Top positive review
Just keeps getting better
Reviewed in Australia on 7 February 2020
Wowzers! I’m am utter speechless, I’m not sure what to say about this book. It’s so jammed packed. But the ending WTF!!! Seriously why you gonna do me like that? New relationship, stronger bonds, new enemies, old friends and allies and so much more. So many twists, turns and unexpected moments to be had in this books. I really hope you give it a chance as I did.
After defeating the previous King of Adarlan and helping Dorian claim the crown, Aelin Ashryver Galathynius along with Rowan Whitethorn, Aedion Ashryver and Lysandra have arrived in Terrasen to claim Aelin’s crown and armies to fight the war. Only, the lords that still exist have decided she is not fit for the throne, even though 1. They hadn’t meet her, 2. She has been fighting while they have been sitting on their butts. She has been forced out of her home once again, until she prove herself to these so called lords. But Aelin is going to gather an army and protect her home wether the lords want her to or not.
“To call in old debts and promises. To raise an army of assassins and thieves and exiles and commoners. To finish what was started long, long ago.”
While Aelin, Rowan, Aedion and Lysandra are in the North dealing with the pompous Lords of Terrasen. We have Elide Lorcan on the run trying to get to Terrasen away from Vernon and Perrington in Morath while being stalked by Lorcan. Than King Dorian Havilliard Is left in Adarlan trying to clean up after the Glass castle was destroyed, he is soon being attacked.
Aelin really surprised me lots in this book. When the lords rejected her as Queen, I expected the old sixteen year old Celaena to loose her temper and chuck a tantrum, but she didn’t, she strategically and calmly told them where they could shove it. That she would return with an army of her own. So that was a memorial scene. Then there were a few scenes in the book where she went back to her old ways where she was secretive, but at the end, she was the most selfless person in this entire book. I feel that her character has been the most misjudged and mistreated throughout this series. I was in tears for her in the last few chapters and I just couldn’t handle the crap she has had to endure and will have to endure, for the ones she loves and calls family. The steamy moments between Aelin and Rowan, wow, get a girl an extinguisher. A lot of people are complaining about this about this but they need to understand, that one Aelin is now older, she is with a full blood hot Fae male that have a soul deep connection, so it’s going to have to eventually go down that road. Plus it’s was tasteful and not over the top.
Rowan is still my favourite alpha male, he just owns my heart and soul. He is still MINE! He is just Fae-fection, the dedication, loyalty he has to Aelin and the rest of the court of friends is fabulous. The connection between Rowan and Aelin just keeps growing and growing and my theory of them being mates was true. (Sorry spoiler) I did predict this back in Heir of Shadows when we first meet Rowan. There is sex scenes in this book, so if there is any young readers please keep this in mind when reading this book. But my heart is shattered in pieces along side with Rowan after the battle at the end... oh Rowan come here, I’ll comfort you.
The more Lysandra makes appearances in the books the more I enjoy her character. She has become a great new addition to Aelin’s Court, she is all sorts of bada**, I love her transformations, her snarky remarks and her playfulness.
Manon Blackbeak is one cool chick. She is kicka**, strong, and willing to put her life on the line for the ones she cares for. She has been given a real crappy situation, where she needs to witness her second Asterin being killed because of something she had done.
Dorian is now the King of Adarlan, but without his kingdom he is on the run with Aelin and the rest to try and stop Erawan. But while he is still trying to heal after the collar he is being questioned as to why he is following Aelin’s commands and not setting them
Aedion, I still love him and his character, although there were a few times that I wanted to slap him over the back of his head. But he is just like Aelin so it is expected that there would be times they would clash. But when he confronted Gavriel, wow *cry, my heart broke you could hear the heartache in the words he said to him about his mother. The on the beach with Rowan after Maeve, *sob, the devastation in his words, when he was trying to comfort his brother.