Throne of Glass Book Review

Cowgirl’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Genre: High Fantasy, Young Adult

Series: First Book

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA

Length: 406 Pages-Ebook

Author Information: Website and Instagram

“Get up,” And in that moment somehow his face was the only thing that mattered.

I am going to do book review on Throne of Glass by Sarah J Mass. She did a great job on this book. Action, mystery and a hint of romance! You did not get overwhelmed by the romance. That’s a good thing. I like it but some in aspects, I didn’t. You will see that in many other books. But in real life, it does happen too.

Balance is good. She mixes a good plot, great and well rounded/develop characters and action in this book and it makes for a great book for fantasy lovers. I love fantasy books.

This map is where you will see Celaena’s world and get to know where places are too. Maps in the fantasy world are very helpful.

‘Libraries were full of ideas-perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons’

I just love that quote! I love books, libraries and reading! But I know one book that can be the most powerful book in the world, the bible!

The award-winning first installment of the New York Times bestselling series…

Meet Celaena Sardothien.

Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.

In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, Celaena, an assassin, is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion.

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass—and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.

The main female protagonist, Celaena Sardothien, has had a very messed up childhood. You can read about it in The Assassin’s Blade.

She undergoes many tests in this competition. There is this one person who tries to out beat her at every test. Then she learns something something about him too.

You will meet a few characters in the book and you will get to know them as well. My two favorite characters are Chaol and Nehemia along with Celaena. I did not like the Prince Dorian. Those characters, you will get see more than other characters. There are some characters that you will like and others, you will not.

These four characters except for Celaena, you will see the most in this book. There are well-develop characters.

Nehemia-The Princess

She is a supporting character along with Chaol and Dorian. She is a character that you like will like. During her visit in Adarlan, she meets and befriends Celaena. On my view with Nehemia, I felt the same way as Celaena did in the book about her until something happens to prove that wrong. It taught me again, to never go with another person’s opinion of someone else. Always learn the facts and get to know that person before judging them based on hear say. The reason she is in Adarlan, she is to learn the language and customs of the people. She became one of my favorite characters.

Choal Westfall-Captain of the Guard

He went to Endorvier, into the salt mines to get Celaena for the Crown Prince. Because of what she is, Chaol does not trust her one bit. I don’t blame him. I wouldn’t either. She is in an assassin but she didn’t have a choice on that because of her master, Arobynn Hamel in the Assassin’s Guild in the slums in Rifthold. I can understand that too. You did not want disobey him cause you would pay for it dearly. You would find out what her master did to her in Assassin’s Blade. He doesn’t like her either but he helps her train. He can be bit rough on the edges but once you get to know him, he is a nice quit man. He is very loyal too. He became one of my favorite characters.

Dorian Havilliard-Crown Prince

The Crown Prince of Adarlan. His father is the king. The king is mean and cruel and wants power. Dorian is nothing like his father. He is a ladies man but Celaena got his eye. He just rubbed me the wrong way. I don’t know why. I did not like him. He was way too full of himself.

The book was great all around. I love it! Sarah has put hints and clues in the books that will play out in later books.

“You could rattle the stars… You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you the most.”

I also did a book review on the prequel, The Assassin’s Blade.

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