Yes but it isn't gratuitous nor overly graphic but the book definitely isn't for the overly squeamish or for delicate flowers.
I loved the character development with Celaena, Choal and Dorian. I loved how the stupid-ass love triangle from Throne of Glass was resolved without major dramas and I loved how the plot of the series developed further.
What I Didn't Like:
Nothing. There was nothing I didn't like about this book. I mean, sure, there was things that happened to characters that made me sad, made me mad, but it was their fate and it needed to happen for the story to progress...
I can't wait to see where this series goes next!
My heart is a little bit broken and I hope that Celaena and her love can work it out.
I hope that Dorian and Choal remain safe in Adarlan.
I hope that the death of a beloved character is avenged.
I'm moving straight on to the next book!
“He wouldn't let his servants change the sheets on his bed because they still smelled like her, because he went to sleep dreaming that she was still lying beside him.”
“And what sort of work do you do for my uncle?"
“I bury the king’s opponents where nobody will ever find them.”
“Her rage took her to a place where she only knew three things: that Chaol had been taken from her, that she was a weapon forged to end lives, and that if Chaol was hurt, no one was going to walk out of that warehouse.”
“She wouldn't mind working with him - but not in the way Roland meant. Her way would include a dagger, a shovel, and an unmarked grave.”