“He’d almost told the princess that she could keep Hellas’s Horse, but there was something to be said about the prospect of charging down Morath foot soldiers atop a horse named Butterfly.”
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 feel like I have been waiting forever for the next installment to the Throne of Glass series. But Throne of Glass fans, I am here to tell a saddening tale. We all expected a great tale of Chaol and Nesryn gaining allies and desperately needed healing. But the thing about expectations is that the longer you wait, the longer you expect, your expectations increase and increase. Now, I bet that if I read this book in a couple of months when my expectations have had a time to recede a little, the book would be amazing. One more thing, we – I think all of us – wanted a book about Aelin and Rowan. Instead we got a book about Chaol and Nesryn. It made me read the book a lot slower than I’ve read other Throne of Glass books, because it wasn’t the book I wanted, and thus I was dragging it along. In my personal opinion, Maas should have combined Empire of Storms and Tower of Dawn into a single book – like she did with Manon’s story. Then we would feel more involved in Chaol and Nesryn’s story. That’s not to say the Tower of Dawn does not have you involved, but it could be better.
Which leads me right to my next part. The beginning of the book was slow-ish. I was – I’ll admit – intrigued by the fourth chapter. It was kinda like mood swings from there. It went up and down, and at parts I was really into it, and sometimes, not so much. By the 10th-ish chapter, I could tell you who was going to fall in love with who, and basically the big details of the story. But Sarah. J. Maas has a history with making the big details quite obvious and making the small details be your plot twist. I – unlike some – love this about her. So we had some huge plot twists throughout and the ending was pretty much fantastic. And we ended up with another married couple 😉
“Aelin frightens everyone.”
“I will cherish it always.
No matter what may befall the world.
No matter the oceans, or mountains, or forests in the way.”
“you must enter where you fear to tread”
A gift from a queen who had seen another woman in hell and thought to reach back a hand. With no thought of it ever being returned. A moment of kindness, a tug on a thread.”
“Gods help him when Hasar and Aedion met.”
“What did Aelin promise you?” Hasar smiled to herself. “A better world.”
Where to read Tower of Dawn
It’s too early for a PDF or a Read Online, I will update this with a link as soon as one pops up.
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