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She is the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But does she have the heart of a killer?
After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. But Calaena is far from loyal to the crown. Keeping up the charade - while pretending to do the king's bidding - will test her skills in an entirely new way. And it certainly isn't the only point of confusion for the young girl. Because though she's made her choice between Dorian and Chaol, the ways of the heart are never simple...
©2013 Sarah J. Maas (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Falon on 03-30-14

It got better!!!!

Celaena Sardothien is now the hated tyrant King's personal assassin. The King is sending Celaena out to kill anyone that may oppose his rule. As Celaena encounters people on the King's hit-list more information is revealed on how the King really gained his power. Celaena is faced with her past revealed and her future destiny, her relationship with the captain of the guard and the crown prince. This series is very well written and I alright pre-ordered the next book. Can't wait... this is a very credit worthy series!

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5 out of 5 stars
By The Reading Date on 02-05-14

An addictive sequel

This installment brings drama, heartbreak, and game changing reveals as it ramps up the intensity. I loved the first book and am even more impressed with the sequel. How often can you say that?

In the first book, Throne of Glass, the world building is set up nicely and we get acquainted with the key players in the series. In the sequel Crown of Midnight, the author gets to have more fun with the characters and push some boundaries. The action, romance, and suspense build to higher levels of intensity. And excitingly, Celaena gets to strut her stuff as the assassin only hinted to in book one.

As the king’s champion/assassin, Celaena has to do his bidding, no questions asked, in order to earn her eventual freedom. She has some trusted allies in the kingdom including Chaol, the Captain of the Guard, Dorian, the crown prince, and Nehemia, a visiting Princess. This series has one of my favorite love triangles currently in YA, since I’m quite fond of both Chaol and Dorian. Depending on who your favorite is, you may be in for some pain as the romance takes a turn for the angst. (But there’s still more books in the series for the author to fix things, right?)

For me as a contemporary fan to rate a fantasy series 5-stars is pretty unusual. But man, I just eat these books up! Sarah J. Maas weaves a great story no matter what your preferred genre is. There are so many emotional highs and lows in this book that you know as a reader not to get too comfortable when things seem to be going too smoothly The plot moves in unexpected directions and effortlessly weaves magical elements into the story.

There is character development with all of the key players in this installment. Celaena is more confident, calculating and kick-ass when she needs to be, while also keeping her softer side. And there are new dimensions to explore in Chaol, Dorian and Nehemia in the sequel. There are so many surprises in this one that I just have to be vague about all the exciting developments in this one.

I again listened to the audiobook, performed by Elizabeth Evans. With all of the action in Crown of Midnight, Evans keeps up by reading with more intensity. She matches Celaena’s growth beat by beat and gets you good and wrapped up in the story. Evans makes all the characters sound unique and with their own personalities so there’s never any doubt as to who is speaking. She uses an appropriate tone for the romantic, action, and quiet scenes and reads with a brisk pace. This 12-hour audiobook just flew by and I was anxious to keep listening to it.

Be warned that this book ends with a big cliffhanger that will leave you clamoring for the sequel.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amanda on 07-25-15

Amazing!

A great book with loads of lore, passion, hard decisions, and intriguing characters.
You won't regret reading/listening to this book!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Remigijus Gentvilas on 01-09-18

Not to bad

Would you listen to Crown of Midnight again? Why?

i did it 3 times :)

Who was your favorite character and why?

Selena :D and if you have not read the book , no point explaning why :D

Which scene did you most enjoy?

throat cuting :D

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Kill that shit!!!!

Any additional comments?

a good series, goes around everywhere :D mayeb a tit bit to much drama , but these days u can't even buy a hotdog without drama , so i'll let it slide.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Heather Sorrell on 09-24-15

Crown of Midnight will keep you enthralled

If you could sum up Crown of Midnight in three words, what would they be?

Awesome, engaging, addictive

Who was your favorite character and why?

Celaena Sardothien is an awesome heroine she is a hard as nails assassin but still retains her humanity. You will fall in love with her.

What about Elizabeth Evans’s performance did you like?

Elizabeth Evans performance is flawless and had me wanting more

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

She fights for her life, freedom, family and kingdom, she is Celaena Sardothien!

Any additional comments?

Crown of Midnight is a must read Sarah J Maas is an exceptional author and leaves you wanting more. I highly recommend the Throne of Glass series for anyone who love fantasy.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 08-16-18

Getting good

First book was okay, this was good, and the preview for the next book? oh my god I'm hooked.

I'm glad I gave in and bought the first book, there are a lot of negative reviews on the series but people usually only complain when they don't like something.

Excited for the next book, and the next.

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