American author Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass is a high fantasy book series that follows the story of Celaena Sardothien, a teenage assassin in the kingdom of King Adarlan, a tyrannical ruler.
As the series progresses, Calaena meets interesting people with whom she forms unexpected bonds and starts to uncover a conspiracy amidst her adventures.
The series started in 2012 and concluded in 2018 with its eighth book. In 2016, Hulu announced that the Throne of Glass book series had opted for a television adaptation.
Kira Snyder was going to be the adaptation’s writer and showrunner, and Anna Foerster was going to be in charge of directing the potential pilot.
Who is Aelin Ashryver Whitethorn Galathynius?
The main protagonist of the Throne of Glass series is Aelin Ashryver Whitethorn Galathynius, aka Celaena Sardothien. As a young child, her parents were murdered, and she was trained from childhood to become an assassin. She slowly earned the reputation of being the greatest assassin in the world.
However, her master betrayed her and imprisoned her in the salt mines of Endovier. As the series progresses, Celaena is offered an opportunity to participate in a competition to become the King’s champion.
If she wins, after fulfilling her service to the King of Adarlan, she will be granted a full pardon and her freedom. Her characteristics include being clever, arrogant, beautiful, talented, and possessing striking physical features.
Sarah J. Maas’ Biography
Sarah J. Maas is an American author known for her Throne of Glass series and Court of Thorns and Roses. Her work has been translated into at least 35 languages, and as of 2021, she has sold over 12 million copies of her books. Maas grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and used to write Sailor Moon fanfiction in her youth.
Maas started writing her debut novel, “Throne of Glass,” at the age of 16 and posted several chapters on FictionPress.Com. However, it was later removed, after which Maas decided to publish the novel.
Maas’ books have been lauded for their character development, the inclusion of morally grey characteristics, and strong worldbuilding.
Her book series, “Court of Thorns and Roses,” is slated to be adapted into a Hulu television series by 20th Television.
Throne of Glass Books in Order
The Throne of Glass book series started in 2012 with the release of “Throne of Glass.” For the next six years, author Sarah J. Maas released one book every year, and the series finally concluded in 2018 with the release of “Kingdom of Ash.” In 2014, she also released a novella that consisted of five stories set before the events of the first book.
It is a collection of five stories set before the events of “Throne of Glass.” “The Assassin’s Blade” also includes four novellas: The Assassin and the Pirate Lord, The Assassin and the Desert, The Assassin and the Underworld, The Assassin and the Empire, and The Assassin and the Healer. These novellas were previously published in eBook format.
Throne of Glass tells the story of teenage assassin Celaena Sardothien, as she has been given a chance to compete against Prince Dorian to become King Adarlan’s personal champion in order to be granted a full pardon and become free again. However, all of her competitors were found murdered in the castle, and now it is up to Celaena to uncover the mystery that goes back centuries and is related to the creatures of darkness that dwell deep beneath the castle.
Crown of Midnight follows the story of Celaena after she becomes the king’s champion and now must assassinate every person that the king asks her to. However, she can’t bear to kill the king and fakes every death. In this book, Celaena becomes interested in the ongoing rebel movement and uncovers the secret behind the king’s source of infinite power.
Hell of Fire is the third book in the “Throne of Glass” book series and was released in 2014. In this book, Celaena, the teenage assassin, travels to Wendlyn to train in the ways of the Fae under the tutelage of Fae warrior Rowan Whitetorn. The pair must also work together to stop evil forces from wreaking havoc on innocent people.
In Queen of Shadows, Celaena Sardothien returns to Rifthold as a free woman only to discover that things have changed significantly since she left. Celaena must work alongside a team of rebels to exact her revenge on the King of Adarlan by freeing magic.
Empire of Storms tells the story of Celaena Sardothien as she attempts to stop Lord Erawan of the Valg from destroying the world. In this book, Celaena also begins to realize that the events in her life were not a coincidence and that she is part of something greater.
Tower of Dawn takes place during the events of Empire of Storms but follows the story of Chaol Westfall as he travels to the Southern Continent to seek treatment from the gifted healers.
With Kingdom of Ash, the “Throne of Glass” series comes to an end. Celaena has been locked inside an iron coffin for months, and it is up to Rowan to find her and save her from the evil clutches of Maeve.
Throne of Glass Companion Books
Immerse yourself in the fantasy world of Throne of Glass with the Throne of Glass Coloring Book.
It is a two-player cooperative card game that is set during the events of Kingdom of Ash. The players must work together to delve into the memories of Celaena and help her face her inner demons. The game consists of complex challenges that test the bond between the two partners.
Frequently Asked Questions on Throne of Glass Series
Throne of Glass books in chronological order
Throne of Glass (2012)
Crown of Midnight (2013)
The Assassin's Blade (2014)
Heir of Fire (2014)
Queen of Shadows (2015)
Empire of Storms (2016)
Tower of Dawn (2017)
Kingdom of Ash (2018)
What genre is Throne of Glass?
The genre is of Throne of Glass is Fantasy Fiction.
What is the age range for Throne of Glass?
The age range of Throne of Glass is 13-14 and up. This series contains lots of violence, gore, romance, and some mild language.
Is Throne of Glass steamy?
There are some romantic scenes which definitely puts it in spicy category especially books 5, 6 and 7.
1) Is Throne of Glass spicy?
Does Throne of Glass have mature scenes?
Yes, there are some sex scenes.
Is Throne of Glass a love triangle?
Yes, there is a love triangle involving Calaena.
Does Throne of Glass have a happy ending?
Throne of Glass has a happy ending which satisfies its loyal fans and readers.
Is it worth reading Throne of Glass?
Throne of Glass is a highly popular bestseller in the Fantasy fiction genre. It is highly engaging for teenagers and young adults.
Why is Throne of Glass so popular?
Sarah J. Maas has cleverly incorporated a book series in which the lead protagonist is a female which is embroiled in epic battles even while struggling with mundane teenage issues like love fashion and makeup.
How many books are in the Throne of Glass series?
There are 8 books in the Throne of Glass series.
Is Throne of Glass a good read for adults?
As the series progresses, the Throne of Glass books get increasing mature so it is a good read for older teens and adults.
What is the grade level of Throne of Glass series?
The recommended grade level of Throne of Glass series is 10 - 12.
Is Throne of Glass series finished?
As of now, the Throne of Glass is complete.
In what order should I read Throne of Glass?
The order of Throne of Glass is:
- The Assassin’s Blade
- Throne of Glass
- Crown of Midnight
- Heir of Fire
- Queen of Shadows
- Empire of Storms
- Tower of Dawn
- Kingdom of Ash
1) What is the order for Throne of Glass series?
Is there any Romance in Throne of Glass?
yes, romance is a definite element in Throne of Glass books.
What are the trigger warnings for the Throne of Glass series?
Threats of sexual assault
Talk of past sexual assault
Very severe physical abuse
Is Throne of Glass a YA book?
Yes, Throne of Glass books are meant for YA.