Sunday, September 8, 2013


Title: The Assassin and the Desert
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #0.2
Edition: Kindle
Publication: March 30, 2013 by Bloomsbury
Pages: 103
Source: Gifted by Leslie from Bibliophile Kid
Category: YA High-Fantasy, YA Romance


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.

From The Assassin's Blade:

Contains all five novellas.

Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan's most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin's Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas - together in one edition for the first time - Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn's orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out.


The Assassin and the Desert was another brilliant novel!

When I read any Maas books, there's always an expectation that it will be GREAT. Yes, it may be scary knowing that not all of us can like the same book but so far, Maas haven't failed me. Even though it was just a short novella, I was still awed big time.

After Celaena freed the slaves from the remote island she and Sam went to, she was punished and Sam was beat up. She was sent to the Desert to seek training and approval from the Silent Assasin's Mute Master. She has to be trained soon but she wasn't entertained the way she expected to. She met Ansel, another assassin and surprisingly, they became friends. But unexpected circumstances occurred that pushed her to choose between going home or fight for the assassin's side.

Another Maas masterpiece I truly loved! Ugh why is this author so awesome that whatever she writes make me swoon? This is just a short novella but the action and emotion totally felt real and yes, -AGAIN- I wanted more! Celaena just kept growing as the AWESOMEST Assassin ever and every darn time she kicks butts, she just pushes my love for her deeper! I loved how she trusted her instincts here and even let herself care for people! She opened up herself for humility and loyalty and she still haven't forgotten to use her heart no matter how grave her past was. I love her so much it pinches my intestine! I miss Sam, though.

The Assassin and the Desert did not only show kickass action but mainly taught humility and submission. It's a fast-paced and action-packed e-novella full of heart-bursting emotion that would surely make one adore Celaena and Maas altogether! It is a truly MUST READ novella!

Thank you ever so much Leslie of Bibliophile Kid for the Kindle copy!

"If you can learn to endure pain, you can survive anything. Some people learn to embrace it—to love it. Some endure it through drowning it in sorrow, or by making themselves forget. Others turn it into anger. But Ansel let her pain become hate, and let it consume her until she became something else entirely—a person I don’t think she ever wished to be."
 "Words could be just as deadly as steel."


  1. The next two will break your heart.


    1. Aaaaaaah! nooooooo! I know Sam would die but aaaaaaaaaaaaah!


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