Title: Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens/Penguin Canada
Release Date: August 7, 2013
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy
Read: March 2013
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After serving out a
year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes,
18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown
Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must
act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her
opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the
empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats
her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for
three years and then be granted her freedom.
Celaena finds her
training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging
and exhilirating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a
little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in
her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her
Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another.
Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As
the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a
greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.
I am so happy to have read this book after so long, because this book was out of this world amazing!! This incredible fantasy was one that will leave you craving more after finishing it. Sarah J. Maas has created a masterpiece. Throne of Glass was unputdownable from the very first page. I loved the world Maas created because it is unique and creative. This book has become one of my favorites and its perfect for Game of Throne fans! Its also told from 3 point of views of Celaena, Chaol (love him) and Dorian.
Celaena is one kick-ass assassin that has survived slavery for a year. She is strong-willed and super clever. She may be a killer but she is easy to connect with as a character. Celaena back story is also a mystery and despite all the hardships she goes through she is the best assassin there is in this world. If I had to choose a kick-ass character Celaena is definitely one because her love life is all over the place.
I fell in love with both of these male leads and reading some of their point of views was the best thing ever! I could feel what they felt since it was emotional during some parts and gah!! I can just gush about these two forever!! There is a love triangle but its one of the best I have read because you can fall in love with either of them. Its not overbearing on the story line. Chaol Westfall (Captain Westfall) is one hot guard who has an interesting background coming from a different kingdom, while Dorian is the prince who brought Celaena to the kingdom for a position of being the King's assassin. But there is some dark things happening in the glass castle, of ancient evil.
The competition was less than moral and has a bit of gore but it is to become the King's champion. There was tons of action and Celaena is the perfect heroine. So much mystery behind this castle as well as trying to uncover the past. You will be hooked and having read this quickly I did lose track of time since it was so amazing. I am looking forward to the sequel!! (I already read it)
Overall this is a must read and I am looking forward to the novellas to still read! Throne of Glass was beyond addicting and full of action! Pick up this book immediately!!