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Today, not for the first time, I am going to be attempting to write a review. Once more, reviewing doesn’t seem to be my strong point, buuut I’m trying it anyway.
So today I’m going to do a review on Sarah J. Maas‘s The Assassin’s Blade. I’ve already done a review of this book, so this is part two. (If you’d like to read the first one you can find it here.) This book is a collection of five novellas surrounding the tale of Celaena Sardothien, also known as Adarlan’s Assassin. It’s considered #0 in the Throne of Glass series.
I’ll give a spoiler-free summary and review of the last two novellas in the book.
The Assassin and the Underworld #4
Summary: Arobynn Hamel, the King of Assassins and Celaena’s master, has seen how against slavery Celaena is. So he sets her on a mission to stop a man from collecting slaves for a slave trade he’s been planning. Celaena has to work to get into his well-guarded house, and it’s not easy. She ends up in sewers, on rooftops, and in servant passageways while in progress.
Review: When I was done reading this novella, I felt as though it was somewhat pointless. It didn’t seem to have a purpose except to drive Celaena and Sam closer and to show what a bastard Arobynn is. Still, it was well-written and every twist was surprising.
The Assassin and the Empire #5
Summary: Celaena has finally paid off her debts to Arobynn and has begun to see the first dabs of freedom on the horizon. However, before she leaves – with Sam – they agree to complete one last assignment.
Review: Well, right from the start I knew something terrible was going to happen. Everything was just too good in Celaena’s world, and everything went too perfectly. (Plus, I had mistakenly read Throne of Glass before I read the Assassin’s Blade because I had no idea the latter existed.) Anyway, I was cringing throughout the entire fifth novella because I knew somebody was going to make a stupid mistake, and, sure enough, somebody did. I cried while I read this book, because I felt so terrible for Celaena. But I’ll leave the rest for you to find out yourself.
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