Throne of Glass, Book 1

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Aug 7, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 406 pages
After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.
 

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I was pleasantly surprised at just how much I enjoyed this book. With all the hype and everybody praising it so much, I was prepared to be disappointed but I wasn't. Instead I found myself spending ... Read full review

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Since I started reading YA, and it's only been 4 years, everybody has told me that I needed to read this series. I finally purchased it and have started and may I say, this is an extremely well ... Read full review

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Sarah J. Maas is the #1New York Timesand internationally bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series, as well as the Court of Thorns and Roses series. Her books are published in over thirty-six languages. A New York native, Sarah lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog.

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