Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
Also by this author: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight
Series: Throne of Glass #6
Also in this series: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight
Published by Bloomsbury Children's Books
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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In the next installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire.
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.
So I think it is easy to see by now since I have reviewed every Maas book that is out pretty much that I do like her writing. I know many people have issues with the “sexy” times in her books or the way she does not seem to include minority characters but I take a book for what it is. I also happen to like “sexy” times in my books so there you have it.
I want to start this review off by letting you all know that it took me THREE MONTHS to read this book from cover to cover… So be prepared to lower your expectations right now.
I have never really liked Chaol since the second book of this series so I did not have high hopes about his book but I tried to go into it with an open mind. I have to say that right from the start it was obvious that this was going to be a slower story. Chaol is injured and he will need a lot of help from a healer in order to physically and mentally get better. He is also in a place we have never seen before so we have to learn a whole knew cast of characters and setting. This was just a bit much to have to learn more and more as a fantasy series that is well established goes on. I’m sure many fantasy readers out there love to see more of the world and start fresh all the time but honestly I’m here because I really like Manon, Dorian, Aelin and Rowan… We see none of them in this book so really it was sort of boring for me personally because I was not invested in the outcome of this story.
I’m not even sure what to say about this book, about 2/3rds of it are a waste until you get to the last 100 to 150 pages were we start to learn a few things that seem important to know going forward with the last book in this series. Other than that I would just say if you are not a Chaol fan then this book will not make you one. If you really have no interest in him, his healing, or the girl he likes then just have someone spoil the few important pieces of information from the end so you can feel like you know what he is up to in the last book.
Overall, I’m disappointed I didn’t like this one that much but I didn’t really expect to. 3 months of reading I would really like to have back. If I ever go back to re-read this series I’m pretty sure I will always choose to skip over this one.