Crown of Midnight

Crown of Midnight

A Throne of Glass Novel

Book - 2013
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As the royal assassin to an evil king, eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien must decide what she will fight for--survival, love, or the future of a kingdom.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2013
ISBN: 9781619630628
1619630621
Characteristics: 420 p. : map ; 25 cm

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amsagraceb
Sep 10, 2017

This Throne of Glass novel was so devastating in so many ways but it was still amazing. I both hate and love all the new ideas Sarah J Mass comes up with. This second novel was really good and I can't wait to read the next one.

AL_TIEGAN Apr 24, 2017

The second book in the Throne of Glass series is better even than the first - and the first was amazing! Now that Celaena is the King's Champion, she has to navigate her morality while encountering her past. She also has to figure out just what the king is up to in order to try to save Erilea. There is way more romance in this book and some more secrets come out about everyone, while revealing that there is still a lot the reader does not know. Definitely leaves you wanting more!

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Nymeria23
Apr 17, 2017

This book series is amazing. I can just feel the writing getting better and better, compared to the first book, and I feel so much more connected to the characters and the story!
The adventures and intensity are incredible! Even though it can get a little gory at times, I love it because it puts the reader directly into the story, not leaving out any details and providing a deeper connection to the heroine as we both have to deal with the disgust and horror of the situation.
I love the plot twists, the characters, the heartaches and trials, the deception and power, the hope and fear. It's truly amazing, and I am loving every second of it. I can not CAN NOT wait for the next book!

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ADWithrow
Apr 11, 2017

I liked this but I saw the ending "twist" coming a mile away. I'm ok with that though because, for once, the character already knew and didn't have their whole world turned upside down. I liked that Celaena isn't going to go through the typical "who am I now, my whole life was a lie" nonsense. I am a little tired of all that.

I loved Chaol in this and thought Dorian had a lot of growth. I definitely was surprised by the turn in Nehemia's story. Chaol was the winner here though.

I loved the addition of Archer and how Celaena was manipulating the situation she found herself in as well.

My major problem with this: and a reason for a star deduction, was the romance between Chaol and Celaena. Don't get me wrong here, I love them together and think they are much better suited for each other than her and Dorian. But I really disliked how easily Celaena was manipulated and how quickly she shunned Chaol. All over something that was a reasonable action for him to take, completely in character. It wasn't like he went out of the way to make life hard for her. He simply did what he has always done and she completely blames him for everything. I felt she was really fickle here and that annoyed me to no end. Nothing that happened was Chaol's fault and there is no reason why a character like Celaena wouldn't have seen that. She is a warrior, a survivor...she should have suspected the manipulation to begin with and should have had more loyalty and faith in the man she loves.

Otherwise, though, I am happy with where the tale went and what it is setting up. I feel like we had a solid progression in the main story line as well as growth for the prominent characters. Looking forward to the next one. Hopefully Celaena won't be so susceptible to obvious political machinations.

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evelyno
Jan 24, 2017

It just keeps getting worse! I'm sorry, but it does. I'm not used to reading teen fiction, though. I read award winning stuff that my mom and my English teacher recommend, so I suppose my standards have been set pretty high. In this book, the main plot from the prequel and book one is completely wiped away leaving only the weird magic element. I was sad, as I really liked the assassin plot from the prequel and book one and never really got into the magic portion of these books. It's not very well integrated, as though the author thought that the books weren't exiting enough and needed to add another excuse for fight scenes. Though the series started out interesting, it's just sort of falling apart. The only reason I'm even reading these is because my friend wants me to. They were entertaining at first, but the books are loosing their charm. I do not recommend this series.

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mightyminnie
Jan 18, 2017

loved it!!! read it!!

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tracycherry
Jan 08, 2017

starts a little slow but picks up well. Romance is well done.

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H19356143
Aug 17, 2016

By far, this is one of my most favourite book - but I prefer the first book in the series (Throne of glass) better. It hooks you in and it is so hard to stop reading. I recommend this book to mostly EVERYONE!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 10, 2016

Obviously, readers should read this book!! What can you possibly see wrong with it? There is more suspense, adventure, and mystery than ever. In this fantastic fantasy realm, Celaena Sardothein faces even greater threats from both inside and outside the castle; being put up to tasks assigned by the King whom she despises. My friend recommended this whole series to me and I am sure glad that she did! Continuing on, I have enjoyed this book, despite it being full of drastic turns, shocking secrets, and stunning betrayals. Otherwise, this was exciting to pick up from the school library. I prefer her outfit on the first book, however. [Has anyone wondered (Just curious) why the names include so many vowels each? (Chaol, Nehemia, Celaena... etc??)] 4.5/5 Stars - @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Persassy
Aug 07, 2016

oH MY GOODNESS

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Sep 25, 2015

"If they wanted Adarlan's Assassin, they'd get her and wyrd help them when she arrived"
-Chaol Westfall, The Crown of Midnight

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