The Assasin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #0.1-0.5)
Genre: Young Adult // High Fantasy
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
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.
“My name is Celaena Sardothien, and I will not be afraid.”
Throne of Glass, includes, love triangles (or rather pentagons), insta-love, sassy characters (namely Celaena), and tons of other tropes I hate. Yet, it’s one of my favorite series, and I can’t seem to get enough of it.
The Assassin’s Blade was no different.
It was an extremely badass,
and epic book.
The Assassin and the Pirate Lord
In the first novella, you are introduced to the famous assassin, Celaena Sardothien. Celaena get’s sent to the pirate land by her master, Arobynn Hamel, to land a deal with the pirate lord, Captain Rolfe.
I did enjoy it quite a bit, although I found Celaena to be somewhat irritating. Luckily, there was tons of fighting, and Celaena beating the crap out of people.
The Assassin and the Healer
In the next novella, Celaena stays at a little town, and meets a girl named Yrene.
I liked Yrene a lot, but the story line was definitely the most boring out of the 5 novellas. It was still very enjoyable, but I would’ve liked more action.
The Assassin and the Desert
In the 3rd novella, Celaena gets sent to the Red Desert, where she has to train with the Mute Master, the master of the silent assassins.
#0.3 was definitely my favorite. Celaena meets a girl named Ansel, who is peppy and talkative. There was also a huge plot-twist I totally didn’t see coming, fighting, and a slightly different side of Celaena’s character revealed.
The Assassin and the Underworld
In the 4th novella, Celaena is sent to kill Benzo Doneval by Arobynn. Epic, and awesome, as all the Throne of Glass novels are.
The Assassin and the Empire
The final novella was feels city. Man.
And the end was very depressing. Yay.
Overall I loved The Assassins Blade. And now, I officially have read all the published books by Sarah J. Maas.
But on a happier note, its my 100th book of the year! Goodreads challenge completed.