It was enough. Enough of the pretending and the meekness. Enough of Cain.
She stalked towards him, keeping her sword sheathed at her side. Verin's grin widened as he lifted his blade.
Verin raised his sword, shaking his blond curls out of his eyes. "Let's see what you've got."
He swung, but Celaena struck, ramming her fist into his arm, sending the blade soaring through the air. In the same breath, her pam hit his left arm, knocking it aide too. As he staggered back, her leg came up, and Verin's eyes bulged as her foot slammed into his chest. The kick sent him flying, and his body crunched as it hit the floor and slid out of the ring, instantly eliminating him. The hall was utterly silent.
"Mock me again," she spat at Verin, "and I'll do that with my sword the next time." She turned from him, and found Brullo's face slack. "Here's a lesson for you, Weapons Master," she said, stalking past him. "Give me real men to fight. Then maybe I'll bother trying."
So here's how it goes, in the novel the main character along with a lot of other bad asses are supposed to compete in this sort of tournament in order to be made the kind's champion and win their freedom —eventually anyways. The bad asses I mention? Are all thugs, thieves, murderers, and assassins. So the competition is fierce, but Celaena is the best assassin around so she isn't worried. Much.
At first I thought Celaena was a very arrogant girl with nothing to show for her arrogance. Plus I couldn't connect with her at the beginning. Throne of Glass was slow to begin with, but has picked up it's pace since we are finally getting some action. Ever since the "tests" have started it has gotten more interesting. Though these tests seem really unimaginative (shoot arrows towards a bulls eye, climb a tower, etc). I am starting to like the main protagonist now, and her companions. But still not enthralled. But I think it has the potential to get much better so here's to hoping!