Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass

By Sarah J. Maas

  • Release Date: 2012-08-07
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 2,885 Ratings


After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

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.


  • handsome read

    By Berries and straws
    the choice of 3rd person narration proved to provide a good picture of the reality each character faced and set the pace for an entertaining read
  • You gotta push through!!

    By sjayyyyy22
    Coming back after I finished the series to review this. Y’all, this book was a bit of a drag but you HAVE to hold on! The second book gets a bit better, more action, and then the third and fourth completely blow it out of the water. The fifth book brought me to tears. If you’re a fan of Sarah J. Maas definitely hang in there, this series is worth it.
  • Meh

    By SammiNicoley10
    Difficult to get through. Got good at the end.
  • Amazing read!

    By Masemiles
    An amazing read, that was hard to put down!
  • Dangerous

    By Sunshine*+*+
    This book was so interesting, but its content doesn’t show the full picture until the end of the book. It felt like a portal to the demonic. If you are a Christian, don’t read this book.
  • Great book

    By Saucey Cher
    This was a great, original, plot. Great characters. I normally only read the free books so paying $9 for this book wasn’t worth it.
  • A little disappointed

    By collegereaderk
    This book was a decent read, but the plot and characters were underdeveloped. The protagonist is full of contradictions and feels like an empty shell plagued with the classic YA fantasy tropes (beautiful, dark past, dead parents, more talented than everyone around her). Just felt a bit cheap. Won’t be reading the rest of the series probably.
  • Seconds💜

    By YunaScouts
    This was the second time reading and it was just as good as the first. My favorite author!!!
  • It’s ok

    By Khrystalinaa
    I guess I am a bit stingier with my star ratings than others, but I oh well. Where to start.. this book claims to be about an assassin, and you constantly hear about it, feels like it’s mentioned almost every page, but there is little to no action before 60-70% of the way through the book. What little action there was felt lacking, and I was really disappointed that the tests felt dull, with most of them occurred off screen. The main character didn’t feel very greatest assassin-esque, and it seemed like she cared more about her appearance and being invited to dinners and events than earning her freedom. In all, it wasn’t terrible, but definitely don’t get where all the hype came from on booktok.
  • My go to story

    By NatashaSmith516
    Love love love The characters The stories The mood