Throne of Glass is the first book in the series of the same name. Celaena Sardothien has spent the last year of her life as a slave in the salt mines of Endovier; imprisoned for her crimes as one of the kingdom of Adarlan's greatest assassins. Then Prince Dorian and his Captain of the Guard, Chaol come to request (or rather demand) that she compete in a contest, against other thieves, assassins, and criminals, to become the King's Champion. If Celaena wins the contest after four years she will have her freedom. With no other options she accepts their offer. However, upon arrival at the castle Celaena discovers that more than just her own freedom may ride on her becoming the King's Champion, and there are dark forces trying to fix the competition for themselves. And in the midst of it all, the assassin, who has a past full of secrets and pain, may even find herself a few friends.
Full of excitement and intrigue Maas has created a story that will keep the reader turning the pages (and immediately reaching for the next book in the series).
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Throne of Glass is also one of this year's Abraham Lincoln Nominees. Check out the book trailer.