Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on 2014-09-02
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, General, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
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?
If you haven’t read the other books please be warned you will get a ton of spoilers in this review!
I wanted to go into amazing detail with how much I loved this book and I loved the first 2 books, I even loved the novellas. I am not 100% sure what happened. I struggled through the first half of this books and was hoping for an epic second part but that wasn’t what I got. It was interesting but just dragged by the time I got to about 75% the book it picked up and I was excited at the end and one point completely shocked. So when this was over I sort of felt lost as far as what to write in this review and what to rate the book. As much as I loved the addition of the witches and wyverns, I wasn’t feeling the story between Celaena and Rowan, I understand that it was a build up to what I can assume will be an epic battle in the next book or two but the process was just way to long and at some point I kind of lost the point of why I need to know or really care at all. The POV switches was ok but as much as I missed Chaol and Dorian I just wasn’t feeling what was going on with them either. **bangs head on desk** I really wanted to love this book but it wasn’t my favorite.
I have every intention to read the next one in the series only because I LOVE this series and just because this book didn’t have the WOW factor I was hoping for doesn’t make me hate or abandon the series. I know a lot of people that found this slow and some that loved the entire book. I just believe this wasn’t what I was expecting and the action in the first two book seemed to be lacking in this one.
If you read the first two books please don’t not read this one, just because I found it slow and had gone in a different direction than I thought it would doesn’t mean you wont like it, I think this is a total set up for the next two books so if you love this series like I do read this book!
This book sat at 2 stars for me until the second half then it sat at 3 by the end I only added a half because I loved the series. This is why I gave it 3.5 stars
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