Title: Throne Of Glass
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release Date: 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 four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. 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.
MY TAKE ON THIS BOOK:
I know I’m late in this game of reviews(see what I did there GOT fans…okay not funny:P)….but I had read this book a few years back…..just had a late head start in the review section. But don’t worry will catch up with all you reviewers out there:D.
Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.
The book starts with the world’s most deadly assassin serving her life sentence in the salt mines of Endovier. She ended in the salt mines as she committed a mistake of getting caught. Well one day she gets hauled to the Palace by Young Captain Westfall and is offered a deal by Prince Dorian for her freedom …..but there is a catch , she has to win the champion competition. This is not your normal competition but her opponents are her colleagues from the ATW(assassin,thieves, and warriors)club.
Now onto the characters, Celaena…even though she is the deadliest assassin in the world….shez a softy. She is prideful and somewhat a mystery in this book. As usual, there is love triangle connection between her, the prince and the captain. Got to read till the end of the series to see who the endgame is for her. But honestly…got to say ,this is the first time I liked both the male characters in the triangle(I usually hate one of them and will get pissed of if the heroine doesn’t end up with the one I like). Love the dynamic between the three main characters.
Throne of Glass is an engrossing debut and keeps you hooked up until the end. It’s a mix of fantasy, mythology, and Celaena kicking some ATW ass. Please go ahead with this series, its worth it. Can’t wait for the entire series to release.