Throne of Glass


The book that started the phenomenon. Sarah J. Maas's global #1 bestselling THRONE OF GLASS series has taken the world by storm.

Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.

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?


Page Count

413 pages

Publication Date

2 August 2012

Customer Reviews

1-5 of 3 reviews

  • Payne’s Bookworm Reviews TOP 100 REVIEWER

    Very mediocre offering
    So I am in two mind sets over this book. I have read other people’s reviews stating how they can’t stand Celaena and her holy than thou, I’m the best blah, blah, blah. But what you have to take into consideration is that she is an 18 year old girl that for her short life existence has had it rough. Her parents died from what we can glimpses of horribly, then at the age of 8 she gets saved if you can call it that by Arobynn the King of Assassin’s, who for ten years told her over and over again that she was the best. Now when a young girl who has experienced something terrible, finally has some sort of a semblance of life and is told the same thing over and over again yes of course that is what she is going to know and believe. Yes it can be over bearing at times but you need to look deep inside the girl and see that in a way she has been brainwashed.But what I found to be the most frustrating about this book was the way she was with the Prince Dorian and the Captain Chaol. You can tell that from the very beginning that Dorian had an attraction to her even when Celaena was covered in filth from the Endovier Salt Mines, but as they bonded and grew closer he eventually feel in love with her, he even admitted it to himself that he did and would do whatever it took to protect her even going against his Father the King. Celaena had similar feelings towards Dorian as well I would go as far as saying love but it wouldn’t have been far. But then she becomes the Champion and she goes stubborn and selfish and says they can’t be together as in 4 years she will be free and has never been free. But then she is flirting with Chaol. So I’m a little confused and frustrated , did she really like Dorian or was it all a lie.“No fair maiden should die alone,” he said, putting a hand on hers. “Shall I read to you in your final moments? What story would you like?”She snatched her hand back. “How about the story of the idiotic prince who won’t leave the assassin alone?”“Oh! I love that story! It has such a happy ending, too—why, the assassin was really feigning her illness in order to get the prince’s attention! Who would have guessed it? Such a clever girl. And the bedroom scene is so lovely—it’s worth reading through all of their ceaseless banter!”I just loved this banter between Dorian and Celaena and I was a little disappointed at the end when things didn’t work out between them. But fingers are crossed that in the next book, everything will work out.Caleana Sardothien, young assassin, is betrayed and sentenced to the Salt Mines of Endovier a slave camp. After a year, a Prince and Captain of The Guard come and offer her an opportunity for her freedom, win a contest to become the King’s Champion, then after a four-year contract, she will be free and very rich to do with whatever she likes in her life. No more Arobynn’s Assassins, no more Salt Mines a free woman to do as she wills. Celaena thinks she’s stumbled upon an opportunity of a lifetime but she soon realizes that things are not what they seem. Someone or something is killing off the other champions, in a gruesome and horrible way.Between training with Chaol Westfall the Captain of The Guard, trying to keep herself from being killed, from being eliminated from the tests, and Dorian Havilliard the Prince and Celaena being attracted to each other things are becoming difficult and a much higher price then Celaena had being willing to pay.

    December 12, 2021
  • Kindle Customer

    Bad Reviews are missing the point
    As the titles suggests this reads like a poor version of romance novel or fan fiction with a bit of fantasy.The actual plot isn’t bad but the writing is horrendous. It is like throwing together lots of short stories of the authors daily experiences into a massive hodgepodge. If you like teenage romance and navel gazing while mooning over each other then this might be your kind of story.One would hope the others in the series are considerably better but I am not going to waste my money on them.As a side note, this is the first negative review I have written and I am very forgiving of most novels shortcomings and like to respect most authors effects in sharing their abilities and skills.

    December 12, 2021
  • Ju Landeesse

    Five stars is simply not enough.
    This was such a ridiculous book. I’m really forgiving with believability, but this was unbelievable even for me. Not only that, but things seem jumbled and confused in way that left me with large question marks in my mind as I read. I enjoyed the antics of the characters enough to finish it, and I didn’t mind it… but I didn’t like it. I’m not sure if I’ll read the others, but Celaena has grown on me so it’s possible.

    December 12, 2021

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