Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness. In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught. Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament - fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin's heart be melted?
Celaena is offered the role of becoming the King's Champion, but in order to gain her freedom as the king's assasin she must face several other notorious assasins. Meanwhile feelings between her and the Crown Prince Dorian are becoming stronger each day. Amazingly told fantasy story with a hint of romance.
“We all bear scars, Mine just happen to be more visible than most.”
A young woman assassin is sentenced to the salt mines of Endovier to die. Then she is given the opportunity to enter a deadly competition to become the kings champion. Great high fantasy, highly recommend!