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{February 19, 2013}   {Review} The Assassin and the Empire by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #0.4)

13565676From Goodreads: Celaena Sardothien is the assassin with everything: a place to call her own, the love of handsome Sam, and, best of all, freedom. Yet, she won’t be truly free until she is far away from her old master, Arobynn Hamel; Celaena must take one last daring assignment that will liberate her forever. But having it all, means you have a lot to lose . . .

This fourth fantastic e-novella gives readers an inside look at the characters who appear in the full-length novel Throne of Glass. Don’t miss out!

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This final novella, which takes place prior to the start of the first full book in the series, Throne of Glass, is absolutely wonderful.  In fact, as each of the four novellas progressed, they became better and better, delving deep into the soul of Celaena and providing readers with the background information we so desperately wanted after having read Throne of Glass.  And, if you’re a reader doing it “right,” reading them in order, then you’re not going to want to wait around at all between completing this novella and picking up Throne of Glass!  In fact, finishing these four novellas really made me want to go back and re-read Throne of Glass because they’re just that wonderful.

The Assassin and the Empire is sad novella, and, for those of us who already knew what was coming, we learn the truth behind the betrayal of Celaena, and how her beloved truly died.  It’s heartwrenching, but mesmerizing all the same, and I really think it’s the best of all the novellas.  Up until this point, we’ve learned about Celaena’s abilities, watched her train and stand up for what is right, and we’ve seen her fall in loveNow we’ve seen her betrayal, insighting much rage and fury, but also the knowledge that one day, Celaena will have her revenge.  And I can’t wait!  If you haven’t read these novellas, The Assassin and the Pirate Lord , The Assassin and the Desert, The Assassin and the Underworld, and The Assassin and the Empire, what are you waiting for?  Do it, now!!!  Then (re)read Throne of Glass.  You won’t be disappointed!!!  Five stars.

5 stars

I purchased this novella from Amazon.

 



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