By Sarah J. Maas
The Silent Assassins of the purple wasteland aren’t a lot for dialog, and Celaena Sardothien wouldn’t have it the other means. She’s now not there to chatter, she’s there to hone her craft because the world’s so much feared killer for lease. while the quiet is shattered by way of forces who are looking to spoil the Silent Assassins, Celaena needs to have the option to prevent them, or she’ll be fortunate to depart the wilderness alive.
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She tasted blood, yet she didn’t fight back, didn’t dare to. Sam struggled against Tern and Mullin. They held him firm, Harding putting a warning arm in front of Sam to block his path. Arobynn hit her—her ribs, her jaw, her gut. And her face. Again and again and again. Careful blows—blows meant to inflict as much pain as possible without doing permanent damage. And Sam kept roaring, shouting words she couldn’t quite hear over the agony. The last thing she remembered was a pang of guilt at the sight of her blood staining Arobynn’s exquisite red carpet.
Ansel gave her a rueful smile. “I wouldn’t know. I’ve been here for five years, and he’s still refused to train me personally. Not that I care. ” Well, that was certainly odd. How had she gone so long without working with the Master? Though, many of Arobynn’s assassins never received private lessons with him, either. ” Celaena asked. ” The Flatlands . . Where in hell were the Flatlands? Ansel answered for her. ” The Wastes were certainly familiar. But she’d never heard of the Flatlands. “My father,” Ansel went on, “is Lord of Briarcliff.
Ansel shrugged—or at least shrugged as well as she could, given the armor. “I thought you’d be . . ” “Sorry to disappoint,” Celaena said, not sounding very sorry at all. Ansel steered them up a short staircase, then down a long hall. Children popped in and out of the rooms along the passage, buckets and brooms and mops in hand. The youngest looked about eight, the eldest about twelve. “Acolytes,” Ansel said in response to Celaena’s silent question. “Cleaning the rooms of the older assassins is part of their training.