills in the gaps in her story that we have only had snippets of in the three books so far. I couldn’t put the book down with the five novellas in from start to finish and despite already knowing the outcome of Celeana and Sam, the story’s were brilliant and I can’t recommend them enough to fans of the series. An absolutely fantastic read that despite knowing the ending left me felling very sad for Celeana and Sam.
The Assassin and The Pirate Lord
This one was the most fun. Sam was introduced–and I started getting a little attached to him. I loved seeing he and Celaena work together against the pirates. There was a lot of cool action and the assassin’s sure showed their skills (which are pretty darn good).
The Assassin and The Healer
This one was very short, but it was a nice read! I loved Yrene’s step from a weak, defenseless-seeming girl to one that was capable of protecting herself and choosing her own destiny. I also loved Celaena’s role — despite being Adarlin’s Assassin, she does have a heart.
The Assassin and The Desert
This novella…well, let’s just say it explains Celaena’s distrust of certain people in Throne of Glass.
The Assassin and The Underworld
My emotions were all over the place during this one. There were happy moments and victorious ones. There were also very tense ones. A couple parts (mainly the ones with Lysandra), I felt as irritated as Celaena. This novella made me a little sad because I was dreading how much closer I was to what happens in the last one.
The Assassin and The Empire
Wow. So many feels. This on broke my heart.