“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 struggled to get through this book, and at one point I was ready to add it to the DNF (Did not finish) pile! But I forced myself to finish it, not only because I’m sick of putting the book in the DNF pile but I was still a little curious why everyone has hyped up this book.
Celaena at the start was a very fierce but up herself character, which kind of intrigued and repelled me at the same time. Her character got on my nerves, which I think was part of the reason why I put this book down the amount of time I did. However, I found that as the book went on she started developing (feelings???) and changing her attitude which is definitely a good thing. I felt like I could relate to her character more towards the end when the big events were happening (not going to spoil things for you guys!).
Although I really didn’t like Celaena, Sam, on the other hand, was definitely the perfect male character. He was really compelling and I just had an immediate liking for him. As well as this I believe Arobynn was perfectly written (don’t read this if you haven’t read the book and don’t want to be spoiled!! I’m warming you – skip to the next paragraph please) to be the bad guy. It was just a perfect revelation at the end and I felt a little betrayed, I knew he was shady but I didn’t think he would have done the things he did!
The way the world was set up was quite good. I, however, felt as if it would switch between the worlds and I would be confused. This was only a couple of time though. The worlds were described very well and I felt like I could Imagine exactly what they look like and I felt like they were very unique.
“‘My name is Celaena Sardothien’, she whispered, ‘And I will not be afraid'”
“I love you,” he repeated, shaking her again. “I have for years. But if I asked you to pick, you’d choose Arobynn, and I. Can’t. Take. It.”
“You’re a damned idiot,” she breathed grabbing the front of his tunic. “You’re a moron and an ass and a damned idiot.” He looked like she had hit him. But she went on and grasped both sides of his face. “Because I’d pick you.”
“I love you,” he breathed against her mouth. “And from today onward, I want to never be separated from you. Where you go, I go. Even if that means going to Hell itself, wherever you are, that’s where I want to be. Forever.”
“Life isn’t easy, no matter where you are. You’ll make choices you think are right, and then suffer for them”
“If you can learn to endure pain, you can survive anything. Some people learn to embrace it – to love it. Some endure it though drowning it in sorrow, or by making themselves forget. Others turn it into anger”
I give The Assassins Blade by Sarah J. Maas 3 out of 5 stars. It was hard to get into at first which is why it took so long for me to finish, however, I did enjoy it.