Throne of Glass

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books

Review

17-year-old Celaena Sardothien was once the kingdom’s deadliest assassin, but now she serves a life sentence of hard labour in the filthy salt mines of Endovier. She is astonished when the monotony of day-to-day life in the salt mines is interrupted by the arrival of the young Captain Westfall, who offers her freedom – but at a price. Westfall wants Celaena to be the young Prince Dorian’s ‘champion’ in a deadly contest in which she must face the most gifted criminals and assassins in the land. If she wins the tourament, she will be free – but if she doesn’t, she will face death. But when Celaena arrives at the luxurious glass palace to compete in the tournament, she soon discovers that there is more at stake than she could ever expected, and she increasingly finds herself drawn into the intrigues of the Royal court.

Throne of Glass began life on the website fictionpress.com when Sarah J Maas was just 16, and she has since built an enthusiastic online fan base for Celaena’s adventures. Perfect for Game of Thrones fans, this high-octane, action-packed fantasy is pure entertainment, with plenty of amped-up romance, high drama and a daredevil heroine who will particularly appeal to teenage girls.

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