The Assassin's Blade : The Throne of Glass Novellas Paperback
Part of the Throne of Glass series
Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan's most feared assassin.
As part of the Assassins' 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 prequel 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 ...Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine and find out how the legend begins in the five page-turning prequel novellas to the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 13/03/2014
- ISBN: 9781408851982
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Review by wyvernfriend
Some stories from before the series proper starts, sets Celaena up as a character and some of her background. The first, the Assassin and the Pirate Lord is a situation where Celaena is sent on a mission by her boss to deal with a pirate but she subverts the deal, angering both.The Assassin and the Healer was my favourite, Celaena helps a bar girl find her dreams.The Assassin and the Desert has her in the Desert learning more about assassination, and about betrayal.The Assassin and the Underworld finds her taking on a mission that makes her start to question her boss and his morals.The Assassin and the Empire has her take on a commission that will finish with her in the Salt Mines, but the path there is twisty and the mission has layers.I liked it, probably would have been best read after the first book and then to read the first book again before continuing with the series. Still interesting.