Shipping Controversies: Throne of Glass Series


Shipping Controversies

Throne of Glass Series, by Sarah J. Maas

A/N: I suppose the reason why I created this post is because I really can’t decide who to ship this badass heroine with… I really recommend you not to carry on reading unless you have read the series. On a side note, I’d love to hear your thoughts about this matter, so please comment!

Ships I have Seen So Far: Celaena and who?

Celaena x Chaol

“He’d known, since the moment he figured out who she was, that while Celaena would always pick him, Aelin would not.”

Reason to ship: Celaena and Chaol like each other

Popularity: Very popular at first, but is slowly declining

Personal thoughts: I never really shipped Celaena and Chaol to be honest. After reading Heir of Fire, I’m not sure if Chaol really deserves her. When I was reading Heir of Fire, I was mentally shouting at him to stop being so indecisive. *Facepalm*. I don’t think Chaol is right with Celaena, as Chaol simply couldn’t accept the fact that Celaena is Aelin. Plus, Celaena does remove Chaol’s ring at the end of Heir of Fire, and that act could possibly symbolize the end of their relationship. However, Ms Maas has emphasized many times that Chaol and Celaena love each other, so this ship might be the successful one. Who knows.

An open letter to Chaol,

If you’re truly in love with Celaena, shouldn’t you love her regardless of whether or not she was from Terrasen?

Yours truly,


Celaena x Dorian

Reason to ship: They did like each other before

Popularity: Low

Personal Thoughts: I think this ship is pretty much not going to happen. In Heir of Fire, Dorian has already moved on from Celaena, which I think is good for him. And Celaena has certainly moved on from him. What I love about the relationship between these Dorian and Celaena is that they are still friends, even though they come from rival kingdoms, and were kind of lovers at one point. Dorian is friends with Celaena because he accepts who she is, he does not try to change her to meet his expectations, and vice versa. I really hope they remain friends.

A Celaena x Dorian Moment

“I’m impressed you got up here so quickly – and without a pack of court ladies hounding after you. Perhaps you should try your hand at being an assassin.”

He shook the hair out of his face. “I’m not interested in court ladies,” he said thickly, and kissed her.”

Celaena x Manon

Reason to ship: Why not?

Popularity: Slowly increasing

Personal Thoughts: Both characters are badass. I think they’d be very cool together. Besides, if you can’t decide which team to go for, go for this one. I don’t really have much to say on this ship though…

Celaena x Rowan

“I claim you, Rowan Whitethorn. I don’t care what you say and how much you protest. I claim you as my friend.”

Reason to ship: Their personalities fit together so well!

Popularity: Pretty popular

Personal Thoughts: If I had to choose a ship, I’d choose this ship (or Celaena x Manon- it depends). Celaena and Rowan understand each other so well, in a way that I don’t think Chaol will ever understand her. At first, Rowan wasn’t very friendly to Celaena, but they became friends soon afterwards. I’m not sure this ship will be endgame though, because Ms Maas repeatedly emphasizes in Heir of Fire that they are only friends, as you can see in the quote above. They’ve never really shown any intimacy towards each other either.

Dear Ms Maas,

Yours truly,


Celaena x Aedion

Reason to Ship: Aedion loves Celaena

Popularity: Low

Personal Thoughts: I think this isn’t really a romantic relationship, or at least not as of now. Aedion is very loyal to Celaena and everything, but I think this relationship is essentially more like a sibling relationship. There is still the possibility of it becoming Canon though, so I really can’t be sure.

Celaena x Sam

Reasons to Ship: They loved each other?

Popularity: Low

Personal Thoughts: I can’t really judge this ship. I haven’t read enough about Sam yet…

I hope you enjoyed reading this issue of “Shipping Controversies”! Now, who do you ship?

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5 thoughts on “Shipping Controversies: Throne of Glass Series

  1. This is such a cool post! I’m so happy that there’s a post on it because I love talking about the ships in this book. There’s just so many options haha. I am a die hard Celaena/Dorian shipper. I really hope they are endgame and I think that they still have potential to be. But if in the end they remain friends and allies, I’d be really happy. I love Dorian’s loyalty to Celaena/Aelin. I never shipped her with Chaol. It’s a massive ordeal to not accept who Celaena truly is and even though he decided in the end to finally side with her, I felt like it was too late. I really hope they don’t end up together. If she doesn’t end with Dorian, I’d love her to end with Rowan! I love him. I think he’s such a great character and I love their relationship but I think you’re right, Maas was really emphasizing their friendship. Who knows, though, it might change in Queen of Shadows! I also agree with what you said about Celaena and Aedion, it seems very sibling like. Have you read Assassin’s Blade? I loved Sam and Celaena and I’d love it if they could be together haha. Great post!!


    1. Thank you so much!!! I know right? There are so many potential ships in this series. Honestly, I don’t mind who Celaena ends up with, because all of the characters in this series are so awesome. I used to be a big Celaena x Dorian shipper too, but I stopped shipping them when they said they would remain friends. But if this ship was endgame, I would still be very happy, because Dorian is nice and accepts who Celaena/Aelin is. I’m so excited for Queen of Shadows!!!! I haven’t read Assassin’s Blade yet, but I’m planning to. A lot of my friends have also said that it was really good, so I’m also excited to read Assassin’s Blade too!! Thank you again! Your comment made my day 🙂

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      1. Yes, Sarah J Maas did outstanding work with these characters haha they’re all so well developed and have such great personalities. They also have distinct strengths and weaknesses that show how well thought out they were. I can also see Celaena ending up with no one because she’s such a strong character and doesn’t need a man in the end (although it would be nice haha). I hope you enjoy Assassin’s Blade. It was really good and it made me cry haha. You see more of Celaena’s past and of course you read about Sam! Aww I’m glad to have made your day! Happy reading!!

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