This book is the second in a series. The first book is called Throne of Glass. This is the story of Celaena Sardothien, assassin, who has become the King's Champion. The problem is, the king is evil and Celaena knows it. She has been ordered to murder a group of rebels that are plotting to overthrow him. If she doesn't, the king will kill all the people that she loves, but, if she does, she will lose potential allies in the fight against his evil.
Through falling in love, facing terrible hardships and eventually tragedy, Celaena somehow manages to rise above it all. As good as the first book in the series is, this second one is even better. There were many twists and turns to the plot - some extremely predictable, others - less so - but all of them enjoyable. I can't wait to read the next one. I gave this one 5 out of 5 stars.