Goodreads Description: Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin’s Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas – together in one edition for the first time – Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn’s orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out.
I’ve been meaning to read this ever since it came out. I have been told that it would be a good idea to read this before I started to read Queen of Shadows. I don’t normally like reading novellas, but these aren’t exactly novella. Granted, it does say ‘Novella’ on the cover, but these are mini stories that I really enjoyed. I love that I finally found out about Sam. Celaena mentioned him a lot in Throne of Glass and I think in Crown of Midnight and I was confused. After reading this, I really love Sam. Maybe not as much as I love Chaol or Dorian or Rowan, but I do really love him. Even though I knew of Sam’s fate, I was really hoping that it wouldn’t come true.
The Assassin’s Blade consists of five novellas: The Assassin and the Pirate Lord, The Assassin and the Healer, The Assassin and the Desert, The Assassin and the Underworld, and The Assassin and the Empire. My favorites are The Assassin and the Desert and The Assassin and the Empire. The Desert, I didn’t want to end and wanted 100 more pages. I like the Empire because we finally know that whole story of how Celaena got to where she was in Throne of Glass.
Definitely pick this book up!!! If you want to know more about Celaena and the mysterious Sam, definitely get this book. You’ll really enjoy these stories.