After serving out a yea
r 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 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 king’s council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. 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.
I was actually impressed by this series. I didn’t fall in love right away like I did with ACOTAR but towards the middle, I was so into it. Everyone who I know that has read this series says that it picks up as the books go on so I just have to keep going. I liked Celaena. I loved that she was an assassin and confident in herself. She strong and actually put up a fight. I need a heroine like this. She took everything that came at her. I’m excited to see where the next book goes.