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The Assassin and the Underworld: A Throne of Glass Novella [Kindle Edition]

Sarah J. Maas
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When the King of the Assassins gives Celaena Sardothien a special assignment that will help fight slavery in the kingdom, she jumps at the chance to strike a blow against an evil practice. The misson is a dark and deadly affair which takes Celaena from the rooftops of the city to the bottom of the sewer--and she doesn't like what she finds there.

Product Details

  • File Size: 317 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens (May 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007N6JEQ0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,163 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the series May 2, 2012
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This is the 3rd novella of the series I have read and by far my favorite. I am looking forward to the release of Throne of Glass book 1 August 7th and these are a nice way to help ease the pain of waiting for the book release :) Worth every single penny of the $.99 I paid. Read it (In order,) you will not regret it!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Kana
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As the third installment of the Throne of Glass novellas, The Assassin and the Underworld by Sarah J. Maas literally stopped my heart and put me in cardiac arrest. Taking off right where she left us in The Assassin and the Desert, our favorite heroine finds herself back at the Assassin's Keep along with the infamous Arobynn Hamel and the ridiculously charming Sam Cortland. This is what I've been waiting for ever since finishing The Assassin and the Pirate Lord. This is what it has all been coming down to: a confrontation between Celaena, Arobynn and of course...Sam.

Maas most definitely delivered an exciting and romantic story in what was again, a small but epic novella.

The first thing that caught my attention when reading this was how much I loved Arobynn Hamel -- bet you weren't expecting that, hm? He is great as Celaena's master and mentor and perfect as our villain. Arobynn is such a jerk, but he has to be -- I mean he is the one that helped shaped our lovely heroine to begin with. And I loved how he didn't soften one bit to prove his point. Where Celaena had left the Keep with a bang, Arobynn topped it off with his epic burn. What a cruel -- but thoroughly perfect -- way to twist the knife when your protégée walks out on you.

The second thing about this novella that completely won my heart was Celaena's love for theatre and music. Talk about being cultured! Maas writes a simple but beautiful scene in which our lovely heroine finds herself standing alone in a theatre -- and I just simply can't get it out of my mind. Again, Celaena continues to surprise me as our main character. She's an assassin that kills for a living, but despite all of that...she still has heart.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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This novella was fantastic! The character development from the first novella, "The Assassin and the Pirate Lord" has moved at a perfect pace, slow enough to be realistic and moving with all the entertainment of an exciting young assassin paving her way in the world and discovering her identity and morals.
The development of the complicated relationship between Sam and Celaena is progresses beautifully and realistically.
This book is beautifully crafted, with deceit, romance, intrigue, and action. Maas has painted a vivid fantastical world, with assassin guilds, false identities, glass castles, and political intrigue.
I HIGHLY recommend this book and I am so excited to continue this journey with in "Throne of Glass." I simply cannot wait for it to come out in August.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Emotional, but excellent read! July 25, 2012
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This novella was filled with so many emotions, not just for Celaena but for the reader as well. She is given a mission with hardly any details at all. She has to trust the King of Assassins and takes on this mission knowing this will be her last with him. She's about to buy her freedom.

This mission turns out to be extremely dangerous. She nearly loses her life at one point but of course, her knight in shining armor appears. I was never more relieved than I was at that moment to see Sam come to her rescue. I mean, obviously she wasn't going to die since I had read Throne of Glass but still, it was scary. (Don't judge me lol)

Speaking of Sam. There's a lot of back and forth between the two of them throughout this novella. Her jealousy is quite apparent and I was shocked. She never, ever came off as the jealous type to me, so it was a nice surprise. The jealousy was totally worth the end result, though ;)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better ! Hightly recommended. June 7, 2012
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In this third novella, Celaena returns home where Arobynn shower her with gifts and anothe mission. This one involve two party of different opinion and Celaena is to eliminate one of them or two. But little than she know things aren't always what it seems.

This one completely blew me away and made me addicted. It had everything betrayal, killing, love, jealousy, actions and more. I'm wondering why these books aren't more popular and I can wait for Throne of Glass.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Freaking amazing! May 5, 2012
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I didn't know how I could enjoy this more than THE ASSASSIN AND THE DESERT, but Sarah Maas just blew me away again. I love love love this series, and am so excited for THRONE OF GLASS! Celaena's world is so well developed that I feel as if I'm there when I'm reading. In the fantasy genre, one thing I've noticed lately is that strong, female characters are almost afraid to embrace their femininity. It's like they can't be strong and kick-ass and still be a girl. I LOVED how one minute, Celaena is strutting her assassin stuff, while the next, going to the spa. I probably made her sound really shallow there, but that's not it at all. Sarah Maas has just totally succeeded in creating a very strong character who loves being a girl. Can't wait for the fourth novella!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just keeps getting better... May 3, 2012
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Absolutely fantastic! Just like she brought a pirate port and the red desert to life, Sarah Maas brings the astonishingly intricate city of Rifthold to life in this fantastic novella! You can really see that she's spent years working on this world--there's layer upon layer in there, and always the sense that if you could veer away from Celaena and peer around the corner, you'd see the rich city life going on, because Sarah knows exactly what's going on everywhere.

The story becomes more intricate too in this novella--Celaena has grown as a result of her adventures in the first two, and she's starting to become the girl who we'll ultimately meet in Throne of Glass. It was fantastic to see her on her own turf, and I fell even more in love with the story's supporting characters. (Other readers, YOU know who I'm swooning for!)

Though I never thought it was possible, the novellas just keep getting better. I'm looking forward to the fourth with equal measures of dread and anticipation, because I know by the end of it Celaena will be in Endovier... and though I'm anxious for Throne of Glass to get started, I'm scared of what will take us there!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars More betrayals to come
Another great novella. Starts where In the Desert finishes. Her home coming. Action packed again with more interesting people introduced. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Debbie
4.0 out of 5 stars Epic!
Returning home after being sent away for three months Celaena is fully prepared to ask for her freedom back. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Reese's
4.0 out of 5 stars love it
In this third novella, emotions are stirred even more as we follow Celaena's journey. She is so strong and yet so vulnerable, it is hard to believe she is still so very young. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Daniell English-Baxter
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like the Hunger Games . . .
This is an Awsome read if you liked the hunger games trust me you wont be disappointed with reading this little intro series
Published 2 months ago by Brittani Barrientos
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
I couldn't put it down, such a good book, loved it and can not wait to read more!! a must read!
Published 2 months ago by Jade Wadsworth
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite novella so far!
I just love reading these after having read the novels. It's so bitter sweet to read about her relationship with Sam. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Nicole and Kourtny
4.0 out of 5 stars Love sam
I love Sam but I feel bad knowing what's gonna happen. But Celaena will ways survive. What a strong woman. I love her
Published 2 months ago by Buffy Lover
4.0 out of 5 stars As invested in these novellas as in the actual novels...
I think I've been getting more into these novellas than the actual Throne of Glass. What can I say? I think I love Sam more than even Chaol, which is saying something. Read more
Published 2 months ago by The NerdHerd Reads
4.0 out of 5 stars More to her life
We look in to her life before she is sent into the salt mines. You see what her new mission is. Sam is by her side. Repay her master and moves to a new home to call her own.
Published 2 months ago by Crystal Wendt
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome series
This Whole series is fantastic!! Definitely recommend reading the 4 novellas before the first book Throne of Glass. Love Celaena!
Published 2 months ago by Nae
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Sarah J. Maas was born and raised in New York City, but after graduating from Hamilton College in 2008, she moved to Southern California. She's always been just a tad obsessed with fairy-tales and folklore, though she'd MUCH rather be the one slaying the dragon (instead of the damsel in distress). When she's not busy writing, she can be found geeking out over things like Han Solo, gaudy nail polish, and ballet.

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