Throne of Glass Book Review

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Addie Wallace

Assassin's Blade (left), Throne of Glass (center), and Crown of Midnight (right)

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas is about Celaena Sardothien, an assassin. Celaena is summoned to the castle and given a mission. If she can overpower twenty three criminals, she can win her freedom and become the king’s Champion.  Provoked by the prince, protected by the Captain of the Guard, and befriended by a princess from another land, she will have to fight an unknown evil that’s killing her competitors and possibly her world.

This book is a part of an ongoing series of 7 books, where the plot gets bigger and takes a lot of turns. Throne of Glass is a very good book and it kept me on the edge of my seat for the whole book and the rest of the series. The book abounds with interesting subplots from love interests to dark mysteries. As I read the book, I could see the plot unfold and grow deeper through the series.

I like how Sarah J. Maas developed the characters in this book. She created a whole world and gave each person a very detailed and thought out backstory that helps enrich the dark secrets that are being spread. It also helped me to care about the main characters more because they were each individual and had other reasons for their actions beyond what they said.

I was drawn into this series by the first book and have continued to read the rest of the novels; the other series, A Court of Thorns and Roses; and I even met the author when she came to Salt Lake. Sarah J. Maas is a skilled writer, and as I read the novels I was able to see her writing develop and grow. I would recommend Throne of Glass to anyone who is looking for a good fiction book.