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Summary

Bloomsbury presents The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas, read by Elizabeth Evans.

Find out where the Throne of Glass journey began in this irresistible bind-up of all five of number-one New York Times best-selling author Sarah J. Maas’ Assassin novellas.

Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassins' 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 prequel 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....

Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine and find out how the legend begins in the five unstoppable prequel novellas to the New York Times best-selling Throne of Glass series.

©2014 Sarah J. Maas (P)2021 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Critic reviews

"One of the best fantasy book series of the past decade." (Time Magazine on the Throne of Glass series)

"Celaena is as much an epic hero as Frodo or Jon Snow!" (New York Times best-selling author Tamora Pierce on the Throne of Glass series)

"Epic fantasy gold." (USA Today on the Throne of Glass series)

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Best start of ToG series

I really recommend starting the Throne of Glass series from this book. I know most people suggest reading it after Heir of Fire, but by then, you would want to continue to Queen of Shadows, not stop to read prequel.
I got the impression that it spoils some plot twists, but it does not! And it is far better than the first book, Throne of Glass. Which made me drop the series for 2 months. I would not abandon it if I had started here. It deepens the entire experience and helps connect with Celena faster.

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A pleasant experience, as long as you turn off your brain

The book is well written and mostly pleasant to hear. Initially, the story is rather superficial, what makes it somewhat believable. Unfortunately, as it develops, the author tries to add depth to it’s characters, what backfires, in my opinion. I don’t claim I know how a teen-killer would think in the real life but the version depicted in the book went from slightly naive at the beginning, to completely unbelievable and irritating at the end.

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Nice short story

This is a nice short story to the intro of a great book series. Highly recommend it

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Excellent Narrative

I thoroughly enjoyed these stories. makes me want to listen on which I am about to do now and but the next audio book.

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a book of many beginnings

i finished here with book 1 it sends evry emotion, bone chilling shocks in the quest of survival changing fast in its plotting, betrayal ang revenge, with friendships stretched to the limits and love creeps in. ive read The whole series twice sit back and immurse?your selfe in a mesmerising lives, lands unbelievable beasts and people and more

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Can’t stop reading/listen

A real suprice, hade no clue of what I would hear but when started I was stucked.
Will start the forth book in the series now, started with first less then two weeks ago!
Same feeling I had when 10-15 years ago I went into Robin Hobb’s world!
Soo very good!

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Brilliant!!

I was a bit skeptical going in as Ive not read any of Sarah books but I loved it. I am going on now to buy the next one in the series.

Fantastic characters, story line and beware of the sad bit at the end where I had a little cry.

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what a start to the series

brilliant prequel and was preformed really well I really enjoyed it on tk the next

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Finally

After reading TOG, it has taken me a while to read this. 100% worth it.

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Love it

Oh Celaena, oh Sam… my heart. I’ll never get over this betrayal. What an absolutely amazing book, I love rereading and relistening to this series. The narrator is absolutely amazing.

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Brilliant

The story was so well written. Kept me on the edge of my seat all the time. Could not wait to finish it.