Young Adult Book Review: The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you know that I’m a fan of Sarah J. Maas and the Throne of Glass Series. After reading The Assassin’s Blade, I feel like I have a better background to those years Caleana spent in Rifthold. I love Rifthold, it is one of my favourite parts of the TOG world. To me, it is a magical Victorian kind of place with a seedy underbelly. I mean, who wouldn’t love that?
My favourite book in the series is still Crown of Midnight, The Assassin’s Blade didn’t change that for me. Nor was it a true stand in for the last book in the series, which is currently slated for a 2018 release. As I blogged the other week, the next book in the Throne of Glass Series is the Untitled Chaol book, which I’m excited for, and is due out in September. The Assassin’s Blade was released between Crown of Midnight and Queen of Shadows, but I didn’t read it until after I read Empire of Storms. If you aren’t that far in the series yet, I would recommend reading The Assassin’s Blade before Empire of Storms, because I think it would have added something to Empire for me. I also read the Maas is recommending that The Assassin’s Blade be read before the Chaol book too, so if you aren’t caught up in the TOG series, you have from now until September to do so. And I highly recommend it as a witty, fast paced fantasy series.