Monday, February 5, 2018

Tower of Dawn - Review

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6)

By: Sarah J. Maas

Published: September 5, 2017 by Bloomsbury USA Children's

668 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy,

Source: Personal Kindle Library

(Goodreads / Amazon)

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica-the stronghold of the southern continent's mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover in Antica will change them both-and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.
After a dud of an end of 2017 year reading wise, I decided to start out 2018 with two of my favorite authors, the second of which was Maas. This was the longest book I've picked up in a long while. Any book over 400 pages can seem like a big task for me these days, but Maas has never disappointed me by her stories.

I have continued to be blown away by the complexity of the Throne of Glass series. There are always twists and turns, new characters, new love stories woven into the character's lives. One thing stays the same, the evil they face and are journeying to learn how to destroy.

In this installment of the series, the book follows Chaol, who was Captain of the Gaurd of Adarlan, and then became Hand of the King. He has been left wounded beyond what the healers he knows can do and as such has been sent to the land of Antica to where the great healers live that have been known to heal injuries such as his. While there, he and Nesryn, the new Captain of the Gaurd, have been given another task. To try to gain the trust of the King and gain a new ally in the war and to bring back aid in the fight.

This book didn't quite hit all my emotional feels that the other books in the series have touched, but it was so, so very good! This 600+ page book flew by as I was engrossed in the story and what lay ahead for Chaol, Nesryn and the new people they meet along the way, of which I'm a huge fan of two in particular but will leave their names out for a spoiler free review. Fans of this series that have yet to read book 6, don't be anxious to get in to this one. It gives more to the story that we've all come to love and deepens the connection that we have to these characters.

Top 5 Favorite Quotes:
"Love cannot exist without trust."

"Nothing valuable comes without a cost, boy," Houlun countered.

I was like waking up or being born or falling out of the sky. It was an answer and a song, and she could not think or feel fast enough.

"Mountains. And seas," she whispered. "So you never forget that you climbed them and crossed them. That you - only you - got yourself here."

"I loved you before I ever set eyes on you,"

Language: 2 (medim)
Mature Content: 2 (medium)
Final Rating: 4 stars


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