Finally I am getting around to reading the adventures of my dear Celaena Sardothien. LOWKEY, I kind of love the assassin more than the queen, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t love the queen.
I wanted to read it before I read Empire of Storms BUT I kind of got distracted with other books that were coming out around the same time. I am not a huge fan of novellas, but I do know that some of the characters introduced in the last book were first introduced in some of these novellas in The Assassin’s Blade. And because I love Sarah J. Maas’s story telling and her writing, I am going to go ahead and read these beauties.
So, with that said, I am going to read and rate these so I can finally be completely caught up on The Throne of Glass Series: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, Empire of Storms, and Tower of Dawn.
The Assassin and the Desert (Throne of Glass, #0.3)
So this novella is also one that needs to be read before you read Empire of Storms, because it sheds a lot of light on certain characters that are going to be introduced.
Celaena and her actions from previous novella The Assassin and the Pirate Lord have gotten her sent to The Red Desert with The Silent Assassins. She has to come back with a letter of approval basically from the Master of the Silent Assassins after training with him, only getting him to train you is actually super hard.
She meets Ansel, who is the lady introduced in Empire of Storms. She is basically Celaena in my opinion. They are both really proud of themselves and know they are hot stuff. They become really close friends in the month that Celaena is there. They even commit some crimes together, which is what true friendship is.
But there is someone who wants The Master of the Silent Assassins’ head on a platter for them, and there is someone in the keep ready to take it in order to get what they want.
I liked this novella enough. I felt as if there were some filler paragraphs and I found myself yawning at some points, but it is a very needed novella if we are going to talk more about The Red Desert, The Silent Assassins, Ansel and even about the witches (because we get to learn more about them in this book too).
I want to feel spider-silk. That’s all.