The Assassin's Blade: The Throne of Glass Novellas by Sarah J. Maas

The Assassin's Blade: The Throne of Glass Novellas

bySarah J. Maas

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Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom's most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful and ruthless Assassin's Guild, Celaena yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer for hire, Sam.

When Celaena's scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself acting independently of his wishes-and questioning her own allegiance. Along the way, she makes friends and enemies alike, and discovers that she feels far more for Sam than just friendship. But by defying Arobynn's orders, Celaena risks unimaginable punishment, and with Sam by her side, he is in danger, too. They will have to risk it all if they hope to escape Arobynn's clutches-and if they fail, they'll lose not just a chance at freedom, but their lives . . .

A prequel to Throne of Glass, this collection of five novellas offers readers a deeper look into the history of this cunning assassin and her enthralling-and deadly-world.

Included in this volume:
The Assassin and the Pirate Lord
The Assassin and the Healer
The Assassin and the Desert
The Assassin and the Underworld
The Assassin and the Empire
Title:The Assassin's Blade: The Throne of Glass NovellasFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 4, 2014Publisher:Bloomsbury PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1619632217

ISBN - 13:9781619632219

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun, Sassy and Assassin Filled I REALLY ENJOYED Sarah J Maas’ Throne Of Glass Novella collection. We can attribute this to the fact that these five stories READ LIKE A FULL LENGTH BOOK that skipped forward at times but I ENJOYED IT SO MUCH. I loved getting to know Sam and Arobynn and re-meet the assassin Celaena Sardothien. Let’s break it down story wise: 1) THE ASSASSIN AND THE PIRATE LORD: Reading this story made me wish SO SO BADLY that I had picked this book up before I dove into Empire of Storms last year because I would have LOVED to have met Rolfe and the rest of Skulls Bay in the context I was meant to. I loved that this story showed us how Celaena had always been someone who fought for the people and I LOVED THE BEGINNING OF SAM’S AND HER RELATIONSHIP. More than anything, I LOVED RE-MEETING THE SASSY ASSASSIN CELAENA BECAUSE I MISSED HER SO MUCH IN THE RECENT BOOK. 2) THE ASSASSIN AND THE HEALER: I’ve pretty much figured while I was reading this book that the “Healer” who this story was about is the character I will meet in Tower Of Dawn, and it makes me so glad that I picked it up. If we saw Celaena brazen side in the last novella, we were introduced to the one with the kind heart here and I loved it. 3) THE ASSASSIN AND THE DESERT: This was the novella I was MOST excited for because this kept getting mentioned in the series and I was VERY excited to see what Celaena’s training was like, and it was also the novella that disappointed me the most. It had too little training and action and too much running across the sand and friendship. It didn’t seem like supremely hard training (but then again, what do I know?) and I was sort of waiting for it to be done with. 4) THE ASSASSIN AND THE UNDERWORLD: THIS WAS BY FAR MY FAVOURITE NOVELLA. Celaena is back at Rifthold, a changed Assassin, with Arobynn and Sam and I loved the tensions that arose and the characters we met (hello, Lysandra) and fine new Assassin outfits and well, IT WAS SUCH A GOOD MINI BOOK. 5) THE ASSASSIN AND THE EMPIRE: If you’ve read Throne of Glass, you should already know what this book is about and how it ends. I wasn’t particularly looking forward to it and I SO BADLY wanted everything to have a different ending but it didn’t. Still, definitely a good story but I ONLY WISH IT WAS ALSO TOLD FROM AROBYNN’S POINT OF VIEW. ~ Even if you’re not a short story person (and I feel you) but you ARE a fan of the Throne of Glass series, I would DEFINITELY recommend this collection, preferably before you dive into Queen Of Shadows (There are some backstories you might not want to miss!) I loved getting to know Celaena again. A fun, sassy and assassin filled origin story to one of my favourite fictional characters. 4 stars.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from awesome companion to TOG series! must-read for fans! especially while you wait for the next book in the series :D
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! I've read all of the throne of glass books that are out, so learning more about celenas past and a little about sam was amazing! I loved this!
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Having already read most of the Throne of Glass series it was neat to read stories that offered more detail of Celaena's earlier history. I enjoyed reading it.
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful backstory It was a bit graphic at some parts (not to much) but the rest was fantastic!!! A great backstory to Celaena Sardothien. I'd highly recommend you read this before you start Throne of Glass
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ow...my heart Ow... the ending hurt my heart...and of course the character with my name would get killed off! Oh and as a straight woman, I am immensely attracted to the bitchy/sarcastic/sassy Celaena. This made her character far more interesting and I always love prequel stories that let you connect dots in the full novels. Really excited to reread Throne of Glass
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captivating Gets your interest right from the start! Great and fast read. I read it before the first book and it gave a lot of background information on the main character. Great stories!
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great prequel!! This was an excellent prequel to the series that contains five interesting backstories for Celaena's character. Is best to read after 3rd book, as it contains important information needed for the 4th, but reveals too much to read before #2 and 3.
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good I loved this book so much!
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read it right after the 1st I was told that if I read this at any point before the 4th book I'd be fine. I ended up reading it right after the 1st book and I'm so glad I did. It's obviously not mandatory to do that, but I feel as though the natural flow of things make it better this way. It explained a lot of the things that Maas kept alluding to in the first book and continues to throughout the rest of the series. Having that background will help the reader understand the characters better as well as their intentions etc. I wasn't sure how I would feel about reading a "side" book, but I actually thoroughly enjoyed it. It definitely adds something special to the whole series.
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good My favourite book of the series
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I love that this brought all the novellas together. How Celaena bet Rolfe was my favorite.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Much Fun To Read!! I recommend reading this anywhere before Queen of Shadows, it's not mandatory, but there are references that would be fun to know. I loved all the stories, they're full of adventure, mystery, comedy, romance and in the last one, tragedy. And Sam. Sam's great. #plumreviews
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read These novellas were so good and integral to the story going further. I loved seeing Celeana's past and getting to hear about some pretty interesting stories.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Backstory! I really love the insight to this character, she's amazing!!
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from See the origins of Celaena Sordothien This was really sweet and you really do see how she became who she is presently. Written beautifully, as always, thank you Sarah J Maas.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing I bought this book along with every other book in the series when I first heard of it. I instantly felt a connection with all the characters Sarah created for this book. If you are expecting a quiet and reserved assassin in this book you will not like it at all. Celaena is bold and straightforward which made me fall in love with the character instantly. And her complete opposite Sam Cortland was also another character that I was dying to know more about. For anyone who plans to continue the series till Empire of Storms you have to read this book or you won't understand a thing thats going on. It's less of a prequel and more of the very VERY first book.
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An absolute must-read! I absolutely loved this book! It was really cool to find out about Celaena's past - the full version of events that are only alluded to in the other books. The Assassin and the Healer is by far my favourite, even though it's the shortest. All in all, it was very exciting, but the Assassin and the Empire was hard for me to read just because it was so heartbreaking. Also, make sure to read this before reading Empire of Storms!!
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Short Stories Brief but definitely heartwarming short stories - especially as we learn about her relationship with Sam and how that progressed. Also gives an interesting insight to Lysandra and that definitely comes into play when the fourth book is read.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great novellas, really adds to the entire story I'm glad I read the novellas before moving on to Queen of Shadows. There is a lot of back story that really adds to Celaena's backstory and how she became the way she is. Also some characters show up in Queen of Shadows, so it's helpful to know how these people interacted before.Some stories are better than others, but the ones that are good really make up for the not so good ones.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great character development you really get to know celeana in this book
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Celeana is Kick Ass in this book. I love to see a women character kicking butt. If you can't handle death by sword this is not the book for you.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Look in the Past Its a glimpse of Celaena before she ended up a prisoner. And some of these characters will pop up in later books
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great tie in! Always happy to read any of Maas' books that I can get my hands on. I love this series.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great insight into Celaena's past I read this one before the first book, but Celaena's past makes so much more sense after reading this book. There are different short stories in this book, so it can feel slow sometimes. But you can read this after the first book, once your already in love with the characters and the world. It's not one full novel so I would read it after the first book, then continue on with the second in the series.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good A nice glimpse into Celaena's life before Throne of Glass
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book I really enjoyed seeing some of the things Aelin/Celaena did before she went to Endovier. They mention some of these stories in the main books so its nice to actually know what they are talking about. This gives you a well rounded back story to the main character Celaena, and we get to see a little bit of Sam. If you are reading the throne of glass series I highly suggest this book. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it You should totally read this compilation of novellas. It gives you some insight into the books that you wouldn't possess without it.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this! I'm so happy she did this series of stories on her missions prior to being captured and put into Endovier it completed the series and gives you a better look into the main character.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Recommended The novella bind up really adds to the experience of reading the Throne of Glass series. You get an up close and personal view of who Celaena Sardothien was before the first book in the series, and it really adds to the understanding of the character. A wonderful prequel with fun adventures and interesting characters. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yep! For a prequel, i was really surprised. I don't usually like them. This one is full of action and gives you a nice backstory on a variety of characters from the TOG universe. Not necessary to read the whole series, but I highly recommend it. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! This was a great intro to the series. You get to be up close and personal with our lovely Celaena. It made us understand her better. It was great.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great really gives insight on all the events referred to in the series
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A For the Lover of Books Review Number of pages: 448 Number of times read (including the time before this review): 1 Rating (out of five stars): 1 There was a perfectly valid reason why I hadn’t read these novella’s by now; I hated the first three books of this series. If you are one of the seemingly few people who have not had the pleasure of reading the Throne of Glass series, this novella bind-up will not convince you to become invested in the plot of a six book series (now ending in 2018) filled with predictable plot twists (unless you are very new to YA fantasy) that in my opinion peaked at book four (the six book could always surprise me). If you want to read this series, but haven’t yet, I recommend you find reviewers you share similar opinions with, read their reviews, and then read a handful of both five and one star reviews. I have been ranting about this series for far too long for my opinion to be the sole one read (though those reviews were fun to write). After that first paragraph you’re probably wondering why on earth I even bothered reading this. These novellas are clearly not the fourth book that I constantly praise, so why would I submit myself to this if I did not enjoy reading the majority of this series? The problem is, once you hit the fifth book, information provided in these novellas becomes necessary. There were moments during Empire of Storms (and now that I look back on it, Queen of Shadows had these moments as well) where I was clearly out of the loop because I hadn’t had the courage to pick up these novellas. I will say that you definitely should not read these novellas after reading the fourth book. It makes some incredibly boring novellas even harder to read (plus, you will miss being able to call Celaena *spoiler*). Beside the things about this series I regularly rant about, the thing I am the most angry about is the Sam and Celaena romance. Celaena was supposed to be grieving over the death of this guy she hated for the majority of her life, moved in with for like a week, and told herself was her true love (which newsflash, *spoiler*). I don’t believe her reactions to memories of Sam are at all realistic anymore. She was allegedly in love with this guy for a very short amount of time, but she acts throughout the series as if they had a deep relationship that brought on the apocalypse when he died. They weren’t even convincingly in love for said week. In addition to the frustrating romance, these novellas bring caught up readers of this series on a trip down memory lane to when used to Celaena brag about being a fantastic assassin, yet doesn’t prove it until much later (entire books/novellas later to be exact).I have said it before, and I will say it again; ASSASSINS ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE LIKEABLE! THEY KILL PEOPLE FOR A LIVING! Overall, I’m just praying that the final book will be good, but this novella bind-up has taken away some of what little hope I had. The Assassin’s Blade therefore earns 1 out of 5 stars from me.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it! gives us a lot of inside on celeanas character! amaaazing! tears your heart to shred though
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Asasssin and The Healer In this novella, Celaena is stopping in a small town and staying at the local inn/tavern. She is en route to the desert to receive her punishment for freeing the slaves from the last novella. It is here that she meets a barmaid named Yrene. Yrene is a girl who lost his family long ago when the Empire killed her mother because she was a healer, despite her no longer having healing magic. Yrene wanted to be a healer like her mother, but ran out of money when she hit this town and was never able to raise enough money to continue her journey to the school of healers. Yrene comes off as being very meek and timid, but also very intelligent when she’s dealing with the drunk patrons. Of course, this all changes for her when she meets Celaena. Yrene was attacked in an alley by some drunk mercenaries and was subsequently saved by Celaena. Afterwards, they start bonding and Yrene shares her story with Celaena. Knowing what I do about Celaena, I can understand why this story touched her. Here was another orphan, lost in the world, due to the Empire. Another girl who wanted to be a healer, but was forced to deal with a harsh reality. I can understand Celaena’s motives for wanting to help such a girl. As the girl parted ways at the end, all I could think was “I really hope I get to see Yrene return in a future book and help Celaena”. I have no doubts that this will be the case and would be sad if such a good character like Yrene never returned. Overall, an amazing novella that continues to showcase Celaena’s deadly skills, but all her soft side. I’m starting to detect a theme in these novellas.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! This book good me hooked on the series! great addition to my library!
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition! I'm so glad I read this because it definitely helped me understand the background story in the first book.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW i usually dont read novellas but seriously she even manages to write such good backstories like WOWO
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Do Not Bypass this Book! I repeat; DO NOT start the Throne of Glass series without reading these novellas. I can't imagine reading Maas' series without knowing (and falling in love) with the younger Calaena. Trust the previous reviews when they talk about great background information, but you'll also appreciate the story these novellas weave together. Adventurous, intense, witty, and heartbreaking!
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I'm usually not a huge fan of novellas but this book was incredible. All the stories were interesting and gave great background information.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Colour ME Suprised!! 1. I usually skip prequels 2. Novellas seem like cheating somehow These 5 prequel novellas are amazingly well-rounded and I was just going to give up on the series and Maas sucked me back in!!!
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The perfect prequels to understanding the series While reading "Throne of Glass", I discovered that there had been novellas in the series published explaining Celaena's history. As I felt with "Throne of Glass", that the story started quite suddenly with no backstory, I was excited to read these novellas and even more happy to see that instead of solely being e-books, that they had been published in one tomb. These novellas were amazing. I enjoyed each one and felt that they were all beneficial to the "Throne of Glass" series. I could hardly put the book down because I just wanted to keep reading and finishing each story. I felt that they all were the perfect length and I never became bored with a story. After reading the last novella, "The Assassin and the Empire", I am heartbroken for Calaena. Although it wasn't necessarily a surprise because I read about what happened in "Throne of Glass", I feel saddened because it explains so much of Calaena's character and what she has gone through. I would highly, HIGHLY suggest for readers to read these novellas prior to beginning the rest of the series. But, with that being said, if you begin the series and then realize there are these novellas, I still recommend to read them. These novellas add so much more to the series and a background that really allows you to understand the main character so much more. Definitely a good read and I can't wait to read more in this series!
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition Love this book it's a great addition to the other books it gives you an extra look into Celaena's life before Queen of Shadow's or at least Endovier. I very much enjoyed it and it becomes so important in the books.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sam.... AMAZING! AMAZING! Just absolutely amazing. To be able to see what was Celaena like before she got capture and have to go to Endovier and later on become the king's champion is really interesting and fun. Even thought it was really sad when meeting one of the characters - Sam, and knowing his fate already(because it was told in the Throne of Glass) and actually to witness the love between them and his death. But other than that, the book is just amazing, absolutely amazing. Sarah J Mass really done a great job again on her book. Just absolutely loved it.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Way better than expected! Normally I find the mini novellas to be a bit boring, but these ones are awesome. I really enjoyed being able to see how she got to where she was. It ties in everything so well!
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved!! I read this book when it came out so i was already on the second or third book and as I was reading I would go, oh my gosh that makes so much sense now!! And Id just get goosebumps, its probably best to read it before because once you get to empire of storms you deffinatley will not understand whats happening near the end!! amazing tho!!!!!!!!! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great book. It was an amazing read I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This book is full of the throne of glass novellas, a wonderful set of stories to start off the main story. Once reading this, I said to myself Neil you got to read those books. I am a fan of the book Graceling (my review is posted for that book already). The story's were riveting, absolutely enchanting and the main character, a strong female role is once again a kick ass character. I could not bring myself to put this book down very often. I did buy the throne of glass collection and will be posting my reviews on each book as I finish reading them.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read this first I can't imagine reading this after Throne of Glass. It gives so much insight into what happened to her before Endovier and why she feels the way she does about things. It gives great insight into her character.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this novella glade I read this book in the proper order. its not mandatory, but definitely helps enhance the overall love for the characters.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Probably optional I think only the last two novellas in this book contribute much to Celaena's character, so I find myself with the same critique that I usually have of novellas and one-off prequels, which is that this feels mostly unnecessary. Without all the other characters that I like in the TOG series and Celaena not being in the place she was in Throne of Glass that made me like her so much, I didn't really enjoy this as much as the novels. One thing that separates this from many other novella compendiums that I've read is that all the novellas together tell a pretty linear story, with little to no time taking place between the beginning and end of the novellas, so it reads much more like a novel than a bunch of random stories printed in one volume.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for all ToG and YA Fantasy Fans! Yup. I definitely see what all the hype is about. This book was awesome! Each novella was creative, fun, and progressed with an overarching story. If I'm being totally honest with myself, I was annoyed with Celaena's arrogance at first since there was little "assassinating" going on. But that didn't last long. She's a unique character with a powerful voice and is formidable in combat. I liked watching her transition from glory to ruins, and she became way more complex with each new novella. It's hard to choose which story I liked the most but I would have to go with THE ASSASSIN AND THE UNDERWORLD. It felt like the most in-depth to me. But that's personal preference. Every novella was excellent and exciting for its own reasons, though a little predictable at times. I like learning Celaena's vulnerabilities and learning about her signature catch phrase (or at least what I assume it will be–– haven't read the other books yet), and it will definitely enhance the rest of the series now thatI know who she was compared to who she will become. I'll say this much: I do not envy her enemies for the hell she's going to unleash on them. The book did end on a spoiler (of sorts), but it just makes me instantly want to pick up THRONE OF GLASS and experience more of the adventures of this strong-willed, powerful, deadly young woman who still has secrets that are yet to be revealed. Not a book to be missed!
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO MUCH FEELINGS!! I read this book after reading the first four books because I was waiting for the 5th book to come out. It was different than the others only because it was before Celena went through everything. It also felt like the writing was different, but I can't explain how. Once you get into it, it's hard to stop and by the end of the book I was yelling at it and wanted to throw it across the floor. At one point I was also tearing up so it's a roller coaster of emotions and you get to see another side of Celena
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book showers you with feels The story gives an insight in the main characters personality and it still astonishes me how strong celeana is. Like, she doesn't wait around for men to get things done and manages to flip her hair while killing someone . I mean, goals. The characters are so beautifully written and the descriptions are amazing. LOOOOVE THIS SERIES.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First of all, THAT COVER This is actually the most beautiful cover I think I have ever seen on a book. It is genuinely stunning so kudos to the graphic designer! I hope my high recommendation shines through when I say, in this case, you should absolutely judge the book by its cover! Getting to meet young Celaena was a joy and to watch her grow a experience not to be passed up! Besides, who doesn't love learning their hero's backstory?!
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got me laughing and crying like not possible I read this I before I read the 5th book and its was the right thing to do, because omaagaaad the feels are much more pronounced and intense. You got more of an insight in celeana's character and other people and it's absolutely wonderful. Although the ending got me rocking silently in a dark corner for months after, i was amazed at how strong she is, like wow, she's definitely my new idol. In summary, this book will get ya crying like there's no tomorrow but you'll be happy. Sort of. It's been awhile I read it and I'm still emotionally unstable.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this!! The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas is the prequel novella bindup to Maas’ high fantasy series, Throne of Glass. These novellas follow the most feared assassin, Celaena Sardothien’s life before the events of Throne of Glass. Our main character Celaena Sardothien, a well-known and skilled assassin is one of my favourite female characters. She is so independent, strong, and doesn’t care what people think of her. She’s such a badass, but enjoys finer things like nice clothing which is one of the reasons I enjoy her character so much. She’s so sassy, and I just love her personality. Our other main character is Sam. He is so sweet and so adore his character. Him and Celaena as a duo is perfect. He’s so caring and protective, and all I can say about him are good things. Sarah J. Maas’ characters are all so credible. There are so many layers to each character (whether it be a side or a main character) that it feels as though you could know them in real life. Maas’ makes it so easy to get attached to her characters which is a good things, but also a bad thing since I’ve realized that she enjoys harming/killing characters. My favourite novella was The Assassin and the Desert. Ansel, Mikhail, and Ilias were all such enjoyable characters! The Mute Master was also a very interesting character to learn more about. Maas’ ability to create such detailed characters in such a short amount of time amazes me. Also, the plot twist at the end of the novella?! I was so surprised, felt so many emotions, and the action was amazing! I really enjoyed this book, as I have all of Maas’ books so far. I’ve never felt so much love for an author’s books, writing, characters, plot, etc. since reading her books, and I can’t wait to read more of them! I would recommend this book (and any of Sarah J. Maas’ books. Whether you’re a reader or not, a lover of high fantasy/YA or not, even if you’re in a reading slump (her books will pull you right out), check out Maas’ books and they’ll change everything! Happy reading and have a lovely day!
Date published: 2016-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First book in a long time and loving it!! I have not read a book in a long time and I have looked at reading one after this but never did. So finally picked up this one on my kobo and read it when able to, have only read eight chapters of it and freaking loving it. Love how the author has written it, and love how the main character and the character she is with interact with one another. Also would love to wear a outfit like the main characters, would so love to have a outfit like that can so see that in my head. So want to read more of it and would so recommend this book to anyone.
Date published: 2015-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great prequel to the Throne of Glass series! As I think the Throne of Glass series is one of the best YA series out there, I had high expectations for these novellas, and I'm happy to say that I wasn't disappointed! These novellas are of the same high quality that all fans of Sarah J. Maas are looking for! It was fun to read about Celaena's adventures before Throne of Glass and discover how she ends up in the salt mines of Endovier. The only critique I have of this book is that there were a few parts of some of the novellas that were not as action-packed or interesting as they could of been, and I feel like they dragged on a bit at times. Despite this, the overall novellas were great and are worth your time!
Date published: 2015-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Assassin's Blade This book was bodacious! I didn't like it... I loved it! The descriptions were amazing, and the characters were full of clues, mystery and romance. 5 Stars all the way
Date published: 2015-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing I actually read the short stories first before reading Throne of Glass to see if I would like it. After I read these short stories I bought the first two in the series and powered through them in two days. Absolutely amazing.
Date published: 2015-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMRa Oh My God!!!!! This was amazing. Read this before you start the series! Gives a lil background into the characters. Oh this was fantastic. I can't even.
Date published: 2015-03-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good collection of books It's was a real treatgreat to see what Adarlans assassin was like before Endovier. My favorite is 'the healer'
Date published: 2015-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Prequel! Author Sarah J. Maas has once again envisioned her readers to a whole new world, with her exquisite and imaginative writing; thoroughly detailed on every page. Bringing readers on edge as they read "The Assassin's Blade Novellas" - prequel to "Throne of Glass." A book that makes you dying to want more. With a terrific back story of how Celeana Sardothien ended up in slavery in Endovier; the darkness of her relationship with her mentor Arobynn Hamel, her journey and adventures with her companion Sam Cortland, and the deaths of many. Lots of twists and turns and moments where it makes your heart stop. Terrors that scores into many hearts of times that are hard to bare. Friendship? Allies? Love? Betrayal? Questions that will soon be answered.
Date published: 2015-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from omg amazing Explains so much of the throne of glass series I almost died when we meet Sam.the stories are well put together and are just amazing
Date published: 2014-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Assassin's Blade We definitely get to know more about Celaena in these set of novellas! Great read!
Date published: 2014-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best prequel I've read! An amazing prequel to Celaena's story!
Date published: 2014-09-07