The Ultimate List of Sarah J Maas Books in Order

Published: 18 March 2023 | Last updated: 15 April 2023
Written by Chris Beach

Who is Sarah J Maas?

Sarah J Maas

Hailing from the vibrant city of New York, Sarah J. Maas is a gifted author who has captivated readers worldwide. After completing her creative writing major and religious studies minor at Hamilton College in 2008, she moved to Pennsylvania, where she now enjoys life with her husband, Josh, their son Taran, and a lovable dog.

Sarah's passion for writing ignited at just 16 when she started her debut novel, Throne of Glass. Initially sharing her work as Queen of Glass, Sarah eventually took it down to pursue publishing. Her hard work paid off in 2010 when Bloomsbury secured her manuscript, leading to a six-book deal for the series. The Throne of Glass series has gone on to achieve global acclaim, reaching readers in 15 countries and 23 languages. Notably, the series' second installment, Crown of Midnight, even graced the esteemed New York Times young adult best-seller list.

Table of Contents

• Who is Sarah J Maas? Read Her Biography

Sarah J Maas Books in Order
  • Throne of Glass Series
  • Throne of Glass Short Stories
  • Crescent City Series
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses Series

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is Sarah J Maas's Next Book?
  • Should I Read Sarah J Maas Books In Order?
  • Is There a Sarah J Maas Coloring Book?
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Sarah J Maas Books in Order

We've compiled the ultimate list of Sarah J Maas' books in order of publication. Enjoy!

Throne of Glass Series in Order

Throne of Glass (2012)

Throne of Glass
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Imagine a world where magic is no more, and a ruthless king holds power with an unyielding grip. Celaena Sardothien, a skilled assassin, is brought to the castle not to end the king's life, but to fight for her own freedom. She must outlast twenty-three fierce rivals in a brutal contest and, if she prevails, she'll serve as the King's champion.

With the Crown Prince pushing her limits and the Captain of the Guard standing by her side, Celaena soon realizes there's more at stake than just her liberty. A sinister force lurks within the glass castle, claiming her competitors one by one. Now, her battle for freedom turns into a desperate quest for survival as she races against time to stop the evil that threatens to shatter her world.

Crown of Midnight (2013)

Crown of Midnight
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As the king's Champion, Celaena Sardothien is caught in a web of deception, secretly defying the twisted ruler she's supposed to serve. While attempting to uncover hidden truths within the glass castle, she trusts no one - not even her so-called allies, Crown Prince Dorian, Captain Chaol, or the foreign princess Nehemia.

When an unthinkable tragedy shakes Celaena to her core, she's forced to make a crucial choice about where her loyalties lie and who she'll fight for. This captivating follow-up to Sarah J. Maas's best-selling series is packed with action, romance, and suspense, leaving readers eager for the explosive revelations in the next installment.

Heir of Fire (2014)

Heir of Fire
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In the riveting third book of Sarah J. Maas's best-selling series, Celaena Sardothien finds herself on a journey to uncover her hidden heritage, a truth that may change her life and destiny forever. As she navigates through this new land, she grapples with her inner demons while facing the looming threat of brutal and monstrous forces bent on enslaving her world.

Can Celaena muster the strength to not only confront her own darkness but also combat the wickedness that's about to be unleashed? Blending epic fantasy, breathtaking pace, and irresistible romance, "Heir of Fire" has captivated readers worldwide, earning its rightful place as a USA Today and New York Times bestseller.

Queen of Shadows (2015)

Queen of Shadows
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In the enthralling fourth installment of Sarah J. Maas's #1 best-selling Throne of Glass series, Celaena Sardothien embraces her true identity as Aelin Galathynius, the rightful Queen of Terrasen. Before she can reclaim her throne, she faces a series of fierce battles - for her cousin, a devoted warrior; her friend, imprisoned in a horrifying cell; and her people, enslaved under a ruthless king.

With all she loves under threat and her world in peril, Aelin's queenly heart beats with a hunger for vengeance. "Queen of Shadows" promises that none will be spared from the wrath of a queen who has finally come into her own.

Empire of Storms (2016)

Empire of Storms
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Aelin Galathynius sets out on a challenging journey to claim her throne in this exhilarating chapter of Sarah J. Maas's acclaimed series. With the kingdoms of Erilea crumbling around her, Aelin must transform enemies into allies in order to shield her loved ones from the sinister powers eager to conquer her realm.

As war threatens from every direction, the only hope for salvation hinges on an urgent quest that could bring about the end of all she cherishes. Can Aelin prevent her world from shattering, or is it destined to fall apart? Dive into this enthralling tale for an unforgettable adventure.

Tower of Dawn (2017)

Tower of Dawn
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In the captivating sixth book of Sarah J. Maas's #1 bestselling Throne of Glass series, Chaol Westfall and Nesryn Faliq venture to Antica, the glittering citadel of the of the Southern Continent's mighty empire, to forge an alliance with the Khagan, whose formidable armies may be Erilea's last hope. In search of healing for Chaol's wounds at the renowned Torre Cesme, they encounter Yrene Towers, a healer with a painful past involving Adarlanian soldiers.

Despite her reluctance to help Chaol, she stays true to her oath to assist those in need. As they navigate the intricate politics of the khaganate, answers to their world's survival - or potential doom - lie hidden in the mountains, where legendary ruks soar. With the final battle looming, Chaol, Nesryn, and Yrene must rely on their resilience to confront the dangers that surround them in this enthralling addition to the series.

Kingdom of Ash (2018)

Kingdom of Ash
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In the breathtaking finale to Sarah J. Maas's #1 bestselling Throne of Glass series, Aelin Galathynius is determined to save her people at any cost. Trapped in an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin endures months of torture, her fiery spirit and the knowledge that yielding would spell doom for her loved ones keeping her from breaking. As Aelin's friends and allies are scattered, bonds are tested and destinies intertwine, ultimately leading to a united stand for Erilea's salvation. "Kingdom of Ash" delivers an explosive conclusion as Aelin battles for her life, her people, and the key to a brighter future in this unforgettable epic.

Throne of Glass Short Stories in Order

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord
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In a far-off island amidst a balmy ocean, Celaena Sardothien, a formidable assassin, seeks vengeance. Tasked by the Assassin's Guild to retrieve a debt from the Pirate Lord, she finds herself confronted with an unexpected twist. The payment, instead of currency, involves human lives as slaves. Driven by a sense of justice, Celaena alters her mission, risking it all to correct the injustice she was initially meant to enforce.

The Assassin and the Desert

The Assassin and the Desert
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Celaena Sardothien finds herself among the taciturn Silent Assassins in the expansive Red Desert, focused on sharpening her lethal skills as the most dreaded contract killer. However, her tranquil training is disrupted by adversaries intent on annihilating the Silent Assassins. Celaena must now devise a strategy to thwart their plans, or she may not survive the arid wasteland.

Assassin and the Underworld

Assassin and the Underworld
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Celaena Sardothien eagerly accepts a unique task from the King of Assassins, one aimed at combating the wickedness of slavery within the realm. The perilous mission leads her from the city's rooftops to its murky sewers, unveiling disturbing truths that leave her disconcerted.

The Assassin and the Empire

The Assassin and the Empire
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Enjoying a sense of belonging, love from the charming Sam, and most importantly, liberty, Celaena Sardothien seems to have it all as an assassin. However, she understands that true freedom lies in escaping the clutches of her former master, Arobynn Hamel. She and Sam embark on one final audacious mission, aiming for ultimate liberation. This experience teaches Celaena a harsh lesson: when one possesses everything, they risk losing it all. This e-novella provides a glimpse into the lives of characters featured in the full-length novel, Throne of Glass and is a must-read for fans.

The Assassin's Blade

The Assassin's Blade
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Dive into the captivating world of the acclaimed Throne of Glass series with this anthology of prequel novellas by Sarah J. Maas. Celaena Sardothien, the kingdom's most dreaded assassin, operates under the influential Assassin's Guild and its manipulative master, Arobynn Hamel. Despite her loyalty to the Guild, she remains fiercely independent, only trusting her fellow hired killer, Sam.

As Arobynn assigns her to daunting tasks across far-off islands and inhospitable deserts, Celaena begins to question her own loyalties. To break free from Arobynn's grip, she must rely on her cunning and deadly skills, knowing that failure could cost her freedom and her life.

This collection of five novellas delves into the intriguing past of the enigmatic assassin and her perilous world, serving as a prequel to the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass. The volume includes: The Assassin and the Pirate Lord, The Assassin and the Healer, The Assassin and the Desert, The Assassin and the Underworld, and The Assassin and the Empire.

Crescent City Series in Order

House of Earth and Blood (2021)

House of Earth and Blood
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Sarah J. Maas's Crescent City series, beginning with the #1 New York Times bestseller House of Earth and Blood, presents a thrilling contemporary fantasy world of magic, danger, and intense romance. Bryce Quinlan, a half-Fae, half-human, seeks retribution after a demon kills her closest friends and shatters her once-perfect life. When the suspect is imprisoned, but the crimes continue, Bryce becomes central to the investigation, vowing to exact revenge.

Hunt Athalar, a notorious Fallen angel enslaved to the Archangels, is tasked with assassinating their enemies. When offered a deal to help Bryce find the killer in exchange for his freedom, he can't resist. As the pair delve into Crescent City's dark underbelly, they uncover a menacing force that endangers everything they cherish. Amidst this chaos, Bryce and Hunt discover a fiery passion with the potential to liberate them - if they allow it. Sarah J. Maas's inventive new fantasy series, filled with unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and gripping suspense, explores themes of loss, the cost of freedom, and the power of love.

House of Sky and Breath (2022)

House of Sky and Breath
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Bryce Quinlan and Hunt Athalar strive to find normalcy after they saved Crescent City so much upheaval, desiring a chance to unwind and ponder their future. The ruling Asteri have left them undisturbed, but the rebels' efforts to undermine the Asteri's authority escalate the looming threat.

As Bryce, Hunt, and their allies become entangled in the rebels' schemes, they face a crucial decision: remain passive amidst the oppression or stand up for justice. Unsurprisingly, they've never excelled at remaining silent. In this enthralling sequel to the #1 bestseller House of Earth and Blood, Sarah J. Maas masterfully crafts a riveting tale of a world on the brink of chaos and the individuals determined to rescue it.

A Court of Thorns and Roses Series in Order

A Court of Thorns and Roses (2015)

A Court of Thorns and Roses
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After 19-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the forest, a beastly creature appears to demand retribution. Abruptly taken to a perilous magical realm known only through legends, Feyre learns her captor is Tamlin, a lethal, immortal faerie who once ruled the land. As she resides in his domain, her animosity towards Tamlin evolves into a passionate flame, igniting despite the warnings and deceptions surrounding the enchanting yet dangerous Fae world. With an ancient, malevolent force casting a shadow over the faerie lands, Feyre must devise a plan to vanquish it, or risk the doom of Tamlin and his world for eternity.

A Court of Mist and Fury (2016)

A Court of Mist and Fury
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In the captivating and seductive #1 New York Times bestselling sequel to Sarah J. Maas's mesmerizing A Court of Thorns and Roses, Feyre endures more trials than any one human can bear. Granted the powers and longevity of the High Fae, she remains haunted by her time Under the Mountain and the horrifying acts she committed to save Tamlin and his people.

As her wedding to Tamlin looms, Feyre grapples with her hollow feelings and nightmares, torn between upholding her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the Night Court, and living in the Spring Court with Tamlin. Navigating a complex web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, Feyre confronts an even greater evil on the horizon. To stop it, she must harness her daunting abilities, mend her shattered soul, and determine the shape of her future and a world in disarray. Sarah J. Maas's masterful storytelling elevates this enthralling, steamy, action-packed series to new heights.

A Court of Wings and Ruin (2017)

A Court of Wings and Ruin
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In the epic third installment of Sarah J. Maas's #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series, Feyre returns to the Spring Court, resolved to gather intelligence on Tamlin's actions and learn about the invading king threatening her land. To achieve this, she must engage in a perilous game of deception, where one misstep could spell disaster for her and everything she cherishes.

As war looms, Feyre strives to find her place among the High Fae, grappling with her magical and political powers, her love for her court and family, and determining whom to trust among the cunning High Lords while seeking allies in unexpected places. In this exhilarating third book, the fate of Feyre's world hangs in the balance as armies vie for control over the one thing capable of destroying it.

A Court of Frost and Starlight (2018)

A Court of Frost and Starlight
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In this heartfelt addition to Sarah J. Maas's #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series, the story bridges the events between A Court of Wings and Ruin and future installments. Feyre, Rhysand, and their companions are preoccupied with reconstructing the Night Court and the drastically changed world beyond, recovering from a war that altered everything. However, the approaching Winter Solstice offers a well-deserved respite.

Despite the festive mood, the shadows of the past continue to cast a pall. As Feyre experiences her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, her concern for her loved ones grows, realizing they bear more wounds than she initially thought - scars that will significantly impact their court's future. A Court of Frost and Starlight delves into the far-reaching consequences of a devastating war and the powerful bond between friends.

A Court of Silver Flames (2021)

A Court of Silver Flames
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In this captivating continuation of Sarah J. Maas's vivid series, the focus shifts to Nesta Archeron, Feyre's fiery sister. Nesta has always been strong-willed, quick to anger, and reluctant to forgive. Since her unwilling transformation into High Fae, she has struggled to find her place in a dangerous and unfamiliar world, haunted by the horrors of the war with Hybern and the losses she suffered. Cassian, a battle-hardened warrior from Rhysand and Feyre's Night Court, infuriates Nesta like no one else, yet their undeniable chemistry only intensifies as they are forced to spend more time together.

Meanwhile, the treacherous human queens who returned to the Continent during the last war have formed a perilous alliance, jeopardizing the fragile peace that has settled over the realms. The key to stopping them may lie in Cassian and Nesta confronting their haunting pasts. Set against a world scarred by war and filled with uncertainty, Nesta and Cassian face internal and external monsters, seeking acceptance and healing in each other's embrace.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sarah J Maas's Next Book?

It's anticipated that Sarah J Maas will release a new Court of Thorns and Roses series book some time in late 2023 or early 2024.

House of Flame and Shadow
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A new book in the Crescent City series titled "House of Flame and Shadow" is being released in 2023. It's available for pre-order now:

Bryce Quinlan, once bound to Midgard like a tree rooted in the earth, now roams through a strange new world yearning for her past. Every step forward is uncertain and every turn could be perilous. With no one but herself to rely on, she must survive on her one, using all her wit and intuition to find her way back home - if it still exists at all.

But just as Bryce takes flight into this shimmering chaos of betrayal and deceit, the Hunt Athalar finds himself locked away yet again in his own dungeon of despair. His mind turns with uncertainty over Bryce's fate; eager to break free from his prison bars so he can join the fight.

In Sarah J Maas' latest spellbinding tale set amidst the House of Earth and Blood trilogy: Crescent City series; we are hurtled headfirst down an exhilarating maelstrom where our two heroes' fate rests precariously on every wild twist that lies ahead... whose actions alone will decide whether their universe survives or crumbles into oblivion!

Should I Read Sarah J Maas Books In Order?

Embarking on the literary journey of Sarah J. Maas's novels in their intended order can undoubtedly elevate your reading adventure. This allows you to fully appreciate the painstakingly crafted story arcs and character progression. As you delve into each book, you'll uncover the author's true vision, experiencing the unfolding narrative in all its glory. Maas's ability to keep readers enthralled is only amplified when you follow the path she's laid out for you, creating a more satisfying and fulfilling experience.

Furthermore, reading Maas's books in order enhances your understanding of the connections and nuances between different series. As you uncover subtle references and links, you'll find yourself even more engrossed in the author's enthralling universe. By adhering to the chronological sequence, you'll immerse yourself in the intricate world-building and marvel at the author's creative prowess.

Are There Sarah J Maas Coloring Books?

Yes, in fact there are two Sarah J Mass coloring books!

The Throne of Glass Coloring Book

The Throne of Glass Coloring Book
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Dive into the mesmerizing world of New York Times bestselling author, Sarah J. Maas's, Throne of Glass saga, with this incredible coloring book! From Celaena scaling Rifthold's rooftops, to Chaol exploring the glass castle gardens, and even Manon flying her wyvern, this book brings your favorite scenes and characters to life. Featuring amazing black-and-white illustrations, it's the perfect way to immerse yourself in this epic adventure and unleash your inner artist!

A Court of Thorns and Roses Coloring Book

A Court of Thorns and Roses Coloring Book
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Get ready to immerse yourself in the captivating world of Sarah J. Maas's #1 NYT bestseller, A Court of Thorns and Roses, with this must-have coloring book! With 46 eye-catching illustrations, you'll bring to life your favorite characters, creatures, and unforgettable moments. Experience the enchanting Spring Court and the shimmering Night Court as you follow Feyre on her journey of love, war, and discovery in the mesmerizing realm of the Fae.

Portrait of the article author, Chris Beach
Chris Beach

Hi, I'm Chris. My love of books started when I was a child visiting libraries with my Dad. The smell and feel of old pages still sparks something within me that can I can only express as an emotional attachment to books. Two decades later this evolved into a passion for collecting rare books, particularly 17th century early-English literature, and rare children's books. I believe every book has its own story and each one reveals something new about the world we live in.
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