“In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.
The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass–and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.”
I’ve been seeing this book all over since ACOTAR and the newest release of ACOWAR (both of which were amazing) and so I wanted to check this series out. A lot of people seemed to like it and I was lucky enough that my library seemed to have it in so of course I had to give it a read.
It was honestly really good! It was written by Maas when she was younger, and you could definitely tell that the writing style has changed since her newer books, but the story itself was fantastic!
It had a really strong female lead, who was an assassin, and if you know anything about me, I love a good strong female. She wasn’t simpering, was able to hold her own, and still had all of these men coming after her. Like how can she get so many! *cries*.
While the language definitely wasn’t as descriptive as it was in some of Maas’ other books, but I kept turning the pages, never the less, because I wanted to know what was going to happen. Of course, since there is a series of books in this one, I knew it was going to be a happy ending, but it kept me wondering what may happen next and to whom! It did have me guessing about bits and pieces along the way though.
Honestly, since this is such an old book, relative to her other ones, a really deep review is useless but I just had to say that it was a great read! I do hope to check out her other books later on, but with so many books on my to read list, it will have to wait just a little while!
Have you read this book? A fan of Maas??