Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas Book Review

Updated: Jan 24, 2021

Throne of Glass

by Sarah J. Maas

Published by Bloomsbury

Book 1 in the Throne of Glass Series

"Nothing is a coincidence. Everything has a purpose. You were meant to come to this castle, just as you were meant to be an assassin."

When magic has gone from the world, and a vicious king rules from his throne of glass, an assassin comes to the castle. She does not come to kill, but to win her freedom. If she can defeat twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition to find the greatest assassin in the land, she will become the King's Champion and be released from prison.

Her name is Celaena Sardothien.

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her.

And a princess from a foreign land will become the one thing Celaena never thought she'd have again: a friend.

But something evil dwells in the castle—and it's there to kill. When her competitors start dying, horribly, one by one, Celaena's fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival—and a desperate quest to root out the source of the evil before it destroys her world


High-Fantasy Intriguing

Young Adult


Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas is the first book in her Throne of Glass series, and it mostly centers around Celaena Sardothien, the world's most notorious assassin, who is pulled out of her imprisonment at the salt mines by Prince Dorian, and the Captain of the Guard, Chaol, to compete as Dorian's champion to win back her freedom, at the price of having to work for his father, the King, for 4 years. While competing against other assassins, thief's, murderers, and even the king's own soldiers, she develops bonds with the prince, and Chaol, as well as a Princess, who will stop at nothing for her people. As she continues throughout the competition, a mystery is brewing. Someone is picking off champions one by one brutally, and leaving weird symbols behind. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes the next victim?

So, this is the second series I have started to read by Sarah J. Maas. I am kinda obsessed with the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, and many Sarah J. Maas fans love and recommend the Throne of Glass series, so I was excited to pick this book up.

My excitement was squashed.

How is it that the author who wrote A Court of Thorns and Roses, wrote this? HOW?!?