Book Review: The Assassin and the Healer by Sarah J Maas

The second short story in the Throne of Glass prequel novella collection, The Assassin’s Blade.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Sypnosis from Goodreads:

Meet the Assassin: beautiful, defiant, destined for greatness. Celaena Sardothien has challenged her master. Now she must pay the price. Her journey to the Red Desert will be an arduous one, but it may change the fate of her cursed world forever…

My thoughts:

This is now my fifth time reading these short stories and honestly I enjoy them more and more as I re read them. 

Slight spoilers for Tower of Dawn ahead, maybe. 

I was especially excited to re read this novella to see Yrene Towers, the aspiring healer that will reappear in Tower of Dawn, which is fast approaching. I really enjoyed her character in this book and I’m excited to see how Maas has developed her.

I really enjoyed classic Celaena in this book too, without being too spoilery I adored her sass and fury, like Yrene notices “she is Wildfire.” But in saying that, she’s got a tender side, Celaena does, as we see with the character’s actions at the end of this book; and from what I’ve heard, Celaena’s lessons really stick with Yrene. 

Definitely one of my favourite stories in this novella collection, such a delight to read once again. 

And that concludes my review, until next time, happy reading,

Brooklyn 🙂 

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