Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy.
While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love?
- I love the new characters, Rowan, Aedion and Manon. I did not love Rowan as much at first, but toward the end of the book, when we got to see his true colors, he was close to becoming my favorite character in the book. Aedion also seemed fairly awful at the beginning but is growing on me. I am excited for more character development in the future books. Manon was amazing, I loved her introduction into the story and where she left off at the end of the book. I seriously cannot wait to see where Maas takes her. She is definitely part of the story I cannot figure out ahead of time. Reading how Celaena really comes into her power and her struggle with herself and her birthright was really well done. I love Celaena because she so real, she isn’t just the perfect heroine, she is flawed and struggles.
- Chaol continues to be one of my faves. He just is so good. He is loyal, he is strong, he is smart. Oh Chaol, you are just a damn good man.
- Dorian and Sorcha were so awesome. I could have done with a story on just those two, maybe there is a novella in their future, or some damn good fan fiction. I really enjoyed Sorcha.
- There were a couple points in the story I wasn’t sure where the story was going. The pacing felt more like a loop rather than a uphill climb.
- This book has a bit of the middle book syndrome. As amazing as it is, there was a lot of build up for the next book in this story. That makes it hard because I do feel open and vulnerable about the ending.