Kingdom of ash review

Author – Sarah J Maas

Pages – 992

Genre – fantasy

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Blurb

Aelin has risked everything to save her people-but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day…
With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they’ve gathered to battle Erawan’s hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation-and a better world.
And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen-before she is lost to him forever.
As the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the explosive final chapter of the Throne of Glass series.

I started reading properly 2 years ago when I started watching booktude and following bookstagram accounts which helped me to find out about books and what I should read. One of the books that came up a lot was ‘Throne of Glass’ by Sarah J Maas, it was one of the first books I bought that I actually wanted to read and that wasn’t for school. I read throne of glass and crown of midnight in 6 days which was amazing for me, I had never read a book so fast. I totally fell in love with Celeana, the world and everything about the book.

I bought and read the 3 remaining books in the series (at the time) and was blown away by how complex the story became, the first 2 books were really just an introduction into the world and characters. Everything was turned on its head in ‘Heir of Fire’, the little parts of Celeanas past that had been hinted at and briefly mentioned were starting to be revealed and it really showed how much bigger this story was about to get.

The characters are one of the aspects of this series that I loved the most, the contrasting personality’s, pasts, powers and the bonds that were formed was really the backbone of the story. I loved everyone of the characters and enjoyed learning more about them with each book. Another thing that I really enjoyed about this series was finding out more and more about Celeanas past and discovering who she really was and the power she held. Celeana is my all time favourite character, she is clever, brave, selfless, strong, funny and just brilliant. I loved nothing more than when she revealed a plan that she had been working on for months just showing off her sheer brilliance.

Having said all this, I had huge expectations for the final book in the series ‘Kingdom of Ash’ so I put it off until January, I was just so afraid to pick it up I didn’t want to know what happened to my beloved characters . But I am glad to say the book was perfect I loved it, some of it did drag, I feel like it could have been condensed a small bit but I also don’t really see it as a problem because I was able to spend more time with the characters. For a story that was SO complex I was really impressed by SJM ability to tie off all the lose ends that had come up throughout the series. I was also trying to prepare myself for the book hangover and pit of despair I would be thrown into when I finished but that didn’t happen. I was left content and happy, all my question were answered, I wasn’t heart broken, I was fine and I was happy with how everything turned out. I cant say I wasn’t ripped apart during the book but in the end everything was fine which is what I needed.

Overall I’m so happy I found this series, its one of the main reasons I love reading like I do. I would 1000000% recommended this book I love it so much and cant rave about it enough.

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https://www.bookdepository.com/Kingdom-Ash-Sarah-J-Maas/9781619636101?ref=grid-view&qid=1548874289948&sr=1-2=M1TL

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