Let me start off by saying that this is the first time that I am reading this series and I am shook. I tried reading Throne of Glass before diving into A Court of Thorns and Roses but I then found the story difficult to get into, but upon giving it a second shot, I am in love.
The review contains spoilers!
Celaena has served her time in the salt mines of Endovier and she gets dragged before the Crown Prince of Adarlan who offers her a deal – win her freedom back by becoming the new royal assassin.
She would have to compete against all kinds of criminals – thieves, assassins and some warriors from all across the empire to win back her freedom. But during the competition, contestants start turning up dead quickly one after the other so Celaena decides to investigate before she too falls victim to the murderer. That investigation leads her to uncover a greater destiny than she could have thought of.
My final thoughts: As always, I am in awe of Sarah J. Maas’s storytelling, world and character building. I am almost towards the end of the series as I write this and I am so, so in love with the characters and of course, I will keep sharing my thoughts regarding the series. This is a series about magic, hurt, love, growing up and learning to face your demons. It touches on the subjects of child abuse, slavery and other painful topics as well, but also does a wonderful job of building friendships where an enemy bridge is supposed to stand. I was expecting to go in an all-Chaolena mode at my reread, which I didn’t do, even while reading Crown of Midnight I was cheering on for Dorian.
You might find the beginning of Throne of Glass a bit difficult to go through, but if you manage to get over the first few chapters, you will come to appreciate all the seemingly uninteresting characters, trust me.
A quote: “You could rattle the stars,” she whispered. “You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.”
Have you read this series yet and if so, how excited are you for Kingdom of Ash?