“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.
My rating: Solid 4 stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Alright… wow 😳 I have just finished listening to the audiobook for this book and have so much emotion, I don’t know what to do with myself, so decided to write the review right away.
This second instalment of Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas was amazing. I had so much that I had criticized and was not a big fan of in the first book, but this one… Oh man!!! This one gave me all the feels I wanted that wasn’t delivered with the first one. There was mystery, there was suspense, betrayal, action, action and more action, loyalty, love and friendship.
Let me start with…. gushing over Chaol 💕💕💕😍😍😍, where he’s concerned I feel like a lovesick puppy. He was real, and perfectly flawed, he loved fiercely and was blindly loyal to his king during this book. His friendship with Dorian has always been a high point for me and it grew with this book. His relationship with Celaena was slow burning but still burning hot hot hot 🔥 🔥🔥. I ship them so hard!!!
In this book, I also loved the way Dorian was portrayed. He’s still hung up on Celeana, however, he’s so loyal to his friend that even at the worst of times, he thinks of Chaol’s happiness. Even if he feels jealous he never lets it get in the way of Chaol and Celeana. His character seemed more mature and had a lot of growing to do within this book. He learned and embraced and accepted so much about himself, it was amazing to read his journey.
Now Celeana… she probably had to do the most growing during this book. She gained and lost and learned so much. Her journey is what hooked me into reading/listening the story to the end. And I wasn’t disappointed one bit.
I have so many things to say about this one, but if I keep going, I’m going to spoil everything for those who haven’t yet read it and/or are in the process of reading but haven’t finished it yet. Without spoiling it, let me tell you this: As slow as the beginning of this book may have felt, the second part was just that much more action filled and exciting. There were sad parts, don’t get me wrong, and there may have been tears during those parts…. But that ending….. OMG!!! 😳😳😳 Sarah J. Maas has hooked me on this series with that ending that’s for sure.
Onwards and upwards to… ‘Heir of Fire’ 🔥
Have you read this book yet? What are your thoughts? What do you think of that ending? 😳😱 Share with me…