Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Teaser Tuesday (59): The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass #0.1-0.5) by Sarah J. Maas

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Title: The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass #0.1-0.5) 
Author: Sarah J. Maas 
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's 
Published: March 4th, 2014 
Purchase: Amazon | B&N 

Goodreads Summary: 

Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan's most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin's Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas - together in one edition for the first time - Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn's orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out.


Trying to choose Teasers from these five novellas was pretty difficult because there are so many amazing quotes to choose from -- so we've each chosen one of our favorites :-) 

Mckenzie's Teaser: 

“‘But if I asked you to pick, you’d choose Arobynn, and I. Can’t. Take. It.’ The only sounds were their breathing, an uneven beat against the rushing of the sewer river. ‘You’re a damned idiot,’ she breathed. ‘You’re a moron and an ass and a damned idiot.’ He looked like she had hit him. But she went on, and grasped both sides of his face, ‘Because I’d pick you.’ And then she kissed him.” 
– #4, The Assassin and the Underworld, pg. 309 Kindle

Michele's Teaser: 

“With that, the stranger stepped from the mist. 
She had two long daggers in her hands. 
And both blades were dark with dripping blood.” 
– #2, The Assassin and the Healer, pg. 96 Kindle

“With each beat of the drum, each trill of the flute and blare of the horn, she felt all of it along her skin, along her bones. 
The music broke her apart and put her back together, only to rend her asunder again and again.” 
– #4, The Assassin and the Underworld, pg. 257 Kindle

Mckenzie: Hey... I thought we were doing one teaser. 

Michele: Right, right. Sorry. Here's my one: 

“She was fire, she was darkness, she was dust and blood and shadow.” 
– #5, The Assassin and the Empire, pg. 401 

Mckenzie: You did not just do that. 

Michele: *snort* 

The fabulous Teresa at Readers Live A Thousand Lives loaned us this book to buddy-read with her after strongly recommending this series to us. "Strongly" may be putting it lightly. Lol. But now that we've read almost the entire series, we totally get it. We don't just love these books -- we're obsessed. And this is the book that started it all. The Assassin's Blade consists of all five novellas (you can buy each novella separately, but don't do that. Trust. You won't want to stop, and you're going to need them all in this handy volume. They are an amazing introduction to this world and its characters. If you're a fan of the series but skipped these prequel novellas... go back. Stop now, turn around, and read this book! It gives so much insight into the other books; it will grab you, pull you in, and will not let go. If you haven't read any of these books yet WHYYYYY start with this one. This is must-read stuff right here! 

The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4) 

“‘My name is Celaena Sardothien,’ she whispered, ‘and I will not be afraid.’” 
– #5, The Assassin and the Underworld, page 424 

Mckenzie: I give up. 

© at A Belle's Tales



  1. This post is everything! I love you two so much! It does not surprise me that Michele kept sneaking quotes in there BUT THERE ARE SO MANY QUOTES THAT NEED SHARING! "I will not be afraid." Excuse me while I go curl up in a ball of feels now. UGH you guys are killing me. I JUST finished re-reading these books and now I want to go back and start all over again. I'm just so happy you guys love these books too!

  2. This is such a cool meme! I have Throne of Glass on audiobook; can't wait to read it!

  3. Oh my gosh! Those teasers! I really need to get back into that series!! :D

    *Huggles* You two make me smile!


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