The Assassin's Blade: The Throne of Glass Novellas Hardcover – 3 Dec 2015
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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 )
Awards for Throne of Glass: Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2012, Amazon Best Book of 2012 (.)
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)
All of New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas's novellas together for the first time in one irresistible bindup edition!See all Product Description
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Although these are a prequel to Throne of Glass I have actually read them after reading the first three main books of the series (Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight and Heir of Fire) and I think that because of this I have enjoyed them so much more than some of the other reviewers. I would actually suggest reading these prequel novellas after reading Throne of Glass as then the character Celeana Sardothien will be much more lovable as I think if reading these novellas without knowing her character she may come across as a bit annoying and full or herself.Read more ›
The Assassin’s Blade is made up of five novellas prior to the events of Throne of Glass. I think fans of this series will absolutely love this addition and for new fans it will really enhance the series. You need not worry that you will be spoiled with this book too, they don’t give away any spoilers.
I personally much prefer the main series to the novellas, but novellas have never really been my sort of thing, so I’d definitely give this book a go, especially if you’re longing for the next instalment!
I was so grateful for the background knowledge and to see how Celaena became the person she was when we met her in Throne of Glass. It was also beyond wonderful (and heartbreaking) to finally meet the elusive Sam. He was glorious and I can't even begin to describe the shattering sound my heart made when the novellas caught up with our current Sam-less timeline.
These novellas made me laugh and scream, and they offered such a wealth of new information that I'm really going to find useful going into Heir of Fire. I was once again captivated by Maas's fantastic storytelling!
Favourite quote: "She would tuck Sam into her heart, a bright light for her to take out whenever things were darkest."
Overall rating: 5/5 little birdies
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I read and LOVED Throne of Glass and decided that I wanted to know more about Celaena before I moved on to devour the rest of the series. While this bind-up is a collection of five novellas, it reads more like a novel – the stories move seamlessly into each other and they all build to form a great picture of our favourite female Assassin’s past. And what a past it is – I laughed, I cheered, I fangirled and (I’m not ashamed to say it) I wept. *Wept*.
I will say that I feel this bind-up is essential reading for any fan of the series – novellas are usually added extras that don’t add a whole lot to the overall story unless you’re a die-hard fan, they’re the literary version of a Behind The Scenes documentary, but in this case The Assassin’s Blade feels like a must-read if you want to understand Celaena and her motivations.
I can’t cope with my love for this series. I can’t cope with the wait until the next books are out. Even though we’re currently going through “death-by-YA-adaptation” I can’t cope with how much I would love for this to be a movie or TV show. But damn they would need to do it right! I just have zero coping going on, basically.
Check out the full review on Confessions of a Book Geek!
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Loved these stories as background. Prob helped that I had already read the series so far.Published 3 days ago by jules
My granddaughter just loves her books and I buy her from Amazon for her birthday's and Christmas.Published 2 months ago by Sheena Stott
This book broke my heart, placed it back together and broke it all over again. I've never known an author to be able to do this and I was genuinely crying at the end... Read morePublished 2 months ago by SolarSweetheart
Fills in some of the background details that are in the Throne of Glass. Have enjoyed the whole series so farPublished 3 months ago by Barbara
These books have to be right up there with Harry Potter for me. Celaena Sardothien is an absolute bad ass!! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Juicey Babs
Looking forward to reading the next new book when it comes out.Published 4 months ago by shirley talling