The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius as war looms on the horizon. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t.
With her heart sworn to the warrior-prince by her side, and her fealty pledged to the people she is determined to save, Aelin will delve into the depths of her power to protect those she loves. But as monsters emerge from the horrors of the past, and dark forces become poised to claim her world, the only chance for salvation will lie in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.
Second to the last book of the ToG series. I mean who wouldn’t be excited on what was about to happen in Kingdom of Ash? Certainly all of us will especially the bookworm community. Since it was pretty long, I didn’t expect to finish it in just one and a half month. First of all I was way too late to read this book which sucks because I have nearly forgotten what happened before this one but luckily I catch up thanks to an audio book and was able to reminisce.
Starting off, the books has many action packed stories which included Lysandra and I am so living it. Including Elide which the both of them really pulled off and I couldn’t be happier. It showed on how they can manage to survive even after those horrible things that happened to them – especially Elide who conveyed that she can live even without Manon by using her tactics.
Another one is Manon, phew I thought this woman is about to die luckily she was saved. I was half expecting that she wouldn’t end up with Dorian even though in the last book they were a bit mushy. I only see them as person who saved a prince’s life and witch who will do anything for her team. I can’t wait to see on what the both of them will bring in the second book.
As I’ve said before, I love the book especially because it has more action towards Lysandra and Elide but it did turned me off a few times especially when it came to Rowan and Aelin. Now, I know that they are in an intimate relationship but I just wish that Sarah would lay off the sexual bits a little bit more. There was a chapter where they just finished fighting and Lysandra was badly injured and they decided to do it on the beach. I know it’s a way of comforting your mate but holy hell too graphic for me.
I think there were also 3-4 pages of them describing on what they’re doing *shakes head*. It made me squirm resulting for me to skip the chapter and never reading that again. You guys must be saying that “Well what do you expect it’s a young adult book!”. I’m not saying that Sarah should stop including it if she wanted to. But considering the fact that most of it is being read by 13-16 year old girls, I think she would need to tone it down a bit with Rowaelin. Giving it detail by detail may result to other people not liking it especially to the one’s who are not used to it. It kinda got to the point that even slight flirting from them before or after fighting irks me off…eep.
The situation between Aedion and his father should have been handled more seriously. I hate seeing family relationships like that in a cliffhanger but I’m hoping for the next book on what will happen. It’s beautiful but there were just some key points that I really disliked. All in all, I enjoyed the whole book because I was capable of seeing on what road will Aelin take to rebuild her kingdom again.