Throne Of Glass (Throne Of Glass #1) by Sarah J Maas
August 7, 2012
Favorite Quote: “- she crouched over his chest, the iron-coated tip of the staff at his throat. She brought her mouth close to his ear. “My name is Celaena Sardothien,” she whispered.’ “
18-year-old Celaena Sardothien was one of the most feared assassins in Andover until she was caught and transported to the deadly salt mines of Endovier. After a year of hard labor, she is approached by the Crown Prince of Ardalan with an offer of freedom. Act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Should she win, she only need serve the kingdom for five years. Should she lose, she’s back in the salt mines. Her competitors? Thieves and other warriors gathered from all corners of the empire. Each sponsored by a member of the royal council.
Celaena is no fool and quickly accepts his offer. Raised by the Assassin King as his personal weapon, she dreams of the day she is finally free. She quickly adapts to the training sessions with the handsome but standoffish Chaol Westfall, Captain of the Guard, but finds the intrigue of court life boring. That is until the Crown Prince starts making his interest in her known. Sparring with him provides much needed diversion until her competition start dying off one by one. Celaena uses her skills in an attempt to route out the killer before she becomes the next victim, only to find help from some unexpected allies. Allies who shine light on her past and lead her towards a destiny that will change her life forever.
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