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Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday 56: Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas

This is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice



These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.

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I keep forgetting to do this the night before, I've been playing a lot of various computer games lately, namely LEGO Marvel. Fun game. I'm also not really reading at the moment, so this is a book I read most of the novellas in the bind up before I read the first book in the series, only one I hadn't read before and that's because it didn't exist before the bind up. 

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Synopsis:
          "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







Page 56 of the Hardcover:
     Ahead of them were the golden lights of Skull's Bay. Hoots and cheers echoed across the water. Word had spread about the free ale.
     She smiled slightly. "Get ready to unleash hell."

14 comments:

  1. I've heard of this author but haven't read any of her books. This sounds like a good one.
    My Friday post features The Runaway Quilt.

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  2. Which story is this one part of? It sounds interesting.

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    1. The first Novella. The Assassin and the Pirate Lord

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  3. I've got Throne of Glass on my kindle but have yet to read it - I'm now even more intrigued by this series after that extract.
    My Friday 56.

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    1. This is one of my favorite series of all time. Celeana is a great character. Heir of Fire was amazing, and I am really excited for Queen of Shadows.

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  4. This series has been incredibly popular in my library.

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  5. LOVE this series and love this book!
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Me too. :D Maas is one of my favorite authors, I will read anything she writes.

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  6. I don't know how I haven't read this series yet... I finally purchased TOG the other day, and waiting on its arrival. So excited.

    Great pick.

    My Friday 56 is by Sarah J Maas too, but different series: http://wp.me/p4IAgx-3H

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    1. I want to re-read it, sometime soon. I can't wait for the fourth book.

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  7. I've still not started this series! Got to fix that. LOL

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/06/26/the-friday-56-67-shadow-of-danger-by-kristine-mason/

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    1. Yeah ya do. :p
      'Cause OH MY GLOB Heir of Fire is amazing.

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  8. I need to read these prequels!

    By the way, I have nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award! You really deserve it!

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    1. Wow, thank you. :)


      And these prequels are really good.

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