Published by Bloomsbury Childrens on September 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
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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?
This joint audio review is an extract from Episode 12 of Tea in the Treetops podcast. It was recorded on August 19, 2014.
You can find links to all our podcast episodes on the main podcast page.
We’ve avoided spoilers for this particular book, but we do mention things that happen in the previous books – Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight.
Summary: An enjoyable story development book. We didn’t enjoy it as much as the first two, but felt it was an important book for character development for all characters involved, and especially Celaena. A little slow through a lot of the story but with a brilliant ending. Bring on book four!