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.
Crown of Midnight picks up shortly after where Throne of Glass left of, with Celaena serving as the King’s Champion. The characters all develop really well throughout the story and, while sometimes it gets a little confusing, the storytelling adds well to the characters’ believability.
The world building is continued and expanded from what existed after Throne of Glass, which is not seen overly often in series similar to this one. the world is constantly being built upon and expanded in a way that gives the reader clarity of the characters’ surroundings without taking away from the progress of the story at all.
The story twists and turns right through to the end. The story builds up to a beautiful ending that has left me satisfied with this book but also excited to read the next. I can’t wait to continue with this series!
Overall, I rate Crown of Midnight 4 out of 5 bookworms.
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