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The Assassin's Blade: The Throne of Glass Novellas | [Sarah J. Maas]

The Assassin's Blade: The Throne of Glass Novellas

Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom's most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful and ruthless Assassin's Guild, Celaena yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer for hire, Sam. When Celaena's scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself acting independently of his wishes - and questioning her own allegiance. Along the way, she makes friends and enemies alike, and discovers that she feels far more for Sam than just friendship.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Editors Select, April 2014 - I’ve been a huge fan of Celaena Sardothien since first listening to the Throne of Glass novels. While I was fascinated with her journey to become the King’s royal assassin and win her freedom from the treacherous salt mines, I always wondered about her early years and the events that led her to become the world’s deadliest assassin. Assassin's Blade treats fans to twelve stories looking back at Celaeana’s past adventures, which helped shed light on mysteries left unanswered in the novels. If you love Sarah J. Maas’ series, or are looking for an action-packed YA fantasy series, don’t miss this one. —Sarah, Audible Editor

Publisher's Summary

Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom's most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful and ruthless Assassin's Guild, Celaena yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer for hire, Sam.

When Celaena's scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself acting independently of his wishes - and questioning her own allegiance. Along the way, she makes friends and enemies alike, and discovers that she feels far more for Sam than just friendship. But by defying Arobynn's orders, Celaena risks unimaginable punishment, and with Sam by her side, he is in danger, too. They will have to risk it all if they hope to escape Arobynn's clutches - and if they fail, they'll lose not just a chance at freedom, but their lives…

A prequel to Throne of Glass, this collection of five novellas offers listeners a deeper look into the history of this cunning assassin and her enthralling - and deadly - world.

Included in this volume:

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord

The Assassin and the Healer

The Assassin and the Desert

The Assassin and the Underworld

The Assassin and the Empire

©2014 Sarah J. Maas (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Rachel Oceanside, CA, United States 05-26-14
    Rachel Oceanside, CA, United States 05-26-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Entertaining and annoying at the same time"
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    As with all of the books in this series so far, I found the story to be good and entertaining, but Celaena's pride and anger are really grating! Maybe if I read the books, rather than listened to them with the narrators own interpretations and inflections, I might not find Celaena to be so hostile and prideful nearly every waking moment. Another thing I find silly is that she is supposed to be THE assassin, but yet she is so trusting of the wrong people and is so easily duped, and all the while she is not trusting the people that she should be. But those gripes aside, they are all good short stories and give you some insight into her life before becoming the King's Champion.

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    Amariah Tucker 06-11-14 Member Since 2013
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    "WoW that story has major Problems"
    Would you try another book from Sarah J. Maas and/or Elizabeth Evans?

    Yes but, I am really dishearten from this book. I have over a hundred book in my library and this is by far one of the worst book.


    What was most disappointing about Sarah J. Maas’s story?

    The major problem with the story is it's believability. The main character is supposed to be the best assassin in the country. If Sarah did not remind you of this every 5 min you would totally forget this and swear the it was about the country's WORST and DUMBEST assassin. I'm still asking myself why would she portray her character in such a way. It was like a running joke. "I'm the country's best assassin" Then she immediately runs off and does something to contradicts that statement. Also her training in the desert was almost a total waist. She should have come back to town and shocked them with her new skills. She also should have gotten better skills while training. Not that the leader of the other assassin's guild proved in anyway that he could do anything well besides be quite. I REALLY fell that this book was a big joke.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was when she realized she was being played for a fool for the ten time in a row. Wait!!! that didn't happen.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The narrator was great I just don't know how she was able to finish the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Just because you say your the best does not mean your the best.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Avid listener Australia 05-24-14
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    "Fantastic by genre and substance"

    Great characters, stories and performance. A little dark but very captivating. I feel drawn into this series, can't wait for more.

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    I was expecting a little more intrigue and depth but didn't get it. Don't get me wrong, it was an enjoyable read but I couldn't help getting irritated with this supposed mysterious heroine who acted way too much on careless impulse and emotion (dumb blonde). As such, less emphasis was placed on building-up a story with greater intellectual complexity or stimulation that would compel one to grab the sequel with enthusiasm...Not much effort was put into describing the world in which our heroine lives, and too many questions were left hanging (obviously to be answered in the sequels) leaving a shallow if not hollow story.. I don't feel compelled to find out whether the questions will be addressed in the sequels.. BUT, hands up to the narrator - she brought the book to life in a way that could not have been achieved by reading the book/hard copy. I've probably been too harsh in my review of this book, but, it didn't provide much basis flattery. I think, even if I was a YA, I'd have wanted a little more intrigue!!

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