Books, recommended, reviews

Tower of Dawn review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Tower of Dawn is the 6th installment in the Throne of Glass series. I’d had a massive break between Empire of Storms and this one because I went down to Cornwall to see my family for 3 weeks (can’t believe that was a month ago!) After the excitement of the last book I was a bit apprehensive about following different characters during the same timeline as Empire of Storms.

It has taken me three weeks to read but I think that’s more to do with the new term at school. Going from a bubble of 11 children in the classroom to 30 again was a bit of a shock to the system. My introverted self has been exhausted. Which is why I think my reading was lacking.

Maybe because of that it felt a bit slow to start? Even though I loved Chaol in the first two books, I wasn’t particularly excited to be back with him. But quite soon it began to pick up the pace and I loved the new characters that were introduced.

Yrene Towers was my favourite I think. At first I couldn’t think who she was and then it clicked that she was a very short chapter in The Assassin’s Blade so it was good to see what she’d been up to since then. Her relationship with Chaol seemed a bit more natural than his with Nesryn. The development made sense seeing as they were spending so much time together and experiencing something quite extreme together.

I equally enjoyed the chapters with Nesryn and Sartaq with their adventure with the rukhin. Again it felt natural for their relationship to develop how it did. One thing I disliked in previous books was when relationships seemed forced by the author. There was also probably more tension in these chapters too with the secrets they were trying to unearth. Also, I was not expecting that revelation about a particular character. I was shocked!

Overall, I really enjoyed this and I’m glad there was a separate book following these characters as I felt it was important to the main plot. What did you think of this book? I’m a bit sad I only have Kingdom of Ash left!

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