0.2 The Assassin and the Desert by Sarah J. Maas

By Sarah J. Maas

The Silent Assassins of the purple desolate tract aren’t a lot for dialog, and Celaena Sardothien wouldn’t have it the other method. She’s no longer there to chatter, she’s there to hone her craft because the world’s such a lot feared killer for lease. whilst the quiet is shattered by way of forces who are looking to damage the Silent Assassins, Celaena needs to have the opportunity to prevent them, or she’ll be fortunate to depart the wasteland alive.

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One foot in front of the next. Bright flashes flitted across her vision, and her head pounded. The red sand shimmered, and she draped her arms over the yoke. Her lips became filmy, cracking in places, and her tongue turned leaden in her mouth. Each step made her head throb, and the sun rose higher and higher . . One more dune. Just one more dune. But many more dunes later, she was still trudging along, following the smattering of footprints in the sand. Had she somehow tracked the wrong group?

Occasionally, Ilias would train alongside her, never too close, but close enough for her to know his presence was more than coincidental. Like the assassins in Adarlan, the Silent Assassins weren’t known for any skill in particular—save the uncannily quiet way they moved. Their weapons were mostly the same, though their bows and blades were slightly different in length and shape. But just watching them—it seemed that there was a good deal less . . viciousness here. Arobynn encouraged cutthroat behavior.

At dinner, Ansel didn’t mention that it’d taken Celaena a long, long while to return. Celaena had had to wait in the shade of the palms until later in the afternoon to leave—and wound up walking the whole way back. She’d reached the fortress near dusk. ” “Don’t look so glum,” Ansel whispered, taking a forkful of those delightful spiced grains. She was wearing her armor again. ” Some of the assassins seated at the long table gave knowing grins. Ansel swallowed and braced her arms on the table. Even the gauntlets of her armor were delicately engraved with a wolf motif.

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