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Wow, what a book! Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas is surprising and fast. I did not think it would take me so much. I am not joining all the fangirls, but I most definitely will read on with this series.
Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Title & Author: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Release Date: August 7 2012
Series: Throne of Glass
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 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.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas pulled me in immediately. I was hooked by the time I hit page 20 and did not want to put it down anymore. I enjoyed the world, the people who live in it and the contest. Then there is also Elena, who comes with a very vague message for Celaena, which makes it all the more interesting!
Celaena is a compelling, witty character. I like her sarcasm and her growth during this book. Her courage is great and she does her best not to let her past distract and Elena distract her too much from her goal.
Queen Elena seems a bit of a weird character. She seems to have more knowledge about things, but does not let the reader know why and she does seem to disappear when it is the most convenient.
Chaol feels a bit like the love-intrest that is too low for the main character and that gives them problems with Celaena’s position. But the same can be said from Prince Dorian, he is too high for her. Although I think I like Chaol more then Prince Dorian. I can’t really explain why, but it might be because I feel Dorian is a bit of a whiner. But I am not sure.
I was suspicious of Princess Nehemia from the beginning. She is the daughter of kingdom that is treathened by Adarian, the land that the book is set in. But all my suspicion was not needed and I really like that. Usually characters like Nehemia are treaters and she is that completely not.
I am looking forward to reading Crown of Midnight, the second book in the series. The end of Throne of Glass does feel like a rounded story, but I am curious how Celaena will keep up with court.
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