Throne of Glass #2 Midnatskronen
Title: Crown of Midnight
Series: Throne of Glass #2
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Published in English: 2013
Dansk titel: Midnatskronen
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2017
Finished Reading: June 2019
Genre: Fantasy & YA
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
“A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached.
It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend.”
From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.
Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—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 give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie… and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.
Oh my God. That ending. I’ll try my hardest not to spoil anything, but if you like fantasy, this is a must-read. The first half of the book was boring. Not a lot happened, but it had relevance to the second part of the story, which blew my socks off. Halfway through, I read the rest of the book in one go. I couldn’t, for the life of me put it down. This is by far the most interesting I’ve read in this genre.
Our favorite assassin Celaena is a true badass. We get to see her other side, he more vicious side and I love it. She’s still a bit arrogant, sassy and above all, sadistic, but her development from the first to this is unbelievable. I like Dorian and Chaol, especially with the personal development they go through, I really want them to be happy, both of them, but I’m afraid that it won’t happen.
The main reason why I’m a sucker for this book is the unexpected plot. You think you know what’s coming, and you think, you’ve figured out who’s the bad guy/girl, but boy, you’re so wrong. Let’s just say that I’ve gained respect for some of the characters, and lost all of it for others. This read will keep you on your toes but it’s not for the faint of hearted.
Do I recommend this book? Are you kidding me, I recommend it hard. Once you finish this second installment, you’ll know why!
This book deserves nothing less than five stars, if I had a sixth to give, I would. The third book will help the story to spread it wings, become even bigger, with lots of new characters and places and I can’t wait. In a way I’m glad I didn’t read this sooner, because then I would have finished two of my favorite book series, Throne of Glass and The Selection.
Even if you’re a teen or a grown up, this plot and suspense will capture its readers, this is almost a flawless fantasy series!