Book Review: Tower of Dawn, Book 6 of the Throne of Glass Series


Author: Sarah J. Maas

Overall Rating: 3/5

Spicy Rating: 1/5

Genre: Action, Adventure, Dystopia, Fae, Fantasy, High Fantasy, Magic, Politics, Romance, War, Witches, Young Adult


Tower of Dawn centers on Chaol Westfall and Nesryn Falik as they travel to Antica to recruit aid from the monarchy there and seek help from the Torre Cesme to heal the injuries to his spine from the destruction of the glass castle in Adarlan at the end of Queen of Shadows.

When they arrive they think that they might be together but they quickly realize that they don’t belong together and that their relationship was based on things about each other which no longer exist.

Chaol meets Yrene and manages to convince her to attempt to heal him despite him being the Hand to the new King of Adarlan, Dorian Havilliard. Yrene resents him for serving the king but also still despises Adarlan because the ban on magic cost her mother her life and left Yrene alone to fend for herself.

If you’ve read Assassin’s Blade, the Prequel to the Throne of Glass Series, you may remember Yrene from the novella “The Assassin and the Healer” during which Aelin encourages Yrene to travel to the Tower Cesme. Now Yrene is the heir apparent and likely the only healer who could heal Chaol’s back but the issue is more than physical and it won’t be fixed easily.