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.
Goodreads Rating – 4,59/5 stars
Review – * Contains Spoilers*
I don’t know where to start with this review because we are talking about a book with almost 600 pages of pure awesomeness and perfection!
After the first two books you may think that you know Celaena, the kickass assassin who became the kings champion through death and destruction with the help of her friends. The truth however is that you don’t know how she came to be this badass assassin. Within this book she starts attacking herself because she blames herself for so many deaths and we finally find out her history and how she came to be an assassin. Eventually, with the help of Rowan, a Fae prince, Celaena lets her walls down and accepts her past allowing her to embrace the pain, regret and self-loathing she kept hidden for many years.
Rowan, the new addition to this series is a kickass Fae Prince that is told to train Celaena and get her to master her magic and ability to shift. He is protective and caring, but lethal when it comes to his enemies. Rowan doesn’t take snark or sarcasm from anyone which was awesome because he was able to show Celaena that she isn’t all that mighty and he really helped her character grow from a hot headed teen girl to a mature woman, ready to accept her mistakes and protect her people. They do eventually develop a friendship which was important as Celaena needed a friend to support her through her memories and acceptance.
Another addition to the series is Aedion Ashryver, Celaena’s cousin. Aedion comes across as daring, clever, manipulative and self – centered … At least until he hears about Celaena. He is set on killing the King of Adarlan, and seeing his true queen on the throne and magic restored. He partners up with Dorian and Chaol which are both ” minor characters in this book as Chaol simply aids `Aedion and Dorian seems to be going through some sort of Identity crisis and is enjoying himself with his new love interest.
Lastly we were introduced to more witches! Remeber Baba Yellowlegs? Well, say hello to Manon Blackbeak, heir of her coven ( the Blackbeaks… shocking right?) of the Ironteeth witches and leader of the Thirteen. ( Actually don’t say anything to her because she will probably rip your throat out with her Iron teeth)… The witches are part of the Kings plan and they fight to see who will become Wing Leader and lead all of the covens. Manon is cruel and bloodthirsty but she wasn’t exactly a villain because even though she was aggressive, I didn’t hate her. The way she treated her Wyvern showed me that there’s a chance she has a heart and soul, contrary to her grandmothers words and that she may not want the life she has been given.
Rating – 5/5 Stars
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