[Review] The Assassin's Blade

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Title: The Assassin's Blade

Series: Throne of Glass (Novellas 0.1-0.5)

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Published: March 4. 2014

Source: Purchased for Kindle.

Quicklinks: Amazon | Goodreads

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.
I'm so glad that Queen of Shadows came out to give me a reason to re-read one of my ultimate favorite series. If you didn't see my initial post before this review, I'm taking the time to binge on the Throne of Glass series starting with obviously this string of novellas that introduce the amazing and bad ass Celaena Sardothien and the story that continues throughout the novels themselves.

After initially reading this series, I fell in love with the world building Ms. Maas had done, painting us beautiful pictures with her words of a world and story that captures her readers. The characters are so unbelievably believable (hehe) which makes us feel for them and fall in love or hate them.

What I truly fell in love with is Celaena with her girlie aspect mixed in with a bad ass attitude and skills that could throw off the manliest of men. It was sincerely the perfect mixture of the perfect woman (in my own opinion). I mean, who said that beautiful women can't be the greatest assassin in existence? Whoever did is an idiot :P

Before I continue fangirling, I'll just summarize. Bold, unique, and engaging, Ms. Maas created the perfect story with a vivid picture of worlds, believable characters, and a wonderful story too hard to put down. With just the novellas alone, Ms. Maas has been deemed my favorite author.

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