THE TWIST OF A KNIFE, THE BIRTH OF A LEGEND…
Celaena Sarthodien owes her reputation to Arobynn Hamel. He gave her a home at the Assassin’s Guild and taught her the skills she needed to survive. Arobynn Hamel’s enemies stretch far and wide – from Adarlan’s rooftops and its filthy dens, to remote islands and hostile deserts. Celaena is duty-bound to hunt them down. But behind her assignments lies a dark truth that will seal her fate – and cut her heart in two forever…
This novella contains five chapters all related to Celaena Sarthodien’s life . i was recommended to read this before Throne of Glass and im glad i did , the chapters in this novel were first in the end of each book of Throne of Glass as a short bonus chapter but i guess later on all the chapters were put together to form this novella.
Assassin’s Blade basically shows you the whole life of Celaena with all the history , heartbreaks , love life etc. after reading this when i read Throne of Glass it was very easy for me to understand things , even the surroundings. Usually it would take a reader sometime to adjust in a world , like every book has a different world .
I loved her lavish life , with jewels and clothes and how Arobynn pampers Celaena , and yes . most of all you get to meet Lysandra.
i would say that Assassin’s Blade is a companion novella to the series.
honestly , it was pretty intense , i loved it no doubt Celaena is a badass , a very honest one , i loved the idea of how her sarcasm even scares her opponent , the pirate lord didn’t seem as excited as he was to know her after getting to know that she was just a teenager , more like a teenager who fights and moves like lightning .
At first i was like , Oh! she sounds so cruel, but after you finish the chapters , you’ll get to see that Celaena is the good kind of cruel, Arobynn seemed like such a good person , he literally acted as her father , the rivalry between Sam Cortland and Celaena Sarthodien is the best humor lol.
In the end when Arobynn nearly killed both of them for saving the slaves from the pirate lord …. i was like … no… one of em is gonna die , i felt like i couldn’t breathe .
So after all the shit went down between Sam , Celaena and Arobynn. The next chapter shows that she was sent on her way to The Red Desert . There was a hotel named by White Pig Inn where she was suppose to spend some days before catching a ride for The Red Desert , we met a new character , Yrene Towers who is a healer , but she hides it from other people , Yrene works at the hotel Celaena is staying at , by the end Yrene learns some new protective defense moves and Celaena being sweet , helps Yrene Towers with some gold coins to get into an institute of healers where she could learn how to work as a healer .
She then takes her trip to the Red Desert to train with the mute assassins , no doubt she learns a hell of a stuff from the mute assassin , even while worrying about sam cortland , i still remember the moment he hugged her and i was in awe . well so she gets in trouble at the mute assassins guild and also she gets deeply hurt when one of her not so nice friend betrays her , she ends up in a game of life and death , but still turns the tables and walks out like a queen , and yes, i love the spider silk lol.
in the end of the novella , Arobynn Hamel turns out to be a prick and drags Celaena into a tragedy , a very bad one , where Sam confesses his love and Celaena is happy for once , everything goes down the drain when Sam is murdered on the orders of Arobynn, brutally , Celaena goes for revenge , but ends up at the King of Adarlans castle as a murderer and slave . horribly she ends up in Endovier , the salt mines …. where people do not survive , and if they do…. it’d be a miracle.
i honestly loved the book, and ofcourse how could i not . it is written by SARAH J. MAAS , like IT HAS TO BE GOOD . the books just keep getting better .
ill be posting a blog soon about the THRONE OF GLASS BY SJM.