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The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass #0.1-0.5) By Sarah J Maas Book Review

I’m really sorry for not uploading a review earlier. But I was too busy thinking of ways to write a review for absolute perfection after inwardly sobbing like the very sad person that I am. Even though my heart is still shattered and my hands still shaking from my emotional trauma, I’m still going to talk about my thoughts on the 435 pages of pure blissful perfection.

So basically the book is divided into 5 parts: The Assassin and the Pirate Lord, The Assassin and the Healer, The Assassin and the Desert, The Assassin and the Underworld and the Assassin and the Empire. In each one we see our beloved assassin go on journeys and adventures that serve as a backstory to Throne of Glass and a massive insight into Celaena’s character.

I must admit though that I really was confused at the start and was about to give up on this book but I’m so happy I didn’t. The writing was amazing (this is Sarah J Maas we’re talking about here so of course the writing’s amazing) and it captivated me. It really given me a sense of what the character Celaena Sardothien is like before I jump straight into Throne of Glass and the rest of the series.

In the first parts of the short stories, they all start off a bit boring but my goodness! Sarah J Maas can really write amazing action scenes and endings that leave on cliff-hangers. I think this as well as descriptions are what this author really excels at! The only negative? That the book had to end.

I am going to read to my heart’s content with Throne of Glass (even though I’m currently reading The Mortal Instruments: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare) I’m just going to keep weeping because just writing this review is breaking my already broken heart!