Sarah J. Maas – Throne of Glass Audiobooktext
Coming to this book completely by chance, because it was given to me by Amazon, I had absolutely no idea what to expect, except for the fact of the “youth” aspect of the work.
The cover tells us to read this short story as a sort of prequel, a taste of the character (s) of “Sarah J. Maas – Throne of Glass Audiobook The Assassin” (I discovered, moreover, that this word has a feminine character, I was sure “assassin” didn’t have a gender!), so that’s the state of mind I approached this book.
Set in a world different from ours, Sarah J. Maas – Throne of Glass Audiobook nevertheless feels the atmosphere of the 17 / 18th century with its modern technology still very in its infancy, if not non-existent, at best Victorian, and its clashes mainly dominated by weapons white, and its architecture smelling of freestone and wood.
The author takes us directly to a secret society made up of assassins, and introduces us without further formalities (normal, at the same time, for a prequel …) to the main character, no past or long description here, it will be for the major work, but we nevertheless manage to represent the main protagonist, and the author has very intelligently introduced a need to maintain the secret of his visual identity which means that the descriptions of his movements and looks worn on her by the other characters in the story relate more to her cape and mask than to her, in particular, thus avoiding the long descriptions necessary to fully encapsulate the physical peculiarities of the heroine.
Of character rather focused on the honor and the respect of certain values, and of a morality and an ethics of its own, the heroine makes that one clings rather well to her, and one feels, dore-et-already, dawning a pattern of a collected and raised child, supremely grateful and admiring of her mentor, who will discover the hidden side of this one …
This prequel is in itself well done, without dispersion, the trap that conceals this kind of work, nor too many shortcuts making you regret not having read, first, the main novel, before attacking this news.
The protagonists are limited to three, really, so the author has managed to portray them enough for the story to come to life in our heads; the atmosphere is sufficiently well depicted that in the end, we almost feel the salt of the sea air on our skin; the fights are alive and well narrated and you can almost hear the cape fly and the drops of blood fall to the ground.
In the end, a very good balance, for a short story which, if we forgive it for the watered down things due to its “youth” placement, allows you to have a good time, and makes you want to know more, with the main work , when the moment will come to rest from the blood, the guts, and the sex of more adult literatures.
As for the youth audience, in view of this news, I would strongly advise parents to consider Sarah J. Maas – Throne of Glass Audiobook as a young adult and not a children’s work, period, because the language, if it is mastered, has still kept a certain clean color in the middle of the shallows and bandits, which makes it possible not to drop out and to be in the mood for the work for adults and pre-adolescents / adolescents, but could pose some problems to explain certain terms to the youngest readers …