#1 - The Assassin And The Pirate Lord
The first story of the novellas is more like an introduction to the story of Celaena and Sam. I forgot how arrogant she can be but we also get that she has ideals. This story is the weakest one of the bunch.
#2 - The Assassin And The Healer
My favorite so far. And for a split second we see another glimpse of Celaena’s caring side. Nice story.
#3 - The Assassin And The Desert
Although boring in the beginning I kind of warmed up to the story - not to Ansel though. In my head I was really rooting for Celeana to kill her and be over with it because I didn’t buy that whole „we are good friends“ bs. I kind of think that we will see Ansel in future stories (though I really hope not).
#4 - The Assassin And The Underworld
I just about had it with Arobynn. Why did I think going into this short story collection that Arobynn was a father figure to Celaena? How can somebody be such an asshole to you when he brought you up? Well, if you hadn’t have any feelings for Celaena I think this story will help you with it.
#5 - The Assassin And The Empire
Although I knew how this story is going to end I sobbed anyway. Pour Sam, pour Celaena. I really hope she can get her revenge on Arobynn. This story really sets the stage for the first novel in the series.
Although not all stories were perfect, I enjoyed them very much. The only thing that really bothered me in the beginning was how naiv Celaena was but then I corrected myself: she is a girl not a grown woman and everyone has to learn somewhere, unfortunately Celaena has to learn the hard way.
*Review also posted on Goodreads!