Throne of Glass
Throne of Glass is the first novel of the famous Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. It is a fantasy novel and was published in 2012 by Bloomsbury. Since the time I got seriously involved in reading, I saw this book everywhere over the internet but for some reason or the other, I just couldn't get my hands on it. But at last, I bought it and here my review begins...
Our protagonist is an eighteen-year-old girl Celena Sardothien who is the greatest assassin of the continent Erilea. But she is serving her life sentence in the filthy prison Endovier. The crown prince Dorian has chosen to represent him in a deathly tournament between thieves, thugs, and assassins from different gutters of kingdom Adarlan. If she wins she will be the champion of the king and she has to serve the cruel king in return for her freedom. Though fate has completely different plans reserved for her. Apart from the nasty competition, something evil is lurking in the dark corners of the castle and killing the champions on after another.
I was excited to read this book but I had a little difficulty at the start. One moment Celena is a cold-blooded assassin but the next moment she is a bubbly pretty girl dressing up for the prince which I didn't like. It just didn't work for me although it might work for someone else. Though after some time I got used to it and it didn't bother me for the rest of the book. Now coming to the story, it is really interesting. The best thing about the story is that it unfolds in different layers. As we proceed the story keeps taking darker turns which is intriguing. Readers get glimpses of the past of Erilea which contributes handsomely to the story. Sarah J. Mass was great at building the whole suspense throughout the book and the twists were good. I really liked the characters (except of course Celena). Each character is different and fun to read about. (Spoiler ahead!) The love triangle put a different spin on it and the story more fascinating.
Though I struggled with Celena's character initially the story and the other characters made up for it. The book ended well and left me curious about the next one. If you are a fantasy fiction fan this book is for you. Trust the people praising this book and go for it.
“You could rattle the stars," she whispered. "You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.”
―Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass