Title: Tower of Dawn.
Author: Sarah J. Mass.
Year of Publication: 2017 (UK).
Publishers: Bloomsbury (UK).
Format: Available in paperback, an ebook, and as an audiobook.
Cost for Paperback (RRP): £7.99 (UK).
Age Range: 16 and over, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents before reading.
This is the fifth book in the Throne of Glass series.
This is the first book in the series NOT to have Celaena/Aelin in it all, and I loved it! I was curious how this book would feel without the protagonist of the series nowhere to be seen, and I was really happy with the result.
This book follows Lord Chaol, former captain of the Royal Guard and lover to Celaena as he travels to the Southern Continent. He has two missions to complete while there, and neither are easy. The first is to form an alliance with the most powerful ruler in the world, and the second his to seek treatment for his injuries from the battle in Rifthold which left him paralysed from the waist down.
He and his companion Nesyrn find themselves in a court full of spies of princes and princesses competing to be named heir, who are showing little signs of wanting to help in the fight to save their homeland. But the hardest part will be healing the wounds that have taken Chaols ability to walk. That is how he meets Yrene: possibly the most gifted healer anywhere, who has her own reasons for not wanting to help him.
What they find out in the process will change both what they know about the past, but also the future.
I love this series so much that I know I will be really sad when the series ends with the next book. Although I am really happy to hear that there are plans to turn the novels into a TV series.
The next and final book in the series is called Kingdom of Ash, and will be released in October 2018.
“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” Aristole.