Title: The Assassin and the Underworld
Series: Throne of Glass novellas
Author: Sarah J Maas
Published: Bloomsbury Children’s, May 2012
Purchased: Downloaded my copy from Amazon.com
When the King of the Assassins gives Celaena Sardothien a special assignment that will help fight slavery in the kingdom, she jumps at the chance to strike a blow against an evil practice. The misson is a dark and deadly affair which takes Celaena from the rooftops of the city to the bottom of the sewer–and she doesn’t like what she finds there.
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In this story, Celaena Sardothien is back at the Assassin’s Keep. She is being given an assignment to help fight slavery in the kingdom. Celaena is not as invincible as she thinks she is and she almost gets herself drowned in the sewer before completing her mission. Although she is able to carry through her assignment in the end, she discovers that she has been deceived and manipulated by the King of the Assassins all along.
While it is disappointing to discover the ugly nature of the King of the Assassins, I find it cheering to catch glimpses of the softer, feminine side of Celaena in this story.
I don’t want to give away too much details but it is so sweet to see Celaena opens up to trust and love for the first time!
By the way…
Do you know Celaena is now one of my most favorite YA protagonists?
Can’t wait to read the fourth novella when it comes out.