November 24, 2014

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

The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass 0.1-0.5) by: Sarah J. Maas (March 2014)
448 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
Source: The library.
Purchase: Barnes and Noble | The Book Depository | Amazon
Goodreads Summary: Celaena Sardothien owes her reputation to Arobynn Hamel. He gave her a home at the Assassins' Guild and taught her the skills she needed to survive.

Arobynn's enemies stretch far and wide - from Adarlan's rooftops and its filthy dens, to remote islands and hostile deserts. Celaena is duty-bound to hunt them down. But behind her assignments lies a dark truth that will seal her fate - and cut her heart in two forever...

My Review

Initial Reaction: I don't normally read novellas, but I say bring these on.I love Celaena. Always.

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord - We get to find out more about Celaena before she ended up in the slave camp where Throne of Glass begins. I liked this one.
The Assassin and the Healer - I love the minor characters in this one. I really start to feel like we are getting to know our most beloved assassin.
The Assassin and the Desert - I am proud of Celaena. Has she always had such a tough life?
The Assassin and the Underworld - This one was frustrating and depressing.
The Assassin and the Empire - Full of heartbreak, grief, and betrayal. I knew it was coming, but it still killed me.

Overall: This is a great addition to the Throne of Glass series. We get to see Celaena really grow throughout these short stories and get to know more about her and more about Sam and Arobynn Hamel. The best part, it reads like one big bonus book. If only we had something like this for Chaol.


  1. I cried a lot in this book…especially when you know who died. Oh it broke my heart into little pieces. I loved it so much, still. A lot of people prefer Sam over Chaol after reading this, I was furious HAHA No one ca replace CHAOL!

    1. This book was such an emotional read! I loved getting to know more about Sam and Celaena, but I agree with you, NO ONE can replacec Chaol! :)

  2. Oo I could so get on board with a series of novellas for Chaol, or Dorian or Nehemia, or Manon, or Ronan or any of the secondary characters for that matter. :)

    1. I would read the crap out of those novellas!

  3. Oh, I do need to pick this one up!


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