Throne of Glass

By Ayush Jain (L&T MHPS)

Now that the “Game of Thrones” euphoria is over, there seems to be a void when it comes fantasy fiction genre. Though most of the generation today is obsessed with a plethora of TV series, there is a certain fraction of the populace who still prefer reading fantasy fiction the old school way.

Throne of Glass is one such fantasy novel which surprisingly keeps the reader engaged throughout its journey. It is the first novel in the fantasy series and set in the world of Erilea, where the main story unfolds. The book follows the story of ‘Celaena Sardothein’, a notorious assassin captured and enslaved in the hellacious salt mines.

As luck would have it, the Crown prince has a once in a lifetime opportunity in store for Celaena. A chance at freedom, but it comes at a price. A champion’s tournament which will see Celaena fighting to the death.

It is a story with a strong female protagonist, her struggles and her unrelenting resolve to beat the odds. Portrayed as an underdog, the book will make you cheer for the protagonist and relate to her challenges.

Arcane symbols, mysterious secrets, legends and age-old magic- Throne of Glass has all elements of an interesting read. The narrative is detailed and the author has impeccably placed the twists and turns in the story so as to keep the reader engaged. The story transports you into fantasy worlds, which will definitely make you want to pick up the sequel.

I would highly recommend you to buy a copy if you are into fantasy fiction. Even if you are not, this book might just get you hooked on to the genre and you may like it, eventually!

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