Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Assassin and The Desert: Review


The Silent Assassins of the Red Desert aren’t much for conversation, and Celaena Sardothien wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s not there to chatter, she’s there to hone her craft as the world’s most feared killer for hire. When the quiet is shattered by forces who want to destroy the Silent Assassins, Celaena must find a way to stop them, or she’ll be lucky to leave the desert alive.


The Assassin and The Desert sets after The Assassin and The Pirate Lord, where Celaena Sardothein defy her master's rule and sets free a bunch of slaves. Now, Celaena is sent to the Silent Assassins as a punishment. In this story you will learn about the short life she makes in the Silent Assassins' place. And the danger lurks right inside the chamber.

This book is more like a short book rather than a short story because the story is way more complex than the first one. We met a lot of new characters in this novella, and quite a number of them are interesting. The Silent Assassins are unlike those in the North because they are well cared. The book gives us a more transparent perspective towards the assassins. They are not all ruthless, cruel killers like the ones in the North. It's nice to know they are not all horrible, because that's what the mass thinks of assassins: ruthless, cruel and without mercy. 

After reading this book, I hope some of the characters in this short story (and also the first one) will intertwine with the major story. It will be so much fun. I also can't wait to read The Assassin and The Underworld because these short stories are surprisingly addicting.

Rating: 7.5/10

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