Fantasy Series (7 of 7)
- Throne of Glass – 5/5
- Crown of Midnight – 4/5
- Heir of Fire – 4/5
- Queen of Shadows – 4/5
- Empire of Storms – 5/5
- Tower of Dawn – 5/5
- Kingdom of Ash – 4/5
What is it about?
Kingdom of Ash is the ending to the story that started with a young but determined assassin who refused to be broken by a seemingly endless parade of hardship. It’s the story of how that assassin finally grew into her destiny and also the story of all the friends who helped along the way.
I took my 4 year old to the book store the other day and we saw Tower of Dawn near the Young Adult section but these books feature a lot of romantic couplings that may not be appropriate for young minds. I got him a Richard Scarry picture book, instead.
Was it good?
Yes, friends, it was very good. I was completely enthralled by everything that was going on and the final confrontation was beautifully done.
It has been a long time since I cried while reading a book, but that scene that I don’t want to spoil for you just ripped my heart out. It was both beautiful and horribly sad.
There were, however, a few things that prevent me from all out loving this story.
- The timelines on the different perspectives intersect but flow at different speeds and you just never know where one person is going to show up next. This has the effect of leaving you hoping for that miracle but also makes you feel like you know what that miracle might be. Still, all the characters keep secrets and I ended up being surprised several times.
- The actual wrapping up after the big finale took about 2 hours for me to read. This book is 980 pages long, but it really could have ended before 900 and left more things to our imagination. The whole book flew by except for the ending after ending after ending.
I highly recommend this series for any lovers of fierce warriors, fierce women, fairies, wolves, and epic battles. This was a fitting conclusion to a fantastic series.
Have you read these books?