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
Celaena is the King’s champion now, and she isn’t really following the King’s orders. No, she’s being a sneaky little rebel and doing things her way, which of course is what everyone wants. This book shows the assassin side of her, the animalistic part that commits cold blooded murder. But surprise! Even assassins feel guilt.
This book was less predictable than the predecessor but even so some things are easy to predict, such as the identity of the dead princess Aelin
Every relationship is almost butchered. So by the end of it Celaena is just left confused and hurt and Chaol keeps making bad decision after bad decision. And what about the gorgeous prince? Well, he possesses an ability he wasn’t aware of, and of course he’s still heartbroken over the break up with the assassin. A prince and an assassin, who would’ve thought?
What did I like about the book? It had more action and more magic, and more death. But honestly, I couldn’t wait to finish the book so that I could read another book. This novel lacks mystery, it didn’t keep me at the edge of my seat trying to figure out who the killer of a certain important was. (No, I will not say who was killed.)
I’ll read the next book simply because I bought it and I guess I still have hope for the series. In fact I did read a few pages but then decided that I need a break from the haughty assassin. I did discover something while reading this book – Sarah J. Maas always uses the word ‘truly’ instead of ‘really’, and now I truly hate the word ‘truly’. There is no reason for it, I’m just pet peeved.
My rating for this book is 3 / 5 stars
So why should you read this book? Because it has almost 5 stars on Goodreads, and since the vast majority of people absolutely loved this book, there’s a really good chance that you will too.


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