Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Fantasy – New Adult
My thougths: To be completely honest, I was so nervous before starting Tower of Dawn. As you may, or may not, know, I LOVE the Throne of Glass series. But Chaol was never my favorite character, I never really connected to him.
So a 600+ pages long novel all about him… I didn’t know what to expect. And, for the very first time, I was afraid a Sarah J. Maas novel might let me down. Well, I never should have doubted her! I loved Tower of Dawn. It might not be my favorite novel in the series, but it’s a really great book that’s right up there with the rest of my beloved saga.
However, I did take me a while to get really into the book. I needed a few chapters to get to know this new world and these new characters. But once I was in, I couldn’t put it down. It was just so intense.
All these characters I didn’t know so well took me completely by surprise. I feel like I rediscovered Chaol, and I love him so much more after Tower of Dawn than I did before. He has evolved a lot throughout the series and especially during this sixth installment. As for Nesryn, I didn’t really like her before but she definitely won me over with this book. I even have to say she brought tears to my eyes towards the end.
And then there are these characters I didn’t know at all before starting this book. They turned out to be an amazing surprise. I’m especially fond of Sartaq 😍, one of the Prince of the southern continent. And I adore Yrene, that we had briefly et during The Assassin’s Blade. She’s such an amazing, strong and bad-ass character. She is the heart and soul of this book and I can’t wait to see more of her.
Finally, I can’t believe Tower of Dawn was supposed to be just a novella. It’s an amazing a well-developed book and it’s a really important part of the series. I’m telling you right now, there’s no skipping this book. It’s truly the sixth book of the Thorne of Glass series. And the end of this book, as well as the epilogue, has me dying to read the final installment in the series, next September.
My rating: 4.5/5