Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #6
Published by: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
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’m so freaking glad I finally decided to read Tower of Dawn. I love this series to pieces, but I admit that I was meh-ish about reading this book when I discovered it follows Chaol and his journey to Antica. I never disliked Chaol or had anything against him, it’s just that he felt more mundane than the rest of the characters. I just wasn’t that interested in him. However, I knew I needed to read it in order to continue with the series.
What really pushed me to read this though, was the fact that it involved the healers of Torre Cesme, which I knew would lead to Yrene, who we first met in The Assassin and the Healer. It was obvious she would eventually become an important fixture in what was to come, so I’ve eagerly waited for her to reappear. And appear she does!
Holy cow, I shouldn’t have underestimated SJM’s skills. First of all, I grew to appreciate Chaol and was glad to see the growth he experienced, especially when it came to his understanding of Aelin. I was not expecting certain relationships to go the way they did, but I was extremely happy they did. It was complex and realistic but also needed. I really liked getting to know Yrene too, and seeing how she solidified her place as an important asset. She was definitely worth the wait, and I know even bigger stuff is coming her way. I wasn’t expecting Nesryn to have such a large role, but she really surprised me too.
I loved getting to know this new kingdom and the new players. A lot happens and some major revelations are brought to light that will greatly impact what is occurring back home. Oh, boy, is it going to go down! Also, this takes place concurrently with the Empire of Storms timeline, so it’s cool and heartbreaking knowing what is happening.
What I love so much about this series is how the women are the most powerful & badass in their own way. It’s totally a girl power series! There’s still another character who was in The Assassin and the Desert that I’m looking forward to. She’s been briefly mentioned in previous books, but I just know it’s going to be good when she is brought in.
Anyway, I loved it and shouldn’t have waited. I’m so pumped for the final book!
*sigh* I just realized I didn’t even review EoS. 🙁 Oh, well! It was nothing less than amazing. 🙂