The Assassin and the Underworld by Sarah J. Maas

The Assassin and the Underworld

Throne of Glass #0.4

Sarah J. Maas


fiction fantasy short stories young adult adventurous dark slow-paced

102 pages | first published 2012

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When the King of the Assassins gives Celaena Sardothien a special assignment that will help fight slavery in the kingdom, she jumps at the chance to strike a blow against an evil practice. The mission is a dark and deadly affair which takes Celaen...
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Summary of 2979 reviews


adventurous 93%
dark 55%
emotional 42%
tense 35%
challenging 31%
sad 17%
mysterious 13%
hopeful 8%
funny 2%
lighthearted 2%
reflective 2%


fast 61%
medium 28%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 39% | Plot: 39% | Character: 21%

Strong character development?

Yes: 68% | No: 23% | It's complicated: 7%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 62% | It's complicated: 16% | Yes: 13% | N/A: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 63% | No: 22% | It's complicated: 13%

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