Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth...a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever.
Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.
The king's assassin takes on an even greater destiny and burns brighter than ever before in this follow-up to the New York Times bestselling “Crown of Midnight”.(Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
This is definitely my favorite book in the series because we get to see Calaena really come into her own person. Before she’s really challenged and really forced to see what she could be facing, her ego gets too much in the way of real progress. In this book, we get to see that (mostly) be cut down to size and how to put it to best use. Rowan is contradictory, understanding and exactly the friend that Caleana needs at that moment.
This book also gives us the opportunity to see where the overall story is going and it is much darker than I expected it to be. We get to see actions happening with Choal and Dorian while Caleana is gone and are introduced to the witches. Asterin is a complex and utterly fascinating character that has me rooting for her despite myself.
This book helps separate the variety of moving pieces going on in the Throne of Glass world and I cannot wait to see where it goes next!
Warning: Contains repeated violence.
Rating: 5 stars!
Who should read it? Anyone following the series, if you weren’t won over by the first, this one certainly will!
Want to read the whole series?
- The Assassin and the Pirate Lord (Throne of Glass #0.1)
- The Assassin and the Healer (Throne of Glass #0.2)
- The Assassin and the Desert (Throne of Glass #0.3)
- The Assassin and the Underworld (Throne of Glass #0.4)
- The Assassin and the Empire (Throne of Glass #0.5)
- Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)
- Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2)
- Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4)
- Untitled (Throne of Glass #5)
- Untitled (Throne of Glass #6)