Despite the other reviews claiming that the plot slow, I'd have to disagree. Every scene in the book has a purpose, whether it be character development, relationship building, revealing hints, or simply pushing the plot forward. I would also like to argue that while Celaena's personality may come off a little conflicting, that people act differently in different situations and that everyone as different sides to them. I believe that the multiple sides of Celaena revealed in the book reflect great depth in Maas's writing.
I would also like to address that the plot is not simply about a fight to the death. The competition to be the King's Champion was not intended to death among the participants, but with a killer/beast on the loose, some of the competitors are murdered.
Throne of Glass is the first in a series of 6 (though sadly there are only 3 books out currently). There is also a book of short stories set before Throne Of Glass (where you discover how she got captured and sent to the salt mines).
This book is incredible. I recommend it to anyone who loves fantasy, action, or romance.
I really hate to write a bad review about this book because the author seems so nice, funny and cool based on her website and youtube channel, but this book was a disappointment. Not to mention that the whole love triangle concept is very cliche.
Even though I didn't like this book, I plan to read the third book when it comes out in hope that the author can pick the series back up.
A truly great read!