Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

Tower of Dawn
by Sarah J Maas
Book #6 in the Throne of Glass series

Publisher: bloomsbury USA Childrens
Date: 2017
Pages: 664
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Fiction
Genre:  Fantasy
Days to Read: 10
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Chaol Westfall and Nesryn Faliq have arrived in the shining city of Antica to forge an alliance with the Khagan of the Southern Continent, whose vast armies are Erilea’s last hope. But they have also come to Antica for another purpose: to seek healing at the famed Torre Cesme for the wounds Chaol received in Rifthold.

After enduring unspeakable horrors as a child, Yrene Towers has no desire to help the young lord from Adarlan, let alone heal him. Yet she has sworn an oath to assist those in need—and will honor it. But Lord Westfall carries shadows from his own past, and Yrene soon comes to realize they could engulf them both.

In this sweeping parallel novel to the New York Times bestselling Empire of Storms, Chaol, Nesryn, and Yrene will have to draw on every scrap of their resilience if they wish to save their friends. But while they become entangled in the political webs of the khaganate, deep in the shadows of mighty mountains where warriors soar on legendary ruks, long-awaited answers slumber. Answers that might offer their world a chance at survival—or doom them all

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas takes place along side the events of Empire of Storms, which gives us a glimpse into how actions and events from Empire of Storms are perceived by the characters who aren’t there. This really added another layer to the story.

We follow Chaol and Nesryn as they travel to the southern continent to attempt to pursude the king to join them in battle as well as seeking out healers with magic to assist Chaol in reeling from his injuries in Rifthold.

When I first started reading ‘Tower of Dawn’ I really didn’t know if I was going to enjoy it at all. I had just come off of reading ‘Empire of Storms’ which left us on a critical point in the story and I really just wanted to know how that specific story line was going to play out in ‘Kingdom of Ash’.

Even though I was keen to skip over ‘Tower of Dawn’ I didn’t, the things we learnt throughout the story were just as shocking and had me on the edge of my seat as anything that happened in ‘Empire of Storms’. we learnt some things that are crucial to the story and honestly had me shocked!

I cannot wait to get to ‘Kingdom of Ash’ and wrap up the story that has had me on the edge of my seat from the very beginning. But this ending will be a little bitter sweet. ‘Throne of Glass’ is such a mammoth series that it feels like a hell of an achievement to have gotten this far mixed with the sadness of finishing such an enjoyable series.

Regardless, I can’t wait to get reading.

Plot: 7/10
Ease of reading: 6/10
Character Development: 6.5/10
World Building: 7.5/10
Quality of Writing: 7/10
Stars: 4.5/5

What are your thoughts on the ‘Throne of Glass’ Series?

A to Z of TBR: Q, R, S & T

I started this a while ago after reading a post on Book Please‘s Blog.  I have been meaning to continue this series but completely forgot about it. So what better time than during Blogmas? 

For ‘Q’ I have ‘The Queen’s Rising’ by Rebecca Ross. This is one I’ve been wanting to get to for ages but then I start a new series and BAM its back down the TBR list. This is one I really want to get to in the beginning of 2019.

For ‘R’ I have ‘Reign the Earth’ By A.C. Gaughen. This is one I can’t believe I didn’t get to in 2018. Its definitely on the early 2019 list. It seems like such a great read. 

For ‘S’ ‘Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor is at the top of the list. I really want to get to this one.

Finally for ‘T’ I have ‘Tower of Dawn’ By Sarah J. Maas. I mean I still need to read all the books before this one to get to it, but thats what I’ll work on doing. 

What does you TBR deep dive look like?