In Throne of Glass we follow an assassin named Cellaena Sardothien. She has been in the salt mines for a year when the crown prince visits her to ask her if she wants to be th king’s champion. She says yes because after for years of service, she’ll be free. When she gets to the castle, strange things start to happen. Now she isn’t just focusing on winning the competition, she is wondering if she’ll survive.
First of all, this took me by surprise. The vibe from the back of the book had led me to think that it would be dark when it wasn’t at all. It turns out the Cellaena isn’t a dark, cold assassin, but a normal girl. Not that not being dark is a bad thing.
The entire book always had me on the edge wanting more. I could barely stop myself from reading to do real world stuff. I wouldn’t suggest picking it up if you don’t have time.
Although it was great, one thing bothered me. The love triangle. Now don’t get me wrong, love triangles aren’t bad, but they certainly are meh. I’ve only read a few books where love triangles work, and this was not one of them. Luckily, it was a background thing. Though it would’ve been okay for her to fall in love with Chaol (the guard) the part with Dorian (the prince) was unnecessary.
Over all I’d give it five stars, 85%, and say it was fun (I may have already started the second book).