Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7)by Published 23 Oct 2018
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The final battle is here.
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.
Years in the making, Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series draws to an explosive conclusion as Aelin fights to save herself―and the promise of a better world.
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7) Reviews
“Once upon a time, in a land long since burned to ash, there lived a young princess who loved her kingdom …”
I MADE IT!! And if I never hear a woman’s vagina described as her “heated silk” again, that will be just fine by me!
Honestly, though, I have to give it to her: Maas showed a lot of restraint in this book. It was a good 350 pages before Rowan’s magical penis made an appearance 😬. Sorry, I just can't resist. Overall, I liked it enough to give it three stars. I mean, I read all of the bajillion pages, which is saying something.
It's been a long ride. Emphasis on the long. I'm still perplexed as to why these books got so long in the end. Kingdom of Ash has some really strong moments, but there's so much filler and repetition that you have to fight through the boring parts to get to them. This is, at most, a 500-page story, extended with long, slow stretches of the characters journeying from one place to another, and repetitive scenes of battle. Also: Chaol and Yrene are so dull.
The first 100 pages and last 150 pages were the most gripping, for me. The conclusion is suitably dramatic [spoilers removed] and the beginning details the horrific torture Aelin suffers at the hands of Cairn-- it's not a book for the squeamish. The disgusting scenes of torture also become a little repetitive after a while, but it starts very tense. How will Aelin get out of this?? The answer is really quite satisfying, too.
I do feel like this is a very long epilogue. There's battle scene after battle scene but not much of a plot. Dorian has an interesting part to play in this with his newfound abilities, which is one of the stronger aspects [spoilers removed], but very little happens for an almost 1000-page novel. It's mostly about wrapping things up, tying up any loose ends and neatly establishing Aelin's awesomeness. The way each of the main characters has to be perfectly settled into a het pairing is a little forced, too, but oh well.
Well, I'm glad I read it to the end, and I do feel a little sad that it's over. I've been reading these books for more than five years and I can't believe how much my own life has changed since I started. Maas might not be my favourite writer, but any author who can keep you reading for more than 4,000 pages must have something good going on.
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And it was all for a new world. A better world.
I'm already counting down for this one...
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THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT.
I honestly wasn't sure how any one book could possibly cover every detail I wanted to see from the conclusion. I was worried that maybe the final battles wouldn't have the weight the whole series was building to or that my favorite characters (Elide and Manon) wouldn't get a lot of page time, but everything worked out perfectly and this is probably one of my favorite books in the series now.
A few brief thoughts:
The battle scenes were totally epic. I'm so glad we got to really see more of Aelin and Rowan's full power. And I loved how the scope of the story was huge, but there were still a lot of emotional scenes and a strong sense of each individual character. There were so, so many characters, yet every single person's story came to a perfect resolution.
If you've been following my account, you might have noticed that each book in the Throne of Glass series has been a yearly milestone that I've tried to hang in there through a long-term illness to read. I wasn't able to read this one on my own, but I still made it to the final book!
My family took turns reading this one to me, and then typed up this review I dictated. (So this one won't be as long as my other Throne of Glass reviews.) There's a lot I'd love to fangirl over and I wish I could talk to you all about certain scenes.
My favorite series are ones where a group of characters with various backgrounds and struggles can set aside personal quests for vengeance and come together to fight for a greater good. This series has meant so much to me, so it's fitting this is the last review I'll post (unless, by some miracle, I recover).
Thank you to everyone who has shared their enthusiasm with me and made this series mean so much.
Oh, and I think I'm finally done laughing at Lorcan's new name...
I had impossibly high hopes for this book. I make no secret that this is my faverite book series. Yet somehow every book just seemed to get better then the last. Could SJM possible do it again. Yes she can, and she did. Wow what an epic finale.
The book is a perfect length, though close to a thousand pages not a single line is wasted. Every possible loose end is tied up. Every hint or hidden story leads to this masterpiece.
The story is awesome, the character development and use is unreal. Every characters' moderation and reasoning is spot on. Every character has something to contribute. However we still know who the hero of the series is.
Action, adventure, suspense, and such intense emotion evoking writing. This could not have been done better. As made as o was for having to wait a extra couple of years for this book to come out it was worth the wait. I cannot find a single negative thing to say about thus book. Except the series is over. Though I think almost any surviving characters are good enough to have their own book (hint/begging).
Aelin/Celaena is my faverite female character of all time. Strong, deadly, intelligent and most of all she "will not yield". I love that quote and I honestly do not think it can be applied better to any other character.
This is an awesome finale to the most awesome series, after reading that all other game of thrones are secondary. "The Queen that was promised" delivers big time.