The Throne of Glass series, written by Sarah J. Maas, follows the trials of Aelin Ashryver Galathynius as she reclaims her throne and defeats the enemies of her realm. Currently, the series consists of 5 novellas and 5 books.
A collection of stories set prior to the Throne of Glass series, the five novellas explore the dark background of Celaena Sardothien shortly before her capture and imprisonment in Endovier. Chronologically, the novellas are as follows:
- The Assassin and the Pirate Lord
- The Assassin and the Healer
- The Assassin and the Desert
- The Assassin and the Underworld
- The Assassin and the Empire
Following her imprisonment in the Salt Mines of Endovier, she is offered the chance of freedom by Crown Prince Dorian Havilliard by competing in a dangerous competition to become the King's personal assassin. Her stay at the glass castle in Rifthold leads her to develop unexpected friendships and draws her into a dark and menacing power struggle within the castles walls.
From his glass throne rules a King with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil. Relationships are tested, lives lost, battles fought and the life-altering secret Celaena has kept since her parents death is finally revealed.
Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the King lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy.
Queen of Shadows is the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series, released in September of 2015.
Everyone Aelin Ashryver Galathynius loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to Erilea—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past... She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return. Aelin’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Aelin’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.
Empire of Storms is the fifth book in the Throne of Glass Series, released on September 1, 2016.
After freeing the Kingdom of Adarlan from the tyranny of its ruler and saving her friends, Aelin Ashryver Galathynius travels northward to return to her forgotten home, only to find herself unwelcome. Rallying forgotten allies in foreign lands against the growing threat of darkness from Morath, she moves to stand against the greatest enemy that Erilea has seen in hundreds of years. But with all her cunning plans, is it enough to withstand an attack on two dark fronts? Reuniting the lost children of Terrasen and embracing her own dark powers, Aelin develops new friendships with unlikely characters and reveals her surprisingly intricate plans, only to leave readers in heart-breaking suspense.