The Assassin’s Blade Book Review

The Assassin's Blade Book Review

Zak Bockhop, Editor

Author: Sarah J. Maas

The Assassin’s Blade is a book set in the mythical continent of Erilea.  The continent is currently under war. There is a King that is trying to conquer the continent and put it under one banner.  Once the King began conquering the land magic mysteriously left. The god that was once there for everyone also left without a trace.  The land is under a major change, but is everyone accepting of these changes?

Celaena Sardothien is the apprentice of the king of the Assassin’s Guild.  Her name has put fear in many of her enemies. Her master and king Arobynn Hamel dispatches her on missions from pirate islands to massive deserts.  On these journeys she finds that she starts to act independently and against her master’s wishes. She questions Arobynn’s motives and if she actually ever really knew the real Arobynn.  Along her quest she meets friends and enemies alike. Old enemies become new allies and much more. When she decides to break free of Arobynn she doesn’t only have to worry about herself.

The Assassin’s Blade is a prequel to the Throne of Glass.  This book is a collection of five novellas. You don’t have to start with this book, but I would highly recommend doing so since this book gives great insight oninto Celaena Sardothien.  This book isn’t as complex as other fantasy books. I guess you could call it more run of the mill. However, the author does a good job with keeping you interested in all the characters.  Ultimately I enjoyed this read and am currently reading the rest of the series.

8/10

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