Throne of Glass by Sarah J MASS
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on August 7, 2012
Genres: Young Adult, fantasy
Source: personally bought
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I would give this book 4.75 for a review.
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 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.
Very good start to the series! The world building was a bit weak but towards the end i grew to really love it! I really liked the characters and the presence of fantsey world in the future is exciting! I really loved the various POV that we got in this book. I thought the pacing of this book was also super well crafted. I really enjoyed the different types of characters we met in this novel. I thought the world building overall was awesome but thought the world building towards the end was a bit rush. Excited to get my hands on the next one soon!