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Publisher's Summary

In the next installment of the New York Times best-selling Throne of Glass series, follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire.

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.

Jacket illustrations copyright 2017 by Michael-Paul Terranova (shield) and copyright 2017 by Jeff Brown (cityscape).

©2017 Sarah J. Maas (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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What's Chaol been up to?

First of all, I adore this book series. Right from the beginning. Having said that: Chaol is not my favorite character by any means. He's blindly loyal, broods too much, and has made some really bad decisions...which is exactly why we needed this book. I want to go right back to where we left Aelin, but the fact is that this book tied several pieces of information together. We learned so much new information as well, and Chaol got a lot of personal redemption. He's still not my favorite character, but I really like Yrene. We got a ton of character development out of Nezrin, which was needed.
In the end, this will not be anyone's favorite book of the series, but it is a necessary part of the whole.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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couldn't put it down

read the book in less than 24 hours. ...leaves you hanging. can't wait until the next book

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Agh!!! Soooo goood!!!

I wasn’t going to read this because ... well the main character is not featured! But I’m so glad I read it!!! Game changing reveals and oooohhh so many good characters to meet and root for!! Agh!!!!! Sooooo good! Can’t wait for the next book!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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A-FREAKING-MAZING

I absolutely loved this book from beginning to end! I started it very hesitantly because I hated Chaol, the main character because of his douchebag ways in previous books. (I'll add I loved him the first two, till he changed my mind in book three)

Anyways, the book starts out with Chaol and Nesryn (my least favorite character) going to the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica to see if he can be healed.

Yrene Towers who w've previously met briefly in the Assassin's Blade is featured as a main character as well. Both she and Chaol must work together, both having huge chips on their shoulders from past experiences, both in desperate need of healing. . .

This book gives us lots of information key to the series, and by the end of if I have to admit I have fully forgiven and fallen in love with Chaol once more.

The Throne of Glass series is one of my absolute favorite series of all time! And this book is essential and just as good as the others in my opinion! Aelin makes a teeny tiny appearance in the very last chapter, making the reader squeal and desperately want the next and final book in this amazing series NOW. Sadly, well have to be patient and wait until next year.

I HIGHLY recommend this book! I will write no more as I myself LOVE spoilers, so intern I'm a walking spoiler. lol Hopefully I've given just enough to make you realize if you care for the series at all you MUST buy this book!

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Excellent

I was reluctant to read this as I am not a fan of its main character, but have to say it was the best one yet!

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LOVED!!!!

I was not really excited about this novella, but OMG it was so amazing! I could not get enough of it! I was so excited to finish it but didn’t want it to end at the same time. Definitely a must read... or listen.

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AWESOME!!!!!

loved it...nasty cliffhanger though...can't wait for the last book. makes me want to listen to the whole series up to now again!

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An Offshoot From The Main Storyline

First of all, Chaol is my least favorite character in the Throne of Glass series (which is one of my all time favorites) so I wasn't thrilled to get into a whole book about him. That said, there was quite a bit revealed that will be necessary to the next book in the series. I enjoyed the Nesryn and the Prince story line and even the Chaol and Irene story line.

This book lacked the excitement of the others. I feel like these stories could have been part of the other books and didn't need to be so long but I'm glad I know what I know now and CANNOT wait for the next book due out in 2018.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Amazing

I feel like it's on Harry Potter levels. I love it. You should totally read this series

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Hope you like chaol!

When I first realized that this entire book was going to be about Chaol I was less than pleased. Tbh I was never invested in his character or story. I actually debated not finishing it in protest but when my child like tantrum lifted I decided to buck up and finish it. Descent story line but I feel like the unrealistic constant couple pair ups take up too much time and as much as I love alein i grew rather tired of her romantic exploits as well. There's 2 cheesy, predictable almost identically described romances going on in this book which i found to be very boring as a reader. I'm all for a good forbidden romance but maybe just 1 per series is a good rule of thumb. This book was ok but predictable and while it contained some good material it really just felt like a filler until the finale. Classic walking dead move😒

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Kevin Winsborrow
  • 12-01-17

Okay, I don't care if you hate Chaol. READ THIS.

So the whole world is falling to pieces and with Chaol in Antica, it seems like nothing will go right. And it doesn't. Sarah has done it again, and I love this book to the end of the earth.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-26-17

Amazing performance makes up for it

Elizabeth Evans is one of my favourite audio narrators, and she really brings this whole series alive- and I think without these audio books I would've stopped reading this series by now.

I was worried to pick up this book as it focuses on Chaol (my personal least favourite character) and a bunch of new and side characters. I enjoyed it better than expected, but can't say I've grown fond of any of these characters despite spending 600+ pages / 20+ hours with them. The plot felt streamlined, a few important details and twists but otherwise a rather by the numbers Sarah J Maas book. All the character relations and developments were predictable, and she has so many characters that a lot of their personalities are starting to overlap and show troupes within her own books. With audio, and all the brothers and sisters with unusual fantasy names, it took a long time to learn characters names, or to even recognise who was who- I got through that mostly via context until near the end of the novel.

The best part of this book was Choals recovery process. I was worried how that would be handled, and I've heard mixed things about the representation (but mostly good things from own voices reviews that I saw browsing goodreads before I picked this up). I had one or two issues with it, but overall thought it was done well and was satisfied with how he ended up.

Overall, amazing narrator, entertaining, but nothing outstanding compared so some of Maas's other novels.

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  • F. Chavasse
  • 10-31-17

Tower of Dawn

Yes Sarah J Maas!!!
Another incredible story- everything's tying together!! Can't wait for the next installment.

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  • Sora may
  • 10-20-17

Very enjoyable

This story lacks the larger feel and epic battles and challenges of the main series, but the twists and revelations are just as brilliant. The threads are finally starting to pull together and this book sets up the big fight to come in a clever and shocking way. can not wait to see what happens next.

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  • verity
  • 10-16-17

Loved it!!

Cannot wait for the next one! Great series love the characters and writing style highly recommend

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  • Samantha Rose
  • 10-06-17

Wonderful story, beautifully performed.

Elizabeth Evans brings Sarah J Mass's story to life so brilliantly. I love the way she portrays even if the characters. I've listened to the whole series many times. They are great for adding a touch of magic to a long day in the office!

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  • Sheila
  • 09-24-17

Boring

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Less romance and more action.

What could Sarah J. Maas have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The original character had depth and colour to his personality, which was lost in this book. Unfortunately this was below par.

What didn’t you like about Elizabeth Evans’s performance?

Her delivery which is becoming very drawn out.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Tower of Dawn?

Probably about half the book. Not much happened but it took forever to come to a conclusion

Any additional comments?

I think this was more of a romance than science fantasy. Which is not to my taste. However, others might prefer it that way.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Tazmin
  • 09-22-17

I just want to cry!! I waited so long for this!!!!

I was new to SJM and instantly became the best author I have ever read. I recommended her to Friends, family, colleagues even random people I met.

However this book left me feeling like it was just something released because it had to be. There was none of the humour and witty banter and more importantly there was no excitement beyond the same battle scenes that were very similar to the previous ones.

I really hope the next is going to be soon as I need to get to the GREAT BATTLE SCENE soon or I will die of anticipation!

These are only my opinions and they are not intended to offend anyone.

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  • Peter W.
  • 09-22-17

A true epic

Spread the story wide over books and keeps you anticipating how it will pull together in the end.

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  • Mrs U
  • 09-16-17

Towering addition to ToG series

Loved the change of location and all the new characters especially Sartaq and Nesryn 😍

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-09-17

Glorious

Fucken glorious. Fabulous, fantabulous, great, otherworldly, amazing, deserving, slaying. In other words, I bloody loved it.

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  • clare
  • 12-09-17

Maas' best so far!

it started slow, but got interesting pretty quickly, as character relationships develop and unfurl... then it finishes strong bringing together Throne Of Glass' last novel and the next one to come, all together. It's intricate and intelligent, great read!
-this from someone who didn't find Lord Chaol Westfall very interesting and couldn't fathom how the story could be filled out and enjoyable... you showed me Miss. Mass!!!

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  • Anora
  • 12-03-17

Absolutely loved it! Sarah J Maas did it again.

Chaol and Nezryn were not my favourite characters so I was hesitant to start this book. However I am so glad I listened to it! can't wait for the next book.

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  • Millsy
  • 11-25-17

A truely enjoyable series

I have enjoyed every minute of this series, but I particularly enjoyed this book so far. The characters development and imagining all the interesting creatures. I highly recommend this series and I can’t wait for the books to come.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-19-17

Strong female lead

good to have yet another strong female character added to the mix. The story was a great addition to series, even without the main protagonist featuring. perhaps refreshing because of that. positive turn around on disabilities at the end. I also liked that un magical humans got to be resillient, smart and talented.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-06-17

Outstanding

I started listening to this book thinking that it'd be just as rushed and lacking in detail as assassins blade, the other spin off from Aelin's plot line but I was so wrong this book was amazing, just as good as the rest of the books. Give it a read.

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  • Stef
  • 09-29-17

how long until the next book?

wow!! i wasnt expecting to like this one bery much as I'm not reallu a fan of series that change pov but this was so great and really build the story line and relationships. totally worth it

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  • Nina crause
  • 09-15-17

Fantastic, yet I missed the other characters

Sarah J. Maas has such skill for intertwining all the main characters with brilliant perfect twists, you sometimes don't see coming. It's worth listening to the prequel to the throne of glass- The Assassin's Blade, as this will be all the more evident and add to the story immensely. After the cliffhanger in the last book, I was a little disappointed with this one not really including any of the other characters and now have to wait a while for the next instalment.

Regardless, I enjoyed this story and it's well worth the read even though I find the other characters much more fascinating.

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  • elisha
  • 09-11-17

Always amazing

I always love SJM books, and this was no exception. Loved the narrator - Elizabeth Evans is always brilliant in the way she reads the narrative and voices the characters. Extremely easy to chill out and delve into the story.