For her freedom, Celeana must do the King’s bidding for 4 years. Including the dirty work.
After battling her way through the competition to become the King’s Champion and Royal Assassin in the first book, Celeana is put on missions to rid Erilea of rebels to the King.
Celeana keeps secrets but so does her friends. What if one of her secrets not only jeopardises her freedom but becomes the bad fortune of the people close to her?
“Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy.”
Sarah J. Maas’ second installment to the ‘Throne of Glass’ series, is an international phenomenon. An exhilarating story not to be missed!
“Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?”
Preceded by: Throne of Glass (#1 Throne of Glass series) Check out our review on it – click here.
Followed by: Heir of Fire (#3 Throne of Glass series)
- Celeana Sardothein, former assassin and the King’s Champion (AKA Royal Assassin – doing the dirty work)
- Nehemia Ytger, Princess of Eyllwe (in Erilea) (AKA Celeana’s official BFF)
- Chaol Westfall ❤ , Captain of the Guard (AKA Dorian’s BFF) and love interest to Celeana
- Dorian Havilliard, Crown Prince of Adarlan (in Erilea) and former love interest (now reading buddies) to Celeana
- King of Adarlan (AKA father of Dorian and still the bad guy)
- Archer Finn, Male courtesan, and Celeana’s old Crush
- Kaltain Rompier, Lady of Adarlan engaged to Duke Perrington and enemy of Celeana
- Duke Perrington, engaged to Kaltain and evil dude
- Fleetfoot (AKA dog), Dorian’s (AWESOME CUTE) gift to Celeana
- MORT, the magical ‘secret’ door
Celeana from the previous book is portrayed quite snobbish, in this book she proves she is more than a pampered assassin. You see a side of her where she has suffered. In this book we see a hint of her past merging in with the present. A pretty gruesome past we may add.
At the start of this book – we see Celeana on one of her Royal mission where she is tasked to kill a rebel to the King of Adarlan (who shall not be named – *spoiler* literally throughout the series he has no name). This is where Celeana is at a crossroad. Long story short – she does not disappoint us. This is where we see Celeana actually using her brain. Thus her snobbishness is understandable. If not so now – later in the books.
In this book – Chaol and Celeana (AKA Chaoleana) are our OTP!! This book is fantasy based but also has the right amount of romance, action, and our favourite (well next favourite to fantasy) BLOOD AND GORE! Call us sadistic or weird but SJMaas portrays things so eloquently! At some points, we want more gore than the usual romance. She made one of us (Tanya) beg for blood. Maybe we need to get ‘one of us’ checked huh?
Dorian Havilliard. Beautiful Dorian – is kicked out of the love triangle but is pushed into the friend squad with badass rebel Princess Nehemia. While Celeana is off to her missions, Prince Dorian is left alone in the castle with Chaol and Nehemia. Around this time – Dorian feels an ancient power in him stir. (*spoiler* this power becomes more relevant in the later books). In this book we see friendships develop.
P.S. the ending will make you cry!! 😥 😥 😥 (Comment down below to share your grief alongside with us and for the people who have not yet read the book – what are you waiting for, read it!… Only if like us you enjoy pain)
Overall, this book really delivers good quality writing, imagination and world building. This book is the kick start into the Throne of Glass series – making you want more every time you finish a page! If this book was a desert- it’d totally be a chocolate cake that you devour in a blink of an eye!!
Did you guys like ‘one of us’ (Tanya), crave for more blood? What do you guys think of Chaoleana? Do you think it’ll last – like it didn’t with Dorian? 😉 😉
Ciao from The Twins