Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
Published: August 15th, 2013
Page count: 418 pages
Crowned by Evil.Bound by Duty.Divided by Love.Celaena Sardothien, royal assassin, is the King of Adarlan's deadliest weapon. She must win her freedom through his enemies' blood - but she cannot bear to kill for the crown. And every death Celaena fakes, every lie she tells, put those she loves at risk.Torn between her two protectors - a captain and a prince - and battling a dark force far greater than the king, Celaena must decide what she will fight for: her liberty, her heart or the fate of a kingdom...
*The Chef's Review*
I love this series! It only keeps getting better and better.
I can't even begin to describe it. Ever since the first time I read the first book, I was completely hooked. Now, reading the second book, you will notice that it doesn't lose it's charm. It's just as exciting and downright amazing! To keep this short and sweet, I'll just try to tell you the general idea of this book with the least information possible.
Cealena is the main character of this series, who happens to be a very skillful assassin. She lives in a kingdom where fae and magic exist, although it is prohibited by law. For various circumstances in life, she ends up being the king's champion (in other words: the king's puppet). Now the king is the big guy who we all learn to hate. Celaena of course is no one's puppet, she does things her way (she is that cool). Words get out were they say that there is a secret society that's working against the king. Celaena finds out about them and she is torn between joining or ignoring since her real wish is to be free. She ends up investigating the whole situation and hopefully with that, she will make up her mind. Meanwhile, a lot of weird things are happening all around her, not to mention the super scary something that lives in the library (one of Celaenas's favorite places).
I'm going to say it again: I love this book! It's funny, it has romance, magic and mystery. It has great characters specially Chaol (who I still love, btw). I highly recommend this book, you are in for a treat. Although, who am I kidding? You've probably read it already! Now gimme Heir of Fire! :D