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Friday, April 10, 2015

Review: "The Assassin's Blade" by Sarah J. Maas

The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

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.

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REVIEW

Novellas are hard to read. First because you already know the story of the first book and second because many major characters are missing.

Reading "The Assassin's Blade" was a litle hard. I enjoyed Celaena and her adventures and even more I got to like Sam. We got more inside the lands of "Throne of Glass" from the Pirate Lord to the Deserts and back to the capital. In a sense I would prefer if the novellas had been published first and then the book.
The ending was the one which brought us to the begining of the first book. I really can't wait for the fourth book, since we will get to see more of our favorite characters.

And one more thing which made me rate the book with five stars, apart from everything else. A certain captain of the gurad was quite displeased because he lost Celaena's trial. Even the faint mention of him was a nice add to the ending of all the tragedy Celaena had on the final story.


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About the author:

Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she's not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion