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.
Jacket illustrations copyright 2017 by Michael-Paul Terranova (shield) and copyright 2017 by Jeff Brown (cityscape).
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By Sheila on 24-09-17
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Less romance and more action.
What could Sarah J. Maas have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
The original character had depth and colour to his personality, which was lost in this book. Unfortunately this was below par.
What didn’t you like about Elizabeth Evans’s performance?
Her delivery which is becoming very drawn out.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Tower of Dawn?
Probably about half the book. Not much happened but it took forever to come to a conclusion
Any additional comments?
I think this was more of a romance than science fantasy. Which is not to my taste. However, others might prefer it that way.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Katie Stewart on 26-11-17
Amazing performance makes up for it
Elizabeth Evans is one of my favourite audio narrators, and she really brings this whole series alive- and I think without these audio books I would've stopped reading this series by now.
I was worried to pick up this book as it focuses on Chaol (my personal least favourite character) and a bunch of new and side characters. I enjoyed it better than expected, but can't say I've grown fond of any of these characters despite spending 600+ pages / 20+ hours with them. The plot felt streamlined, a few important details and twists but otherwise a rather by the numbers Sarah J Maas book. All the character relations and developments were predictable, and she has so many characters that a lot of their personalities are starting to overlap and show troupes within her own books. With audio, and all the brothers and sisters with unusual fantasy names, it took a long time to learn characters names, or to even recognise who was who- I got through that mostly via context until near the end of the novel.
The best part of this book was Choals recovery process. I was worried how that would be handled, and I've heard mixed things about the representation (but mostly good things from own voices reviews that I saw browsing goodreads before I picked this up). I had one or two issues with it, but overall thought it was done well and was satisfied with how he ended up.
Overall, amazing narrator, entertaining, but nothing outstanding compared so some of Maas's other novels.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Ann on 05-11-17
Agh!!! Soooo goood!!!
I wasn’t going to read this because ... well the main character is not featured! But I’m so glad I read it!!! Game changing reveals and oooohhh so many good characters to meet and root for!! Agh!!!!! Sooooo good! Can’t wait for the next book!
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
By Anonymous User on 13-09-17
What's Chaol been up to?
First of all, I adore this book series. Right from the beginning. Having said that: Chaol is not my favorite character by any means. He's blindly loyal, broods too much, and has made some really bad decisions...which is exactly why we needed this book. I want to go right back to where we left Aelin, but the fact is that this book tied several pieces of information together. We learned so much new information as well, and Chaol got a lot of personal redemption. He's still not my favorite character, but I really like Yrene. We got a ton of character development out of Nezrin, which was needed.
In the end, this will not be anyone's favorite book of the series, but it is a necessary part of the whole.
21 of 22 people found this review helpful