Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Hardcover: 416 pages
File Size: 761 KB
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1 edition (August 7, 2012)
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 three years and then be granted her freedom.
Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. 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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I’m a 25 year-old YA fantasy author living in the desert in Southern California. My debut novel, Throne of Glass, was published by Bloomsbury Children’s on August 7th, 2012.
I was born/raised in Manhattan, but traded freezing winters and sweltering summers for No Winter Ever Weather when I followed my then-boyfriend (now husband!) out to California in 2008. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College with a degree in Creative Writing, and a minor in Religious Studies. I’m represented by Tamar Rydzinski of the Laura Dail Literary Agency.
Oh!My!Goodness! What a Debut!! This is a FABULOUS book!!! I LOVED it. Maas has created a magical world that you never want to leave. There is drama every which way you turn. Plus a female assassin that you will fall in love with. You route for her the entire novel. The characters are rich a full of personality that make them realistic and even relate-able. I cannot praise this book enough… I even bought a Kindle copy (and the novellas) after receiving an ARC from NetGalley. I HIGHLY suggest reading this book! I look forward to A LOT more from Sarah J. Maas.