Book Review: Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

Remember that we have something to fight for, and it will always triumph

This book is much too long for the story it is trying to tell. I felt like giving up several times and I can barely remember what happened.

Book Review: Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas


Title & Author: Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Release date: October 23 2018
Series: Throne of Glass
Publisher: Bloomsbury


Aelin has risked everything to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day…

With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they’ve gathered to battle Erawan’s hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation―and a better world.

And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen―before she is lost to him forever.

As the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the explosive final chapter of the Throne of Glass series.

I give Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas three out of five hearts, but it is more a two and a half hearts instead of four. I wasn’t super happy with this book, it was much too long for what it was and even though the ending was satisfying it, all it really was about was that one final war, from different places and the different characters’ point of view.

Speaking of the ending I felt like it was very much what I call a Lord of the Rings ending, it took almost four chapters to round things off and every single character got its own ending. Even though it is pretty satisfying to know what each of them do after the story, but it also takes a lot of time before the book is actually done. So the time between the story being done and the book being done is extremely long and very annoying.

The characters are each have their own arc and again these are very good. Each of the main groups have their own big storylines and they work well together. But I had expected them to meet up much earlier in the book and that didn’t happen, so it felt very odd.

I have to say this book is a typical Sarah J. Maas book. So if you don’t like her writing, don’t bother reading it. Looking back on the entire series now I can see all its flaws and that maybe they aren’t as good as I thought they were in the beginning. I do feel like this entire story could have been told in about three to four books, not seven. There was a lot of sex and romance in the series overall but also in this book and I am starting to feel that especially the sex part is very inappropriate for a young adult series.

I am hoping that now that Sarah is done with Throne of Glass and nearly with A Court of Thorns and Roses, she moves away from the fae because I am done with them. I will still read the ACoTaR books as they come out, but anything else by her that is about the fae I am probably not going to read anymore.

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For now, let books enrich your life!


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