Guys! GUYS! I finally read the first book in Throne of Glass series! And I am completely in love! All I want right now is to run to the closest store and buy all the other books in the series! It was THAT good.
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.
WHAT I LIKED:
- Frankly, this is probably one of the best YA fantasy I’ve read since completing The Mortal Instruments in December last year. I loved THE WRITING. Easy to read, but filled with details about characters and scenes, it had just enough descriptions to transport me in the magic world and completely forget about everything and everyone around me. If that’s not the greatest feat of every book, then I am not sure what is!
- UUUUH, CAPTAIN WESTFALL. I know.. I know… There is probably a «Prince Dorian fan club» going on, but I just LOVED Captain Westfall. All the grumpiness, all the small hints made my heart jump with happiness.
- And of course, the badass Celaena Sardothien! I was sorry for her, I was scared with her, I wanted to be her! Thank you for not including an idiot of the protagonist who does everything to get herself in trouble! A strong and intelligent assassin is a great alternative to what we are all used to in YA fantasies.
For all of you who already read and loved the books in the series, let me know in the comments down below how much better does the story gets? (Because I heard that it gets whole lot better!)