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 kings 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.
You may remember that not long ago I read and recommended three novellas written by Sarah Maas. Well THRONE OF GLASS is what happens after the novellas, continuing with Celaena’s story. Which is awesome, right? Because getting more of a character/world you’ve fallen in love with is always a good thing.
Really guys, once you pick up one book by Sarah Maas, you’ll realize how awesome they all are. Her writing is very detailed and warm. It pulls you in with voice and holds you tight with a fast-paced story that will completely gut you. It’s awesome. I have loved every single one of Sarah’s books, and this was no exception.
I would recommend you start with the novellas, but you don’t really *have* to to understand the story. It just makes it richer in my eyes. I was glad I already knew why Celaena acted the way she did in some scenes — and in depth — because then I was right there with her.
Argh, it’s hard to review this without spoilers everywhere! Hehe. Because I have very spoilerish things I’d like to shout at the world about this book (good things, of course), but I’m going to hold that in and just say: read it. Escape our world in favor of one full of mystery, intrigue, magic, and love. You won’t regret it.
Have any of you read TOG yet? What’d you think?