|The Assassin and the Underworld|
|Release Date|| May 1, 2012 (ebook) |
March 4 2014 (print)
| Released after|
The Assassin and the Desert
| Released before|
The Assassin and the Empire
The Assassin and the Underworld is one of the five novellas taking place before Throne of Glass. It was released in ebook format on May 1st, 2012. It is the fourth short story in the bind up The Assassin's Blade.
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 Celaena from the rooftops of the city to the bottom of the sewer-and she doesn't like what she finds there.
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Celaena Sardothien intends to pay off Arobynn Hamel. She has already purchased an apartment. When she arrives at the Assassin's Keep, Arobynn is very apologetic. He showers her with gifts, including impressive and expensive new armor. He asks her to take on their new high profile client, a wealthy woman who wants her ex-husband assassinated. Celaena agrees and lets Sam Cortland help when he asks to.
At a party, a group of men show up wearing masquerade outfits. These men are clearly Dorian Havilliard and Chaol Westfall. Dorian and Celaena lock eyes from across the room and flirt for a while before Sam comes over.
Celaena pays off her debt to Arobynn the next morning. She says she still wants to work with him, though. During some surveillance, she is discovered and taken to the city sewers to die when they’re flooded. Sam rescues her at the last moment. She kills the ex-husband and discovers he was the good guy. But the deed is already done, and afterward Celaena decides to tell Arobynn about moving out. She sells her Asterion Horse to buy Sam’s freedom. Sam tells her he’s been in love with her for a long time, and she realizes she has similar feelings for him.
|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|