The Assassin's Blade (Paperback)
The Throne of Glass Novellas
Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781619635173, 464pp.
Publication Date: March 3, 2015
Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan's most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin's Guild, she's sworn to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer for hire, Sam.
In these action-packed prequel novellas to Throne of Glass, Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and avenge tyranny. But by acting on her own terms, will Celaena truly free herself from her master, or will she suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery?
This bind-up features all four of the previously published e-novellas along with a story now available in the US for the first time, The Assassin and the Healer.
About the Author
Throne of Glass was Sarah J. Maas's first full-length novel to be published, though she already had a large online fan base, many of whom discovered this fantasy world in its first incarnation on www.fictionpress.com, written when Sarah was just sixteen. Throne of Glass was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Teen Book of the Year and has sold in thirteen languages. Sarah lives in Southern California, USA.
You can find out more about Sarah and Throne of Glass at www.sjmaas.livejournal.com.
Praise For The Assassin's Blade: The Throne of Glass Novellas…
“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