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.
Celaena is one of the most notorious assasins in Endovier. When the crown prince summons her to be his champion in exchange of her freedom, she dutifully accepts.
But being a champion does not only involves physical battles but also tests her psychological strength. When another champion is found dead in the middle of the night, Celaena investigates before her corpse become the next one on the list.
As the search for clues progresses, Celaena finds something that is tied to her destiny that never before did she imagine into becoming.
- I love how the romantic triangle in the story is portrayed. It is not a matter of who Celaena will choose in the end since both of them has proven themselves worthy for me to not mind.
- Dorian. The prince is the most charming of them all. Even though he has his own flaws, he is the type that one will surely not hate.
- The plot is very well portrayed. Every twists and turns unravels something new. It is never a bore since cliches are less likely found in the pages of the book.
- The book is witty yet daunting. It is interesting how the author wrote in such a dark and fierce manner while having her sense of humor still intact.
Even though this was the last book I have read before my hiatus, I admit, I have enjoyed it a lot. I am looking forward in reading the next books in the series especially when Sarah announced the title for the sixth book which is Tower of Dawn.
Thank you so much for stoping by.
Till my next review!