Book It: Throne of Glass

Paola Andrade, Staff Writer

Edited By Julia Stanski

Full-TOGThere are no words to describe Throne of Glass, by Sarah J. Maas. This book, along with the three others of its series, has the peculiar ability to hook the reader from the very beginning. Sarah J. Maas has created a singular fantasy world filled with action, adventures and breathtaking romance in which to set this young adult novel. Interested?

Before telling you a little more about this fantastic novel, I am sorry to announce that it is nothing like the average fantasy story. It is an outstanding book inspired by a lovely children’s tale we all know, Cinderella. (Or to be more precise, by the soundtrack of the movie.) However, the two works are very different; Throne of Glass is distinctly its own piece. Sarah J. Maas’ work is a must-read for fantasy fans

Throne of Glass narrates the life of 18-year-old Celaena Sardothien (whose name is very hard to pronounce) from a third-person perspective. Her homeland was butchered and destroyed ten years ago by the King of Adarlan, the kingdom where she has lived since. As punishment for the horrendous crimes she committed, she has been sent to work in the salt mines of Endovier. This is a destiny the king on his throne of glass reserves for those unfortunate enough to be captured in his latest conquests, as well as the worst criminals, because…did I mention that she is considered the best assassin in Adarlan?

She is a deadly weapon, shaped by time and training. The only mistake she made was being captured. That is why one day, a prince—the son of the man who condemned her to a lifetime of suffering—pays her a visit to make her an offer, an opportunity to win back her freedom. Will she accept? Will she become the most lethal fang on the maw of the beast that shattered her childhood? After all these years, she has only “a heart of ice [and] a will of steel” to guide her down the path where she has been sent by fate. Two men love her. The entire kingdom fears her. But only she can save herself. Meet Celaena Sardothien.

Although the first book of the saga is Throne of Glass, there is also a collection of novellas that narrate what happened before book 1. After Throne of Glass, there are three more books as of today, each one surprisingly surpassing the previous: Crown of MidnightHeir of Fire, and Queen of Shadows. What are you waiting for? Dive into this shattering but heart-warming story.

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