Ten years ago, magic vanished.
At this point in her life, notorious assassin Celaena Sardothien found herself in the last place she expected. “She’d always been so sure she’d make it. But, if she was being honest with herself, Cel- aena wasn’t so sure anymore” (pg. 159).
After being in a criminal labor camp for the past year, she is given an opportunity by the Crowned Prince of Adarlan for her freedom.
But, as all things in life, it comes with a price. She must compete against 23 other criminals, ex-soldiers and assassins for the title of Champion of the King of Adarlan.
The 13-week competition does not go as planned. Within the walls of the Glass Castle lurks an ancient evil that is killing the other competitors one by one.
Celaena, Captain Chaol Westfall of the Royal Guard and Prince Dorian Havilliard of Adarlan must work together to not only overcome this evil alone but also help Celaena win the Champion title.
Will these three be able to create a bond of friendship? Is her being an assassin something that the Prince and Captain can look past to form that relationship?
Throne of Glass begins a series of adventures across lands, and uses magic to tell the readers that family does not mean blood.
No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas also tells readers that we all have the ability to go out into the world and “Rattle the Stars” (pg. 399).
This first installment of the “Throne of Glass” series is both entertaining and heart-wrenching. In the month of August, it celebrates 10 years of being on shelves across the world.
The internal struggle the main char- acter goes through is one where I want to reach through the pages and give her a hug and tell her everything will be alright.
Not only is it emotional in that way, but it is also hilarious with the banter between the three main characters.
These three are very important to the plot throughout the series. The view into this alternate world is incredible especially with the different languages and creatures in their history that are depicted.
This young adult fantasy book and series is a way for readers to step outside of their everyday lives and experience a new world.
It might not be an ideal world, with haunting creatures, an evil king and a war that would be started at any moment, but it has side plots that make you want to fly through the book to know more.
Some of those moments occur when two characters are having a conversation and the reader can tell that they are clearly in love.
We, as readers, want to yell and scream at them for not seeing it themselves. Those moments and so many more are the ones that have readers chomping at the bit for more.
Sarah J. Maas does this so well in every book she writes, and she makes you feel as though you are a part of the story; sometimes so well that you do not even notice unless you read the book a second time.
This series sits proudly on my bookshelf and will be read over and over again.