Each week, after each test, a patron leaves furious and a contestant back to what ever dark hole they came from. Then, something begins to kill the contestants. Is it one of the competitors? The ghostly-long-dead Queen Celaena sees? Or a monster, straight out of the stories?
Will Celaena stop the killer before she herself ends up dead?
Also, there's a romance factor of course! The Captain of the Guard, Choal, is tasked with the difficult task of guarding Celaena, becomes a really close friend to Celaena, but near the end of the book, it grows. Dorian and Celaena have a heated fling as well.
I've heard rave reviews for Throne of Glass, and this book really lived up to it! It was fabulous! I was up way late finishing this book because I could not bear not finishing it! (Yeah. I was a little ray of sunshine the next morning.)
The 26 year old author, Maas, is already publishing her second novel, the sequel to Throne of Glass. *CHEER* Crown of Glass comes out Fall 2013!!!