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The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)

By Sarah J. Maas
The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5) by Sarah J. Maas digital book - Fable

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Publisher Description

Discover where Celaena Sardothien's thrilling saga began.

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

2114 Reviews

Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes“Just finished Assassins blade. I decided to read it first. Excited for TOG series ! 🤍🤍 already in love with the main character”
Descriptive writingEasy to readSuspensefulDark setting
Slightly Smiling Face“I’m glad I read this after "A Crown of Midnight." I feel like understand a lot more now and it felt more impactful. I feel like I would have been more disappointed in Celaena in the first book after seeing how badass she was in the prequel. I’m super excited to read the rest of the series and wonder if we’ll see more of the characters. I also feel like finding out about the Arobynn now makes things a lot more interesting than they would have been earlier in the book.”
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Thumbs Up“I started with this book because I heard it was easier to understand the other books if you had read this first and when that might be the case. I feel it must go both ways because some parts of this book felt a bit confusing to me and I’m sure it’ll all clear itself up when I start reading the rest of the series but it slowed down the process for me. The stories in this book were very good and I enjoyed reading them but at the same time I feel they were very centred around her relationship with Sam which was a bit pointless in my opinion even though it may explain more in future books. I don’t know, I’m very intrigued about her past and hope I enjoy the series”
Multi-layered charactersDescriptive writingFast-paced
Thinking Face“Team reading the prequel first? 🫡 finally diving into this series… I didn’t have super high expectations for this book and overall it was fine. The heartbreaking parts were predictable to me so I wasn’t overly moved, however, I am definitely rooting for Celaena and excited to see where this series goes”
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Surprised Face with Open Mouth“This is my first time reading through the ToG series and I decided to start in publication order with the prequel. It’s such a GOOD prequel. I am really looking forward to reading the rest of the series.”
Likable charactersMulti-layered charactersEasy to readSuspensefulDark settingHeartbreakingAbuseMisogyny

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