⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5 stars
Blurb: ‘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?’
Wow, what great book! I can’t believe I haven’t picked this up earlier! ‘Throne of Glass’ by Sarah J. Maas had me hooked from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down. The stories main character is Celaena Sardothien, a deadly assassin who got caught and had been sent to the salt mines to die. One day the Captain Westfall turns up at the mines to make her an offer, which could lead her to freedom…or to death. The King is holding a tournament in which all the best thieves and assassins will fight and only one can come out alive. The Prince wants her to be his champion and promises her freedom if she wins and serves his father the King for some years.
What makes this book so special is the brilliant world building and the great characters that live in that world. The main character Celaena is witty and bold, but underneath she is hiding a vulnerability that made me like her instantly.
I cannot wait to read the other books in this series. If they are as good as this first book, it would turn this into one of my favourite book series!