Throne of Glass
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Throne of Glass


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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 four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. 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.

Title:Throne of Glass
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:404 pages

    Throne of Glass Reviews

  • Kitten Blue
    May 24, 2012

    Are you kidding me? What the hell is this shit? How do you screw up your story quite so badly after starting from an INCREDIBLE premise involving the most notorious assassin in the land - now a slave ...

  • Navessa
    Dec 14, 2013

    What I was expecting: What I got: Assassin fail. Annoying heroine win. Maybe I could buy this chick as a badass had she not been:- Annoying - Immature- Petty- Vindictive- Judgemental- Unintelligent - ...

  • shady
    Sep 29, 2011

    First cover: "Yeah, don't I look badass in this? Wait, hold on, does my hair and makeup look okay? I think I need to pose like this, so I look all strong and tough."Second cover: "Fuck off or I'll end...

  • Rick Riordan
    Nov 25, 2014

    Caleana Sardothien, young woman assassin, is betrayed and sentenced to the salt mines of Endovier. After a year, however, she is given an opportunity: If she wins a contest to become the king's champi...

  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    Jun 08, 2015

    3.5-4 stars? I CAN'T DECIDE JUST YET!I decided to reread this book, as I am about to continue on with the series, finally!I did really enjoy this the second time round, but found myself a little more ...

  • Inge
    Oct 09, 2014

    DNF 35%Meet Celaena. She’s the world’s best assassin. Or so we’re told. She’s very, very talented. Very talented. And famous. She’s also really, really, really, really, really, really, reall...

  • Ben Alderson
    Feb 15, 2013

    I DID IT!!! OMFFFFFFG! THIS BOOKWAS JUSTSOF******GOOD! What is even going on, how did i not read this sooner! I am now onto Crown Of Midnight and DYING! LOVE LOVE LOVEI FINALLY READ IT PEOPLE! SO HAPP...

  • Lyanna (I need a Herondale in life)
    Mar 25, 2014

    Want to be updated on everything Throne of Glass?Visit the Throne of Glass fansite!CELAENA be all like:Leaving me like:Let me just clear things up. People are rating this book low because they don't "...

  • Janina
    Jun 03, 2012

    Sorry, but it looks like I've been excited for NOTHING. After enticing me with its promises of a reading experience reminiscent of Megan Whalen Turner and George R.R. Martin, Throne of Glass ultimatel...

  • Natalie Monroe
    Jan 04, 2013

    Once again, it seems like I'm in the minority for this book because I didn't like it. It's such a shame too because I'd heard a lot of good stuff about it. Oh well, maybe it's just me...or maybe becau...

About Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too