Release: 5th September 2017
Synopsis: 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 Aelin shattered the glass castle, since Chaol’s men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.
Now he and Nesryn sail for Antica – the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire and of the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme. It’s Chaol’s one shot at recovery, and with war looming back home, Dorian and Aelin’s survival could depend on Chaol and Nesryn convincing Antica’s rulers to ally with them. But what they discover there will change them both – and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.Review:
Sarah J. Maas is back with another addition to the Throne of Glass family, and it’s the best yet.
I wasn’t sure how I felt going into this, purely because I loved Chaol, but I didn’t know whether the book would do his character justice enough. And I didn’t know if I’d miss the rest of the gang – spoiler alert: I didn’t a single bit.
It was absolutely wonderful to get an insight further into Chaol’s character, and in particular how he feels about the past events in the previous books. Sarah has given us so many perspectives throughout the series, but as soon as Chaol stopped being the love interest, he suddenly stopped being talked about as much, so this book was exactly what we needed.
The relationships of the characters in this book, both new and old, are written perfectly. I loved how Nesryn and Chaol’s relationship wasn’t so straight forward in this book, and how you could see quite clearly that they didn’t know how to be around each other – it’s that kind of insight I am so grateful we got. Also having Nesryn’s POV, although for me personally it was boring at times, it provided such interesting information and was so cleverly done.
All I will say about Yrene is that I absolutely adore her. She is the brave, sassy and badass character we deserved to have, and her dynamic with Chaol was brilliantly written. I loved how she challenged him in a way we haven’t seen before, and had some of my favourite scenes that I’ve read.
The way that the story also continued from Empire of Storms, even though it was mainly focused on Chaol was brilliant. It really kept the story together, and left me desperate for the next book. I was left in tears so many times during this book, and seeing everything from Chaol’s perspective is something I will never ever take for granted.
The last 5 chapters or so left me completely shaken, it was so amazing! I literally can’t even describe everything without spoiling it, or just crying all over again but it was perfection. Everything linked together so well, and I am just in awe of Sarah’s writing once again.
I didn’t think anything could beat my love for Heir of Fire, but this does for definite. This is the book I never knew I needed, and not only do I have more of a love for Chaol – but so much more respect for him. It was perfection in a book, and I cannot wait to see how it all ends next year!
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