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Wednesday, September 16

Dream cast the Throne of Glass TV show | Forever Young Adult

Wednesday, September 16

Yesterday, it was announced that Sarah J. Maas' YA fantasy Throne of Glass series has been optioned for TV. As a huge fan of the series, I'm super excited about the possibilities, but also totally frightened that the adaptation will turn out to be terrible.

If you've never read the series, and you're a fan of fantasy stories led by strong female characters, you really should. Here's a synopsis of the first book:

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her ... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead ... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.
There are three additional novels in the series, with two more planned, and a handful of short stories.

Over on Forever Young Adult, I have a post up about the news that also features some casting ideas for the main roles of Celaena, Chaol and Dorian.

Click the image to check out who (else) I've chosen, and add your own ideas in the comments!

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