Celaena Sardothien is the best assassin in the kingdom. Trained by the King of Assassins from when she was just 8 years old, she was the best of the best. That is, until she was caught and thrown into the king’s death camp. Now, after 2 years working in the mines, she is retrieved and brought to the king’s castle where she is faced with a choice: either work as the king’s personal assassin and be free or go back to the mines.
Throne of Glass is one of the best books I’ve read in a while. The main character is the textbook definition of kick-butt. Unlike other books with an obviously weaker male character constantly saving the ‘strong’ female character, Celaena saves herself and everyone else. The setting is interesting and original, and provides a fascinating mix of action and political intrigue. The only thing that could really make the book better is if there wasn’t a love triangle, but even that is resolved in a satisfying conclusion. Despite it’s cheese cover, readers of Graceling will really enjoy Throne of Glass.