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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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  • Sheila
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 24-09-17

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.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Wonderful

Loved this book, can't believe I found the series so late after publication. Don't delay. Fabulous nail bitting read

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AMAZING!!

I love these books, everything links together great and it definitely keeps you on edge. At some points I was shouting at the characters and I looked like a looney. I didn't care because this is amazing, can't wait for the next one!

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A lot better than I thought it would be!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It was a slow starter but I think that was just because there was a lot of new characters to introduce but then it did get going and I liked it. I loved hearing more about the Valg and the history. I just can't wait for everything to come together in the final book. I just hope it will be as good and I think it will.

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brilliant series

love this series so many twist and turns too keep you intreagued through out the story

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catching

Would you consider the audio edition of Tower of Dawn to be better than the print version?

This was great!! It tied up all the things that were questions for me from the book series. Love the bidding romance that forms!! Would definitely listen to the next one

Which character – as performed by Elizabeth Evans – was your favourite?

Well read by Elizabeth Evan!!

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Bring on the Next One......Now.....Please!

While not being the most action packed of this series, this has set the scene for the start of the war. The next book cant come soon enough!

This is a typical Sarah J Maas book full of exactly what you'd expect if you've read or listened to her previous books in this series. Lots of romance, and character development along with plenty of scene setting.

It's what I wanted and expected but not for everyone I imagine.

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Loved this book

Make sure you read Assassins Blade before you read this book, it will make everything make a lot more sense in the scheme of things, I almost didn't and after finishing this I am so glad I took the time to read that first.
That out of the way, I would definitely recommend this book (and the whole series) to others and the performance was great also, it was easy to differentiate who was talking and they didn't all sound the same. It's well written and well performed over all and is deffenatly one of my favourite listens on audible with a good narrator that doesn't have a very annoying voice me.
I didn't overly like Chaol before this book but Sarah has managed to completely change my opinion of him. Yrene is such an amazing character and I love her no nonsense attitude when it came to healing. All of the royalty started out really unlikable but as you got to know everything going on and get to know them better they seem like more reasonable humans and Nesryn had some great character development too. All in all I ended up loving, or loving to hate most of the characters, all the twists and turns kept me guessing as to what would come next, and I loved it just as much as the rest of the books in the series so far even being sceptical in the beginning and putting off reading it.
I loved the romance sprinkled through the book, the development of feelings and the overlying story line was amazing as well.
I'm excited as to where this will go in the next book, so much happened during this book and it was all well written and amazing to read.

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excellent listen could not put it down

wasn't going to buy this book thought it was just a filler but thoroughly enjoyed it good story listened through the night

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  • Ann
  • 05-11-17

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!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-09-17

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.

24 of 25 people found this review helpful

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  • Elisha
  • 03-10-17

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!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • skatetohomeplate
  • 04-11-17

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!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Shelbe Rhodes
  • 05-10-17

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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  • CindiL
  • 27-09-17

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.

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  • Mrs. Duke
  • 15-09-17

couldn't put it down

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

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  • Jeannette D.
  • 03-12-17

HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT

Chaol is not only the star in this installment of the series, he is the only main character to make an appearance.
While we are given some additional information and one piece is quite shocking; the story line is not really moved forward.
In my opinion the information relevant to the series could and should have been presented in a novella.
However, if you are interested in a love story filled with mental self-flagellation then this is written for you.

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  • Jenifer Lindstedt
  • 03-12-17

This is basically a stretched out Novella

This book is basically a long drawn out novella. The story line was OK at best and definitely not what I would have used as the next book in the series. It's very slow going and doesn't really pick up.

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  • Jason D. Cox
  • 14-11-17

Another great book in the series

The book was a good. Very entertaining and kept you listening. Audible 20 review sweepstakes entry.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful