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Throne of Glass: January Readalong Post the Second

“Sometimes, the wicked will tell us things just to confuse us–to haunt our thoughts long after we’ve faced them.”

Sarah J. Maas

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  • Celaena receives help from many sources throughout the novel. Of all these characters, who do you think helped her the most? What does he/she do or teach Celaena that further develops her as a character? I want to say Elena, the ancient fae queen, but I don’t know if that’s because the whole magic element to the book is my favourite thing about Throne of Glass. I certainly think Celaena’s sense of loyalty to Elena is one of the major things driving the plot; I think it’s when Celaena meets her that she starts to realise just how deep the rabbit-hole goes, so to speak.
  • Who do you think is Celaena was before Arobynn found her? I’m not sure. I’m guessing originally the daughter of a noble family from a conquered magic-using kingdom? Then perhaps she got thrown out on the streets and was rescued from starvation by Arobynn?
  • Are there any aspects of Throne of Glass that you wished Sarah had gone into more detail about? I definitely wanted more about magic: about the wyrdmarks and Elena and why magic was banned. Like I said, that whole side of the novel was really intriguing to me.
  • What are your thoughts about the kinda love-triangle? Are you favoring Dorian, Chaol, or is it too soon to tell where you loyalty lies? It’s got to be Chaol. Like, the scene at the duel was quite sweet, but Dorian in general is just too insufferable. And Chaol has a much more equal relationship with Celaena. I also love that she chooses not to marry the prince at the end of the book – how’s that, Disney?
  • What do you think of Nox now? Do you think he’ll come back into play later? And are you hoping for it? Meh. He’s pretty decent as a character, but I can’t really be bothered to work up any enthusiasm about him.
  • Who’s your favorite character so far? Do you imagine this could change throughout the series? Elena. I know she’s not really a main character, but I am fascinated by her. I’m not intending to read any more of the series, though.
  • How surprised were you by who was behind the Champion murders? Did you guess before it was revealed? I was a bit disappointed by how…mundane the answer was, I think. There’d been all these hints of Great Evil throughout the book, and then it was just someone trying to win a competition.
  • What do you think of Nehemia NOW? And her friendship with Celaena? Oh, yeah, Nehemia is badass. I like that there’s a close female friendship in Throne of Glass; it helps to balance out the love triangle, I think.
  • How satisfied were you with the story as a whole? Do you plan to continue the series? I really thought there was way too much emphasis on the love triangle; it seemed like Maas was more interested in that than in anything else in the story. And the Tests disappointed me in happening mainly off-page. Like I said, I won’t be continuing the series.
  • Do you have any predictions as to what may happen next? It would be nice to think that the magic stuff gets more coverage in the next book.
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