Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
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 best.
Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another. Can 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.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas was a real epic first book of a series. There’s enough intrigue to get the reader entrapped until the very last page. Each characters has their own secrets and darkness that makes the reader wanna go deeper to the story to get to know them. I like the world building of Throne of Glass and how the details are vividly discussed and that made me get a grasp of the world on just a few chapters.
The character of Celeana has a very good development, I like how her character gets stronger as the book progresses. There’s still more to her so I’m looking forward to the next book. Chaol and Dorian are both drawn to Celeana, that made me want to go grab the next book and see what is going to come out of their relationships with each other. I also like the feminism that is happening in this book in the characters of Celaena, Elena, Nehemia and (okay, we’ll include her) Kaitlin.
There are things in the story that I haven’t have my full grasp on, especially the part of wyrdmarks but I’m expecting that thing will be more discussed on the next book.
The book is exciting, intriguing and breath-taking till the very last page and I’m so excited to get my hands on Crown of Midnight and watch as Celeana’s and the other characters’ fate unravel.