If you haven’t read my review for Throne of Glass read it here
At this point Celaena Sardothien is a full blown royal assassin. She still has no loyalty to the king but she is still kicking everyone’s ass. Chaol and Dorian are still questioning their feelings for Celaena and Celaena herself is questioning her feelings for just about everything.
But despite the conflicts of heart, Celaena has to deal with a bigger threat she never thought was possible.
Most second books in a series lack . . . really bad. However, Maas has proved that she is an amazing writing. The suspense and the action in this book go hand and hand and although there are a few chapters that a bit boring it doesn’t let down the book. You have to remember second books usually cover the hanging question of why.
What I truly loved was the Chaol. He is a mess in this book. Like Calaena he does a lot of back and forth to see where his loyalty lies. However, he loves Calaena and I love him for that hahaha. I felt so bad for him because he only wants her to be okay . . . he wants to protect her and obviously love her.
Calaena is a bit annoying in this book. & that is all I will say about that.
Andddd to be honest I can care less for Dorian. Yes, he loves Calaena very much and would do anything for her. However, he cannot stand up to his father (he did once but ehhh) and he has to mind to look further to see what is really going on with the Kingdom. I felt that Dorian didn’t understand Calaena liked Chaol did/does and that Calaena liked him more because of the life she wished she had. Not saying she is a gold digger or anything; just simply saying that the connection I feel with Chaol and Calaena is real.
Maas didn’t focus on the love triangle which is more than appreciated. It was a story within the story that didn’t take away from Calaena job as an assassin.
Overall the book gets 9 out of 10. The book was amazing and it has everything every reader needs to love it. I truly hope that the third book will be the last not because I want it to end but I do not want the story to lose its essence by dragging.
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