Series: Throne of Glass #2
Publisher: Bloomsbury (2013)
Paperback (418 pages)
Also by this author: Throne of Glass, A Court of Thorns and Roses, Heir of Fire
Also in this series: Throne of Glass, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows
Reading Challenges: Read 2015
An assassin's loyalties are always in doubt but her heart never wavers.
Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become the King's Champion. But she is far from loyal to the crown. Though she hides her secret vigilantly, her deadly charade becomes difficult when she realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. No one is above questioning her allegiance—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 decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie ... and whom she is willing to fight for.
Celaena is the King’s Champion. She won the competition and is one step closer to her freedom. But life as the King’s Champion isn’t easy.
Celaena’s keeping secrets. There are things she can’t tell Chaol or Dorian or even Nehemia. She doesn’t know who to trust or what to do half of the time.
Dorian is also keeping secrets, as is Nehemia. Everyone has secrets, even Chaol and, especially, the king. Some of these secrets spell trouble for a lot of people.
Into all of this, an old friend of Celaena’s, Archer, is thrown. He is Celaena’s next assignment. Celaena is torn. She is bound by oath to the king and yet she wants to believe Archer has nothing to do with any plot against the king.
We see so much more of Celaena in this book as she adapts to a life of semi-freedom out of Endovier. She indulges in the things she loves: food, books, and pretty clothes.
Celaena’s goal in this book is to determine what the king is up to. We all know him well enough to ensure that anything he is planning isn’t anything good.
The ending of Crown of Midnight was rather intense. There were pieces of it I could see coming from the beginning as well as a few surprises. It was a wonderful second book for this series.