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 . . .The Assassin's Blade is a collection of five short stories, taking place prior to the Throne of Glass series.
A prequel to Throne of Glass, this collection of five novellas offers readers 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
Celaena Sardothien one of the most feared killers across the continent has been sent on a mission to the Bay of the Skull with her archenemy Sam Cortland . But when they discover they have been led by deception, the time will have to do for the team to go against the orders of their master. Will free the slaves.
The Assassin and the Healer
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...
The Assassin and the Desert
After their stunt Celaena and Sam returned to the Fortress are severely punished by their master, the King of the killers Arobynn Hamel . Celaena after being beaten prutalmente was forced to train in the red desert together with the master mute. Among the hot sun and the sand dunes Celaena holds a friendship that leave more than a few broken bones.
The Assassin and the Underworld
Returned from his misadventure summer Celaena back to Rifthold . But knows that nothing will be as before. Still grieving for the betrayal of Ansel,Celaena will have to decide who to trust. Still willing to give a chance to Arobynn Celaena, along with Sam who discovered that he spent his holidays completely alone, will have to break off negotiations of slaves. But working with them is not easy. Not now that feels that their friendship could develop into something more ..
The Assassin and the Empire
Free and independent Celaena feels that the world is opening the doors. But after a month she and Sam have not yet received any contract. Realizing that they are still in the grip of Arobynn , they decide to take the plunge: Rifthold to leave for good. More motivated than ever Sam and Celaena accept an assignment very dangerous, but well paid, but at what price? Freedom and love that slowly, slowly conquered the had disappear before our eyes, just when he had begun to taste them. Destroyed and without Sam with her, Celaena goes to Endovier.But in that hell makes a promise to herself. Would find out who had hurt her and Sam. And daughters would make her pay. Because her name is Celaena Sardothien and she will never be afraid