Throne of GlasseBook - 2012
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When magic has gone from the world, and a vicious king rules from his throne of glass, an assassin comes to the castle. She does not come to kill, but to win her freedom. If she can defeat twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition to find the greatest assassin in the land, she ... Read More »
A world where magic has disappeared, and that is ruled by a tyrant King, all hope rest with the world's most notorious assassin.. and she's only 16.
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She brought her mouth close to his ear. "My name is Celaena Sardothien," she whispered. "But it makes no difference if my name's Celaena or Lillian or Bitch, because I'd still beat you, no matter what you call me." She smiled at him as she stood.
"Libraries were full of ideas - perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons."
“What’s the point in having a mind if you don’t use it to make judgments?” “What’s the point in having a heart if you don’t use it to spare others from the harsh judgments of your mind?”
"Here's a lesson for you, Weapons master," She said stalking past him "Give me real men to fight. Then maybe I'll bother trying."
"Mock me again, she spat at Verin, and I'll do that with me sword next time"
"No. I can survive well enough on my own - if given the proper reading material."
“Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”
“Second place is a nice title for the first loser.”
"Sometimes, the wicked will tell us things just to confuse us---to haunt our thoughts long after we've faced them."
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Celaena Sardothien is a teenage assassin in a corrupt kingdom with a cruel and unfair ruler. She travels throughout the land discovering many unexpected allies and friends, suffering severe losses, and finding her purpose. This story follows Celaena Sardothien from her teenage to young adult life in spectacular crystal clear detail. She faces many trials, but through everything she perseveres and deals with the tasks thrown at her.
Sarah J. Maas the author of this book does such an excellent job of pulling you into another world that you will find yourself reading for hours without even noticing that any time has passed.
Adaraln's Assassin was the most feared killer in the world--until she was captured and sent to a prison labor camp to rot. But when the Prince needs a skilled fighter to battle in the royal court and become the King’s Champion, he pulls the assassin out of prison only to find she is a blonde 18-year-old girl. Celaena is as beautiful as she is deadly and she jumps at the chance to earn her freedom. Her mission seems straightforward: be the last (wo)man standing at the end of the competition. What she doesn’t expect is to develop feelings for the two men protecting her and to make an unlikely ally in a princess. Sarah J. Maas’ debut is stunning from beginning to end. Throne of Glass stands-out because of its memorable setting (there is actually a castle made of glass), strong characters, and continuous heart-stopping action sequences. Celaena is a heroine as memorable for her fighting abilities as she is for her quick wit and large heart and I can’t wait to see her grow and change throughout this exciting new series.
Assassin Celaena must fight to the death to become the champion of the king, a man she has sworn to kill.
Sexual Content: The first book contains some non-sexual nudity and some sexual innuendo. By the 5th book, however, the sexual content is very explicit.