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... show more
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 three years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. 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.
Publisher: Audible, Inc.
Edition language: English
Series: Throne of Glass (#1)
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"Your scars are awful" he said, almost whispering. She put a hand on her hip and walked to the dressing room door. "We all bear scars, Dorian.… Mine just happened to be more visible than most." I feel very accomplished, and less like I'm missing out on a significant reading experience, to have fina...
I have to agree with the other reviewers, this is an amazing book. I really enjoyed the characters, the story and Ms. Maas' writing style. The story could actually end right here. Everyone's situation is tidied up and they could all go on their way, so this could be the ending. But, like all good st...
~*Full review on The Bent Bookworm!*~I have done my best to avoid spoilers and there are definitely no plot spoilers! However if you don’t want to know ANYTHING about the characters you might not want to read.[b:Throne of Glass|7896527|Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)|Sarah J. Maas|https://imag...
3.5I had a hard time putting this one down. I gobbled it right up. There were parts where the writing wasn't all that; I wanted more when it came to the different tests. I also thought the pacing was a little weird. It seemed like something I've read before... gentle love triangle, sometimes a feebl...