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 readers 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
I was on the bring of crying
The Assassin’s Blade
This book was definitely worth the read and can be read as a stand alone. Though I predicted the would-be twists, I still found myself wanting to watch the events play out, and enjoyed doing so. The stories are well balanced and beautifully written. If I had to nitpick it would be that Celaena conveniently forgot the Mute Master telling her she’d always have a home in the desert, the insert-really-big-number moments feel like cop-outs for making fiscal decisions about this world, and the idea of Celaena being cornered because of her financial situation is undermined by the fact that she hasn’t exhausted all of her options, i.e. cutting costs, squeezing money out of her possessions, seeking other work etc especially when she considers it but chooses to do nothing, which is important since it drives the plot.
Very entertaining and a lot of action
Lots of twist and betrayal always kept me on my toes