Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Title Release: Throne of Glass 2 (Sarah J Maas)

Happy New Year, everyone! I can’t believe it’s 2013 already. (Confession: I’m still in that awkward phase where I keep writing “2012” instead of the correct year.) I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, and that 2013 is treating you well so far! We have so many fun THRONE OF GLASS announcements to make over the coming months, and I am BEYOND excited to share Book 2 with you guys this August! Another thing I’m excited about? To stop calling the sequel “Book 2.” While drafting the manuscript, I called various drafts everything from “Book 2” to “TOG2” to “Toggy2” to “Toggerific2.” (Seriously.) Of course, once the book was actually sent in to the amazing team at Bloomsbury, we had to come up with a REAL title for it. We threw around words like Castle, Sword, Fury, Ash, etc., but they felt a little too abstract, too Kung Fu movie-esque, or just too plain. I seriously had a giant chart full of words I associated with the book and used to come up with potential titles. I pestered critique partners for help/advice (they deserve a medal for listening to me gripe and grouse about title woes), and I swapped dozens of emails with the Bloomsbury team, trying to find that *perfect* title… Why was it so hard? Well, the book is somewhat darker than THRONE OF GLASS—and explores not just Celaena’s new role as the King’s Champion, but also how it impacts her relationship with those around her. How could I sum up Celaena’s own emotional journey in Book 2? How could I bring in some of the new, overarching plotlines (especially involving the king)? How could I link to Book 1’s title? I can’t go into specifics without spoiling the book, but we finally, finally found a title that does all of those things and more. And without further ado, I can proudly tell you that Book 2 will henceforth be known as...


What do you guys think? I freaking LOVE IT! It fits the book SO perfectly, and in so many different ways. I really can’t wait for you guys to read CROWN OF MIDNIGHT this August. Be sure to keep checking back here—we’re going to have even MORE exciting news and reveals soon!

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Sarah J. Maas
Author of Throne of Glass


  1. Hi, Beth. Nice post. Old follower here. Thanks for connecting on Twitter :)

    Kaykay @ The Creative Forum

  2. I really loved this book it's one of the ones I've read this year that stands out to me.

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