The Assassin and the Empire by Sarah J Maas

The Assassin and the Empire (Throne of Glass, #0.5)
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Book #0.5 in the Throne of Glass series : Publish 7/20/12

I borrowed this book electronically from my library for the #ReadingMyLibrary Challenge, saving me $1.99.

Author’s Site

Book Synopsis:

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!

My Review:

Well that wasn’t as awful as I thought it was going to be.  I did cry, but managed to turn that into anger towards Arobynn pretty damn quick.  Oh Celaena,  why do you not see these things coming, and why do you continue to put your trust in that bastard Arobynn.  I so hope several people are dead, after being tortured for several hours, by the end of this series. Three people so have their reckoning day coming, big time.

Celaena’s best trait is her honesty and integrity, ironic as it may be for a highly trained assassin. The problem with these characteristics is quite often the people who possess them tend to act as if the rest of the world is that way too.  They end up being easily fooled, played and taken advantage of.  Part of me wants her to keep these honorable traits, but she needs to wise up and start seeing people as they truly are if she is ever going to find justice and peace.

Oh Sam.  We barely got a chance to know you, but I will miss you.  You were what Celaena needed and I fear she might never get over your end. Part of me just hopes she pines for you and goes on to kill everyone involved in your demise.  Perhaps that is because I don’t know who I rather her end up with, but then again maybe the YA world needs a strong female lead that doesn’t need a man to live H.E.A.

Still so many question, but I might take a break before continuing on to book two. I’ve been neglecting some other library books that I need to return soon.

My Rating: 4 Stars


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