Crown of Midnight is the second book in the Throne of Glass book series.


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. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.

Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king's bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she's given a task that could jeopardize everything she's come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon -- forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice. 

Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?


Celaena is the newly titled Champion. She is sent to kill men who the king believes are traitors. She is on a manhunt for Archer Finn, a rich merchant who is rumored to be part of a band of traitors to the throne. One night, Celaena finds out that Chaol is captured by Archer and his gang. She quickly saves Chaol but there is an anonymous threat to Nehemia's life. Celaena learns that Chaol knew that her friend was in danger. She rushes to the princess's room and finds her dead, brutally mangled by Grave. She is alone, brokenhearted. She leans of Wyrdkeys and Wyrdgates from an old witch named Baba Yellowlegs. After Celaena kills Baba Yellowlegs, she finds out that the king has at least one of three Wyrdkeys needed to open a Wyrdgate. Wyrdkeys can create monsters. She learns that Dorian can channel magic. Later, Celaena figures out how to open a portal to another realm and is joined by Chaol and Dorian. A demon from the realm appears, during the battle, she shows her true form, a Fae, and channels powerful magic to subdue the demon. The three, along with Fleetfoot, escape the realm and close the hidden portal. Chaol then finds out that she is a lost queen of Terrasen.


There are 56 chapters plus a teaser for Heir of Fire.



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Main series The Assassin’s BladeThrone of GlassCrown of MidnightHeir of FireQueen of ShadowsEmpire of StormsTower of DawnKingdom of Ash
Novellas The Assassin and the Pirate LordThe Assassin and the HealerThe Assassin and the DesertThe Assassin and the UnderworldThe Assassin and the Empire
Companion books Throne of Glass Coloring BookThe World of Throne of Glass
Online short stories The Assassin and the PrincessThe Assassin and the Captain
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