If you haven’t picked up this series yet, you have been missing out on some seriously good storytelling.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas is the first book in the Throne of Glass series. Celaena Sardothien, also known as Adarlan’s Assassin, is serving a life sentence in the deadly salt mines of Endovier after making the fatal mistake of getting caught. But one day, Captain of the Royal Guard, Chaol Westfall arrives with a proposition for her- represent the Prince in a to-the-death competition to become King’s Champion and have a chance to bargain for her freedom or die a slave.
(***there will be spoilers***)
First off, I absolutely love Celaena as a character. She’s so sassy and smart and amazing that I can’t help but feel in awe of her. She’s such a strong female character and is thoroughly enjoyable. Secondly, this book is a great introduction to this world. The world building and character building is so thoroughly balanced along with the plot that before you know it, you’re halfway through and then it just feels criminal to put down the book so, you just end up powering through.
There aren’t many stark stand out scenes but there are some that catch your attention. The description of the tapestry hanging in Celaena’s room, the tomb of the First King of Adarlan and his Fae wife Elena, her fight with the ridderak, her final fight against Cain when she slips through the veil and sees dead and evil things around her. These scenes are just so powerful and it would be something for them to be brought to life.
There isn’t a dull moment in this book. The pacing is good and doesn’t allow for any lull because every other chapter has something happening in it.
The writing is so good, so fluent. There are no hiccups and everything weaves together perfectly.
Now, ships! There is a sort of love triangle that is formed between our three main characters- Celaena, Dorian and Chaol. Some readers ship Dorian and Celaena aka Doralena and some ship Chaol and Celaena aka Chaolena. I personally ship Chaolena because they seem to be a more plausible and are more likely to end up together based on the clues hidden throughout the book. Let me know down below who you ship if you’ve read the book. If you havent, pick it up and read it, you won’t regret it.