Released in Canada on March 3, 2015, The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas features all four of the previously published e-novellas – The Assassin and the Pirate Lord, The Assassin and the Desert, The Assassins and the Underworld, and The Assassin and the Empire – along with a story now available for the first time, The Assassin and the Healer. I will be reviewing each of the five novellas individually, then reviewing the novella collection as a whole.
Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin’s Guild, she’s sworn to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer for hire, Sam. Celaena’s missions take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and avenge tyranny. But by acting on her own terms, will Celaena truly free herself from her master, or will she suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery?