|The Assassin and the Healer|
|Release Date||March 4, 2014 (print)|
| Released after|
The Assassin and the Pirate Lord
| Released before|
The Assassin and the Desert
Celaena Sardothien has challenged her master. Now, she must pay the price. Her journey to the Red Desert will be an arduous one, but it may change the fate of her cursed world forever...
After being viciously beaten by Arobynn Hamel for her escapades in Skull's Bay, Celaena Sardothien is being sent to the Red Desert to train with The Silent Assassins as further punishment. Awaiting a ship to Yerpa, Celaena stays at the White Pig Inn, a vile establishment in the small port town of Innish in Melisande where she meets barmaid, Yrene Towers.
Itching for a fight, Celaena slips out in the night to find four mercenaries attacking Yrene in the hopes of robbing her of the night's earnings. After killing three of the four men, Celaena teaches her basic self-defense so that she might protect herself in the future. However, they are soon confronted by the fourth mercenary who returned with comrades in tail. When one of the men threatens Yrene's life if Celaena does not lower her weapons, Yrene uses her newly taught skills to incapacitate her captor while Celaena dispatches the others. It is revealed that Celaena was merely using the men and their attack as training for Yrene.
With Celaena leaving in the morning for the Red Desert, she feels a tug of fate towards Yrene, prompting her to leave a pouch of money and jewelry for the young woman so that she can afford to travel to the southern continent to train as a healer. The two women go their separate ways.
- The ornate ruby brooch that Celaena]] includes in her money pouch to Yrene was gifted to her by Arobynn Hamel for her sixteenth birthday.
- ↑ The Assassin's Blade: The Assassin and the Healer by Sarah J. Maas, pg. 86
|Main series||The Assassin’s Blade • Throne of Glass • Crown of Midnight • Heir of Fire • Queen of Shadows • Empire of Storms • Tower of Dawn • Kingdom of Ash|
|Novellas||The Assassin and the Pirate Lord • The Assassin and the Healer • The Assassin and the Desert • The Assassin and the Underworld • The Assassin and the Empire|
|Companion books||Throne of Glass Coloring Book • The World of Throne of Glass|
|Online short stories||The Assassin and the Princess • The Assassin and the Captain • The Captain and the Prince|
|Exclusive content||Empire of Storms Exclusive (Barnes & Noble) • Empire of Storms Exclusive (Target) • Empire of Storms Exclusive (WHSmith)|
|Adaptions||Queen of Shadows (television series) • Embers of Memory: A Throne of Glass Game|