Title: Throne of Glass
Series: Throne of Glass #1
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy (with a bit of Romance)
SummaryCelaena Sardothien, also known as Adarlan's Assassin, has spent the past year as a slave in the Salt Mines of Endovier. After leaving the mines one day, Celaena is offered the one thing she has dreamed about since the betrayal that made her a slave: her freedom. In order to win her freedom, Celaena must agree to become the Champion for Prince Dorian and compete against other Champions for the position as Champion to the King, a position that she would then have to serve for four years before being given her freedom. But Celaena knows that "champion" is just another way of saying "assassin", and she isn't sure that she wants to be a puppet to the cruelty of the king.
When Celaena arrives in Rifthold, she begins training with Chaol, the Captain of the Guard, to rebuild her weakened strength...but the competition isn't the only thing she has to worry about. There is an evil inside the castle and Champions begin mysteriously dying, and if Celaena can't figure out what is going wrong, then she could be next.