Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #1
Published by: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: August 2, 2012
In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king's champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.
The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass--and it's there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena's fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.
Yes, I’m a late bloomer when it comes to reading this series. I wanted to read Throne of Glass when it first came out, but the fact that its fantasy always made me hesitate. I always said I would read it, but honestly, I don’t think I actually would have if I hadn’t been challenged to it. And you know what? I loved it!
Throne of Glass has great characters! I knew from what other people said that I would love Celaena. I just wasn’t expecting how much. She’s intelligent, tough, and has wicked sense of humor – yup, that’s what I like! I also like how she made rational decisions and didn’t go all drama llama over certain situations.
The different relationships she had with Chaol, Dorian, and Nehemia were wonderful! Oh, how I love the banter. I especially enjoyed the bond between Celaena and Nehemia, and how they were both such strong women. Girl power!
I was happy to see that the world building wasn’t overbearing, like I was afraid it would be. I tend to zone out when there is a lot of it, but there was absolutely no zoning out with this book!
I thoroughly enjoyed Throne of Glass and can’t wait to read the next book. For some reason I thought this was only a trilogy, so I was elated when I discovered there will be at least five books in the series.
Thanks, Ali, for giving me the push to read it!