Once again, I was blown away by the world-building of Sarah J. Maas.
This novel follows the story of Celaena Sardothien, the greatest assassin in all of Erelia. She is summoned to the king, but not to kill for him. She is given the opportunity of a lifetime: to earn her freedom. If she defeats 23 other opponents from various backgrounds, such as thievery, killers, and warriors, she will serve as the King’s Champion. However, something evil dwells in the castle, and it’s hell-bent on destroying her. As the competitors are killed, Celaena begins to fight for her freedom and her life.
After reading the ACOTAR series, I’m biased, but I love Maas’s writing. Her world-building, her character development, and especially plot development. In this novel, I was enthralled with the minor romance turmoil. I like seeing Celaena and Chaol’s changes. In this novel, I was enthralled by the minor romance turmoil.
Like in A Court of Thorns and Roses, Throne of Glass sets the stage for a much larger world than what is introduced in this novel. The only negative thing is that some might find this book a tad slow. Every second is worth it.
You’ll love this one if you’re a big fantasy reader and into a tiny bit of romance. It’s not weighed down with love stories like ACOTAR. It’s mainly fighting and arguing, and I loved it.
I give this book five out of five stars, another outstanding job by Maas.
About Sarah J Maas :
Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Throne of Glass, Court of Thorns and Roses, and Crescent City series. Her books have sold millions of copies and are published in thirty-seven languages.