Author : Sarah J. Mass
Rating : 5 Stars!!!
Paperback, 404 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king's champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.
The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass--and it's there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena's fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.
Source : Goodreads
"Second place is a nice title for the first loser."
Now how should I put this? Almost all the readers, whether in Twitter or Instagram or even Tumblr, Sarah J. Maas invaded the social media through her words and delicious characters. That is why I'm all clouded with curiosity to dive in to the book and see what's the never-ending rush is all about. Throne of Glass dwelled with cruelty and bravery. What makes it unique is her characters moves in a heartbeat, Celaena. She amazes me. Her stubbornness is something I will always enjoy. Reading this brave young lady being enslaved in Endovier, the immeasurable pain she had, it easily struck my heart. Sarah J. Maas describes a characters pain through materializing the readers mind and envision a state of peril that feels like impossible to escape. Needless to say, she nailed it from the start.
Diving into the world of Throne of Glass is like being hovered around mysteriously inside desperate glory. Celeana is something akin to pain, sorrow, misery, and love. In a young age she was faced into the dark pits of slavery. A drastic one. What I always thought about beginnings is filled with flashing joys of innocence, and freedom. But Throne of Glass started as a warrior in a dark battle. It was written down through desperate hope and fear. Every chapter, displays power and conquest.
The setting brought me to a different possibility of unhindered vision of chivalry. and magic. Sarah J. Maas is simply graceful, in the deep content of high prowess; her head is crowned with thoughts which could make her readers remember the fiery eyes of the protagonists. Also, it sets me thinking about the past and how her hope was wreck'd all through that bitter days. A character always has its reasons to bring forth an emerging tremendous heat of revenge.
Dorian and Chaol are these characters that makes my heart melt and dispel for just a moment. They are molded with gentle invitation that comes with defense. They hypnotized me from the very core of my heart. More importantly, it was the time when these men adored Celeana. Even in the middle of the battle, their eyes were filled with fire, and everything is measured by fate. But to be honest, I ship Chaol with Celeana. Because I cannot ship myself with a fictional character and it just breaks my fragile heart. Okay?!
The competition to be the Assasin of the King is indeed impressive as it may please her readers. From the eyes of men who hunts down for a cruel blow, she knows what makes men put knives, run and hide for their advantage. I am undoubtedly all around to see her standing in any kind of trouble. Throne Of Glass is one hell of a hundred circling shadows of darkness, magic, and hope.