From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.
Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.
Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena’s world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie… and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.
Miss Riki’s Review:
Eep! The first book in this series, Throne of Glass was for all intents and purposes my introduction to young adult fantasy and I fell in love with it right away. I couldn’t wait to get started on this second book in the series and was not disappointed in any way. Crown of Midnight picks up right where the first book left off, and jumps right into the action without skipping a beat.
What I loved the most about this sequel is that SO MUCH HAPPENS! I mean, seriously. There’s action on every single page and the pace just never lets up. I found myself reading faster and faster, turning pages like crazy, just to find out what happened next. Celaena is one of my favorite protagonists ever, and in this novel we see her being as badass as ever. She’s got strength and agency and I loved seeing her back in action as she undermines authority and makes things happen for herself.
Sarah J. Maas excels at vivid world building and amazing character development and I barely finished reading the last line before picking up the third book in the series. I love that it is going beyond a trilogy because I just cannot get enough of these characters!
I highly recommend this series.