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Homer Public Library YA MAA THRONE V.1 000103270 Teen Corner -- Fiction Place on copy / volume Checked out 02/25/2020

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  • ISBN: 9781599906959 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1599906953 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 406 p. ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.

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After she has served a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, Crown Prince Dorian offers eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien her freedom on the condition that she act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.
Subject: Fantasy
Assassins Fiction
Princes Fiction
Courts and courtiers Fiction
Prisoners Fiction
JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
Assassins Juvenile fiction
Princes Juvenile fiction
Courts and courtiers Juvenile fiction
Prisoners Juvenile fiction
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

Syndetic Solutions - BookList Review for ISBN Number 9781599906959
Throne of Glass
Throne of Glass
by Maas, Sarah J.
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Throne of Glass


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Librarians looking for a Hunger Games read-alike for their Katniss fans may find their best option in this first novel that began years ago as an online serial called Queen of Glass. Celaena Sardothien is a noted assassin competing to the death against soldiers, assassins, and others to earn the role as the king's champion and eventually her long-denied freedom. Unlike most strong female protagonists, Celaena relishes the exquisite trappings of her new environment: the fine fabrics, the intricate embroideries, and the jewel adornments. Her taste for finery, though, never impedes her success in the tests or her determination to track down the meaning of the wyrd marks and the evil force that is killing competitors ahead of schedule. Of course, there is a love triangle, but Prince Dorian and the Captain of the Guard (begrudgingly assigned to keep Celaena safe) make for interesting foils to a female assassin, one who values the lure of freedom more than male companionship. Her freedom will likely have to wait; duty calls in the next book. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: A six-figure promotional push and the obvious Hunger Games parallels ensure that this title will meet with widespread demand from both teens and adults.--Dobrez, Cindy Copyright 2010 Booklist

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Throne of Glass
by Maas, Sarah J.
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Readers seeking the political intrigue of Kristen Cashore's Graceling and its sequels or the deadly competition at the heart of The Hunger Games will find both in Maas's strong debut novel. Celaena Sardothien is considered the best assassin in Adarlan, and she has been condemned to the salt mines for her work. As the story opens, she is plucked from slow execution by the calculating crown prince, Dorian, to be his candidate for champion, competing against "[t]hieves and assassins and warriors" to become an enforcer for the king. The stakes are freedom or death: win or return to the mines. Youthful captain Chaol is charged with preventing Celaena's escape, and though she fantasizes about killing him on occasion, he becomes a far different target of her attention. This is not cuddly romance, but neither is it grim. Celaena is trained to murder, yet she hasn't lost her taste for pretty dresses or good books, and a gleam of optimism tinges her outlook. Maas tends toward overdescription, but the verve and freshness of the narration make for a thrilling read. Ages 12-up. Agent: Tamar Rydzinski, Laura Dail Literary Agency. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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