Throne of Glass was the second book I read this past August, and HOLY MOLY, did I have fun.
I’m that weird breed of reader that hardly buys books until after I’ve read them* (there’s something called a LIBRARY, ALRIGHT) and I was literally halfway through Throne of Glass and I immediately sauntered over to Book Depository and ordered the next two books beCAUSE THRONE OF GLASS IS JUST THAT GOOD.
Has it been bad for my wallet? Eh, maybe. Is it a problem? Absolutely not.
I’m aware that that this series is very much a love it or hate it kind of thing, so I’m sorry if you hated it and really want me to take an hour to bash it till it’s dead** because YOU’RE NOT GONNA FIND THAT HERE.***
Becuase I loved it. #sorrynotsorry
So let me
rant to no end and pretend to be professional talk about it.
*Except classics… I’m not going to count the ones I own and HAVEN’T EVEN TOUCHED. They’re just so addicting and I know they’re going to be good SO LEAVE ME ALONE.
**Who are you, really? That’s cruel!
***Am I screaming too much? SHOULD I TONE IT DOWN???
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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.