The Children’s Book Review | July 18, 2016
Written by Sarah J. Maas
Illustrated by Yvonne Gilbert, John Howe, Craig Phillips
Age Range: 12 and up
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens (2016)
What to expect: Teen coloring book, THRONE OF GLASS references
For fans of Sarah J. Maas’ thrilling THRONE OF GLASS series, the characters are a sacred and richly imagined image in their minds. Now, Bloomsbury has released a coloring book complete with depictions of everyone’s favorite characters. There’s Aelin and Celaena (no spoilers here), Manon Blackbeak, Fae Prince Rowan, Elide Lochan, Lorcan, Baba Yellowlegs and more. Each page is created in beautiful, enchanting detail that brings favorite scenes from the books alive. Accompanying each picture is a corresponding quote from one of the THRONE OF GLASS books.
Coloring books for teens and adults have become a popular pastime for readers who want just a bit more from their reading experience – who can’t bear to let go. And with this lovely coloring book, Maas’ fans won’t have to. There’s Nehemia in all of her striking glory, pretty and secretive Sorcha in a heartbreakingly tender scene with Prince Dorian, and an exhilarating Valg confrontation. My personal favorite was a pivotal scene with Lysandra and a certain sharp stiletto blade. I found myself re-reading the quotes as I colored, reliving the magic of those books I’ve passed. It made me want to read them again!
The talented illustrators who brought this series to life are Yvonne Gilbert, John Howe and Craig Phillips. With their deft talent, the series springs to life. Any fan of the books will delight in page after page of rich and seductive illustrations. Readers will be swept back in to the world of magic and ancient lore, and they’ll never want to leave. The coloring book is a balm to the pain of waiting for the next installment of the THRONE OF GLASS series, TOWER OF DAWN, due out in September of 2017.
About the Author
SARAH J. MAAS is the author of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade; as well as the New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog.
About the Illustrators
YVONNE GILBERT’s work runs the gamut from children’s books, postage stamps, posters, and record sleeves. Her love of fairy tales and history has resulted in her designing and illustrating many books for publishers worldwide. Yvonne lives in Toronto, Canada.
JOHN HOWE was born and raised in British Columbia. He studied at the École des Art Décoratifs in Strasbourg, France and now lives and works as an illustrator in Switzerland. John is a renowned fantasy artist and worked as the lead concept artist on Peter Jackson’s film trilogies, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. John also has a great love for ancient myth, legend and folk tale. And dragons.
CRAIG PHILLIPS has been creating art for books, comics, and advertising for more than fifteen years. His work has appeared in publications for Simon & Schuster, Penguin, Random House, Hardie Grant, Scholastic, Egmont, Bloomsbury, and more.
The Throne of Glass Coloring Book, by Sarah J. Maas, was reviewed by Denise Mealy. Discover more books like The Throne of Glass Coloring Book by following along with our reviews and articles tagged with Coloring Books, Sarah J. Maas, and Throne of Glass Series.