By Jiewei Li
In honor of the recent release of Sarah J. Maas’s newest installment in the Throne of Glass series, Empire of Storms, this edition’s book recommendation is the novel that started it all. Throne of Glass is the riveting first volume of a best-selling young-adult fantasy series.
The series follows Celeana Sardothien, the most infamous assassin. At the start of Throne of Glass, Celaena is a captive in the salt mines. She gets a chance at freedom when Dorian Havilliard, the prince of Adarlan, chooses her to be his champion in the king’s competition. This competition is meant to find the best assassin to work for the royal court.
Along the way, Celeana meets allies and foes while uncovering an ancient adversary, but her journey has just begun. Sarah J. Maas beautifully blends impactful writing, strong world-building, progressive character development, and a fantastic plot in Throne of Glass, making it a stellar novel worth the read.
The series only improves with each new release. The books are as follows: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, Empire of Storms, and an untitled sixth book due to be released in fall of 2017. If there is any book you find time to read this month, ensure that it is Throne of Glass.