This was such an amazing collection of novellas to compliment the Throne of Glass series, it really took my breathe away. I laughed, I cried. My heart broke into a million pieces, was put back together again, and broke once more. I truly loved seeing Celaena before the events of the Throne of Glass series, and to her relationship with her master and Sam grow and evolve, making her into the assassin she is now. The writing was amazing and flowed so gracefully, that it felt as if all five novellas were an entire prequel novel instead of individual stories to be told. Celaena’s character development was extraordinary to see come to life in the months before we meet her before Throne of Glass, and to see her form relationships with the characters that appear in the series before we get to meet them was so nice to establish the relationships with these characters and have Celaena’s perspective on them. Reading these novellas just makes me even more excited for Empire of Storms, the fifth installment in the Throne of Glass series, coming this fall.
“There was no way in hell she was going to move to the southern continent without all of her books.” ― Sarah J. Maas, The Assassin's Blade