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The Assassin's Blade: The Throne of Glass Novellas Hardcover – March 4, 2014

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“Fans and libraries will delight in having this gorgeous edition of the interconnected stories. Action-packed and full of insight into Celaena's character . . . What a ride!” ―Booklist

“Vivid Celaena, loving and brutally violent in turn, is a fully realized heroine. . . . An epic fantasy readers will immerse themselves in and never want to leave.” ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on Crown of Midnight

“With assassinations, betrayal, love and magic, this novel has something to match everyone's interests . . . The action will carry you right to the end, leaving you eager for the next installment.” ―RT Book Reviews, Top Pick, on Crown of Midnight

“Readers seeking the political intrigue of Kristen Cashore's Graceling and . . . the deadly competition at the heart of The Hunger Games will find both [here].” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Throne of Glass

“A must-read. . . . Maas has created a truly remarkable heroine who doesn't sacrifice the grit that makes her real in order to do what's right in the end.” ―USA Today on Throne of Glass

“Fans of Game of Thrones and the Hunger Games will love it!” ―Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author, on Throne of Glass

About the Author

SARAH J. MAAS is the New York Times bestselling author of Throne of Glass and its sequel Crown of Midnight. Sarah, a New York native, currently lives in the California desert. Visit her online at www.sarahjmaas.com
Facebook: facebook.com/throneofglass
Twitter: @SJMaas

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Product Details

  • Series: Throne of Glass
  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; First Edition edition (March 4, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1619633612
  • ISBN-13: 978-1619633612
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.1 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (388 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,162 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I would recommend still reading the main novels one and two in the series before reading these novellas, but you MUST read these after reading books one and two. With that stated, I was really blown away how enraptured I became in reading about Celaena's past adventures. I thought since I knew how things would end for her that I really wouldn't be able to get too into these novellas and would feel forced to hold myself at a distance so I didn't get too close to any one of the characters knowing what I knew. I was very wrong and I fell in deep as I began to read. I will admit at times I thought Celaena could be a bit of an immature, selfish and very naive girl for growing up as an assassin like she did, but I think that really was just a bit of the growth you needed to see in her life to better understand the woman she became. These novellas did solve some of the mysteries of her past that were left lingering within the the novels. I would recommend getting the novellas as a bundle as it made it slightly cheaper and you got the feel of it being more of a novel than novella. No cliffhangers but you will want her next adventure right after finishing the first novella. Overall very impressive and well worth every cent spent. Highly recommend this author for a greatly weaved suspenseful fantasy with an outstanding female heroine.
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This series is by far my favorite. When I was a little girl, my parents once asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. Without hesitation, I smiled and said "An assassin!". Which was met with much silence and wide-eyed stares. As an adult, naturally I gravitate towards books with a strong heroine with kick ass killing abilities. I love the main character and I can't get enough of these novellas. I have read each and every single one the day they are released. It's great to have the novellas in this collection. You would be a fool to not read this book! Take the time to step into this amazing world that Sarah J. Maas has created and lose yourself to a world of intrigue and skill!
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Where a simple act of defiance and moral justice transforms into a web of deceit, betrayal, and death, The Assassin's Blade completely blew me away as a prequel to Throne of Glass. It all starts from a simple mission which Celaena Sardothien chooses to disobey, leading into her entire livery being crushed before her very eyes and into the bitter, jaded assassin that we know today.

The five novellas each cover separate missions: one, to rescue thousands of slaves from a Pirate Lord, to teach a healer how to defend herself, to learn from the Mute Master of Assassin's in the desert, to help fight slavery from an evil crime lord and lastly, the assassination that was never going to pan out. In the first story, we see Celaena rescue thousands of slaves from a Pirate Lord, which sets the tone for the rest of the novellas. Celaena's past is one I couldn't tear my eyes from, as the events all lead up to her inevitable imprisonment in Endovier.

In The Assassin's Blade, we see what shapes Celaena into the person she is today, with her love of finery, cocky confidence, intelligence and mastery of assassination present here. Her master and mentor, Arobynn has taken her in as his protégé and like a cult leader, she doesn't question his decisions. As the King of Assassins, he's given his group board, missions and even gifts in exchange to do his dirty work.

One in his position of power cannot be infallible however, as his anger towards Celaena and Sam are enacted throughout the novel. With multiple layers of deceit and trickery, Arobynn's cruelty knows no end as he toys with Celaena and Sam with his influence and missions.
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This collection of Sarah J Maas' five novellas take place before her first novel Throne of Glass (which is even more fantastic than these stories!). These five stories give the reader a little glimpse into the life of the main character as well as introduce the people of her past and helps to set up events for the first novel. I read these stories after I had read the first novel and it made a few of the references in Throne of Glass and her second book Crown of Midnight (a rare sequel that actually blows the first book out of the water!) make more sense. However, it isn't vital to the story line as of now, but Sarah may end up bringing some characters from the novellas back into the plot, as she has just now finished book three (Heir of Fire will be out in September!) of a series in which she plans to have six total books. If you are interested in adventure, romance, and characters that posses a rare streak of true grit, I must inform you that you must purchase this book immediately and acquaint yourself with the incredible talent of Sarah J Maas.
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Let's all take a moment and appreciate the goregeousness of that cover. Gah! It's so beautiful. Anyway, this was a fabulous addition to the series because 1) it gives readers a great insight into Celaena's life before Throne of Glass, 2) it features Sam, and 3) it's the hardback copy of all the novellas (that's like the holy trinity right there). I loved being able to watch Celaena's progression throughout the novellas, and it was better to read them all back to back. Things flowed more and made more sense, at least to me. I loved seeing the truth behind her relationship with Sam, as well as Arbowynn, and exactly what happened to get Celaena sent to Endovier.

Each novella is relatively short, so I don't want to go into too much detail. However, this is a must read for any fan of the Throne of Glass series. But, this would also be a great start for new readers that have yet to discover the amazingness of Sarah J. Maas. I highly recommmed checking this book out. It won't disappoint! Happy reading :)
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