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The Assassin and the Empire by Sarah J. Maas
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Aug 16, 2012

it was amazing

** spoiler alert ** I don't know anymore. I'm still shaken and lost, feeling emotional all over, and you probably know why. What happened with Sam, that's beyond unfair. Why? Even when I woke up this morning after reading the novella last night, I felt, and still feel, hollow and numb. I care so much for Sam, and his not so pretty ending is awfully painful. He didn't deserve the brutality. I'd known at some point this would happen, the loss and everything - the foreshadowing has taken place in Novella #1 with the Pirate Lord and Novella #2 with the spidersilk merchant. But knowing doesn't make it less emotional.

And I don't know why people blame Celaena or why people do not care about her. That things happened because of her. If anything, it's Arobynn and his sick possessiveness... I can't even blame her for letting the rage over losing Sam overcome and blind her and make her a fool. How could I blame her? Celaena may not be an easy character to like, I know. But I see that sometimes, driven by their dislikes, people tend to make a distance and end up being judgmental.

So anyway, I really love all the Throne of Glass novellas. Each is amazing - even I don't mind and would love and look forward to read another short story of Celaena's adventure - a standalone from the main story, like a sidequest (maybe, a mission to hunt spidersilk? Or an infiltration to the Ironteeth witch camp or a reunion with both Rolfe and Ansel?)

And now, I'm ready to read the TOG novel itself. Oh Sam. Not sure if I could replace him with the Prince and the Captain Guard. He'll be always in my heart.
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Stephanie I think I'm going to stop reading this. I don't think I can take it....

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