Throne of Glass (Review)

  • Synopsis on the back of the book: In a world without magic, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the vicious king who rules from his throne of glass but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she will be released from prison to serve as the King's Champion. Her name is Celaena (Sell-lay-nah) Sardothien (Sar-doth-ee-en). The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. And a princess from a faraway land will befriend her. But something evil dwells in the castle-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.

    This book series honestly has me enthralled. The story is amazing and there are turns at each corner that make you want to turn the pages. In the first book, Celaena goes through many trials and tribulations as she comes out from a prison that she has been in for a year. Of course, there are parts as well that are very predictable. Sarah J. Maas paints quite the descriptive picture from fights to grand court balls to Celaena enjoying a feast as she gobbles up food like there is no tomorrow. The characters are well fleshed out and there isn't anyone that you really don't like other than the actual "bad guys" who appear. Throne of Glass is the first book in the series of Throne of Glass. There is a prequel book that I have not read yet of Celaena's time before her prison journey called The Assassin's Blade. Feel free to take a look at this series if you like Fantasy stories involving courts and "magic." In this series there are 7 books so far with the seventh one, the Kingdom of Ash coming out this October.

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