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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

2.5 Kiss Spoiler Review: The Assassin and the Empire (Throne of Glass #0.5) by Sarah J. Maas


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 Spoiler Review:

It's pretty annoying how ridiculously naive and trusting, Cel, the supposed world's greatest assassin is. It's far fetched to believe that someone who dispatches death as easily as making a sandwich can't sum up the basic human knowledge and get a clue as who's lying to her.

Cel's Master is at it again in this short novel, pulling the strings on Cel's and Sam's life since we learn at the end of the novel that her Master is secretly in love with Cel - EWWW - (cue the creepy Woody Allen vibes) and he's mad Cel chose Sam over him.

So a trap is set and Cel of course falls for it, ending up depressed over Sam being mutilated and tortured and she of course did nothing to save him. The world's greatest assassin - who could easily step in and help her boyfriend - what does she do? OMG she falls ASLEEP because she was tired. Really?! That's the explanation we get as to why she didn't scour the streets and try to find Sam?

I'd be burning up the entire town, laying wake to everyone and reigning death and destruction indiscriminately until I found him - alive. If he was dead, well then forget it. All bets would be off. But Cel fall asleep? Really?

Your boyfriend who's gone alone to a super suicidal mission no one has undertaken before, doesn't arrive at the appointed time and you go to sleep and wait it out until morning? Ugh!

I'm only giving this series one more book to read. If Cel continues being this naive and ridiculous, I'm getting off the train.

In the end, she plays right into everyone' hands. Sam dies, and she's sent off to prison in the mines. No one is expected to live more than a month (so imagine the turnaround to keep the mines going - if life expectancy is only a month???)

Such a waste...

The Assassin and the Underworld features:

  • Young Adult
  • kissing
  • making out
  • suspense
  • intrigue
  • character death
  • torture

Rating: 2.5 Kisses


  1. Julie~The books get better after the novellas I promise.

  2. Yes! I'm back on after reading book 1! Thanks, Angie! :)


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