CROWN OF MIDNIGHT
By Sarah J Mass
Publication Date: 15th August 2013 Paperback Original and Ebook Price: £6.99
Throne of Glass was a #1 eBook bestseller and one of the top three YA debuts of 2012. It has sold in 13 languages and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Teen Book of the Year. Crown of Midnight is the much anticipated sequel from the incredibly talented Sarah J Maas.
A deal always comes at a price, and assassin Celaena Sardothien has made a deal with the very man who took away everything she loved . . . Can she live with that?
Eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien is bold, daring and beautiful – the perfect seductress and the greatest assassin her world has ever known. Though she won the King’s contest and became his champion, Celaena has been granted neither her liberty nor the freedom to follow her heart. The slavery of the suffocating salt mines of Endovier that scarred her past is nothing compared to a life bound to her darkest enemy, a king whose rule is so evil it is near impossible to defy. Celaena faces a choice that is tearing her heart to pieces: kill in cold blood for a man she hates, or risk sentencing those she loves to death. Celaena must decide what she will fight for: survival, love or the future of a kingdom. Because an assassin cannot have it all . . . And trying to may just destroy her.
Action-packed, heart-wrenching, fantastically addictive and not to be missed!
Maas began to develop the world of Throne of Glass on www.fictionpress.com at the age of 16 and soon received tens of thousands of views. Ten years later, in 2012, her novel was published for the first time. Maas is a Disney fan and it was while listening to the Cinderella score that the original idea for the series came to her – what if Cinderella was fleeing from the ball because she’d done something really bad, what if she was an assassin and had tried to kill the prince? Over the ten years she worked on the story it has evolved into an epic fantasy rather than a Cinderella retelling, but the books are peppered with references to everyone’s favourite fairytale.
Sarah J Maas is originally from New York and currently lives in the Californian desert. Look out for more from Sarah in 2014.