Sunday, 14 October 2012
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.
In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught.
Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?
My Rating : 5 of 5 stars
My Thoughts : “We all bear scars,... Mine just happen to be more visible than most.”
I have been reading lot of books with head strong and kick ass female lead, but as far as I think, Throne of Glass is best among all. For those who always cave for some book with lots of wild and exciting undertakings, suspense and equally witty and notorious female assassin as Celaena, who loves to retort always, Throne of Glass is that book for you.
18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien was serving hard labor in a salt mine of Endovier for her crimes, taking out her rage into a pickaxe, she was summoned before Crown Prince of Ardalan, who offered her a deal, a ticket to her freedom. But freedom came with price, she had represent price Dorian is a competition, along with all other brutal assassins from all over country. If she wins she will be the royal assassin of Ardalan, and four years later she will gain her freedom.
The Assassin and The Heroes :
“You could rattle the stars," she whispered. "You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.”
The more I think about Celaena, my words seem not enough to describe her. She is practically everything, beautiful but deadly with a shape tongue and unearthly fighting skills. Bearing scars and haunting memories of her time in Endovier, nothing had crushed her crave for winning the competition or her strong will for freedom. The book slowly unfolds depth her character where she had buried a grief sicken soul. Celaena could be the greatest assassin, but deep down she was just a teenage girl, with rage, confusion, and frustration.
“His breath was warm on her neck as he bent his head, resting his cheek against her hair. Her heart beat so quickly, and yet she felt utterly calm—as if she could have stayed there forever and not minded, stayed there forever and let the world fall apart around them. She pictured his fingers, pushing against that line of chalk, reaching for her despite the barrier between them.”
She was perplexed by Crown Prince, Dorian Havilliard who had all his charm over her, also her heart drawn to The Captain of the Guard, Chaol Westfall, who was the only one to understand her best and see through her mind. Both men were appealing enough to sweep you off your feet and potential to be strong lead. Both were attracting in their own, where Dorian was all romantic and ladies’ man, Chaol was man of strong personality and dignity.
The actions were well plotted, so intricate that anyone can easily envision them. I could only gasp at the way mysteries unravelled slowly, and smoothly, making the story more interesting.
Throne of Glass was kind of book, that once you start reading it, you don’t want it to finish, you just find yourself with the flow of the story and want it to continue, at least that’s what happened to me. I was so engrossed, utterly enchanted by the plot, by the characters, I never wanted the book to come to an end. Good thing is Throne of Glass is going to be a trilogy, and the saga continues with another mind blowing adventure of Celaena Sardothien.
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