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The Assassin's Blade

The Throne of Glass Novellas
Lu par : Elizabeth Evans
Série : Throne of Glass, Volume 0.5
Durée : 12 h et 52 min
5 out of 5 stars (2 notations)

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Avis de l'équipe

Editors Select, April 2014 - I’ve been a huge fan of Celaena Sardothien since first listening to the Throne of Glass novels. While I was fascinated with her journey to become the King’s royal assassin and win her freedom from the treacherous salt mines, I always wondered about her early years and the events that led her to become the world’s deadliest assassin. Assassin's Blade treats fans to twelve stories looking back at Celaeana’s past adventures, which helped shed light on mysteries left unanswered in the novels. If you love Sarah J. Maas’ series, or are looking for an action-packed YA fantasy series, don’t miss this one. —Sarah, Audible Editor

Description

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

©2014 Sarah J. Maas (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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Amazing

Undoubtedly the best story I have ever listened to. Sarah J Maas writes and describes everything so perfectly that you livr every single moment with the characters. And Elizabeth Evans is an amazing reader

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • N. ROSS
  • 26/08/2014

Interesting Story, I'm game.

I'm looking forward to starting Book 1 (this was Book 0.5). I downloaded the rest of the series, even preordered Book 4 (September 2) as well as the kindle versions. This is an interesting story about a young girl rescued & turned into an assassin. It's reminiscent of the tv show Nikita only w/ Kings, Queens and Kingdoms. I liked the idea of it all and found the story interesting.

My only confusion or thing I graple with is this young girl is an assassin, how is it w/ her caution, care & training does she not catch on to the betrayal she is delt. I give her a pass based upon the fact that she is 16 when this story starts. I'm hoping to see her mature through out these next books.

Performance: Please forgive me, I'm picky. I'm an Emma Galvin, Therese Plummer fan. Some review I've read dislike my chosen narrators. It's just me. I feel Evans read Celina a bit too snotty but the voice for her is perfect. Make sense? I don't like how nasty she reads her at times when I feel Celina may have been being defencive not a brat. Her male voices are awful. But I'm sticking w/the audible & kindle version as I enjoy the story. Evans isn't horrid perhaps not my cup of tea is all.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • irishred507
  • 26/05/2014

Entertaining and annoying at the same time

Any additional comments?

As with all of the books in this series so far, I found the story to be good and entertaining, but Celaena's pride and anger are really grating! Maybe if I read the books, rather than listened to them with the narrators own interpretations and inflections, I might not find Celaena to be so hostile and prideful nearly every waking moment. Another thing I find silly is that she is supposed to be THE assassin, but yet she is so trusting of the wrong people and is so easily duped, and all the while she is not trusting the people that she should be. But those gripes aside, they are all good short stories and give you some insight into her life before becoming the King's Champion.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Makoto Ichijoji
  • 11/02/2015

Schlocky

I wanted action and got tricked into a romance. The protagonist was obnoxious with no redeeming qualities; her moments of grief or guilt felt disingenuous and did not convince me. Nothing about her screamed "world class assassin" as it seemed like luck and other people were responsible for her success or saving her life - making her narcissism even more unendurable. Then when the romance hit, the main characters all seemed to go stupid and saccharine.
Not my kind of fantasy novel ; it was not deep, exciting, nor did I learn or find a new perspective on the human condition.

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  • Itsuwari64
  • 24/09/2016

Read this book first!

Audible recommended this series. I read some of the reviews but wasn't sure which book to start with. sometimes prequel s give away too much of the later books. not the case with The Assassin's Blade. The stories were riveting and gave some great insight into the characters and land. Maas is an excellent author. I didn't care for the narration but thats me. I don't care for most female narrators, give me a hot European everytime!

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • a.nava
  • 05/09/2018

Remember this book is a "back story"

For those who have not read/listened to the rest of the books yet, you need to understand 1 thing about this book. This is her back story, this is when she was still a teenager, acting like a spoiled brat with a history of anger issues. The whole point of this book is so you can understand why she does something and who her allies are in the rest of the series. You get to understand why she is so broken in book 1.

When I first started this series I had to stop listening to it for a while before I finally came back and gave it a chance. Sarah is character building through the whole series. You have to keep in mind this WHOLE series starts with her at 16 almost 17 and end with her in her 20 or almost 21(I believe). She is bringing this character to life, you will see her grow and learn from her mistakes and make more and learn from them again. The main character is whinny and emotional to the point of annoying but she is ridiculously kind hearted to a fault but doesn't like to show it so she puts on this "tough" face and try's to be someone deep down that she is not. You wont realize this so much in this book, but you will as the series continues and you watch her grow in the the amazing bada** person she is meant to be.

I HATE whinny characters that are supposed to be strong people, and I usually will stop reading a book if the main character doesn't start "growing up" or learning from their mistakes quick enough. BUT that is NOT what is in this book, this is a BACK STORY. This is just so the other characters in the rest of the series have more dept, and it helps you realize why she has such a love/hate relationship with the "King of the Assassins".

This audible book was not available when I got all of the other books in the series, so I had the privilege of knowing the story line before listening to this particular back story. You really could wait to listen to this one after the fact and still understand the rest of the series. This book just brings in the "AHHHH I get it now" when you hear the names of other characters in the story.

Give this book a chance or at the very least save it for like the 5th or last one you read/listen to. It gives you time to understand the growth of the character that Sarah brings to this story. Still one of my favorite character development stories.

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  • Laura LaFond
  • 05/11/2018

I can't tell if I like this or not

The narrator is not one I care to ever listen to again. She comes across as pissed off all the time. I can't get into the story because she's chosen to perform this book like an angry bitch. Once in a while if a character is upset it's one thing but every single line is done in a snarky, over dramatized, pissed off way. I can't even get through this book. I was hoping to find a new series based on recommendations but just can't do it.

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  • Adriana Hanson
  • 14/02/2019

assassin or pouty teenager

I'm not sure how old the author is but the main character is a sorority girl drama queen who had a lot of training on how to kill people. world is not well developed and the character and her relationships to others make no sense. the plot is boring so I can't say good things about the book.
the performance wasn't annoying and the reader did the best she could with the story she was reading.
seriously, what kind of world renowned assassin agonizes over shoe shopping and swoons at jewelery.

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  • Odette Schlageter
  • 16/08/2018

Not bad of a book, horrible narrative.

The book is good enough. I could do without the cheese love parts but the action is actually cool. I intend to listen to the rest of the series despite the horrible narrator. beware, she is whinny, her voices are less than mediocre, and although she tries to add passion to the main character, she only sounds like a bratty child who is about to burst out crying.

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  • Maria Pilar Albarran Ruiz
  • 09/08/2016

Even better as audio!

These novellas are amazing and this os my third re-read, first on audio and the emotional impact gets bigger every time!

The narrator does a great job even with the male voices.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16/05/2019

Couldn't finish

Very predictable. I found the narrator's voice annoying on top of the descriptive wording being vague and elementary.

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  • Nici
  • Wien
  • 11/09/2015

Celaena the Assassin

#1 - The Assassin And The Pirate Lord
The first story of the novellas is more like an introduction to the story of Celaena and Sam. I forgot how arrogant she can be but we also get that she has ideals. This story is the weakest one of the bunch.

#2 - The Assassin And The Healer
My favorite so far. And for a split second we see another glimpse of Celaena’s caring side. Nice story.

#3 - The Assassin And The Desert
Although boring in the beginning I kind of warmed up to the story - not to Ansel though. In my head I was really rooting for Celeana to kill her and be over with it because I didn’t buy that whole „we are good friends“ bs. I kind of think that we will see Ansel in future stories (though I really hope not).

#4 - The Assassin And The Underworld
I just about had it with Arobynn. Why did I think going into this short story collection that Arobynn was a father figure to Celaena? How can somebody be such an asshole to you when he brought you up? Well, if you hadn’t have any feelings for Celaena I think this story will help you with it.

#5 - The Assassin And The Empire
Although I knew how this story is going to end I sobbed anyway. Pour Sam, pour Celaena. I really hope she can get her revenge on Arobynn. This story really sets the stage for the first novel in the series.

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Although not all stories were perfect, I enjoyed them very much. The only thing that really bothered me in the beginning was how naiv Celaena was but then I corrected myself: she is a girl not a grown woman and everyone has to learn somewhere, unfortunately Celaena has to learn the hard way.

*Review also posted on Goodreads!

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • M.A.
  • 27/11/2018

Wow!

Celaena's Charakter wird hier sehr gut aufgebaut, so dass man sie später in ToG besser versteht. Fünf aufeinander folgende Geschichten, die ihr Leben bei Aerobynn und ihren den Verlauf ihres Untergangs beleuchten. Sam's Tod war sehr ergreifend und ich bin jetzt bei Teil 4 von ToG und sie begegnet hier Aerobynn wieder und ich kann nicht glauben, dass sie so ruhig bleibt... die englische Hörbuch Sprecherin erzählt die Geschichte schön deutlich und mit Liebe zum Detail, zB in verschiedenen Stimmlagen und Akzenten. Es war mein 1. Hörbuch, aber ich kann es definitiv weiterempfehlen!

  • Global
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11/07/2017

Celaena's origin story

An integral part of Celaena's story. In parts funny, insightful, exciting and utterly heartbreaking. Everyone who reads the Throne of Glass series should read The Assassin's Blade as well. Every single story is meaningful and has a lot of impact on future events. And it will make reading Empire of Storms all the more rewarding! I fully recommend this for all fans of Sarah J Maas' work and fans of the Throne of Glass series.

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  • Zeit zu Lesen
  • 21/09/2015

Spannende Story auch dank passender Sprecherin

Die Vorgeschichte zu Throne of Glass - ein Must für Fans von Celaena. Spannend und unterhaltsam erzählt.