Throne of Glass (Paperback)
It's hard to be a fantasy reader and not hear the name Sarah J Maas (SJM for short). Everyone has an opinion and they're all different. Let me try and add my voice to the cacophony. This first series by SJM (started when she was just 16 years old and inspired by Cinderella) is what I consider my Harry Potter. Book one in this seven book series follows an assassin, Celaena Sardothien, in a competition to become the King's Champion. She has no love for the king - just wants her freedom after a year of slavery. In order to win she must beat twenty-three others in a series of deadly trials. However, not long after they start, champions start dropping dead, forcing Celaena to start confronting her complicated past. If there's one thing SJM does well, it's characters. Celaena is her at her best. I'm a sucker for the OG covers, but all these years later I still think these books are worth the read (and they just get bigger and better). If there's any SJM book to pick up, it's this one.— From Nia
Lethal. Loyal. Legendary.
Enter the world of Throne of Glass with the first book in the #1 bestselling series by Sarah J. Maas.
In a land without magic, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She has no love for the vicious king who rules from his throne of glass, but she has not come to kill him. She has come to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three murderers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she will be 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. And a princess from a faraway country will befriend her. But something rotten dwells in the castle, and it's there to kill. When her competitors start dying mysteriously, 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.
Thrilling and fierce, Throne of Glass is the first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series that has captivated readers worldwide.
Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Crescent City, Court of Thorns and Roses, and Throne of Glass series. Her books have sold millions of copies and are published in thirty-eight languages. Sarah lives with her family in New York City.
“Action-packed . . . What a ride!” —Booklist on The Assassin's Blade
“A thrilling read.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Throne of Glass
“An epic fantasy readers will immerse themselves in and never want to leave.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on Crown of Midnight
“Celaena is as much an epic hero as Frodo or Jon Snow!” —New York Times bestselling author Tamora Pierce on Heir of Fire
“Packed . . . with brooding glances, simmering sexual tension, twisty plot turns, lush world building, and snarky banter.” —Booklist on Queen of Shadows
“Tightly plotted, delightful escapism.” —Kirkus Reviews on Empire of Storms
“Turns a corner from sprawling epic to thrilling psychological fantasy.” —HuffPost on Tower of Dawn
“A worthy finale to one of the best fantasy book series of the past decade.” —Time on Kingdom of Ash