Calaena is Adarlan’s greatest assassin. But she was discovered and thrown into a death camp. After surviving for a year she is pulled out to compete in a competition to be the King’s champion. Her sponsor: the Crown Prince. The price: her freedom. Should she win and serve the King for 4 years, she would be free.
About damn time, right? I finally picked up the first book in the Throne of Glass series and I am so glad I did.
Sarah J. Maas is such an amazing world builder and she creates such fantastic characters!
Calaena is such a badass main character. And what’s even more mind blowing is she is badass without the constant aid of a man. Yes, yes, she had constant help from Chaol but her strength and her power don’t depend on him. She doesn’t really need the constant reminder of who she is and what she can do from him. She knows who she is, she knows she is a badass and she totally owns it.
I thought both Chaol and Dorian were fantastic make editions to the story. I loved how different they were and how you got to get a little insight into what they were thinking during the book.
I loved the storyline. I thought the idea of the competition to see who would be the king’s champion was really cool. I just wish we would have been able to read about more of the competition. The other competitors were fun to read about too. It was interesting to read about what Calaena made of them, who she trusted, who she was willing to help/let help her. Plus I’m starting to like anything about the Fae and Magic so it was cool to have some of that world mixed in as well. It wasn’t much but it made me think there would be lots more to come.
I’m really looking forward to reading the rest of this series!! Hopefully I’ll get to the next one in the next few weeks and my sister will buy me book three for my birthday!