Meet Celaena Sardothien.
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?
What a fantastic, compelling, addictive novel, I literally loved every second of it.
Where do I basically start? Well let me just briefly talk about the one thing I found a bit annoying, even though I absolutely loved this book, there was a moment where I had to remind myself this was a YA novel.
Okay....Celaena is the worlds best assassin, she can basically kill someone in a blink of an eye. So why during the book did she act like she didn't have a clue what she was doing. I know she was in that death camp for a year so her abilities might have worn off, but come on.
It was a few things like that in the middle of the book where I assumed she was better than what she was, essentially.
Now that was the only problem I had, which in contrast is minor. Throne of Glass was interesting to read, because even though it had it's typical "YA" theme with the love triangle, the romance in the story really took a back seat. It was there, but it wasn't the main vocal point. And in all honesty, unlike most people who have already read this series, I don't care who she chooses, all I care about is how she is going to survive and hopefully win her freedom.
The premise of this story is basically a group of criminals competing amongst one another, the winner to be named King's Champion. Which means you will be his assassin/slave.
It was slightly like the Olympics (hear me out), every so often they had a trial where they compete amongst each other in different abilities, like archery, poisons and the sort. Whoever was last will be sent away to wherever they were taken from. I did say slightly like the Olympics.
There are a few books out there that I wish I came up with their plot idea, this is one of them. What a brilliant concept.
I enjoyed the majority of these characters, Dorian a cocky but also the most sweetest gentleman. Chaol is the strong character, very good at hiding his true feelings. People are saying there is a love triangle between Chaol, Dorian and Celaena, but I didn't see that throughout the book, all I felt from Chaol was him trying to trust her. If you want to call that falling in love, then so be it.
My favourite character would have to be Philippa, even though her role wasn't a major one, I still loved her. Every time she appeared, it made the story just that more enjoyable.
I should stop rambling on, because I could go on for days about how much I enjoyed this book.
This book is recommended for anyone who wants to start reading Fantasy, it's easy to read and well written. Actually it's for anyone who enjoys reading in general.
Can not wait to read the next book in the series.