Series- A Throne of Glass #6
Genre- Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, New Adult
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.
My Review- Once again Sarah J Maas writes a magical, perfectly paced book in the Throne of Glass series. Tower of Dawn follows our ever moody Chaol, the healer Yrene and the famous Archer Nesryn, along with a whole host of new characters and royals as well as a few old enemies appearing.
Tower of Dawn was just beautiful to read. The whole way was a battering of emotions both good and bad from the scheming royals to the Healers of the Torre and the ever present Valg who search to destroy all that there is in this world. It was heart wrenching. Every single second of it. The discoveries made in this book about the previous wars and the Valg are huge and will play an important in the next book. Some very twisted discoveries that didn't even cross my mind! However, ultimately Tower of Dawn was about self discovery, pushing the limits and being willing to see beyond what we believe to be true. It was about forgiveness and facing the darknesses and weaknesses within ourselves. For finding the strength to forgive others.
Chaol was left with a magical and physical injury to his spine and could not walk. Yrene could heal him, but first, she had to find the strength to move past that he was from a kingdom that killed her family, who hunted them and executed them. Who left her homeless and wondering the shadier towns where she herself could have been hurt or killed. Watching them both move past their issues was beautiful. Watching Chaol understand why Aelin did the things she did in previous books, the schemes and revenge, the killing and moving through the world seemingly without a care.
Simply put, Tower of Dawn is a beautiful read and probably one of my favourite TOG books in the whole series. The love is raw and meaningful. Realistic for a pure fantasy. This one will not be leaving my mind for a very long time....at least until the next book...