“Then Celaena and the King of Adarlan smiled at each other, and it was the most terrifying thing Dorian had ever seen.”
Hello members of the Book loving Kingdom,
and welcome back to another one of my poorly writing book reviews, i hope you enjoy the next several minutes of your life reading my mindless rambles of my favourite book series ever.
now in advance there are some minor spoilers in here. they are only spoilers if you have not read Throne of Glass. So if you haven’t read ToG go now, look at my review for it and then read it and read this one and come back.
(this will take you to goodreads, from there you can find my other reviews)
Like the previous book in this series there are multiple covers, this time there is only the US and AU/UK plus internationals. no cover change here
Release Date: 27th August 2013
My Rating: 5/5
Series: 2nd book in the Throne of Glass series
Issue: paperback, brought
My thoughts: (feel free to save it until after you have read the book, but i don’t think it is really any spoilers no different from reading the blurb of the book)
Celaena Sardothien has finally become the King’s Champion and is now set out to kill many of the King’s enemies. But Celaena has a different idea, she is sick of killing people. She just wants her freedom and to go live in some cottage far away reading books, no more of this assassin stuff.
But seeing she is the King’s Champion she has a few more years of killing before her, unless…
The King has already sent Celaena out on many missions and she has gone and returned with heads and other body parts. But now she is tasked with killing Archer Finch. For those of you who haven’t read the Assassin’s Blade, Archer was mentioned once. And yes i do remember it. She said she wouldn’t ever flirt with Sam Cortland but she would flirt with Archer and Ben. And Archer was not training to become and assassin but instead a courtesan. That’s right i remembered.
The combination of Celaena not wanting to kill and Archer being someone she knows doesn’t go so well. But in this process where she is figuring out what to do she discovers the rebellion. A group of people against the King. She she join them? or will she just kill them all because they are really getting on her nerves?
Lives are lost, some you won’t care about and one in particular you will.
The end of this book went nothing like i thought it would go. but it was so fantastic, and yes once again i was tricked by Sarah J Maas into believing something small meant nothing. so yeah, i’m still working on it.
Chaol and Celaena really hit it off in this book and Celaena’s friendship with Nehemia strengthens. Still Elena is being annoying telling Celaena to do stuff and then not saying what she wants her to do. And also more mystery.
I realllllllly enjoyed this book. And i love this series so much it is beyond words.
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.