Throne of Glass
Published by: Bloomsbury USA Children's
Published on: August 7th 2012
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.
Hah, well I finally got started on this series! Bout time huh? I'm not a person who usually reads fantasy so quickly but OH THIS BOOK. I loved the world, the characters, and the plot is so fun! Hopefully I can get to the next book soon because I am excited to see what happens next.
So let's talk about the characters in this book because I just love all of them. Celaena, our main character, is probably one of the best protagonists I have read in awhile. She is so smart, sassy, hilarious, and such a badass character. I loved reading her snarky and sassy-arrogant remarks toward, just everyone! Dorian is a charmer- he is just someone who can be the best friend you laugh at and tease constantly. I just loved how Dorian and Celaena slowly started become friends and bonding over things like books and puppies. (Yes! The assassin likes puppies!) Then we have Chaol! He is such a shy and very private person but damn the guy can really fight. I just really loved how even though it may seem like Chaol hated Celaena, he really did want t protect her and make sure that she wasn't dead by the end of the book. Nehemia, the foreign princess, was a great character. She is so sweet, wise, and a great person. I loved the friendship she was able to develop with Celaena and I really cannot wait to read more about her.
I really liked the world in this book. How they always mention that magic was banned and there are different countries and provinces. I do think the "no magic" thing will play a huge part in future books and I am super excited to see more of that and where it will go to.
Throne of Glass's plot was so great to read about. The concept of it being a competition and then the mystery of contestants being killed off just was glorious. It easily could have become too much stuff going on but if this book were only about the competition, it would get boring and repetitive pretty quickly. I did like how Sarah didn't fully neglect the competition because reading about the challenges and tests Celaena had to go through were actually really enjoyable to read. The ending was just the most suspenseful thing. I can't say what exactly happens but whatever happened made the book better than it already was. And it was already pretty good! The ending also made a great set up for the next book and I can already make a few predictions on what will happen. Sarah's was also really really good. Super excited to get to the next books.
I gave this book 5 stars because I just really really loved it.
The ending battle was intense. I was 100% sure something bad would happen to Celaena (other than the fact that Kaltain drugged her) and she would end up dead, half dead, or just not win this competition. When she started fighting back and seeing Elena again I was just in utter shock because
And as for whose side I'm on when it comes to the guys, honestly I can't choose, so don't make me haha.