Jul 25, 2012

REVIEW: The Assassin and the Underworld by Sarah J. Maas

Title: The Assassin and the Underworld
Series: Throne of Glass, #0.3
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Format: Kindle eBook
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children
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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.

I feel as if these Assassin reviews are getting repetitive because once again I loved this novella! The Assassin and the Underworld starts where the last novella left off, with Celaena arriving back into the city after being sent away to the desert.

In the first Assassin novella you were in the city for maybe a chapter, but in this novella the whole story takes place in Rifthold. Rifthold has the slight feeling of the gritty, underbelly of Victorian London, which I love. In The Assassin and the Underworld you get to see where, how, and with who Celaena grew up. She lives with Arobynn Hamel, the king of the assassins, and other Assassin guild members including Sam! Eeek! Sam was in this one! I love Sam, he is just so swoon-worthy. You learn a lot more about Arobynn Hamel, who had previously only been in one chapter himself but mentioned countless times. Arobynn is one of those people who tries to appear caring and generous on the outside but is really just evil and vindictive on the inside. He knows how to push Celaena and Sam's buttons and he does it on multiple occasions. 

The Assassin and the Underworld is another great installment to the Throne of Glass series and you seriously need to go out and read these like right this second!