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• Based on this sampling of your current read, give a few impressions and predict what you’ll think by the end.
• Did you think you’d love and ended up hating it? Or did you think you’d hate it and wound up loving it? Or were you exactly right?
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Published: September 5th, 2017
Reading as: Audiobook
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.
“I will cherish it always.
No matter what may befall the world.
No matter the oceans, or mountains, or forests in the way.”
If any of you have noticed over the last few months, I have a series love/hate relationship with Maas’s Throne of Glass series. Every time I open one of those books I have found I experience the same feelings throughout the entirety of each one. This book is no different.
I am reading this one as audio and so far I am 3hours into the nearly 23hr book. Already I have rolled my eyes, made pithy comments, and even turned the book off when my husband was in the car with me because the awkward sexual tension in the story was, well, awkward.
In a nutshell, it is going exactly as I expected.
Since the beginning of the series I have not been a fan of Chaol and, since this book is his story, I can’t say I’m terribly interested in it. So far he has been just as annoying as I’ve come to expect from him and nothing of much interest has happened. Maas did introduce a new character, Irene, that I am looking forward to getting to know. She is a little dramatic but she is going to be a major player, I think.
By the end I’m sure Maas will have hooked me, she always does, hence my love/hate relationship with the series. I am annoyed or bored throughout much of the book and then she hits me with something in the last quarter of the story and I am sucked in again.
Anticipating this book as a 3/5 read.