Title: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J Maas
Series: Supposed to be the first in a 7 book (plus a lot of novellas) series.
Age Range: I would say 14+ due to slightly graphic violent scenes.
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, High Fantasy
Would I recommend it to anyone: Yes, to anyone who likes high fantasy, good fight scenes and a long journey.
Description on Goodreads:
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.
Let me just say this. HOLY SCHNIKEY. This book seriously got me back into fantasy indefinitely. believe I just randomly jumping from Genre to Genre and needed something, different. Something that would make me jump. And boy howdy did it. At first glace I thought that the protaginist was going to be a snobbish snot who /thought/ she was the best… oh was I wrong. Celaena Sardothien is someone can see little girls looking up too. Someone who isn’t afraid to be herself. Without getting all spoilery, I can honestly say this is a series that I plan on seeing to the finish. 🙂
5 out of 5