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After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

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Throne of Glass
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Very interesting
February 14th, 2015
This book was amazing the way the authour expained all that was happing and how she always let the readers hear her pain and feel the feelings that she was feeling. She made it you didnt want to put
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Throne of Glass
January 28th, 2015
It was pretty good the writing was a little shabby and there was hardly any detail but the plot was interesting and unique. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to your readers 10-13.
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January 3rd, 2015
A storyline filled with suspense and desperation to break free. A book that kept me wanting more, from the moment I started reading the very first page
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Very nice
December 25th, 2014
Romance and Killing I would say this is more of a 3 and 1/2 stars. Almost a 4.The thing I enjoyed the most about this book was not the good fight scenes, or magic or slow building mystery, or kickass female lead character...but the budding triangle. And I hate that sort of thing. Why I enjoy it this time is that I felt the strongest point of the book was the characters and their development. None were flat or too predictable. They had distinct personalities and all pretty likable. And importantly....their actions and reactions make sense and don't feel forced. I enjoyed all of their interactions. So I find myself rooting for all of them. All of their interactions were interesting and never boring. I look forward to future books and how they develop as well as discovering more about Celaena and her history and importance in the fight for the future of the kingdom coming.The next Major point for me was Celaena herself. I like that she was this trained killer, and very hard due to her life experiences, but she also had this vulnerability about her that made her relatable. Sometimes in the quest to create this tough, badass female character...the character is made too hard. Like steel...and kind of become removed from the reader. I like that she still had this part of her that like pretty dresses and a good looking face, and who was damaged and made mistakes, and sometimes wanted to run and hide and quit…she wasn’t not perfect...they all made for an interestin
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Amazing book
October 5th, 2014
I read the summary and knew this was the right book for me. Once I downloaded it I read it nonstop and finished in less than 5 hours. It's a great book for people who like books about girls dominating and older setting from medieval times. This book has some very descriptive parts and it draws my into the book like I'm actually there. I loved it
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Throne of glass
September 26th, 2014
Great start for what I hope to be a fantastic series
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Throne of Glass
September 21st, 2014
I love the main character and how she was shown in this book! If you like books with action, then this is the one for you!
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Loved it!
July 5th, 2014
Everything is not what it seems!
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YES
May 23rd, 2014
I LOVE THIS BOOK
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Jam
May 19th, 2014
It was better then I expected! I will definitely be reading it again and again; also I cant wait to purchas and read the prequels and the second book.
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Totally amazing.
April 7th, 2014
I went into this thinking it would be like The Demonologist, very very slow to start. I was so happy that its not and I enjoyed bit to the last page. I can't wait to read the next one.
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A really fun read!
April 6th, 2014
Well written, not too cliched, and an interesting journey to go on.
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Much Better Than Expected
April 6th, 2014
I thought this might a sort of copy of Hunger Games. I soon found it to be original and better. The assassin is believable and the magic keeps things interesting. Clearly, there will be a book 2 and i look forward to it,
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March 8th, 2014
My friend has been trying to make me read this for the past year, and I only just got around to reading it. OH MY GOD THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!!!!! I regret waiting so long to read it. I was caught reading under my desk in every class this week, I could not stop reading it!!! 10 stars!
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February 7th, 2014
A good read. Keeps you interested and not a bad plot. Main character is developed and the book is written well.
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February 5th, 2014
This book really kept me entrapped!! I kept wondering how it would all work out and I was not disappointed!
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February 1st, 2014
Extremely good read! Keeps you on the edge of your seat. Always a new twist. Keeps you thinking and wondering what may happen next. Couldn't put it down
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January 29th, 2014
Wasn't completely sold on it when I read the preview but decided to give it a shot anyways. So glad I did. Some parts were a little dry, but the plot definitely made up for it. Highly recommend.
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January 28th, 2014
I simply loved this book. It captivated me and I struggled to put it down. It has a great storyline and I am fascinated by Celeana and her past, present and future. Sarah J Maas is a wonderful author with a natural talent for wording and keeping the story interesting. I cannot wait for the other books to follow and even try to top this already high standard! :D
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January 28th, 2014
I do not know why I waited so long to read Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas. I really don’t…But regardless, I picked it up last week and it was all I could think about. At first, I was expecting something a little like The Hunger Games but in a different period. It’s not really like that though. I’m glad to say it’s completely different. At least to me it was. Celaena Sardothien is a tough kick butt heroine. Trained to be an assassin since she was eight years old by the King of Assassins, she has learned a lot. Now she is an eighteen year old who is smart, caring, a little arrogant…well no scratch that she is really arrogant about her skills and reputation as an assassin. After being imprisoned in the salt mines of Endovier for a year, Dorian Havilliard, Crown Prince of Adarlan gives her a way for her to earn her freedom… Out of 23 competitors, Celaena is the only woman in the bunch. But of course she doesn’t find that the least bit intimidating. Though she is confident in what she can do, the competition is far from a cakewalk even for someone like Celaena and soon people start ending up dead. Worried not only about her safety, but those of her friends and people, she realizes that she must do whatever it takes to stop the evil that’s begun all while fighting to become the King’s Champion. Some of my favorite scenes include Dorian and Celaena. They have such witty banter. These two could argue/talk all day and I would never tire of it. There chemistry is great. I’m secretly hoping that they get together in the end. I kept telling myself just one more chapter, one more chapter. I was so enthralled by the story that I quickly lost track of time and before I knew it, it was 4 in the morning. I haven’t gotten that into a book in forever. The pace of the story was good and there is plenty of action, adventure, deception, and solid characters that kept me more than a little entertained. I. Loved. It. Now I am on to the second book, to discover what happens next. If you enjoy fantasy or historical fiction with some action/adventure than I would definitely recommend this book in an instant.
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