Saturday, July 23, 2016

Throne of Glass

In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king's champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.
The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass--and it's there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena's fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.

Throne of Glass is a riveting page turner for Epic Fantasy lovers of all ages! The prose is fast paced and thought provoking. Chelaena's character is seemingly facetious and haughty; however, as the storyline continues her layers are quickly peeled away, revealing a young girl who's world was violently ripped away during a war that destroyed magic. She is a trained, notorious assassin who on the surface cares for no one. Her actions and interests reveal not only a caring and compassionate person, and her well placed character traits clue is on intriguing secrets regarding her past and her future. I don't know that I would necessarily compare it to the Hunger Games because of it's much lighter tone. It's still just as entertaining and I'd highly recommend to YA readers with a predisposition for magic, head strong heroines, mystery, and just a dash of romance. 
4 Stars

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