Goodreads Description: “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.
This is by far, the best sequel the I have ever read. Crown of Midnight is better than Throne of Glass and Throne of Glass is already pretty epic. A lot happened in this book with Dorian, Chaol, Nehemia, and we’re introduced to Archer, someone that Celeana used to know. Celeana finally gets to act as the King’s Champion, but is doing things her own way instead of the King’s way.
We see more of Chaol and Celeana and Dorian acting like a jealous high schooler when it came to those two. I really like Celeana and Chaol together. I think he’s better for her than Dorian. To be honest, I don’t really think that Celeana and Dorian would have worked well together because she’s the King’s Champion and he’s the future King with all eyes on him and whomever he’s with. It never would have worked.
We got to see more of Nehemiah in this book because in the first book, she was acting all kinds of shady. I didn’t like that she called Celeana a coward just because she couldn’t out right help her. That was just taking things a bit too far. That pissed me off. Celeana had a lot going on. Being the King’s Champion, trying not to get caught by the King because of what’s she’s doing, delaying the King and dealing with Archer. She has a lot going on. I know this much and Nehemia should have known as well, Celeana would help if she could. There was no need to call her a coward. It was just cruel.
Like I said before, this is by far one of the best sequels that I have ever read. There is a cliffhanger at the end of this book that I NEVER saw coming, but other readers did. If you didn’t like Throne of Glass a lot and are a bit iffy about starting this book, definitely read this. This is the book that will get you hooked on this series.