Throne of Glass
Title: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J.Maas
Published: 7th August 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Young adult, Paranormal
Start Date: 7th August 2022
Finish Date: 8th August 2022
Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.
In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, Celaena, 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.
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.
We start the story off a year later from where we left off in the last novella in Assassin's Blade. Celaena has been in the salt mines as a slave, she is slowly wasting away but one day the Crown Prince and his guard come to free her from her bondage. The King is in need of a Champion and has devised a convoluted plan to obtain one.
All of the King's trusted advisors submit one criminal to a months-long tournament. The one surviving individual endures a few years of servitude in exchange for complete freedom and pardoning of their crimes, well Celaena could not pass up this opportunity of a lifetime but it is not all that it seems.
Someone or something is killing off the other champions, the Royal Court want to be rid of her and to top it off, the Crown Prince is attracted to her, which is a far higher price on everything.
The one thing that I adore about Celaena and what makes me relate to her is her love for her books, no matter what she always has them.
Honestly, I do not know why I dragged my feet on reading this series, it is amazing! Sarah J.Maas writing does not disappoint and she kept me hooked. The characters were well formed and excellently developed. The pacing of the story and the evolution of the story was impressive. The 404 pages seem to fly on by, I could not put the book down but I had to sleep! I could see a hint of a Cinderella storyline with the ghost of the Old warrior queen being Celaena's fairy godmother.