I just “clued-in” about this series today and the love IS HUGE for it!! Of course, Michelle and Tessa brought it to our attentions months ago! Tessa saying: “Seriously if anyone likes Fantasy, read this series! It’s insanely good.” but I guess I was too busy scoping out the latest human book-bad-boys. LOL!!
Tessa: I devoured those one right after the other. And, book four, Queen of Shadows, is coming out this month! *squees*
M’Leea: I just came across the mention of Sarah Maas… I had been meaning to read her Throne of Glass series, and kept putting it off thinking it is YA and sometime Pg13 can be a little slow-ish. Well, I have been RAVING about ALL of her books since!!!!!!!!! Shouldn’t have waited. Read all her books in a week. Got little sleep. I looooved that her character’s romantic relationships didn’t drive the plot and their sex life didn’t hold the story together. Friendships, courage, survival, absolute strength in adversity with a bit of sass on the side… This is an author whose stories are tightly planned and she delivers each time. She has amazing talent to weave and hide plot elements to enable surprise at that 75-80% mark on the kindle. I cannot rave enough. World building is wonderful – if you love the fantasy genre, you simply must go there.
Debbie: I’ve really enjoyed Sarah Maas’s Throne of Glass series, even though it is YA…. I enjoyed Throne of Glass, and it became one of the most popular books in the library.
Sandra: Seriously amazing writing, awesome story about a girl who kicks major ass as an assassin! Highly recommended
About book #1:
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.
- The Assassin’s Blade: The Throne of Glass Novellas #0.5 <— A prequel to Throne of Glass, this collection of five novellas offers readers a deeper look into the history of this cunning assassin and her enthralling-and deadly-world.
- Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass series Book 1)
- Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass series Book 2)
- Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass series Book 3)
- Queen of Shadows: Throne of Glass 4 (Throne of Glass series)
- Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass)
- Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass)
- Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass Book 7)