Thursday, February 19, 2015

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas

The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)Series: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
Publication: March 3rd 2015 
By: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom's most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful and ruthless Assassin's Guild, Celaena yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer for hire, Sam.

When Celaena's scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself acting independently of his wishes and questioning her own allegiance. Along the way, she makes friends and enemies alike, and discovers that she feels far more for Sam than just friendship. But by defying Arobynn's orders, Celaena risks unimaginable punishment, and with Sam by her side, he is in danger, too. They will have to risk it all if they hope to escape Arobynn's clutches and if they fail, they'll lose not just a chance at freedom, but their lives. 

A prequel to Throne of Glass, this collection of five novellas offers listeners a deeper look into the history of this cunning assassin and her enthralling and deadly world.

Included in this volume:

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord
The Assassin and the Healer
The Assassin and the Desert
The Assassin and the Underworld
The Assassin and the Empire

* I received this audiobook from Brilliance Audio in exchange for an honest review* 

Story: 4.5 Stars! 
As far as novellas go, having all of them one book was awesome. (Hint hint every other publisher in the universe.) It felt like a full length novel making it easier (for me) to review. I absolutely love this world and these characters that Sarah J. Maas has created and glimpsing Celaena (and her life) BEFORE the start of THRONE OF GLASS was a lot of fun! There were a few kick to feels too, but overall, this makes an excellent addition to the series.

Audio: 5 Stars! 
Elizabeth Evans should narrate all of Sarah J. Maas' books from now until EVER. She always does an amazing job of capturing the "voice" of the characters and bringing them to life.  

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