The Assassin’s Blade is the collection of novellas for the Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J Maas.
Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful Assassins’ Guild, she yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. When Celaena’s scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on a mission that takes her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself questioning his orders. She will have to risk it all if she hopes to escape the Guild’s clutches, and if she fails, she’ll lose not just her freedom but also her life.
I truely enjoyed reading about what events shaped Celaena into the assassin that she is.
I read Assassin’s Blade after Heir of Fire but I really think it fits in well after Queen of Shadows. Even though it is set before Throne of Glass, you are introduced to some characters who play an important role in the next three books.
Reading this book you definitely see a drastic difference to Calaena, but I loved her kind soul and her arrogant exterior.
We meet Sam, Arobynn, Ansel and Yrene, and how Calaena/Aelin impacts their lives and how they impacted hers.
Definitely recommend to give more depth to Calaena. 5/5 stars.