Friday, 17 August 2012

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Goodreads Summary:

Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught.

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?

My Review:

Finally I have come across something different! This book is pretty amazing. Sarah J Maas has literally created her own world in this thrilling, adventurous and romantic story. (map included) Those of you who enjoyed the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini and the Abhorsen trilogy by Garth Nix should love this new series. I know I did.
Celaena Sardothien has spent her life being judged and still remained proud of her profession, even spending a year in the dreaded Endovier salt mines for her sins but now she is being offered an opportunity that she can hardly refuse. After barely surviving the year she is now offered a chance at freedom but she will have to swallow her pride and jump through hoops to do so, even go against everything she stands for but if she refuses she will die from staying in Endovier much longer, and who could make a decision like that.
Throughout this story the reader will see glimpses of humour, betrayal, mythical creatures, death, trials, a twisted king, a handsome and witty prince and a solemn and serious guard.
It was easy to fall in love with Throne of Glass for all its good parts and bad. It will leave you intrigued and wanting more. J

My Rating: 5/5



  1. Its one of my FAVORITE BOOKS!!!! I would suggest reading the Novellas (if you havent yet). There are 4 of them...

  2. yeah i saw them. i do intend to read them eventually. have a lot to get around to first though. thanks for the advice :) -T

  3. I'm a huge fantasy fan so when I saw rave reviews for this one, I went and ordered the book from TBD. Can't wait until it arrives. Looks great. Love this cover too better than the other one, I think this is the UK cover.


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