This high fantasy series is about an assassin Celaena Sardothien. She has been stuck in this prison, Endovier, in this land, Ardalan, for about a year. Suddenly, she gets taken away from that prison, for a competition. The competition a position in the Royal Court, as the King’s Assassin. She just so happened to be the pick of the Prince of Ardalan for the competition. Little spoiler, she wins, but that’s just the beginning the story. The story gets really interesting really fast with involvements of magic, which seem to not exist in the land. There’s a bit of romance sprinkled in there, and the sequels just develop and spend time expanding this world that Maas created. This is a book and series that has a bit of everything, action, romance, drama, and a very strong female lead character.
In my opinion, the writing is so poetic and wonderful and captivating. However, this story is one I may not continue. I adored the first three books, Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, and Heir of Fire. Once the fourth book came along, Queen of Shadows, I am starting to just be bored of the story. It is not because of the writing style or the plot, but because it is just too long of a story. To my knowledge, there are going to be seven books in this story, not including the short stories along with them. Two of them are yet to be seen by the general public. I, by nature, am a very impatient person, which is why I do not pick up long series very often. I am hopeful that once I finish the fourth book that I will want to continue, but for now there’s a pause for me on this series. Overall, if you are able to read very long series and keep up with it, I’m pretty sure you will find this enjoyable. -M