Review – Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

**Disclaimer: There are spoilers below for Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, and Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, Empire of Storms, and Tower of Dawn.**

Title Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7)

Author Sarah J. Maas

Description from Amazon

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.

Initial Thoughts

I couldn’t wait to start this book. I literally would not have been able to handle it if I had started this series before Kingdom of Ash was published. The waiting would have killed me.

Some Things I Liked

  • All the storylines. I loved that all of the storylines we’ve been following for six books all came together here. No end was left unfinished and I loved that.
  • Manon and Abraxos. Manon is one of my favorite characters and I just loved seeing her relationship with Abraxos.
  • Elide and Lorcan. Lorcan is also one of my favorites (despite how truly stupid he was at the end of Empire of Storms) and his relationship with Elide is one of my favorites in the series. Sarah J. Maas is the master of taking characters you think you hate and turning them into favorites.
  • Easter eggs. I loved the hidden scene with Aelin and Velaris. No spoilers but I always love when writers hint at other works (especially their own).

Series Value

I love this series so much. I will be re-reading it a million more times. (Not really, but probably once a year because it’s amazing.) I would recommend it to anyone and it was spectacular.

That being said, I would love nothing more than to revisit this world in the form of sequels and spin offs. I think there is so much more to be told and I’d love to read anything else Sarah J. Maas writes in Terrasen.

Final Thoughts

This book was amazing. This series was amazing. I have been sitting, thinking about my review for four months now and I was finally ready to write it all down. This is my all time favorite series. I dare you to find a series I will like more.


Recommendations for Further Reading

  • The Shadowhunter series by Cassandra Clare – if you enjoyed the series value of Throne of Glass, try this series by Cassandra Clare. It spans multiple generations and she’s still expanding the extended universe.
  • Furyborn by Claire Legrand – if you enjoyed the magic, characters, and plot twists of TOG, try the Empirium trilogy by Claire Legrand. Book #3 is coming out this October.
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – if you like Sarah’s writing style, try her other series.

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