Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.
In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught.
Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?
I chose this book to be one of the first books that I would feature on First Page Friday, because it was a book that surprised me a lot (in a good way). I had been initially very excited about reading it, but once I started, I was disappointed at first. This did change however, much to my surprise, and I was so obsessed with it by the end of the book, that it's going to be a very long wait for the sequel!
I think the first page of this is a really great demonstration of Celaena's character - we get to see how tough she is, how feared, and most importantly of all, how sharply intelligent she is. I adored her character, so it's really great to re-read the first page, and recognise her immediately!
I'm really hoping that if you haven't already read this, and hadn't already added it to your wishlist, that I have managed to do so today!
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