Book Review #239
Title: Throne Of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, 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. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.
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.
I’m so glad that I can finally pick up this book after putting it off for so long to wait for the entire series to finish. Now, I can read them all straight back to back. I have seen the hype centering around the series and already having read the ACOTAR series, I was hoping for a lot since everyone is raving so much about it. But when I read it, I keep getting distracted and losing my attention elsewhere. It hadn’t completely gripped my entire focus and left me slightly disappointed.
Though Celeana has a great reputation as an assassin, I find that she still has a big heart and quite compassionate at times. Her beauty makes a lot of men venture their attention and desire towards her. Even from the beginning, her relationship with Dorian will never work because of the lives they lead because after all she will always be the assassin while he is the crown prince, destined for king.
This is after all the first book in the series and I really hope that there will be much more to come and the time and effort from my side to read this story will all be worthwhile.