Title: Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2)
Author: Sarah J Mass
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Type: Series – Book2
Genre: YA NA Fantasy, Action and Adventure
Narration: Limited third person
Primary Characters: Celaena Sardothien, Chaol Westfall, Dorian Havilliard
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 .
After Celaena winning the brutal competition for the title “King of Champion” she is all set for role. Being an assassin to crown, she now has to eliminate all who are traitorous to crown. Her list is given by the king. She soon realizes things are not so black and white. She takes a path of her own, sometimes deviating and keeping her secrets.
There is lot of character and plot development in this book. I loved Celaena more in this. She is confident, in control and aware of what she is doing and she is capable of handling problems on her own. Fell in love with Chaol more. Things changing between Chaol and Celaena from romance to being crap overnight was little unexpected and tough to digest as she doesn’t listen to his side of story. May be author brings in new characters better than Chaol and this is her way of discarding Chaol and Dorain. Hope so!! fingers crossed 🤞.Had more expectation from Dorain and Nehemia but somehow both were very disappointing. We see several secondary characters but no one very promising in this book.
In terms of plot, Celaena wants to work for her freedom but she gets tangled more and more. Plot takes several twists and turns, which is tough to discuss here. Her real identity being revealed was something I saw miles away, but it’s a good twist and let’s see how she and everyone else embrace that. We get some more glimpses of king, which rises several other questions. Totally loved several action scenes, my personal favorite being with Yellowlegs.
It was so good and I’m just absolutely reeling from that ending. It has everything, from magic, epic fights, adventure, mystery, secrets, romance, royal court political games, promise of rebellion war. I am not at all done with these characters and I’m ready for their next adventure.