Young-Adult, High Fantasy, Magic, Adventure, Romance
Purchased Hardcover 562 Pages
My Rating 4 Stars
REVIEW Once again, I am a slave to this series! This installment isn’t my favorite, so far, but I still love it. I read this back in April and I swear that I reviewed it already. My mind is not to great right now, so forgive my forgetfulness. I’m thinking of stalling on The Assassin’s Blade until the next book comes in September. I’ll see if I can hold out – they’re just novellas anyway.
Synopsis: She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.
Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth…a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever.
Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.
The king’s assassin takes on an even greater destiny and burns brighter than ever before in this follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Crown of Midnight.
My rambling will not be long winded. Okay, my biggest problem with this book is the inclusion of one male specimen in the form of Rowan. It’s not so much my dislike of his character, as it is his level of threat that I feel. I’m team Chaol all day. There is no denying my feelings for that fine man. And, though there isn’t any such reason to believe Rowan to be a threat (YET), I feel as though it’s a set up of epic proportions. Why Sarah? Just why? And as exciting as these characters are, there seems to be more at stake with Celaena.
That girl is standing in a line of fire and if she comes out unscathed (or possibly a dragon. LOL! I watch too much Game of Thrones), then she is one bad woman. Okay, we know she already is! That ending though! All I can say is that I want for everything to be okay. For Celaena, Chaol, Dorian and every key MF in this game. This has to be the most stressing game of death and magic that I have ever been apart of. Yes, we are all involved now, there’s no turning back!
I just can’t stress how much I love this series. Go. Read. Now! That is all….