The Assassin’s Blade

the Throne of glass novellas , #1

Ebook, 235 pages

English language

Published March 13, 2014 by Bloomsbury Childrens.

ISBN:
978-1-61963-517-3
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OCLC Number:
862575319

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5 stars (1 review)

In these five prequel novellas to "Throne of Glass," feared assassin Celaena embarks on daring missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and avenge tyranny.

In these five prequel novellas to "Throne of Glass," feared assassin Celaena embarks on daring missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and avenge tyranny. The plot contains graphic violence.

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My Review of The Assassin's Blade

5 stars

Having read the first three novels in the Throne of Glass series, it was fun to take a detour to read these five novellas, which give the reader a glimpse into the months leading up to the first novel. The novellas feature swashbuckling pirates, horseback rides through the desert, romance, and lots and lots of blood. The first three novellas are like being on a rollercoaster and sitting through the slow climb up the massive incline before the ride's first drop. Celaena's legend grows, her relationship with Sam takes root, and she leaves the desert with a newfound sense of optimism. The latter three novellas, however, see Celaena teeter over that edge, and eventually plummet to never before seen depths.

The writing itself was great, and exactly what you'd expect if you've read a Sarah J. Maas book previously. She does a great job of setting a scene and describing …

Subjects

  • Fantasy
  • Young Adult
  • Romance
  • Fiction
  • Young Adult Fantasy
  • High Fantasy
  • Short Stories
  • Fae
  • Novella
  • New Adult