Celaena Sardothien, Ardalan’s most feared assassin, has been slaving away in the harsh conditions of Endovier after being captured by the king. She has been there for over a year, and there is no prospect of her ever leaving the work camp–that is, until she is offered a proposition by the crown prince himself. Prince Dorian Havilliard, heir to the throne of Ardalan, has a deal– win the upcoming competition between other assassins, thieves, and criminals, and she could potentially win her freedom. If she loses, she will be sent back to Endovier, where she will remain for the rest of her life. But the competition won’t be an easy way out. It would be gruesome, and competitors may die. Even once the champion is crowned, they will become the king’s own assassin, and serve the king for a decided time before they are actually free. Accepting his offer, Celaena is taken out of Endovier and to the glass palace, where she will face challenging tasks in which competitors will be eliminated. But as the tournament goes on, she realizes that there is something even darker lurking in the glass palace, and it is up to her to stop it. The first of the Throne of Glass series, Throne of Glass is a captivating novel that any fan of The Hunger Games will enjoy. The author, Sarah J. Maas, spins an intriguing and captivating story that keeps readers on the edge of their seat.
For me, I enjoyed the suspense, as well as the traits of the main characters. Celaena Sardothien is strong, independent, and sarcastic. Though everyone sees her as someone who doesn’t care about anything, she does care. I also enjoyed how the book unraveled. Overall, it was a book
that was hard to put down.
Book Review by Rachael Brooke