This is the book my heart knew it had been waiting for. When Sarah announced she would be writing a novella about Chaol, I knew I would love it. But nothing could prepare me for the actual NOVEL she wrote instead. Keep in mind, there may be spoilers in this review.
This book takes place at the same time as Empire of Storms, but focuses on Chaol and Nesryn as they travel to Antica to see the hearts there – and to sneakily get the ruler there to join their side in the upcoming war. But I don’t think anyone expected just how much they would learn from this trip. About themselves, the history of their land and the war to come.
The world Maas has created is spectacular. But Antica is probably my favourite place in that world. The lifestyle and surroundings are just completely idyllic and she manages to completely transport you there, almost instantly. Her descriptions make the world come to life and I really really wish I could eat some of the food they describe, damn it!
I think one of my favourite things about this book is the way it connects to the other books in the series. Things you learn and people you meet – some of whom you w met before, but didn’t pay attention to. It always makes me wonder how far in advance Sarah planned this. Because I definitely didn’t see it coming from book 1!
I also especially loved that this story was Chaol’s. It’s an unpopular opinion to like Chaol, but I always have and always will, and I was so grateful that he was getting a chance to tell his story. Never mind that some of the biggest plot twists were kept for this book. Needless to say, this reread was perfectly timed for Kingdom of Ash coming out this week. I don’t know how I’ll go reading that, but keep an eye out for that review. It’ll probably be full of tears and fangirling.
Anyway! Tower of Dawn. Spectacular. Absolutely 100% completely necessary. Wonderful. Please read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ our of 5 stars from me. Grab a copy here!
Happy readings loves!
– B x