Finally I am getting around to reading the adventures of my dear Celaena Sardothien. LOWKEY, I kind of love the assassin more than the queen, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t love the queen.
I wanted to read it before I read Empire of Storms BUT I kind of got distracted with other books that were coming out around the same time. I am not a huge fan of novellas, but I do know that some of the characters introduced in the last book were first introduced in some of these novellas in The Assassin’s Blade. And because I love Sarah J. Maas’s story telling and her writing, I am going to go ahead and read these beauties.
So, with that said, I am going to read and rate these so I can finally be completely caught up on The Throne of Glass Series: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, Empire of Storms, and Tower of Dawn.
The Assassin and the Underworld (Throne of Glass, #0.4)
I am set up for such heart break right now. I am completely and utterly in love with Sam. SPOILER ABOUT ME: I never really have shipped anyone with Celaena Sardothien. Dorian was cool and adorable, Chaol was a great rock for Celaena’s personality, Rowan was LIFE to begin with, but then he kind of became “ehhh” to me. I mean, I am so happy that Celaena/Aelin is happy and with someone who cares about her and such, but I never really had an opinion if that makes sense.
Well, I have an opinion now. His name is SAM
Well, not that Sam but you know who I am talking about.
He cares SO MUCH for her, even when she is a little brat (which is most of the time).
“The moment I woke up after he beat me, I realized I had to leave. Because I was going to kill him if I didn’t. But I couldn’t.” He studied her face. “Not until you came back. Not until I knew you were all right – until I saw that you were safe.”
Just slit my heart open, Sam.
There is a lot of trickery in this book, but there is a lot of satisfaction as well. You’ll want to kill Arobynn even more than you wanted to before you read this, but that is to be expected.
Oh and you’ll also be setting yourself up for the worst thing in the world to happen, according to everyone I have talked to who has read the 5th installment of The Assassin’s Blade. This should be horrible.