Throne of Glass
Books | Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Sarah J. Maas
'One of the best fantasy book series of the past decade' TIMEEnter the realm. Unleash the darkness. Live the legend.In a land without magic, an assassin is summoned to the castle. Celaena Sardothien has no love for the vicious king who rules from his throne of glass, but she has not come to kill him. She has come to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three murderers, thieves, and warriors in a deadly competition, she will be released from prison to serve as the King's Champion.But something rotten dwells in the castle – and it's there to kill. When her competitors start dying mysteriously, one by one, Celaena's fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival – and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world, and the people she has come to love.Thrilling and fierce, Throne of Glass is the first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series that has captivated readers worldwide.
Sarah J. Maas
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"Sarah J Maas is simply one of the best authors ever each one of her books have been beyond addicting. throne of glass was an amazing series every book there was a surprise that just had me getting up and jumping for joy and excitement after wrapping my head around what can possible happen next what are the characters going to do! highly recommended series!"
"Okay so at first, I was hesitant to start reading this book knowing that if I like it I would have to go through a such long series…but the truth is I’m hooked on it! I really like the characters, the writing style and the plot…and yes I’m freakn curious what happens next !!! 🤓😁…another fan of Throne Of Glass has been born… I’m so lame 😆😉"
"It took a lot of willpower to get me through the first installment of this series. This book was highly recommended to me by a friend of mine, and it took what felt like an eternity to read through the whole book. I got through at least 70% of this book dragging my feet, wondering when it would pick up or at least that I would feel some sort of connection with one of the characters to give me that extra push to power through. Although it did pick up towards the end, I am not sure that I would have made it this far if I hadn’t been told numerous times that the series is worth the wait. Throughout the story, you follow an assassin who is given a shot at freedom if she can complete months of training, a series of difficult tasks, and a final dual with specialized thieves, criminals, and other assassins. The choice seems pretty evident, stay in a prison mine for the rest of her life, or take the deal to win back her freedom. She’s told that if she should accept and win, she will be the kings “champion” (aka personal assassin) for a grueling 4 years, which would be followed by a clear name and her freedom. There is a lot of slow character development, which I’m told is due to the fact that the author began writing the series when she was still pretty young. I felt like I struggled to keep some of the characters straight at times, but this may be due to the fact that I would put the book down for sometimes weeks at a time. Once the story picked up and the final duel took place, I will admit I was more invested in the story. Would we even have a story without a love triangle? What about a mysterious villain that you don’t know is behind the whole subplot of attacks until you’re almost done with the book? (However I always do enjoy a little mystery, so I’m not complaining!) I wish that I was more drawn to the story, because I know it’s a long series with a lot of big things coming. But I almost feel like I need to take a break and read something else before picking up the second book. I’m not going to give up on the series just yet, I have faith that with 7 other books, something is bound to happen to reel me in. Stay tuned…"
"I tried to like it but just couldn't. Cons: overly long, lots of repetitive passages, characterization of MC was contradictory and bizarre, some of language sounded like someone talking just because they like to hear themselves talk, excessively melodramatic descriptions. Pros: some creative ideas here, decent world-building, some characters mostly made sense (Nehemia, Chaol). Overall: not worth the time so won't be continuing the series. "