Title: Crown of Midnight
Written by Sarah J. Maas
Read by Elizabeth Evans
Series: Throne of Glass, #2
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: August 27th 2013
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult
Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
Source: Audible, Purchased
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Challenges: 2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge, 2016 Review Challenge, 2016 Shelf Love Challenge
"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.
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Finally! I finished the Throne of Glass sequel a year after I read the first book, Throne of Glass! And I regret NOT reading this (or listening) book ASAP! Why am I so behind with this series? I mean, Crown of Midnight DEVASTATED ME!
See, something happens here TWICE that I can’t even…! I mean, both really left me reeling and I can’t seem to move on from that. And this happens a little bit past the halfway mark. And then it gets even more devastating after that.
What’s more devastating?
Well, I’m not going to spill the beans and tell you all the spoilers. But I will because I am EVIL like that! View Spoiler »Princess Nehemia DIES AND I CAN’T EVEN!! Her relationship with Celaena was one of the highlights in Throne of Glass and now she’s just gone. I mean, I totally get what Celaena feels. « Hide Spoiler
You said TWO THINGS!
Well, we finally know who Celaena picks! But then something happens and OMGTHEFEELS! View Spoiler »Celaena and Chaol finally HOOK UP! I mean TOGETHER! And I am so happy that Celaena is happy (finally). « Hide Spoiler But then the above happens and View Spoiler »Celaena loses it and almost kill Chaol! « Hide Spoiler
Yes. Those two things, now three things happened. Which really explains why I was devastated. And rightly so. I just can’t take all the pain Celaena has gone through. And I mean she really has gone through a lot. Another thing that is revealed in the end will explain it all.
How many revelations ARE there?!
There are a lot. A few of them were hinted in the first book but it is finally validated on Crown of Midnight. So yes, the plot thickens. BTW since I already read Heir of Fire, I can honestly tell you that IT REALLY DOES.
What happened to Prince Dorian?
Oh, I almost forgot Prince Dorian View Spoiler »has MAGIC! How ironic was it that magic was outlawed by his father, eh? Now, Dorian is in a bind because he can’t share his magic with just anyone! Plus, he also sees Celaena and Chaol’s relationship develop so he is double sad. « Hide Spoiler
Yes, way. See, the plot really thickens! It’s just revelations upon revelations and it just keeps getting better! The most amazing thing about it is that the book is written in a way that didn’t confuse me at all.
Tell me about the audio
Crown of Midnight is still read by Elizabeth Evans and she is still as amazing as ever. No weird accents here, too!
Well, what are you waiting for? Go forth and read or listen this sh*t because it is just AMAZING! And the ending was just …. !!!