Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on August 27th 2013
"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.
So pretty much before I was even done with Throne of Glass I got Crown of Midnight and started it immediately. Everyone said this one was even better than ToG and I think I have to agree.
Three Reasons Crown of Midnight was Even Better
Even more backstory. We totally get more into Celaena’s past – more of where she came from, about her parents, more about who she really is. Not only more about her but we see more in depth of view of Chaol, Prine Dorian and Princess Nehemia. I loved getting to know all of them more and understand how they ended up where they are and the reasons behind their actions.
Expect the unexpected. There was a lot going on in this one and that was awesome. So much stuff I didn’t see coming. So many times it wasn’t who I thought it was behind things. I wasn’t sure where we were going or where we would end up by the end but I loved every second.
Chaol and Celaena. These two. UGH. The way it was so slowly built up totally go time. Love me a slow burn. So many beautiful moments between the two. The ups and downs though. So much happened with and around them.
Ok so not an in depth review but that’s ok right?? Just enough to let you know that if you have read Throne of Glass and stopped there to pick this one up NOW. If you haven’t picked up Throne of Glass well, go do that first. Can’t wait to see where we get to go next with Celaena in Heir of Fire!