Throne of Glass Series in Order: The Guide to reading Sarah J. Maas’s books

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Written by American writer Sarah J. Maas, the Throne of Glass is a fantasy series that takes us to a land without magic where we follow Celaena Sardothien, an 18-year-old assassin in the kingdom of Adarlan.

After being imprisoned for a year by the king, Celaena Sardothien accepts an offer to compete with other assassins for a chance to serve as the king’s champion and win her freedom. This leads her to great and dangerous adventures, world-shattering revelations, and more. Throne of Glass series is inspired by the story of Cinderella, except that Cinderella is an assassin and goes to a ball to kill the prince.

How to Read the Throne of Glass Books in Order?

This is the complete Throne of Glass Reading Order, but for more books written by Sarah J. Maas, go to our page dedicated to the author.

Throne of Glass in Chronological Order

  1. The Assassin’s Blade – A collection of prequel stories, including four novellas: 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. In publication order, The Assassin’s Blade was released after Crown of Midnight.
  2. Throne of Glass – In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.
  1. Crown of Midnight – Celaena Sardothien is the king’s Champion-yet she is far from loyal to the crown, for the man she serves is bent on evil. But working against her master in secret is no easy task. As Celaena tries to untangle the mysteries buried within the glass castle, she can trust no one. Then, an unspeakable tragedy shatters Celaena’s world. She must decide once and for all where her loyalties lie…
  2. Heir of Fire – Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak–but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth …a truth about her heritage that could change her life – and her future – forever.
  1. Queen of Shadows – Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire-for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past… She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.
  2. Empire of Storms – The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. With her heart sworn to the warrior-prince by her side, and her fealty pledged to the people she is determined to save, Aelin will delve into the depths of her power to protect those she loves.
  1. Tower of Dawn – Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered. His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.
  2. Kingdom of Ash – Aelin has risked everything to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day… With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction.

More Throne of Glass: Companion Books

  • Throne of Glass Coloring Book – Come to pages of this Throne of Glass coloring book, you will be dropped into the fantasy world of Throne of Glass, where you can flush all of your worries away and wake up your sense of creativity as you color. As long as you love Throne of Glass the wonderful novel series and coloring activity, this Throne of Glass coloring book will always bring you magnificent experiences.
  • Embers of Memory: A Throne of Glass Game – Embers of Memory: A Throne of Glass Game is a two-player co-operative card game set during the events of Kingdom of Ash, the epic climax to Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series. Working together, you must delve into the memories of the young queen and help her face her inner demons before she is overwhelmed. Be warned – each challenge you face is more complex than the last, testing the bond between you and your partner to its limit.

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  1. I have a voracious,high reader (9th grade level) of a 10 year old and he got one of these books and tore through it and wants to read more…we talked about sex and violence in the book and he is fine, but could someone tell me more in depth how sexual it really is? Should I not allow him to read these? It’s just so hard to find books for him to read that he doesn’t read in a 1/2 hour. Thanks for the advice.

    1. i actually can relate to your sons postion, (im no longer ten, of course) but i also read, and still do, a lot of books with explicit content that i probably should have been reading a an eleven year old. (hunger games, divergent, red queen, graceling…. these are all go sugestions for him btw) however, maybe you should try classics, (if you havent already) like jane eyre, alice in wonderland, call of the wild, and lord of flies. (i read these all when i was eleven and was EXTREMELY confused) if your looking for fantasy, keeper of the lost cities, harry potter, warriors, percy jackson, and aru shah. for ya, hunger games, red queen, divergent, uglies, an ember in the ashes, the hate you give, and the giver. hope this helped! 🙂

    2. Technically I’m an adult reading this & her other series. The sexual scenes are about 1-3 pages long, with not much actual detail, such as private parts. They are fairly healthy romantic relationships as opposed to say Laurell K. Hamilton’s 2 series (Anita Blake & Meredith Gentry). Those are for adults, not kids or teens. Very full detailed descriptions of a lot of different sexual acts. I personally enjoy having a female heroine and the fantasy aspect. My dad introduced me to fantasy at an early age. Other than some of the books mentioned by a few others, I’d like to suggest David Eddings series ‘The Belgariad’ & ‘The Mallorean’ series. Each has 5 books, and is high fantasy with sorcerers, kings, monsters, a dragon, good vs evil, etc. There’s little to no sexual scenes. I started reading these when I was 8 years old. Hope this helps!

    3. 1. You know your son,so don’t let other people tell you how to censor him that don’t know him. These books didn’t need sex but it isn’t distasteful in anyway or remotely pornographic in content. Your son will probably look at porn at sometime in his life, whether out of curiosity or as a fan, it is probably better for him to have amore realistic idea of sexual acts as portrayed in this novel to help counteract the ridiculous portrayal of women in soft porn and even anime.

      2. Anything by Raymond E Feist will be great, best author as far as storytelling goes

  2. This is the best series I have read. Sometimes I have to wait to go in to work so I can get to a good break. I am excited to see how it ends and start with another one of her series.

  3. If y’all love this series so much you should read The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, It’s about badass half-angel half-mortal demon fighting warriors!

  4. I’ve been looking for this book series for about 3 years now, and I’m so glad that I found it! Especially since I’ve finished the Snow like Ashes series (A series I recommend to ANYONE to loves magic, war, and life-and-death situations), I’ve been on the prowl for another book series that I can’t put down. I hope this is it!

  5. Hi ! I just buy the throne of glass, but I also just discovered that there is a prequel : the assassin’s blade. So I’m wondering, should I wait to buy and read the prequel or can i just start the Throne of glass ?
    Have a nice day guys ! And keep reading 😉

  6. I started with throne of glass and then after heir of fire read the prequel and then continued with the series after that. It just depends on preference.

  7. Absolutely mesmerizing. I couldn’t get enough. When I wasn’t reading, I was thinking about it. When I was reading, I couldn’t put it down! My heart broke when I finished the 8th book knowing there wasn’t another to get lol! I definitely recommend this series, as well as, this author!

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