Book Review – Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

Title: Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publish Date: September 5, 2017
# of Pages: 672
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
(**Warning** Possible spoilers from previous books in the series.)


(From Goodreads) In the next installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire.

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 the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica—the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover in Antica will change them both—and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.


In Sarah J. Maas’ sixth novel in the Throne of Glass series, Chaol and Nesryn take on Antica in a quest to heal Chaol and to garner support for the war raging ahead.

I’ll be honest in saying that I had some serious reservations about this book when I started it. I’m a huge Sarah J. Maas fan–her novels are breath-taking–but I don’t always like when authors switch point of views in the middle of a series. Since this book follows Chaol and Nesryn as they embark on their adventure in Antica, I thought I was going to finish the book wanting more. After all, I am very emotionally invested in Aelin, Rowan, and Dorian. Those were (and still are) my favorite characters in the series, and I thought I was going to be disappointed that Maas didn’t continue their story in this book. After reading the book, I understand why Maas wrote it this way. Tower of Dawn was definitely a necessary addition to progress the storyline in the series.

And let me tell you . . . I wasn’t disappointed! I found myself caring more about Chaol in this book than I ever did in the previous five novels. Tower of Dawn helped give his character depth and helped shed light on the demons which rage within.

I was also pleased by the characters Yrene and Sartaq. While there are many new characters floating around in the Tower of Dawn book, those two are my favorite. Yrene is sweet yet feisty, and Sartaq is an honorable charmer. The way they both interact with Chaol and Nesryn is fun to read.

Honestly, as I finished the book, I felt like I was watching the last episode of the newest season of Game of Thrones. Everything is coming together, for better or worse. I also ended the book thinking, “I have to wait another year for the next book to come out???

This book was great, and I give it 5 stars!!!



  1. Change of perspective. I thought I wouldn’t like it, but I really enjoyed reading the novel as it followed Chaol and Nesryn.
  2. Amazing storyline. Sarah J. Maas is one of my favorite authors, because she is a master storyteller. This book did not disappoint in that arena.
  3. Chaol. Chaol’s character is so much more developed by the completion of this novel. I feel as though I know him just as well as I know Aelin now.


  1. Slower than previous novels. I would say this book feels slower than the other books in the series.
  2. Another year??! Sarah J. Maas is making us wait until 2018 to find out what happens next.


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