Sunday, October 8, 2017

Tower of Dawn

Book: Tower of Dawn
Series: Throne of Glass #6
Author: Sarah J. Maas

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.-Goodreads

Review: I excitedly downloaded this book and after a few chapters realized...this is Chaol's story told during the same timeline as the previous book. Manon. Boo! I am not a Chaol fan. He went from nice but kind of boring guy to jerk pretty quickly in the previous books. I guess this was the author's attempt to rehabilitate him. Did we need almost 700 pages to do that? I don't think so. This could have been a novella or a much shorter book. Chaol and his love interest, Yrene, were about as exciting as watching paint dry. And they way she ended up healing him....nothing exciting about that. I did enjoy Nesryn's story arc and that was the saving grace of the entire book. The only important plot point was about Maeve. 

I have high hopes for book #7 in this series. 

Grade: 2/5

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