Throne of Glass and The Assassin’s Blade – Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas

Original book title: The Throne of Glass (The Throne of Glass #1)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury, 404 pages 
Year of publication2013
Format: Paperback
Language: English

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

I am very happy that I decided to read this book and this series!
This is the story of the world most notorious assassin – the 18-year-old Celaena Sardothien. After serving a year hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier, she gets an offer by the crown prince Dorian – her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.And so the story begins. I admit that it is a bit slow sometimes and not full of action as the plot promises but it is still a great page turner. It’s the combination of Celaena being a bad-ass character, the other characters as Crown Prince Dorian, the captain of the guard Chaol and princess Nehemia and the way the story unfolds. There is so much character development in this book and the writing is good but a bit cheesy as well.

There are a lot of good things going on in this book but the main thing that bothered me was Celaena – although she is bad-ass, she is also very arrogant and some part she was just annoying.

However, this is really a great adventure and you can tell that there is so much more going on that you still don’t know about..yet. I can’t wait to read the other books in this series.

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The Assassin's Blade - Sarah J. Maas

Original book title: The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass #0,1 – #0,5)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury, 438 pages
Year of publication2015
Format: Paperback
Language: English

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

In this book you will follow Celaena – Adarlan’s most feared assassin when she embarks on five daring missions. This book tells us what happened to Celaena before the events of Throne of Glass and I’m glad that I read it. These novellas give you a better picture of who Celaena is and why she makes some of the decisions in the other books of this series.

Some stories were better than other but all of them gave you a better understanding of Celaena.

I’m glad I read these novellas! If you are a Throne of Glass fan you should definitely read this!

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