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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- Print Length: 416 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1 edition (August 7, 2012)
- ASIN: B007N6JEII
Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times and internationally bestselling Throne of Glass series. A New York City native, Sarah currently lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with her husband and dog.
I finally know what I was missing, having not read this book when it came out. I read all the rave reviews and now totally understand them.
Calaena is one helluva character! She not only kicks butt, but she takes names too. I really liked her a lot, and though she sorta hooked up with one guy, I really wanted her with another. Still do actually. That guy that I want her with, became my favorite character about half way through the book, Though he is gruff, I could tell deep down he was a softy too.
I do wish the fighter scenes were longer, or maybe just more of them. A couple of times the pace really slowed down for me during the more dramatic moments, and all I wanted was aggression. Maybe that is just me though, but when you have an assassin in a tournament of champions, I expect a non-stop bloodbath. At least more than the dramatics.
Still, I loved it.
My thing is such a small thing, it's almost insignificant.
Can't wait to read book 2! I hope for more kick-butt action!
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