Sarah J. Maas – The Assassin and the Desert

The Assassin and the Desert

published: 2012
publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens


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. Quiet suits her just fine – until she begins to suspect there’s a traitor in the fortress, and she must determine which of the mute and mysterious assassins is her deadly adversary. (Amazon)

In (Very) Short:

+ novella in the Throne of Glass series
+ short, quick, good
+ always entertaining to spend some time with Celaena

My Opinion:

This novella, set in the world of Celaena Sardothien, takes the reader into the time prior to the actions in the first novel Throne of Glass. We get to know how Celaena learned many of her skills – here with the silent assassins – and what has happened and turned her into the person that she was at the beginning of the book series.

I enjoy the glimpses into her past, the stories that were only hinted at in the books, and I still like her. The story was interesting, though not the fastest. It offered a great inside into Celaena’s emotions and the acts that influenced her life.

Bottom Line:

A good, quick and interesting read.


rating 4


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