The Assassin and the Underworld (Throne of Glass 0.3)
Publication: 1st May 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Age Appropriate: Young Adult
*Warning This Review Contains Spoilers From The Previous Books In The Series*
When the King of the Assassins gives Celaena Sardothien a special assignment that will help fight slavery in the kingdom, she jumps at the chance to strike a blow against an evil practice. The misson is a dark and deadly affair which takes Celaena from the rooftops of the city to the bottom of the sewer—and she doesn’t like what she finds there.
And another fantastic novella, at the moment I'm really thinking that Maas can do no wrong.
We catch up with Celaena the day she arrives home, her master Arobynn apologizes profusely for the way he treated her before she was sent away to the Red Desert to train with the Silent Assassins, and showers her with gifts, Celaena who arrived with enough money to pay off her debt to him and be free puts off giving him the money and instead agrees to do a job for him after a bit of persuading on his part.
The job is to take down a man who's plan it is to trade in slaves, and since Celaena thwarted Arobynn's plans in the first novella to trade in slaves, he knows that this is the perfect job for her, and so we see her investigate the daily goings-on of her target to plan her strategy to take him down.
She is also assisted by Sam, yes Sam is in this novella, he was sorely missed in the previous novella and this time they may just admit their feelings towards one another!
But through all this Celaena is betrayed by somebody that she knows which makes for an ending that I'm extremely happy about, and which makes me even more excited to start the fourth and last novella.
I just hope it will be a happy ending, and that nothing bad will happen to Celaena or Sam.
I give this 5/5.