Magic is no longer of this world, and a vicious king rules the land from his castle of glass. Celaena Sardothien is an assassin who has a chance at freedom from her sentence of hard labor if she acts as the Crown Prince’s champion in a fierce competition to find a new royal assassin. But soon competitors start mysteriously dying one by one, and Celaena must root out the source of evil before she too becomes a victim.
I have a love/hate relationship with series books. I think they are awesome because if I REALLY love the story I don’t want it to end…I mean who would? BUT sometimes I’ve found that authors keep prolonging a series when it just isn’t necessary. Those series that have five books, when really you felt the story was over at three, and then I feel this obligation to finish the series even if I didn’t actually enjoy the book. It can be a hassle. The following series are not that type of series. These are series that I wish would keep going forever just because the stories and characters are so much fun and so adventurous. The first series, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas is about a young woman who becomes an assassin to try and win her freedom from the king who enslaved her. Some high fantasy aspects to the tales. The second series is The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen which is about a girl who has been in hiding her entire life and now must become queen and fight an evil magical power. The last series is the His Fair Assassin series (more books just got added to the series and I’m so excited!) which is about assassin nuns. I mean come on! Assassin nuns that’s pretty awesome. Any of the three series listed would be a great series to start this winter season, where you can check out some or all of the series and just snuggle in a blanket and lose yourself within the different realms.
An untested young princess must claim her throne, learn to become a queen, and combat a malevolent sorceress in an epic battle between light and darkness.
In the fifteenth-century kingdom of Brittany, seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where she learns that the god of Death has blessed her with dangerous gifts–and a violent destiny.