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Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Rating: A polarizing read that will thrill some people (like me). Action, intrigue, a love triangle, and some seriously memorable characters.
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.
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.
Previously on Gillian and the Throne of Glass: While reading the prequel novellas, I met a kick ass assassin girl named Celaena Sardothien. She had mad martial arts skills, great taste in clothes, and I got to know every facet of her personality, but not her back story. I was introduced to a detailed fantasy world full of depth, mystery, blood, and corruption (heavy on the corruption). I fell in love with a boy named Sam and ended up seriously suffering for it (in a good way. Books that make you suffer the feels are the best kinds of books out there).