Title: Throne of Glass.
Author: Sarah J. Mass.
Year of Publication: 2012 (UK).
Publisher: Bloomsbury (UK).
Format: Available in paperback, an ebook, and an audiobook.
Cost for Paperback (RRP): £6.99 (UK).
Age Range: I suggest from about 14 up, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents first.
This book is the first book in a series called Throne of Glass.
I’ve recently started reading this series, and I love it! It’s main character is called Celaena, and she’s the deadliest assassin to ever live! She would make even Voldemort cry like a baby and could bring down a giant. I love the fact that it’s a girl who isn’t just there to look pretty; though I do imagine her to be very beautiful, her looks aren’t what’s important. I also love the fact that she isn’t some weak little girl who needs saving; she’s the one doing the saving.
It is set in a fantasy realm, not too dissimilar to medieval Europe, only full of magic. Celaena is captured by the tyrant King, and sent to work in a mine where no one survives for more than a few months, but after a year she is still alive and has become the first person to actually attempt an escape that almost worked.
Now, the Crown Prince and his captain have to come offer her freedom. But there’s a catch; she must compete in a competition to become an assassin for the King who killed her parents and sent her to the mines, then once she’s done his dirty work she will be free.
As with any Royal court, there is a lot of politics, deceit, and conspiracy. Celaena must tread carefully or face being sent back to the mines, and be careful of who she trusts in order to win her freedom. With feelings for both the Prince and his Captain to complicate matters, and cryptic messages from a long dead Fae Queen, Celaena has her work cut out.
The next book in the series is called Crown of Midnight. So go check this book out, I hope you like it!
“Of course it’s all happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.