Sometime back in February, I read Throne of Glass on my iPad Mini. I was travelling to and from Austria by myself and was quite distracted (since it was my first time on a plane!) I enjoyed the story, but it didn’t really “hit” me until months later. I loved it! I wanted to continue the series, so I did something crazy and ordered book one to four in the series! I’m going to read and review all the books, but let’s start at the beginning with Throne of Glass.
“After a year of slavery in the salt mines of Endovier, Celaena Sardothien was accustomed to being escorted everywhere in shackles and at sword-point. Most of the thousands of slaves in Endovier recieved similair treatment – though an extra half-dozen of guards always walked Celaena to and from the mines. That was expected from Adarlan’s most notorious assassin. What she did not usually expect, however, was a hooded man in black at her side – as there was now.”
Celaena Sardothien is an eighteen-year-old assassin imprisoned in the salt mines of Endovier. After a year of serving, Crown Prince Dorian makes her an offer: She must enter a contest and become the King’s Champion. After four years of serving the King, she’ll be granted her freedom. She enters the contest, but then her opponents turn up dead…
Celeana Sardothien is one of my favourite book characters. She’s a badass, has humour and is sarcastic as hell. I loved her from the start and loved her even more as the story progressed. I love her relationships with Dorian and Chaol. I’ve said I didn’t like love triangles anymore like a hundred times this year, but I make an exception for this one. Damn, I love them so much.
Throne of Glass has an amazing plot. I read somewhere that it was supposed to be based on Cinderella (but as an assassin) but I don’t see it, though. Not that it matters, it’s perfect the way it is. Some parts were really predictable, but then something crazy happened which made it completely unpredictable! I’m talking crazy here, but trust me, it’s good!
The world is lovely. To my opinion, we didn’t get much world building, but that’s totally okay for me. I didn’t miss it. I actually didn’t even realise it until I started thinking about what to add to this review, hehe! Even though the world wasn’t described all that much, I feel like I have a pretty clear picture of what it’s all supposed to look like. (So either my imagination ran wild, or I just completely missed out on the world building… Oh boy, I’m terrible, hahah!)
My review of Throne of Glass including spoilers and my favourite part of the book can be found on Goodreads.
Throne of Glass is definitely going on my Favourites shelf! Even after reading in twice in about four months, I absolutely love it!
About Throne of Glass
Throne of Glass first appeared on FictionPress, with the title Queen of Glass. In 2009 it was published with the current title by Bloomsbury. It’s part one in the Throne of Glass series. Book five, Empire of Storms, will be released in September. You can find the book on Goodreads and purchase it on Book Depository.