Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on August 10, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
So Goodreads deleted these books and re-added them after I read them. Of course that means it also deleted all my notes 🙁 I guess that teaches me for not writing my review right away! Anyway this is a review of The Assassin and the Princess and The Assassin and the Captain. These were short stories released as part of the Crown of Midnight pre-release. They’re very short, but worth reading IMHO so I thought I share a few brief thoughts on them.
You cannot purchase The Assassin and the Princess or The Assassin and the Captain. They can only be found through a series of links, released as part of the Crown of Midnight blog tour.
My Initial Reaction…
Not nearly as exciting as the novellas I just finished reading, but both The Princess & The Captain wet my appetite for more ToG!
Although short stories, each has a decent amount of character development. I particularly loved seeing Princess Nehemia again. I love her and in The Princess, we get to see how she’s dealing with life at court – by shopping for clothes with Celaena. I know, that sounds kinda boring, but WATCHING GRASS GROW with these two ladies would probably be interesting. In this case, it’s the interaction with the shopkeeper and the sighting of a slave from Nehemia’s homeland kept the emotions running high.
The Captain was even shorter, but since it featured Chaol, it was still very interesting! For one, we’re seeing Celaena return from a mission, so we get a sense of what her life looks like after becoming champion.
Well they’re really really short and it’s not exactly easy to read moving from one blog to another. But still, I’m glad I got to read The Princess & The Captain.
You’re not really missing anything if you skip this super short stories. But if you want every bit of ToG you can get, like me, you won’t be disappointed by them.