Book Review

In The Beginning

Assassins Blade

Assassin’s Blade (#0.1- #0.5 Throne of Glass series) by Sarah J. Maas

Contains all five novellas.

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 read the first book in the Throne of Glass series last year. I was just in the beginning of the book when I knew I was going to love the book and it did not disappoint. I read the second book, Crown of Midnight January of this year and now I am a Sarah J Maas fan for life. I addicted and I want the books to go on forever, anyway that’s beside the point, I got Assassin’s Blade for Christmas and decided to go ahead and read after Crown of Midnight which for me, was perfect timing. I got to find out how things started between Sam and Celaena and how Sam met his fate. Events that were slightly mentioned in the first two books are more elaborated on in the novellas and to me that was an exciting.

The stories are new and fresh and so very much Celaena but we also get to see different sides to her and learn more about her past before Throne of Glass, with Arobynn Hammel. Speaking of the devil, I had a totally different perspective of him in Glass and now Assassin’s Blade has totally destroyed what I thought I knew. The plots to each novella tie into each other (they have to be read in order) and it develops into a long classic Sarah J Maas story.

Assassin’s Blade had my heart glowing and breaking, my blood boiling and my excitement through the roof. I will admit that I was going to wait to get this book, I mean it was just a collection of novellas. I feel that most series novella’s are okay and I could just download a copy from the library but I was wrong. This book is everything and I am so happy I own a copy. If you are a fan of the Throne of Glass series then you need this book in your life.

Overall ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐



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