Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. 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.
Celaena Sardothien is a badass eighteen-year-old assassin condemned to a life sentence in the dark, filthy mines of Endovier. She is suddenly requested by the young Captain Westfall Choal to represent the King’s son Dorian: as his champion. If she succeeds in becoming the Kings champion, she is to be granted her freedom after a few years of service. But it’s not a simple as it sounds.
Celaena must fight against 23 other thieves and skilled fighters to win her place as the rightful champion. Unfortunately, the King has another Champion in mind... When an unbeknownst force mercilessly slaughters the champions one by one, Celaena must watch her back as she could be the next target of the killings. But these are no ordinary killings... As she continues her testing with the other champions and makes it to the next level, she finds that though magic has vanished from the land, someone is harnessing something stronger and far more powerful than anyone could have anticipated. The Dark Arts. As it turns out, her newfound friend, Princess Nehemia has a secret that she is willing to hide and concealed motives at the Palace. Unsure whether she can trust her, Celaena starts to doubt why Nehemia has come to the Palace.
As for the males, I fell in love with both their characters. Dorian is the swoony gorgeous crown prince that every girl would die for. I loved Dorian as he is nothing like his father for he is not arrogant, but has a fun and witty sense of humor and loves to spend his time reading. Choal has been best friends with Dorian since they were kids, and was given the position of the Captain of the Guards by the King. Though Choal is not as forward with Celaena as Dorian may be, he still cares for her. He tries to hide his emotions towards the young assassin as falling in love with her is the wrong move that could get you into trouble. I believe that Choal is hiding a secret about who he was and where he came from; just like Celaena.
Throne of Glass is an action packed novel that is a must read! After all, it has got to be the highest rating book series I have ever laid eyes upon!