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Kingdom of Ash

Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
Length: 33 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (327 ratings)
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Years in the making, Sarah J. Maas's number-one New York Times best-selling Throne of Glass series draws to an epic, unforgettable conclusion. Aelin Galathynius's journey from slave to king's assassin to the queen of a once-great kingdom reaches its heart-rending finale as war erupts across her world....

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.

©2018 Sarah J. Maas (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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I struggled with this last book

This last book bar the last half dozen chapters was all fighting and there’s just so many times you can be interested in how many are dead.
The last battle was even a disappointment to me. This series could have ended at book six, I feel the Author just dragged out the story for this last book. My advice is skip the first thirty hours and enjoy the last three.

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Disappointed

Spoilers!

Not normally the type to leave a review but I was left quite disappointed with this last book.
The previous book left us knowing that either Dorian or Aelin would have to sacrifice themselves. Not ideal, but I would have preferred that outcome over SJM waving her magical plot wand and making all those issues mean nothing in the end.
At least with the death of a MC I would have felt something. Instead the predictability was way too distracting for me to care over much.

I love SJM's work and was really excited to see how to she would approach such heart wrenching scenes only for them not to happen.

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Wordy but a good end to the series

Overall is good, the second part of the story dragged on quite a bit, wordy and repeated information had me speeding the speech up but very glad the series is finally over.

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Epic Showdown

Over and over again all the World comes tumbling in sadness happyness, extinction? Worth the hole series and more!

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brilliant

this was an epic thrilling finally for an amazing series of books well worth getting

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Brilliant

Brilliant just perfect , I’ve never cried, so many different emotions in one book , happy tears, sad tears & gut wrenching devastating ugly tears !

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Epic

An amazing end to an epic series with all the craziness expected with Aelin and her court.

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Captivating

Could not put it down. Wonderful story. Beautifully performed. A fine ending to the saga.

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Wow!

This book exceeded my expectations. Sarah J Maas continues to produce amazing books and this one wrapped the series up amazingly.

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predictable and undaring

a disappointing end to the series.
it was a predictable listen and no boundaries pushed.
it felt like the author was just wanted to the series to be over. perhaps one book too many?

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  • deziree ayala
  • 27-10-2018

Immensely satisfying and brilliant!

I waited almost 2 days before I finally settled down to do a review for the last book in my favorite series. I was left stunned, speechless and sobbing tears of joy and sorrow. I think I cried about 80% of the time during this book because it's just so heavy with action, romance, suspense and heartbreak. Sarah J Maas just kept me on the edge of my seat and even though I had so many theories of how the book was going to go down she just kept blind siding me with twists and turns I had never even imagined would happen! I won't go into detail because i don't want to spoil anything for anyone but if you're a lover of the series you will thoroughly enjoy this but you will also have a wicked book hangover. I want more and not because SJM let me down but because she blew this one right out of the water. I'm so incredibly happy to have an ending to the series but I so want a spinoff for some of the other characters. I never wanted this journey to end.

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  • Victoria E Torres
  • 25-10-2018

Absolutely Amazing

An absolutely amazing final installment in the Throne of Glass series. I cried I laughed I had so many feels during this book. I can not recommend it enough.

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  • Heather L
  • 14-01-2019

Anticlimactic Ending

While I realize that I'm a bit older than the target demographic for this series, I can say that the Throne of Glass series started out really strong for me; however, the last 2 books really felt like the author was just looking to provide readers with an ending for the story.

The surprising twists & turns, the shocking losses of key characters & the intricate worlds that were the greatest parts of the first books of the series gave way to focusing on the romantic well being of the main characters & making sure that everyone was in love with a bright future ahead. Having the chaos & hardships endured by these characters finish up with everyone living happily ever after was unrealistic & very disappointing... it left the story with a falseness at the end where you were waiting for that one last challenge from the pervasive evil of Morath... but it never came.

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  • Nicole
  • 26-10-2018

A PERFECT ENDING

I wont say much so that nothing is spoiled but, this book is amazing. I loved it.

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  • Stacie
  • 26-10-2018

Didn’t disappoint

This book was everything I hoped for. I read it extremely fast staying up late into the night reading. I laughed, cried and had horrible anxiety at certain points. All the loose ends are tied up leaving you feel fulfilled by end. There are some losses which are to be expected in a battle of the ages.

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  • Crystal
  • 25-10-2018

I Love every bit of this amazing story had me in suspense and in tears and awe.Sara J Maas knows how to give one heck of an ending

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-10-2018

i love this series but...

I am am absolute lover of this series and of high fantasy books in general. I personally loved Tower of Dawn, and if you haven't read it you absolutely have to before diving into this or you will be lost on Chaols storyline. I cannot believe this series is over, and props to Sarah J. Maas at what an amazing accomplishment.
That being said this finale does not hold a candle to other epic fantasy series finales in the completion and way it was written such as: Harry Potter (which who the hell else can compete with JK Rowling, but its ok) Any Brandon Sanderson series finale, George RR Martin, The Wheel of Time series, Lord of the Rings.

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It was unnecessarily descriptive I found myself skipping ahead minutes at a time because it would be "witty" banter or descriptions of things I've basically heard over and over already. I must have heard the phrase "well and truly" a million times and "pine and snow scent" another million. It got a little tiresome. Also, there were times when I thought oh this wasn't edited very well because Dorian mentions "Earth" and all I thought to myself was he is in Erilea, how the hell does he know what Earth is? I was happy that there were less sex scenes, but sometimes there were still whole chapters literally dragging out and dedicated to sex that did not advance the plot whatsoever. Pretty much everybody pairs up eaxctly like you think they will.
There is some heartbreak in the finale. However, I honestly never got the feeling any main character was going to die at any time throughout the book. Which predictably, literally every main character lives, only tiny side characters die. Not saying I didn't feel immensely sad when the 13 sacraficed themselves but you don't know all of them on a personal level. Gavriel was also a great character but he was not a huge part of the storyline to have his loss feel gut renching. The only part I felt most anxious was with Aelid and Lorkin trying to make it back to the gates. Also, how Aelin defeats Maeve was kinda implausible. She barely has any magic, but yet still somehow opens a giant portal for an army to come through without burning herself out.
if you are a fan of the series it is a must read but it is very predictable every step. There are no huge twists that make say oh I didn't see that coming like in the Deathly Hallows.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-11-2018

A disappointing conclusion

I really looked forward to this book, but found it disappointing. It is far too wordy, and seemed to drag on and on. it took me forever to get through the last third of the book, both written and audio because my interest would wander. The preceding books are fabulous, I just think this could have been better edited.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-10-2018

OH MY GOSH

Such an AMAZING ending to an amazing series i laughed,i screamed, i cheered, and i cried so all and all it was a good ride

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-10-2018

Wow

God, this book is absolutely amazing!! What a fantastic ending to a wonderful series! RECOMMENDED

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  • vincentr
  • 25-10-2018

Perfect ending for a fantastic series

I truly didn't want this to end and would love a novella follow up of each of the power players maybe 5-10 years in the future

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  • Robyn
  • 14-11-2018

A solid final instalment

No time is wasted in recapping what has gone before . Do not attempt to read this if you haven't read all previous books in the series.

There are three distinct groups / story arcs travelling towards each other for the final big show-down. There is no treading lightly around a big ending, and nothing held back in the violence of the battles. It's a well conceived final instalment, with very few loose ends.

I did find the writing a little uninspiring at times. The same descriptors repeated over and over (up, up, up and dive, dive, dive), and the sex scenes a little gratuitous and samey, and a good editor might have been able to tighten it all up. However, despite these few gripes (I know I'm of the fussy variety), the plot is still good, and although the final outcome is not unexpected, it doesn't all go to plan and therefore it keeps it interesting.

It's been a good series, and one I've enjoyed from start to finish. It didn't lose any momentum in this final instalment, and in the end, it was all quite satisfying. It helps that I've always enjoyed the heroine - and her character development is solid and consistent throughout the series.

Narration is ok - occasionally jarring, but on the whole it's alright (but that might be more the writing not being up to par in those places, than the narration's problem).

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  • purple paladin
  • 10-11-2018

Brilliant finale

Fantastic narration of wonderfully emotive and dramatic writing. Perfect combination of storytelling to bring this story to a satisfying ending.

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  • Taha Bakhsh
  • 14-03-2019

Disappointing

Started off as an amazing story with so much potential but it was such a poor ending. The author no longer had her heart in the book. It just felt rushed and the main character I read the book was ruined. I had high hopes but I wish I could unread this book

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  • Rock
  • 02-03-2019

everything I needed and more.

Sarah Maas has succeeded in creating and concluding one of my most beloved series beautifully and brilliantly. If you loved throne of glass find and read all the rest of the epic heart stopping stories.

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  • Louise Trotter
  • 22-02-2019

Now don't get me wrong....

I'm a fan...to whatever end. I just want to say the following:

As with all fantasy novels people will find plot holes, but that didn't bug me.
As with all YA aimed novels people will moan when it gets graphic either in war or romance, but that didn't bug me.
As with most adventure novels people will pick at questions that went unanswered, but that didn't bug me.

I love this book as I love those that have come before, however as with the others in the series, the pace is a long detailed lead up towards a rushed ending. Sometimes I got the feeling like SJM would look through her notes and realise she had to tie up a bunch of questions so would just throw a conversation or scene in to answer them all.

When it comes to a great, epic, fantasy read - pace really is everything.

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  • Christina Schneider
  • 14-02-2019

Endless boredom

gosh what a disappointment! hour after hour of repetitive dialog, silly arguments, fights, doom, last minute rescue, repeat. although I made it through the six books prior to this one, I can't finish this one.

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  • Mr. S. M. Elliott
  • 11-02-2019

A fast pace end

The tale finally concludes all the strands woven through the previous novels come together in one mighty battle. The characters and nations pull together, against insurmountable odds against the factions off evil. My only grip is the standardised love sick teen stereotype used as each character falls in love even though there ment to be hundreds of years old, but the actual adventure is as the previous.

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  • lisa
  • 07-02-2019

Kingdom of Ash. Really sad it’s finished. Brilliant books

Brilliant book beautifully narrations so sad it’s finished. Joy to listen to. Laugh Ed cried and lots of talking points. Great

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-02-2019

Brilliant brilliant brilliant

excellent series , can't wait to see what comes next!!
highly recommended this series of books .