Review Of The Assassin and the Desert

Sunday, 28 December 2014
Book:  The Assassin and the Desert (The Assassin's Blade)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy, Epic Fantasy

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Summary: The Silent Assassins of the Red Desert aren’t much for conversation, and Celaena Sardothien wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s not there to chatter, she’s there to hone her craft as the world’s most feared killer for hire. When the quiet is shattered by forces who want to destroy the Silent Assassins, Celaena must find a way to stop them, or she’ll be lucky to leave the desert alive.

Review: Being my favourite novella of them all, I was very excited when I read Heir of Fire because of all the connections and references it made to a certain character. (This is why you need to read The Assassin's Blade before Throne of Glass.)

The entire setting was very exotic in a sense that the desert was the polar opposite of Rifthold which I enjoyed seeing because not too many fantasies have a large part of one of the books take place in the desert. It also affected the way the Silent Assassins were trained as opposed to the assassins trained in the Keep by Arobynn and I really enjoyed seeing how resourceful they were.

Also, Ansel is so awesome and I loved the friendship she had with Celaena.

Overall, as I mentioned before, this is my favourite novella and thus why I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone!

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