Celaena Sardothien, previously Assassin of Adarlan, is retrieved from a prison camp by Captain Chaol Westfall, to represent Crown Prince Dorian in a tournament devised by his father to find a Royal Champion. If she succeeds, Celaena will be the king’s personal assassin for 4 years before being pardoned and freed. But there is something evil lurking in the kingdom, that Celaena must destroy…
Throne of Glass has a lot going for it. I quite enjoyed it, at the first. It was action-packed and mysterious. The world the Maas has created was what got my most attention. There’s so much magic that’s trapped and potential is what’s really holding my interest. It will be interesting to see how Celaena, Dorian and Chaol navigate this world. Despite being caught into, what seems like, an unfortunate love triangle. But I have to admit, this one has my attention, mainly because I wasn’t sure who Celaena would go for. Both men were on an equal footing and there was no annoying “oh you can obviously tell who she’ll pick in the end,” at the very beginning. But it wasn’t enough to change my opinion on Love Triangles. It was nice to see her interact with anyone, mainly because she’s so snarky and funny. (If I was stuck in a mine for a year, I would definitely eat all the chocolate cake I could possibly find) Nehemia was a favourite of mine. She starts off quite mysterious and her devotion was so understanding. You can feel her rage when her people are at stake and she can’t do anything about it.
On the flip side, it also has a few tropes that I usually make me want to yawn. And the lack of focus on the actual tests that Celaena has to go through was disappointing. That’s probably my own fault because that was where I wanted the story the to focus on while the love triangle tends to butt in one too many times for me.