Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas | Throne of Glass

This is me, admitting that I went to read this book and I was very skeptic about the outcome but boy was I wrong. (This comes from me, who was very disappointed in Chaol for a very long time.)

The review contains mild spoilers.

The Synopsis:

Chaol Westfall and Nesryn Faliq’s journey to Antica is a desperate attempt to forge an alliance with the Souther Continent as a last hope to save Erilea. They are also there to seek help for the wounds that Chaol received in Rifthold.

Yrene Towers has no desire to help anyone from Adarlan but she has sworn an oath to help those in need. Yrene realizes that she will have to do everything in her power to save their friends and as alliances are forged, the allies realize how fragile and slim their chance of survival truly is.

My thoughts: 

What I liked about the book: The first time I read this book, I was obviously a mess after what happens in Empire of Storms and I was hardcore slumping and not really interested in what happens to Chaol. The only thing I looked forward to was the release of Kingdom of Ash.

I’ve seen some people ask in various groups whether reading Tower of Dawn is necessary and yes, it 100% is – the story is different and all kinds of wonderful and we are reunited with a very special badass who is an absolute game changer.


What I didn’t like about the book: I really struggled with Chaol and his arc but it was worth it in the long-run because he does get a glow up.

EOS TOD Chapters

(A how-to-read guide for Empire of Storms and Tower of Dawn, if you decide to read them side by side, which I found on Facebook)

A quote: We don’t look back. It helps no one and nothing to look back.”

My rating: 5/5 stars

What did you think of Tower of Dawn?  

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