In this sequel to the Throne of Glass, Celaena adjusts to her new life as King’s Champion. Though life at the palace is filled with food, new clothes, and time with her best friend, Nehemia, Celaena bristles at being forced to assassinate those who stand against the tyrant king. What’s more, though she declared herself interested only in own freedom, Celaena finds herself yet again called to duty by Queen Elena. This time, she must solve the dark mystery behind the evil king’s power before he uses it to destroy the world. In this second novel, even Celaena’s expert skills are tested as she battles otherworldly forces, the secrets of her past, and the desires of her own heart.
This second book was AMAZING! I had some issues with the first book, but this one was excellent right from the start. Get ready for a ton of action — lots of Celaena’s crazy ninja moves, secrets being spilled, insane plot twists, and, of course, romance. I am definitely excited to see where this series is going (especially after the bomb that gets dropped at the end of this book!), and am already reaching for the third book. If you’re a fan of Throne of Glass, don’t miss this one! If you haven’t read it yet, definitely start with the first.
*YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2014
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