Series: Throne Of Glass # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Fantasy/Historical
Author: Sarah J. Mass
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release Date: August 7, 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 kings 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.
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.”
Now, this is one amazing book. Jammed-packed with action, revenge, and a girl who is yearning for her freedom, it only took a few paged before I was done for.
The plot of the book is the best part of the book. A girl, who is taught by the best of the best, who is a threat to anybody, finds her way into the royal court. From the very first page, Celaena is intrigued. Raised harshly, trained vigorously, Calaena is not your average girl. She speaks her mind. She’s not afraid to stand up for herself or for others. She is rare. So rare that she catches the eyes of lots of people who are just waiting for her to fall.
The characters of the books all have twisted lives in which they are playing by the rules. You know, doing what you have to do just because is it your position to do it. How can you truly be happy in what you are doing? Each character is build up carefully to come into their destiny in their own time. I like who all the characters come to the realization of who they really are and who they want to be. I can’t wait to see them take that stand.
The love interest is frustrating yet so addicting. As the reader, you want it to happen so bad. But, there are too many circumstances playing against them right now. The reader will have to wait for other parts of the story to play out before they can claim their love. As of now, their foundation is set and so ready to go!!
Throne Of Glass is a thrilling read! Satisfying and engaging, each chapter is filled with more action, more anger, more love until you are ready to combust. The key elements of a fierce warrior is written fantastically. I can’t begin to tell you the amount of emotions I felt within my heart. Ms. Mass painted a wonderful picture, enough to make me want more. Throne Of Glass is an epic story that will dazzle the reader!
I give it 5 BITES!