But does she have the heart of a killer?
After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king’s contest to become the new royal assassin. But Calaena is far from loyal to the crown. Keeping up the charade – while pretending to do the king’s bidding – will test her skills in an entirely new way. And it certainly isn’t the only point of confusion for the young girl. Because though she’s made her choice between Dorian and Chaol, the ways of the heart are never simple…
About the Author
Sarah J. Maas is a New York native who currently lives in the California desert. This is her first full-length novel to be published, though she already has a large online fan base, many of whom discovered the Throne of Glass world in its first incarnation, on www.fictionpress.com, when Sarah was just sixteen. She is a prolific blogger and you can find out more at www.sjmaas.livejournal.com.
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Sue Bursztynski says
I read the first of these when I received it for reviewing. I thought the position being competed for was “King’s champion”? Which certainly confused me at the time, because I had always imagined the role as one that should have gone to the likes of Sir Lancelot, not one of the thugs and murderers in that competition. “Assassin” certainly fits the role better. But again – if someone is to be your assassin, why make a huge noise about it so that the assassin is recognised everywhere she goes? 🙂
Mary BookHounds Jacobs says
Sue – you bring up an excellent point. I do remember that she used disguises and that part of her training was to become “invisible” but why would the crown want to advertise that –hmmmm. Now I can’t wait until the next book.