Book review: The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas

β€œThere was no way in hell she was going to move to the southern continent without all of her books.”


Page Count: 438
Release Date: 3rd March 2015
My Rating 4.5/5
Series: Prequel to the Throne Of Glass series
Format: Paperback, brought

My thoughts:


I had this book finished in less than a three days (including school and all that other stuff). Every free moment I had I spent reading this book. I couldn’t get it done fast enough.

Now I read this book before I read the other books in the Throne of Glass series. And if you haven’t already started to read this series

  1. What are you doing reading this go and get the books now and read them
  2. And also, i recommend reading this prequel before the other book

Although this collection of Novella’s came out after the first three books in the series I suggest reading it first. From what others have told me reading this first really helps you to connect with the main character Celaena Sardothien, in the way that you understand why she is extremely boastful of her talents and also sensitive on certain topics. Not only does it help connect with the characters but also in books to come characters from this book return throughout book 2 onward. It is also good to know how the main character wound up in her predicament.


Okay so onto the book itself.

In this book there are five novellas. I do believe you can get each individual novella (except the Assassin and the Healer) but why not have them all together in the one place.

After three reads of these novellas and writing a report on them for an English essay I can tell you that they do not get boring. Over the many times going over the book for English i do believe I read the first novella seven plus times. Every single time I read it I was still left astonished on how wonderful it was.

The first novella follows Celaena Sardothien and her fellow kill-for-hire, Sam Cortland, and there mission at Skull’s Bay with the Pirate Lord, Rolfe. In this world magic has been outlawed and has also somehow been stopped completely. This doesn’t change much in this novella except for the fact Rolfe has a magic map tattooed onto his arms, they don’t work anymore but still is very interesting.

On there mission Celaena discovers what her master had really sent them here to do. Help him in his new found interest in the slave trade. Appalled by this, Celaena and Sam set out to free the slaves. Can you guess what went down? Utter madness and greatness. Sarah J Maas has a talent for dropping little hints that you don’t think about again and then BAM! they make complete sense and bring everything together.

The following novellas are the aftermath of what Celaena did. She is punished for ruining the slave trade and sent to train with the Silent Assassin’s in the Red Desert. But first she must help a Healer along the way (The Assassin and the Healer). Not just training takes place in the Red Desert but a whole lot more.

The final two novella’s are set back in the capital of Ardaland, Rithold. Celaena has finally returned from her punishment. But what was Sam’s punishment? He did help her after all?

A whole lot of tears and pain go down in the final novella. Which had me going

book.gifΒ to Sarah J Maas. Why couldn’t everything just end well.


But i really don’t want to spoil anything. Please just go and read it, trust me it is not a waste.

Tell me what you thought about ‘The Assassin’s Blade”. What was your favourite novella? and how much did you cry in the last one?

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and here is my review on the assassin’s blade on gr. It isn’t as well done as the others sorry

Goodreads description:

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.


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