Throne of Glass #2
Goodreads rating: 4.48
Published: 27 August 2013
My rating: 4.3
This book picks up a few months after the end of Throne of Glass, Celaena has started her work for the King, or has she?
We get to see a lot more of Celaena in the book, her strength, courage, skills, ruthlessness and compassion plus s few secrets are revealed. It is a big step up from Throne of Glass and we start to see some of the plot show itself. A lot happens in this book too, we meet a few new characters and your views of some know characters changes completely. Plus there is a huge plot twist right at the end.
There is great character development in all of the characters and the mystery of magic and the Wyrd marks grow really creating suspense for the upcoming books.
This book is a major game changer in the story for this series. I am really loving these books and very excited to read the rest of them with the #fireheartsareadalong
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.