June 6-July 27
Throne of Glass begins the sweeping saga of assassin Celaena Sardothien, who is serving a life sentence in the mines of Endovier - until a young captain of the guard offers her a deal. She will have her freedom, on one condition: she must fight to win a deadly competition to serve as the champion of the king. The king who rules his kingdom with a cruel and merciless hand. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, her destiny will claim her. Now available in this gorgeous new package, the Throne of Glass Collector's Edition features unique foil-stamped cover art, a ribbon marker, beautiful new interior page designs, colour endpapers and a new map of Erilea.
Review : After living the the salt mines for a year she is taken and given an oppurtuinty to be the kings champion but she has to compete to do so here we meet Dorian and Chaol they are to take her back with her . Dorian is the king's son known as the crown prince . The tests have start and the other champions other than two are freaks . Champions are starting to die and not by normal ways eaten brains a creature is doing this Celena meets a princess name Nehemia they soon become friends . Celaena starts learning about wordmarks and people can bring evil out of them . Soon Celaena starts seeing the old queen Elena and she's telling Celaena that she needs to win . Celeana and Dorian start to get close on christmas or Yule as they call it he gives her a puppy which she names fleatfoot they end up kissing . kaltain who the duke ends up using to try to drug Celeana see Kaltain wants Dorian . Celaena finds against Cain and wins Chaol ends up killing Cain . we find out Nehemia could understand the language all along . Celaena is the kings champion she breaks things off with Dorian onto the next book .
Quotes : “Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”
“You could rattle the stars," she whispered. "You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.”
“We all bear scars,... Mine just happen to be more visible than most.”
“No. I can survive well enough on my own— if given the proper reading material.
“My name is Celaena Sardothien. But it makes no difference if my name's Celaena or Lillian or Bitch, because I'd still beat you, no matter what you call me.”
“I like music," she said slowly, "because when I hear it, I . . . I lose myself within myself, if that makes any sense. I become empty and full all at once, and I can feel the whole earth roiling around me. When I play. I'm not . . . for once, I'm not destroying, I'm creating.”
No matter what happens," she said quietly, "I want to thank you."
Chaol tilted his head to the side. "For what?"
Her eyes stung but she blamed it on the fierce wind and blinked away the dampness. "For making my freedom mean something.”
She moaned into her pillow. "Go away. I feel like dying."
"No fair maiden should die alone," he said, putting a hand on hers. "Shall I read to you in your final moments? What story would you like?"
She snatched her hand back. "How about the story of the idiotic prince who won't leave the assassin alone?"
"Oh! I love that story! It has such a happy ending, too—why, the assassin was really feigning her illness in order to get the prince's attention! Who would have guessed it? Such a clever girl. And the bedroom scene is so lovely—it's worth reading through all of their ceaseless banter!