Throne of glass

by Maas, Sarah J.,

Format: Book on CD 2013
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The most buzzed about, talked about, and unstoppable debut novel of the year--Sarah Maas's Throne of Glass is a phenomenon you absolutely can't miss.

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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Librarians looking for a Hunger Games read-alike for their Katniss fans may find their best option in this first novel that began years ago as an online serial called Queen of Glass. Celaena Sardothien is a noted assassin competing to the death against soldiers, assassins, and others to earn the role as the king's champion and eventually her long-denied freedom. Unlike most strong female protagonists, Celaena relishes the exquisite trappings of her new environment: the fine fabrics, the intricate embroideries, and the jewel adornments. Her taste for finery, though, never impedes her success in the tests or her determination to track down the meaning of the wyrd marks and the evil force that is killing competitors ahead of schedule. Of course, there is a love triangle, but Prince Dorian and the Captain of the Guard (begrudgingly assigned to keep Celaena safe) make for interesting foils to a female assassin, one who values the lure of freedom more than male companionship. Her freedom will likely have to wait; duty calls in the next book. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: A six-figure promotional push and the obvious Hunger Games parallels ensure that this title will meet with widespread demand from both teens and adults.--Dobrez, Cindy Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Readers seeking the political intrigue of Kristen Cashore's Graceling and its sequels or the deadly competition at the heart of The Hunger Games will find both in Maas's strong debut novel. Celaena Sardothien is considered the best assassin in Adarlan, and she has been condemned to the salt mines for her work. As the story opens, she is plucked from slow execution by the calculating crown prince, Dorian, to be his candidate for champion, competing against "[t]hieves and assassins and warriors" to become an enforcer for the king. The stakes are freedom or death: win or return to the mines. Youthful captain Chaol is charged with preventing Celaena's escape, and though she fantasizes about killing him on occasion, he becomes a far different target of her attention. This is not cuddly romance, but neither is it grim. Celaena is trained to murder, yet she hasn't lost her taste for pretty dresses or good books, and a gleam of optimism tinges her outlook. Maas tends toward overdescription, but the verve and freshness of the narration make for a thrilling read. Ages 12-up. Agent: Tamar Rydzinski, Laura Dail Literary Agency. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Maas, Sarah J. Throne of glass novel.
#1 - Throne of glass
#2 - Crown of midnight
#3 - Heir of fire
#4 - Queen of shadows
#5 - Empire of storms
Subjects Assassins -- Fiction.
Princes -- Fiction.
Courts and courtiers -- Fiction.
Prisoners -- Fiction.
Publisher Grand Haven, Michigan :Brilliance Audio,2013
Distributed by Recorded Books,
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Evans, Elizabeth, 1990- narrator.
Participants/Performers Performed by Elizabeth Evans.
Other Contributors Director, Timothy Warner.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Duration: 12:20:00.
Description 10 audio discs (12 hr., 20 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781491536315
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