Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass

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After she has served a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, Crown Prince Dorian offers eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien her freedom on the condition that she act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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kazmi_nida
Feb 21, 2021

This book was such fluff, but I still kinda want to continue it?

This is one of my favorite series, and while book 1 really hooked me, it's not even close to the twists and turns the series takes in the future. It's in this novel where we meet Celaena Sardothien and some other key characters Chaol and Dorian. The plot of the story centers around Celaena being taken from her prison and being brought to the king in order to win a challenge that could win her her freedom and secure her a job as the King's Assassin. The events are a bit predictable, but it really kicks off the series and the next books won't be what you predicted.

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Autumn50006
Feb 04, 2021

It’s a little slow at first but KEEP READING THE SERIES it’s really good trust me!!!

LoganLib_Sheridan Jan 09, 2021

God I just love this series. I know it's kind of trashy but there's something about SJM's writing that's addicting. Do I recognise the flaws in the story? Yes. Do I care? No.

In this book the shifting nature of Celaena's capabilities isn't as obvious because of her recovery from Endovier and she's still building up her skills again.

I also think the love triangle is slightly forced but it also not so evident in this book as Celaena is mostly focused on surviving the challenge to become champion and live another day. Which I mean... fair enough! Also, I am against playboys suddenly reconsidering their lifestyle for one girl (Yes, that means you Dorian!).

One of my favourite things that this series does pretty well is have Celaena remain very feminine but also quite capable of killing you, one doesn't negate the other. She loves her food and her fashion and ogling the men that she is also quite capable of killing.

I love her relationship with Nehemia and SJM did Nehemia wrong in just about every way but mostly by you know... but more of that in the next book. Nehemia is an awesome female friend (something I'm glad Celaena gets more of). They have their fights but they always end up back on each others side where they belong. And if you think about it (sly wink) they would the perfect friends for each other.

I just think this is the tip of the pretty amazing iceberg and each series only gets better from here.

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1Pinkpineped
Dec 31, 2020

Great series, but be aware that after book 2, there is explicit sexuality, which, frankly, I wish she had written in less graphic detail. If she hadn't done that, she would have had a broader audience since it makes it inappropriate for anyone under 17 or 18 or leaving younger readers saying "yuck." Too bad since there is a need for strong, smart, female protagonists for middle school readers.

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cchanson7
Dec 29, 2020

It defiantly sent shivers down my spine. Loved this book! Can't wait to read the next one.

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Simba30
Dec 09, 2020

Throne of Glass is a stunning story of the assassin Celaena Sardothien. Beautifully written by Maas, 18 year old Celaena is taken away from prison and brought to the King to win the challenge. Should she succeed, she will win her freedom and a paid job as the King’s Assassin. As she attempts to win her freedom, she attempts to sort out her love life, feeling conflicted between the Crown Prince and the Captain of the Guard. This is one of my favorite series and the twists and turns, the mysteries, and the emotion packed into each book is terrific. I absolutely love this series and recommend reading it.
Age Rating 14-15+

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isharao
Nov 03, 2020

Celeana, an assassin, was brought to the Crown Prince of Adarlan after spending a year at a prison, Endovier. She was offered a deal which allowed her to be the kings champion for four years and then she would be granted freedom. However to win her spot as the kings champion she must first win a competition against other assassins. Despite her hatred for the king she accepted the offer and began training to get past the elimination rounds. During her time at the castle, Celeana made both friends and enemies who either supported her or attempted to destroy her. Prince Dorian showed interest in her, Captain Westfall pushed her to succeed, and Princess Nehemia became a close friend. Meanwhile, a mysterious murder was on the loose.

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Mia_Baker
Oct 23, 2020

This book is so amazing! A bit slow at the beginning but it gets much better. Especially for people who love Cassandra Clare, its a huge page turner that you cant look away from!

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glumpkin
Aug 18, 2020

I don't want to write a long summary, but I think that the book was amazing!! I definitely recommend!!!!

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colleen_kallas
Jan 26, 2021

"Libraries were full of ideas - perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons."

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colleen_kallas
Jan 26, 2021

"We each survive in our own way."

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colleen_kallas
Jan 26, 2021

"You didn't need a weapon at all when you were born one."

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BookLover_Lizzie
Aug 09, 2020

“What’s the point in having a mind if you don’t use it to make judgments?” “What’s the point in having a heart if you don’t use it to spare others from the harsh judgments of your mind?”

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Anna Beyer
Jul 04, 2020

"Here's a lesson for you, Weapons master," She said stalking past him "Give me real men to fight. Then maybe I'll bother trying."
-Celeana

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Anna Beyer
Jul 04, 2020

"Mock me again, she spat at Verin, and I'll do that with me sword next time"
-Celeana

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EmberSolstice
Aug 30, 2018

"No. I can survive well enough on my own - if given the proper reading material."

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Mbussey
Aug 25, 2018

“Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”
“Second place is a nice title for the first loser.”

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yuerongchen
Jul 20, 2016

"Sometimes, the wicked will tell us things just to confuse us---to haunt our thoughts long after we've faced them."

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jws714
Jun 29, 2016

“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.”

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navy_turtle_237
Jul 10, 2020

Celaena Sardothien is a teenage assassin in a corrupt kingdom with a cruel and unfair ruler. She travels throughout the land discovering many unexpected allies and friends, suffering severe losses, and finding her purpose. This story follows Celaena Sardothien from her teenage to young adult life in spectacular crystal clear detail. She faces many trials, but through everything she perseveres and deals with the tasks thrown at her.

Sarah J. Maas the author of this book does such an excellent job of pulling you into another world that you will find yourself reading for hours without even noticing that any time has passed.

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3je82rs9
Oct 10, 2017

Adaraln's Assassin was the most feared killer in the world--until she was captured and sent to a prison labor camp to rot. But when the Prince needs a skilled fighter to battle in the royal court and become the King’s Champion, he pulls the assassin out of prison only to find she is a blonde 18-year-old girl. Celaena is as beautiful as she is deadly and she jumps at the chance to earn her freedom. Her mission seems straightforward: be the last (wo)man standing at the end of the competition. What she doesn’t expect is to develop feelings for the two men protecting her and to make an unlikely ally in a princess. Sarah J. Maas’ debut is stunning from beginning to end. Throne of Glass stands-out because of its memorable setting (there is actually a castle made of glass), strong characters, and continuous heart-stopping action sequences. Celaena is a heroine as memorable for her fighting abilities as she is for her quick wit and large heart and I can’t wait to see her grow and change throughout this exciting new series.

olive_bird_01 Jul 22, 2015

Assassin Celaena must fight to the death to become the champion of the king, a man she has sworn to kill.

olive_bird_01 Jul 22, 2015

Assassin Celaena must fight to the death to become the champion of the king, a man she has sworn to kill.

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BriDub
Dec 01, 2018

Sexual Content: The first book contains some non-sexual nudity and some sexual innuendo. By the 5th book, however, the sexual content is very explicit.

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BriDub
Dec 01, 2018

Violence: Throughout the series, there is a lot of violence, which is to be expected for a series about an assassin.

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