omg! I love these books!!!!!!! the voice actor is the absolute best! I like the other series more but this was grrat to and gave the story more body ..Show More »anf now I want to listen to the other books all over again!
Bratty main character and under-developed emotional depth
I really enjoyed the Sarah J Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses which was why I used my credit on Throne of Glass. I'm sorry to say that I'm a bit disa..Show More »ppointed. The main character Celaena is really un-likeable and hard to relate to. She sounds like a very bratty teenager and some of her snarky remarks just seem really petty. And her desire to be noticed for her ability when she was advised to stay off the radar? I wondered how she ever managed to become one of the greatest assassins. Also the emotional depth of the story is lacking and the romance is barely there. Am I really supposed to feel something about the connection between Chaol and Celaena? As for whatever is between Celaena and prince Dorian, it ended before it had a chance to develop into anything substantial because obviously to Celaena it was not something worth fighting for. Totally no drama there.
One other thing that bothered me was the final dual which ended in a really abrupt way. Considering the buildup, it felt like I as the reader got the expected outcome without being convinced that it was well deserved. I think that the author must have matured a lot in her writing style since this book because this is nothing like her latest published work A Court of Thorns and Roses.
As for the narration, Elizabeth Evans does a good job portraying the emotions of characters but I find her narrative voice a bit too grating for my liking.
I did listen to the whole book which is very easy when you have an hours drive morning and night.I got a little fed up with the setting the scene for..Show More » it to all come together in the last few chapters. i believe this is very much a series written for teenagers and I think they would enjoy and relate to the language and sarcasm used constantly. Yes I will listen to them all.