Welcome to my review, where I review books and series in ten points! (I also chuck the Goodreads description at the end, in case anyone is curious.)
The complete Throne of Glass series review.
Genre: Young Adult – Epic Fantasy
Target Audience: 17+
Goodreads Rating: 5/5
Reading Order: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Assassin’s Blade, Queen of Shadows, Empire of Storms, Tower of Dawn, Kingdom of Ash.
(The Assassin’s Blade can be read at anytime between the first and third book, but it’s most preferred either before book 1 or after book 3.)
Favourite book in the series: Queen of Shadows.
- Incredible foreshadowing
- Great characterisation
- Natural writing style
- Killer plot.
- Interwoven themes
- Drool-worthy characters
- There’s a puppy!
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 four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. 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.