Throne of Glass (Paperback)
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An assassin, a prince and the captain of the guard walk out of a slave camp. Their story will rewrite the world. Skip directly to page one, do not pass go, do not collect $200.00. Trust me.— Sam, Tattered Cover
The Throne of Glass Series is a captivating series. The main character, Celaena Sardothien, was trained to be an assassin. She was caught by the royal palace, and thrown into the salt mines, a life sentence. But the king needed a new Champion, the fancy word for professional killer. Chaol, Captain of the Guard, hires Celaena to be his entry into the contest (to determine who will become the King's Champion). This takes you through Celaena's time at the castle, and into her assignments from the King. Though the author goes into much detail in Celaena’s career of an assassin, making the vivid descriptions almost to much.— Taryn, Student at Excel Academy in Arvada, CO
In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king's champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.
The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass--and it's there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena's fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.
About the Author
Throne of Glass was Sarah J. Maas's first full-length novel to be published, though she already had a large online fan base, many of whom discovered this fantasy world in its first incarnation on www.fictionpress.com, written when Sarah was just sixteen. Throne of Glass was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Teen Book of the Year and has sold in thirteen languages. Sarah lives in Southern California, USA.
You can find out more about Sarah and Throne of Glass at www.sjmaas.livejournal.com.
“Readers seeking the political intrigue of Kristen Cashore's Graceling and its sequels or the deadly competition at the heart of The Hunger Games will find both in Maas's strong debut novel. . . . The verve and freshness of the narration make for a thrilling read.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A teenage assassin, a rebel princess, menacing gargoyles, supernatural portals and a glass castle prove to be as thrilling as they sound. . . . Celaena is still just a teenager trying to forge her way, giving the story timelessness. This commingling of comedy, brutality and fantasy evokes a rich alternate universe with a spitfire young woman as its brightest star.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas is a tale full of surprises and shadows, where deadly seeds are sown with the promise of more danger to come. A fascinating glimpse into the dark side of Cinderella.” —Colleen Houck, the NYT Bestselling author of the Tiger's Curse series