Monday, June 25, 2018

The Assassin and the Healer (Throne of Glass #0.2) by Sarah J. Maas

Meet the Assassin: beautiful, defiant, destined for greatness. Celaena Sardothien has challenged her master. Now she must pay the price. Her journey to the Red Desert will be an arduous one, but it may change the fate of her cursed world forever...

First line:
The strange young woman has been staying at the White Pig Inn for two days and had hardly spoken to anyone save for Nolan, who had taken one look at her fine night-dark clothes and bent over backwards to accommodate her.
Kindle (part of The Assassin's Blade)
Publication Date:
March 22, 2013
3.5 healers out of 5
A nice short little story where we get to see the compassionate side of Celaena again. Though quick and a good read, I'm not quite sure how it fits into the Throne of Glass anthology. So far, I've read through book 4, Queen of Shadows, and I haven't really seen the relevance. The other 4 novellas in the anthology (the ones originally released before the first book) all set the scene for Celeana's capture and how she got to that point. They set us up with who Celaena is and what her breaking points and passions are.

Though this book has yet to be shown to have little relevance to the series as a whole, I will take as much time with Celaena as I can because she is fierce and independent and yet has this ability to love wholly, which is one of her strengths and one of her weaknesses.

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