I just finished reading The Assassin and the Dessert (Throne of Glass #0.2) by Sarah J. Maas.
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.
This was the second novella in the Throne of Glass series. In this story, we learn more about how Calaena came to be the great assassin she is today. We learn about how she goes to the Red Dessert to train with the Silent Assassin and the master. She befriends a sweet girl and there was a slight dusting of romance (not even sure you could really call it that.)
There was a twist at the end, but I had figured it out earlier so it came as no surprise. The novella was definitely interesting enough and I look forward to reading the third one!
I gave it a rating of 3.5/5.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2013 150+ Reading Challenge: 44
2013 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 35
2013 Quick Fix Challenge: 20
*FTC Disclosure: I borrowed this book from a friend.