reviews
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas - Book Review 28, Dec

First of all, Merry Christmas everyone, hope you have had a festive last week!

"For a new world. For a better world."

Kingdom of Ash was a great finale to the Throne of Glass series that inspired unexpected emotion and investment from me. The plot and ties to the characters formed in the first six books have resulted in such a great depth that each member of the cast has a fantastic and varied personality that I loved. The former novels of the series had been rather inconsistent. Some being great, some good and some disappointing. So I was glad to finish on a high.

This book was huge, being just short of 1,000 pages! So it is impossible to cover the broad range of events that occurred, unless I were to write an essay. So  will keep it brief and stick to the main elements to avoid any spoilers.

Maas writes some brilliant scenes that were proper goosebumps moments, as heroes stood against overwhelming offs and sacrifices were made for victory. The novel carried me through fear, joy, laughter, mourning and surprise. Despite the huge size, the tension is somehow maintained, providing a satisfying and enjoyable conclusion to this 7 book series. There was no dull moment, and every page was needed.

The prose was smooth and guided me from page to page. It has got better and better as the series progressed and Kingdom if Ash was no exception.

it is dad to reach the end of the journey for so many characters, but hope that Maas will one day return with a new series or more short stories. 

Fireheart!

4.5/5 STARS

 

 

For a new world. A better world.

Kingdom of Ash was a great finale to the Throne of Glass series that inspired unexpected emotion and investment from me. The plot and ties to the characters formed in the first six books have resulted in such a depth that each member of the cast has a fantastic and varied personality that I loved.

This book was a huge novel, just short of a 1000 pages! So this would become a very long essay were I to comment on what I thought of each phase and the decision formed, so I shall keep it briefer to avoid any risk of spoilers.

Maas writes some brilliant scenes that were proper goosebumps moments, as heroes stood against overwhelming odds and sacrifices were made for victory. This novel carried me through fear, joy, laughter, mourning and surprise. (view spoiler) Despite the huge size, the tension is somehow maintained, providing a satisfying and enjoyable conclusion to this 7 book series.

It is sad to reach the end of the journey for so many characters, but hope that there are other novels or short stories that return to this world.

Fireheart!

 

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas 15, May

3/5 stars 

I’m a little bit behind on the times. But late is better than never, right? Throne of Glass has much to commend. It sets up the world well, although I feel like a little more worldbuilding would have been helpful. We get a glimpse of the magic system, too. But it seems the author almost entirely focuses on character development. A fair choice, especially considering this is a long series. My preference tends to be worldbuilding and plot alongside character arcs, but I can see why some authors choose not to. 

Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6) 27, Nov

Rating: 5/5 stars

Genre: Fantasy, Fae, Assassins, New Adult

I was not prepared for this book.