Book Review: Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
Tower of Dawn
by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #6
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.
This review might include several spoilers from both Empire of Storms and Tower of Dawn.
Reasons why I believe Sarah J. Maas have tea with Satan:
Her amazingness and queenness is inhumane
Her love for her reader's suffering
THE ROMANTIC INTERESTS
THE DAMN 'SCENES' THAT ARE CAPABLE OF MAKING THE BOOK SET ITSELF ON FIRE BECAUSE IT'S TOO HOT
EMPIRE OF STORMS
TOWER OF DAWN
2018 WHY MY AELIN IS BLOODY TRAPPED IN AN IRON BOX DAMN YOU MEAVE
If I'm even being honest there, I don't even think I need to write this review. It's Sarah J. Maas we're talking about. Like we need more evidences prove of her amazingness.
This book did not surprise me at all, only exemplified further Sarah's strongholds in writing. The book was amazing all the way from character growth, relationships developments, and to the world building.
Oh. My. God.
The world building.
It is never a easy thing to actually build a world from scratch. Many books only limit their characters and story in one land, and one country. This results the reader to feel like the entire 'world' in that series is that country only, lacking diversity or the feeling of a real world in general.
Sarah J. Maas (after locking Aelin in a iron box) took this chance to show us in detail Antica, the other side of the world. The descriptions were detailed, the individual cultures of their people was excellently written, and it was extraordinary.
It was so detailed that I actually had to go back and re-read it twice, because I have a personal problem with descriptions in books, and that is me unconsciously skipping over descriptions (cut me some slack, I'm trying to fix it XD).
This book basically followed the growth, development and realization of Chaol. The entire book basically reminded me of Aelin when she was against the Valg princes, because both characters had those moments of realization, their acceptance of both their goods and bads, and confronting,more importantly accepting their actions, and how it's not they're fault.
It's scenes, and character developments like this that truly show (and still awe) me, how great of a writer Sarah J. Maas is. No writer is perfect, but this is one hell of an author who definitely know what she's doing in the high fantasy genre.
I truly cannot wait until 2018 (why ya'll make us wait so long?! *sob*), where we will experience the final journey of our beloved characters.
Although this book is different from all the other installments in the series because it stars Chaol instead of Aelin, it's one of (if not the) the most meaningful and well-written installment in the entire series from the character growths and world building. For all SJM fans, many of us aren't a big fan of Chaol, but you have to read this because it revealed and answered a lot of twists and answers. Absolutely five stars. FIVE AMAZING STARS!!!