After doing hard labor in the salt mines for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she’ll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. 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? Her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.
This book is full action right from the start and doesn’t let down. There is great depth to the characters and the storyline draws you in wanting more. It’s exciting, engaging and binge worthy reading.