Title: The Assassin and the Desert
Series: Throne of Glass novellas
Author: Sarah J Maas
Published: Bloomsbury Children’s, March 2012
Purchased: Downloaded my copy from Amazon.com
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.
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This is the second Throne of Glass novella. The first novella is called The Assassin and the Pirate Lord.
Celaena Sardothien turns seventeen as she finds her way to the Silent Assassins in the desert. Although the journey is rough, the desert environment helps her realize her weaknesses. At the institute, Celaena’s authenticity earns her respect from the other assassins. The Mute Master of the Silent Assassins eventually offers her private training lessons to help her evolve. In this story, Celaena experiences first hand how hatred can corrupt a person to become a traitor and how compassion can guide her to make the right choices.
I really don’t know what to say except…
Celaena. Is. AWESOME.
It’s fun to watch Celaena grow up and I wonder what else may be installed for her when she heads back to the Assassin’s Keep.
I guess I’ll go grab the next novella and find out…