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

The Assassin's Blade: The Throne Of Glass Novellas

bySarah J. Maas

Hardcover | March 4, 2014

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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

SARAH J. MAAS is the New York Times bestselling author of Throne of Glass and its sequel Crown of Midnight. Sarah, a New York native, currently lives in the California desert. Visit her online at www.sarahjmaas.comFacebook: facebook.com/throneofglassTwitter: @SJMaas
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Title:The Assassin's Blade: The Throne Of Glass NovellasFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.6 × 6.49 × 1.5 inPublished:March 4, 2014Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1619633612

ISBN - 13:9781619633612

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting I loved seeing the characters, I love in the main Throne of Glass series, come to life in their past (Specifically Celaena). These novellas are an excellent addition to the main series. I read this book after I read Heir of Fire, and I'm glad I did, reading this book before the first three in the series in my opinion would alter my perception of the characters personality's. This book is nice to fill in the blanks and mystery left to your imagination in the main series, but if I would have read this before the first three it would have ruined some of the surprises in the main books
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 3.5 Stars (Rounded To Four) I have mixed feelings about this book. While I enjoyed the insight into Celaena Sardothien's history, it didn't live up to the hype the original TOG books built up for me. As of right now, I've read Throne Of Glass, Crown Of Midnight, Heir Of Fire, and Queen Of Shadows, and I have loved every single one of these books. I loved the characters, the storylines, and while I often wanted to throw the books against the wall, that's meant in the best possible way. TAB, however, left me feeling... Well, to be frank, it left me feeling bored. I've grown accustomed to the flow and ebb of the storytelling of the series itself that to break off now and read five novellas that take place years into the past really threw me off. Perhaps that was my own mistake, but if I were to read the series again in the future, most likely, I would surpass The Assassin's Blade entirely and instead dive right into the series itself.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book Absolutely amazing read, but definitely do not read until you have read at least the first couple of books of the Throne of Glass Series.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good I honestly wasn't expecting much, just some adventures that Celaena went through that would be referenced throughout the throne of glass series, but omg... I was definitely impressed and I feel like I didn't give this book the attention it deserves. I knew what was going to happen at the end, but I still wasn't ready for it. Lots of frustration and crying. If you can, read it before Queen of Shadows, definitely read it before Empire of Storms.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sooo Who's Sam? Find Out Here So I got this a good while back and It was in great condition, which is always great. Assassin's Blade is a collection of novellas from the Throne of Glass series. When I first got this I also got the first couple books in the series, I tried reading this before starting the series, thinking I'd get into the series a lot faster, but I feel it did the complete oposit and put me off the series. I've since started the series and I've just now started reading this again, and I'm much more invesed now. So I guess what I'm saying is you might want to at least the first book, Throne of Glass, before you read this one. Over all it's awesome and I can't wait to finish it. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WHY SAM WHY HIM I did not expect to like Sam this much but boy oh boy did I fall in love with him. This book actually broke my heart but helped me see Calena/Aelin's growth from a 16 year old to the woman we see in later books. Amazing story. If you were wondering if these novellas were worth reading I would say they are a must if you love this series!
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED THIS I love all the side stories, and well, Sam Cortland.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book love it love it love it!!!
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good There was multiple stories of her before the time of the first book. It was very interesting to read the stories of her life. #plumrewards
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it (make sure you read it before Empire of Storms) As I've said before, I'm not normally a fan of novellas and prequels. That's probably why this one sat on my shelf for over a year before I picked it up, despite having loved the Throne of Glass series. It wasn't until I read A Court of Mist and Fury and remembered just how much I do love Sarah Maas' writing. I missed it when the book was over, so it was either read the book again, or pick up one I haven't yet read. I was pleasantly surprised. The book reads more like a normal story, broken up into 5 parts. The timeline is continuous, based on a 6(ish) month period of time starting with the beginning of Sam and Celaena's relationship until the time she was sent to the salt mines. The third "story" is especially good. Now I'm itching to re-read the Throne of Glass series, but maybe I'll try to wait until August so that I can jump right into Empire of Storms when it comes out in September!
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from crying fiveever it is so good i cried
Date published: 2014-06-17

Editorial Reviews

"Fans and libraries will delight in having this gorgeous edition of the interconnected stories. Action-packed and full of insight into Celaena's character . . . What a ride!" -Booklist"Vivid Celaena, loving and brutally violent in turn, is a fully realized heroine. . . . An epic fantasy readers will immerse themselves in and never want to leave." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on Crown of Midnight"With assassinations, betrayal, love and magic, this novel has something to match everyone's interests . . . The action will carry you right to the end, leaving you eager for the next installment." -RT Book Reviews, Top Pick, on Crown of Midnight"Readers seeking the political intrigue of Kristen Cashore's Graceling and . . . the deadly competition at the heart of The Hunger Games will find both [here]." -Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Throne of Glass"A must-read. . . . Maas has created a truly remarkable heroine who doesn't sacrifice the grit that makes her real in order to do what's right in the end." -USA Today on Throne of Glass"Fans of Game of Thrones and the Hunger Games will love it!" -Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author, on Throne of Glass