Book Review: Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) (Sarah J. Maas)

Wednesday, 2nd of November 2016

How’s it shakin’ bacon?

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Today I, finally, finished Throne of Glass. Yay! Excitment! (I want to start with: still not over Sam! Damn you Sarah J. Maas!!!)

Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught.

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?

The story takes up one year after the events of the prequel book of novellas: Assassins Blade and in that time Celaena has spent in a death camp in Endovier. There she gets an offer from Captain Choal Westfell – become the Princes Champion and engage in a tournament to become the Kings Assassin and earn her freedom. Should she fail in this tournament she’d return to the Death Camp. Naturally, she accepts said offer. It truly became an intense ride. The story was very interesting, characters were pretty cool (though notably lacked a Sam Cortland) and I found it was well written. Plenty mystery, some romance (though can’t say I’m much for those love triangles though)… well, an over all well rounded story.

I’ve spent most of the day trying to formulate some sort of cohesive set of thoughts relating to the story and it legitimately left me frazzled. I think the story while not wholly a work of complete originality was creative. I wasn’t sure about the love triangle which features in every other series at the moment (and because neither of them were Sam!). I try to approach a book or a game with a fairly open mind and try to view it as something unique in and of itself. However, the tournament reminded me of the training portion of the Hunger Games. Small yes, but all the same. I think this book and perhaps even the whole series is going to be something you’ll either love or hate. I loved it and would highly recommend it to anyone. Now, on to book two!!!

Until next time, warm hugs

Morgenstern!

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