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Tower of Dawn

A Throne of Glass Novel
Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
Series: Throne of Glass, Book 6
Length: 22 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Publisher's Summary

In the next installment of the New York Times best-selling Throne of Glass series, follow Chaol on his sweeping journey to a distant empire.

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).

©2017 Sarah J. Maas (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Maybe my favourite book of the series

ahhh so bloodly good. whst a wonderful book. All these suprise and wonderful character development. i love your books Sarah j Mass. this book is brilliant I'm so glad i read/listen to it ( i was super sceptical at first)

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Glorious

Fucken glorious. Fabulous, fantabulous, great, otherworldly, amazing, deserving, slaying. In other words, I bloody loved it.

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***Outstanding***

Sarah J Maas you are a genius, how you intertwined each characters life's is beyond me, the words flows so smoothly and the world building its outstanding and amazing how you create all these worlds and characters is fantastical, I can't wait for the finally. Elizabeth Evans you are a legend, an unstoppable forced to be reckon with thank you to both of you.

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*DEEP BREATHES*

Narrator is incredible. Story just keeps getting better. About to begin Kingdom Of Ash... can't sleep... this is too good!

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Glad to finish this book...

I've come to the conclusion that I very much dislike Chaol, I found myself rolling my eyes alot throughout. I understand why, but this book was dragging. I'm glad the next will be about the others.

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Great installment

This was a great read, interesting and refreshing. All the while adding new layers of complexity to the mix. Another great installment

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Great Srory

loved it. Great series that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Verywell narrated too.

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Amazing

This is my first audio book ever. and I was amazed and pleased, highly. recomend this title, well done to the reader as well.

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good enough for re-listening!

I said I wasnt going to continue with this series... but I am SO GLAD I did! I went from not liking/being uninterested in Chaol to him being one of my favourite characters of all time. I shed so many tears through this book. The performance was simply incredible. I definitely recommend.

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A pleasant surprise!

When I first heard that the last ToG book wouldn't be happening for another year and ToD would be released instead, I wasn't happy.

I really wanted to know how Aelin was going to get out of her mess and how Maeve would finally get what was coming to her. Tower of Dawn did an excellent job of keeping me occupied until then.

I loved reading about Chaol and Nesryn and meeting all the new characters. Yrene was new to me as I haven't read The Assassins Blade so bits and pieces didn't make total sense but that didn't matter.

The story was never boring and as always I'm amazed how SJM manages to weave such an intricate plot and still manage to the everything up by the end.

I'm giving ToD 5 stars because my annoyance went right out the window when I started getting in to the story and I finished it within a week (with a small child to look after). I can't wait to see what SJM does next.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-09-2017

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.

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  • Ann
  • 05-11-2017

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!

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  • Jenifer Lindstedt
  • 03-12-2017

This is basically a stretched out Novella

This book is basically a long drawn out novella. The story line was OK at best and definitely not what I would have used as the next book in the series. It's very slow going and doesn't really pick up.

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  • Deborah
  • 05-11-2017

not up to the usual standards

I was so looking forward to the release of this book. Unfortunately, the first 2/3 of the book dragged and felt more like a history lesson than a novel- all important and relevant information but could have been told in significantly fewer chapters saving room for some actual action and forward momentum of the storyline. A good read nonetheless but didn’t leave me on the edge of my seat as with the earlier books in the series. Hopefully the final book will return to the previous level of action and intrigue.

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  • CindiL
  • 27-09-2017

An Offshoot From The Main Storyline

First of all, Chaol is my least favorite character in the Throne of Glass series (which is one of my all time favorites) so I wasn't thrilled to get into a whole book about him. That said, there was quite a bit revealed that will be necessary to the next book in the series. I enjoyed the Nesryn and the Prince story line and even the Chaol and Irene story line.

This book lacked the excitement of the others. I feel like these stories could have been part of the other books and didn't need to be so long but I'm glad I know what I know now and CANNOT wait for the next book due out in 2018.

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  • Elisha
  • 03-10-2017

AWESOME!!!!!

loved it...nasty cliffhanger though...can't wait for the last book. makes me want to listen to the whole series up to now again!

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  • Heather L
  • 24-09-2017

Is that it? 22 hours... could've been covered in 6 hours

This whole story could have been whittled down to a part in a novel that would have included the main characters of the series. While I love these secondary characters and understand the need to develop them and add more dimension to the history of the Volge, I didn't want a whole book just dedicated to the life and times of Chaol and Nesryn... This installment in the series was missing the action present in the other adventures.

Interesting content, but endless long winded conversations... characters and interactions that were clearly just to fill up pages of the book... no real action sequences... DISAPPOINTED...

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  • Lisa G
  • 15-09-2017

good narrator

the narrator was good, I am just disappointed that it only mentioned aelin at the end. And I wasn't aware that it would only be about my least favorite characters. The last book ended so well and I was super excited to see how it would continue...But then it didn't.

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  • Avid Fantasy Reader
  • 08-09-2017

Hope you like chaol!

When I first realized that this entire book was going to be about Chaol I was less than pleased. Tbh I was never invested in his character or story. I actually debated not finishing it in protest but when my child like tantrum lifted I decided to buck up and finish it. Descent story line but I feel like the unrealistic constant couple pair ups take up too much time and as much as I love alein i grew rather tired of her romantic exploits as well. There's 2 cheesy, predictable almost identically described romances going on in this book which i found to be very boring as a reader. I'm all for a good forbidden romance but maybe just 1 per series is a good rule of thumb. This book was ok but predictable and while it contained some good material it really just felt like a filler until the finale. Classic walking dead move😒

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  • skatetohomeplate
  • 04-11-2017

Excellent

I was reluctant to read this as I am not a fan of its main character, but have to say it was the best one yet!

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  • Sheila
  • 24-09-2017

Boring

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.

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  • Katie Stewart
  • 26-11-2017

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.

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  • Two_tots_mum
  • 02-04-2019

Skip to chapter 47 and 48

There are a few tie in pieces of info in this book that relate to the larger story arc but if you don’t want to listen to the whole thing it’s possible to get the jist of the whole story and new characters by listening to the beginning and end few minutes of each chapter, which is what I did so that I can now get the 7th book in the series and find out what has happened to AAG! Chapter 47 and 48 probably deserve listening to in full as do the last maybe 6 or so chapters.

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  • Elis Cuddles
  • 25-10-2019

Didn't expect that.

I genuinely didn't expect Chaol's side of the story to be so interesting. And the new information we've learnt about the fae Queen made me gasp in surprise. Absolutely wasn't expecting that to happen.

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  • leelou
  • 21-10-2019

Must have

This whole series is amazing and this book is so beautifully written and takes you on a journey which I find particularly useful in this grey autumn weather

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-09-2019

Fab book - gripping story

More, more, more please! I love the stories and characters. Very detailed description as ever which enriches the story.

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  • Ruta
  • 22-09-2019

Loved it.

A bit slow at the beggining but gery intresting once it reaches the middle and very crucial before the final gook in these series.

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  • Marc E.
  • 27-08-2019

Another brilliant addition to the saga!

I wasn't sure about this one as it is purely focused on Kaol, but it didn't disappoint!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-08-2019

When will it end?

Both this book and Empire of Storms could easily have been one book, told in half the time! To be honest, as hugely entertaining and well written the Throne of Glass series is, to me it seems as though the author has got carried away with her talent for descriptive writing and ended up with a series that seems to go on for far longer than it needs to. If I hadn't already got this far I might've given up sooner. Its a fantastic story with exceptionally well written characters but it does have a tendency to become tedious when certain characters (Kaol) continue to revert to irritating temper tantrums and sulking behaviours. We get it, he's brooding, did we really need nearly an entire book about it?

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  • humphreys_girl
  • 21-05-2019

as good as ever

have worked my way through the series and am always sad when the books end.... going to buy the next installment straight away.