My name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.
OMG! OMG! OMG!
I never get this excited about a book but I couldn’t stop myself. This book was absolutely amazing.
But maybe I should tell you what book I have actually been reading.
“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.
So you all know that I only recently finished reading The Throne of Glass and though I loved it, I found it slow going. In many ways I found this just as slow going, but I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I couldn’t get enough of it.
Celaena‘s character just got so much more interesting and deep and complicated. I love the way that clues and hints are dropped right I front of her and she makes nothing of them and then when all answers are revealed you know exactly where you heard that name first and just how much the author has bee lying to you!
I talked in the first book about Celaena and the relationships with other characters and everything that I wanted to happen between two characters happened.
I’m trying to give you absolutely no spoilers here but I need to talk about it.
Everything I wanted to happen, happened and then it was all taken away. It almost cried, I hated everything that Maas was doing to me … and loved it at exactly the same time.
The ending though.
I slammed the book down on the sofa and ran straight upstairs and picked Heir of Fire straight up off my bedside table and started reading. That is how invested I have become in the series.
I think my only complaint, apart from the pacing of the story, is when Celaena explains what has happened to Chaol and Dorian, Maas doesn’t write it out, she just tells us that Celaena told them what happened, hiding certain elements. Generally I am alright with this, but in the instances that it happened here I really wanted to know exactly what she said. How did she behave? Did she give herself away? Did they ask questions? What was her exact version of the story?
I know if I was writing I probably would have done the same, (it helps keep line of story straight in your head) but I would love to see how Celaena behaves in that situation. How, when she knows these people so well, when she is so close to them, she manages to keep them from catching on to her lies.
There is absolutely no doubt that I would recommend this to a friend. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone. Honestly this is a 5 star read and I wish I could do it all over again.