Series: Throne of Glass #2
Also by this author: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
“A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached.
It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend.”
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.
It took me forever to get motivated to start this series again and I’m not sure why. I enjoyed Throne of Glass a lot. It seemed like a series that was only going to get better and more layered.
I decided to listen to Crown of Midnight on audio because I’m a lazy, slow reader these days. I’m happy I made that choice. I enjoyed the narrator. She did a great job of capturing Celaena’s personality well.
I did, however, run into the same problem I had the last time I read one of Maas’s books. I felt like nothing happened through 75% of it. The story unfolded so slowly and then a ton of really fascinating things were revealed at the end but I wish I could’ve been fascinated the whole time.
I also found Celaena unlikeable and uncharacteristically cowardly at times. She certainly didn’t make some choices I wanted her to make but I’m hoping that improves in the next books.
I think this is a really interesting world with tons of potential but I need someone to tell me the next book is better and faster paced. As of right now I’ve lost the motivation to continue again so convince me to read the rest! Please?