The Assassin's Blade - Sarah J. Maas

The Assassin's Blade

By Sarah J. Maas

  • Release Date: 2014-03-04
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4.5
From 976 Ratings


The twist of a knife. The birth of a legend.

Step into the world of the #1 bestselling Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas with this collection of prequel novellas.

Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom's most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful Assassin's Guild and its scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, she yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. But when Arobynn dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, Celaena finds herself acting independently of his wishes and questioning her own allegiance.

If she hopes to escape Arobynn's clutches, Celaena will have to put her faith in her wits and her blade . . . knowing that if she fails, she'll lose not just a chance at freedom but her life.

A prequel to the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass, this collection of five novellas explores 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


  • Second novella is now here

    By Flaymien
    to all wondering, this version now includes all 5 novellas. the issue with the second novella being discluded has been resolved
  • Joci93

    By joci93
    The emotions I felt while reading every word in this book. Just amazing
  • Missing the second novella!

    By skelliz
    I loved this book. I read it after HOF, which is highly recommend. However, reading the tandem and realizing I’m missing info….because this version is missing The Assassin and the Healer! Get the digital copy on Kindle or read the physical book for the full version and you aren’t stuck going back like me.
  • Loved the book, but missing a whole story!

    By laurencm
    I enjoyed the book, but had no idea I was missing a whole chapter until I was listening to a podcast and realized I had no idea what they were even talking about! Not cool Apple. I would have just bought the physical book!
  • A Great Prequeal

    By niaxosymone
    I ended up reading throne of glass first not realizing Celaena’s story began with this one. This was an amazing read and each story helps you understand her story before Throne of Glass !!! A lovely story to read!
  • Missing an entire novella

    By pmariep99
    This doesn’t contain The Assassin and the Healer, the second novella of five in the prequel series.
  • An Entire Story is Missing

    By alisonjanethepain
    The stories were great, but where is The Assassin and the Healer?
  • Missing whole section

    By heyanon11131124211
    Bought this because I forgot to bring my physical copy of the book to vacation. Extremely disappointed to find out it’s missing a whole section (the assassin and the healer). The section I was in the middle of reading. So disappointed I didn’t realize this before purchasing the book. Not worth it and I can’t even get a refund.
  • Missing a Whole Novella!

    By GuidedByHim
    This book is missing a whole Novella, the Assassin and the Healer! Hopefully it can be updated to include it. It’s also not in the book store for individual sale, so not sure what is going on there. Kindle does have it in their version of the e-book.
  • This e book leaves out AN ENTIRE section of the book!

    By Bizzynitchy
    There is a part of this book, called the assassin and the healer and it is missing from this version of the book! It is unacceptable for a whole section of a book to be missing. The only reason I caught this is because I had the physical assassins blade book and I was halfway through it when my husband bought me an iPad for my birthday to read books on. I decided to switch over to finishing assassins blade on the iPad and I left off on the healer. When I switched over I noticed that it was completely missing from this digital version of the book. This is an extremely popular book and now I am nervous about buying more books on the iPad because what if other parts are missing from other books?