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.
Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: August 7th 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Children's
I must admit. I am DYING to read this book. I really am. See, I am a lover of Fantasy books. :) And this one sounds so amazing! And I just know I will love it. Plus, the cover is gorgeous. :) Sigh. I just cannot wait for Throne of Glass. <3 have already pre-ordered three copies (A) Have also tried to get this book via NetGalley and publishers. But got declined every time :\ Oh, well. I can wait :D I hope ;p
What are you waiting for?