“Waiting” on Wednesday: Throne of Glass

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.


Throne of Glass 
by Sarah J Maas

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publication date: August 7th 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Add on: Goodreads

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men—thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the kings council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she’s bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her… but it’s the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead… quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

I guess assassins are the cool “it’ thing now. You’ll hear no complaints from me, nothing beats a badass assassin (who usually has a heart of gold to boot haha). I wonder about the possibilities of a love triangle in this though.

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

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  1. It seems like a bunch of people are waiting for this one (myself included). Great pick!

    1. thanks! Hopefully it lives up to the synopsis 🙂

  2. Already added it to my wishlist!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani
    http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2210

  3. Awesome!
    The nice cover definitely helps too haha. thanks for swinging by.

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