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Book Review: The Assassin’s Blade

Title: The Assassin’s Blade

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Genre: Fantasy Fiction.

Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ

Synopsis: Celena Sardothien owes her reputation to Arobyn Hamel. The man gave her a home at the Assassin’s Guild and taught her everything she needed to survive.

His enemies are endless. Her duty is to protect him. But behind her assignments is a sordid truth that will seal her fate and rent her heart in two.

Review: Yet another perfectly created fictional world to lose yourself in, Assassin’s Blade is the prequel to the Throne and Glass series, written by Sarah. J Mass. It follows the fierce, proficient, battle-ready assassin, Celena Sardoithein, as she works for her Master, Arobyn Hamel.

She’s his protegé. She’s the shadow in the dark. She’s the proverbial monster in the dark.

She’s everything when it comes to slaying enemies and instilling fear in even the toughest, most repellent person.

But when a slew of incidents leads to the ultimate destruction of her meticulously built world, Celena is forced to make a harrowing decision. She must choose the right path for her, consequences be damned. The only problem? Once the choice is made, there’s no going back.

Does she choose to stay with the Guild? Or is there a different, unforeseen pathway lying in the dark, waiting for her to accidentally stumble upon?

Perfect for any fantasy reader or young adult, Assassin’s Blade has all the bells and whistles: Adventure, action, treachery, humour, sorrow. With even a few fiery sparks sure to light up this captivating tale.

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