*May contain spoilers to the previous books*
Woohoo! I am finally done with Throne of Glass series!! I mean I am still left with The Assassin’s Blade, but I am done with the core series. I will give The Assassin’s Blade a shot once I am done with the Taylor Swift Read-a-thon. But, right now we are going to review Kingdom of Ash!
Aelin Galathynius has vowed to save her people ― but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. The knowledge that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, but her resolve is unraveling with each passing day…
With Aelin captured, friends and allies are scattered to different fates. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever. As destinies weave together at last, all must fight if Erilea is to have any hope of salvation.
I can say that this is the most striking book series conclusion I have ever read. The plot twists, the anticipation, the …. everything! It was all just amazing!!
There is one thing though, the timings were too perfect. Like toooooo perfect. I mean, they had to be, but still.
We were introduced to no new characters in this book as far as I remember. But yes there are a hell lot of characters as all the plot developments in the previous books are threaded and strung together. So, considering the fact that new characters were introduced in almost every book until this one, there were MANY characters.
Of course, the plot was great (except the timing part) and the surprises just came on coming.
As I have read the entire series, I can now officially say that my favourite characters are Yrene and Lysandra. I honestly wish Yrene had been developed more, but you can’t have everything.
The book was nearing perfection. I could see the filmstrip of events in my brain and I could feel what every character was going through, despite the fact that the book in Third person POV. And that, my friends, is no easy feat.
1. There were a few deaths that brought me close to tears- firstly Gavriel- it broke my heart. Like it was like SJM couldn’t kill anyone else off so she killed him. And again, I ask her, WHY?!?!?!! Also, why the hell did Asterin have to die?!?! She was one witch I loved from the beginning, even more than Manon.
2. Also Lord Lorcan Lochan😂😂It was as if Elide’s surname was purposely Lochan and Lorcan’s name Lorcan. I mean maybe it was, but still I cracked up when I read that.
*End of Spoilers*
You know the reason why these books are so widely acclaimed? It is because SJM is a magician- a magician who specializes in word tricks. Her language makes you feel something swell up inside of you and that is no easy feat.
All in all, I am glad and sad to have finished the series. Glad because I read such a wonderful novel and sad because I finished it. However, I do have the Taylor Swift Read-a-thon to look forward to!
So, if it isn’t clear from the review, yes, you should read the entire series. It is wonderful and while it may seem a little long after the fourth book, I assure you the last book is worth the wait.
My Rating of the seventh book: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
My Rating of the series: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
You can read the reviews of the previous books by visiting the following links. They are arranged in the order the series was written in:
1. Throne of Glass
2. Crown of Midnight
3. Heir of Fire
4. Queen of Shadows
5. Empire of Storms
6. Tower of Dawn
That’s all from my end! And now, I am so excited to be taking part in my first read-a-thon!
Have you read the series? Do you plan to? Share your views in the comments!