Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA, 562 pages
Publication Date: September 2, 2014
Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy.
While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love?
I know many of you read this book months ago, but I just finished it. One of the things I love most about this series is the way in which friendships develop. Sarah Maas finds a way to make me believe that each of the characters is worthy of friendship and love no matter how broken, violent, and manipulative they might be.
The world building was as rich and interesting as I have come to expect and the new characters were as interesting as the ones developed in Crown of Midnight. The relationships among the witches and between Mannon and Abraxos were particularly interesting and unexpected.
Even though I enjoyed this book I found it incredibly difficult to read because there was so much self-loathing and so much violence. My recommendation: for fans of the series you have to read this book but be prepared for some very dark moments.
Posted By: Sheri