You must enter where you fear to tread
This book had me very confused in the beginning because it had been such a long time since I had read Empire of Storms. But I had also been avoiding reading Tower of Dawn because it was about Choal and I remembered not caring that much about him. It was surprisingly good and it made me curious about the last book in the series.
Book Review: Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
Title & Author: Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Release date: September 7 2017
Series: Throne of Glass
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.
I give Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas four out of five hearts because it was such a surprisingly good read. I hadn’t expected to care and it did make me care. I do think the book was much longer than necessary but it is what it is. I think the length of a novella (which was planned) would have been enough.
Chaol is much different since he has gotten himself into this precarious situation. It helped him grow a lot during this book. His arc did get a bit overshadowed by the much bigger arc of the overall story.
Nesryn also got a really nice arc in this book and I wished Sarah would have spent some more time before to help develop her. I really feel Nesryn is one of those side characters that have to deserve a much bigger arc than she has gotten and this book tries to make up for it but does not succeed in it fully.
The overall story was very interesting because I did not see it coming from the beginning and it was very interesting. I do hope Sarah can keep this up in Kingdom of Ash, which I have already gotten my hands on and will try and read as soon as possible.
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