- File Size: 589 KB
- Print Length: 416 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1 edition (March 30, 2012)
- Publication Date: March 30, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007O61DVI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,483 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Assassin and the Desert: A Throne of Glass Novella (Throne of Glass series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Celaena Sardothien certainly won me over. How Maas was able to develop a character so perfectly and in such a short about of time--two novellas--baffles me. Here we've got a kick ass girl with a bad bad attitude. Beautiful, vain and so very arrogant. Yet, this girl feels more than your average character could ever feel -- and oh-so-deeply does she feel. For someone who's a tad bit shallow, Celaena's pretty damn deep. Nevertheless, Celaena Sardothien leaves a lasting impression on every single person she encounters because for some reason, she just does. And it's done so very smoothly and subtly by Maas.
All I could think about after finishing this book were the cookie crumbs dropped by Celaena during the first two novellas. No doubt, they will inevitably continue to drop as the series progresses. My questions are: Who will meet her? Whose life will change because of her? And most importantly: Who will leave a lasting impression on her. The character growth in Celaena alone from The Assassin and the Pirate Lord to this novella is astounding, and I'm eager to see how and where she stands two novellas and three books from now.Read more ›
And now, in THE ASSASSIN AND THE DESERT, we get to enter into a new type of story. This novella has more mystery, more friendships (and enmities), and more character growth. But don't worry--there's still a whole lot of epic fighting. And super epic world-building. We get to see the dunes of the desert, the ranks of the Silent Assassins, the bustling city of Xandria, and so much more. There are scenes from this novella that gave me chills--and also gave me serious cases of writer's envy.
Even if you don't care about lovely prose or topnotch plotting, you'll probably be interested to know this: the stories contained within these novellas add so much depth to the THRONE OF GLASS series. Everyone who's ever read THRONE OF GLASS adores it. Truly, there's a reason Sarah still has a bajillion loyal fans ten years after first staring the Fictionpress version of that novel, and that reason is that the story is sweeping and amazing...And I honestly believe that these novellas manage to make the novel even more sweeping and more amazing.
So, if you like epic fantasy, sweeping desert worlds, or thrilling action, then you'll definitely want to pick up THE ASSASSIN AND THE DESERT.
She found her first best friend. She's never known what having a friend meant but she's so grateful to have found someone now. There is a boy who shows interest in her but her heart isn't in it because all she can keep thinking about is the boy back home. The boy who had to watch her get beaten to pulp. Sam.
She is betrayed and forced to choose saving herself or saving the silent assassins.
I really didn't know if I'd like this one or not because there was no Sam. (Yes, I'm a sucker for the romance, sue me) I am surprised to say I really loved this without him in it because it's when she realized how she truly felt about him. What's that saying, distance makes the heart grow fonder or something? Totally true. Once she realized how she felt I couldn't wait for her to get back home and see what happened. Again, another surprise, I wasn't actually all that eager for her to leave. Looking back at these novellas, I think this may just be my favorite one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a pretty decent read... It's mainly a story about friendship. However, it was one directional meaning that there was not really any interesting sub-plots to the story. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alovera
Oh, my FEELS. They hurrrrrrt *sobs*
So what does is say about me that this is my favorite of the group? Hmm . . . Read more
So good. I can't put any book from Sarah J Maas down. My husband has to take them away from me. I recommend to everyone.Published 7 months ago by Kristy Payne
Have really enjoyed this series, can't wait for the next book!Published 7 months ago by S. K. Hamilton
I really enjoyed this prequel. It functions to move Celaena along the path to maturity and - maybe - a little bit of a temperance of her selfishness and smugness. Read morePublished 8 months ago by MichelleMcR
This is the first of the novellas that I really got into. The descriptions, the actions, everything was sooo interesting (and good to have read prior to reading Crown of Midnight. Read morePublished 8 months ago by tarrynyouapart
Great read with a medieval feel. Liked all the characters, the plot and SJM's writing.Published 13 months ago by S.Carter (Australia)
Everything throne of glass is completely amazing. I would recommend it to anyone who loves characters with depth and real lives as well as those looking for adventure.Published 13 months ago by Skiscubagirl
"The Assassin and the Desert" is the third of five "prequel novellas" (or, more accurately, pre-release advertising teasers) for Sarah J. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Steve Benner
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