Published September 2nd 2014 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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.
It took me entirely too long to finish this book. I could NOT get into it and normally, I would just DNF it but I continued to push myself to read this one and I am so glad that I did!
“Once upon a time,” she said to him, to the world, to herself, “in a land long since burned to ash, there lived a young princess who loved her kingdom . . . very much.”
This is going to be short, sweet and to the point.
This book did not have as much action and it was kind of a book for all character’s internal struggles and learning how to deal with the aftermath of everything that has happened so far. We get to meet some new characters and I adore Rowan…just sayin!
“Their hands clasped between them, he whispered into her ear, “I claim you, too, Aelin Galathynius.”
There is also a war a brewing and our characters are trying to align their allies to prepare for the biggest fight of their lives.
Even though it took me forever to complete, I totally understand why this book was needed. Celaena had a lot to over come and she really needed to learn about her true nature and harness her powers. We also get some stories from her past and see through her eyes that fateful night that she lost her parents.
“As for Celaena,” he said again, “you do not have the right to wish she were not what she is. The only thing you have a right to do is decide whether you are her enemy or her friend.”
The ending was absolutely explosive and I was left having to lift my jaw up off the floor. I swear, all the action of the entire book came at the end and I am so glad that I powered through it!
“I wish you to become who you were born to be. To become queen.”