Kingdom of Ash

Kingdom of Ash

A Throne of Glass Novel

Book - 2018
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"Years in the making, Sarah J. Maas's #1 New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series draws to an epic, unforgettable conclusion. Aelin Galathynius's journey from slave to king's assassin to the queen of a once-great kingdom reaches its heart-rending finale as war erupts across her world. . . 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. As the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the explosive final chapter of the Throne of Glass series."--provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury,, 2018.
ISBN: 9781619636101
1619636107
Branch Call Number: TEEN FICTION Maas Sarah
TEEN FANTASY Maas Sarah 10/2018
Characteristics: 984 pages :,map ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Maas, Sarah J.

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Teen Fantasy.

"Years in the making, Sarah J. Maas's #1 New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series draws to an epic, unforgettable conclusion. Aelin Galathynius's journey from slave to king's assassin to the queen of a once-great kingdom reaches its heart-rending finale as war erupts across her worl... Read More »


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ellynwenz
Nov 12, 2019

Book 7

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srh_0
Aug 20, 2019

**SPOILERS**

I think at the end when Aelin was traveling between the worlds, the fae winged male standing beside a heavily pregnant female fae, were Rhysand and Feyre from " A Court Of Roses And Torns (ACORAT).

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jgrobillard
Jul 26, 2019

Our hero's journey complete, I find myself with a longing to know the stories that are still untold. What new adventures and challenges await them and those who follow in the better world that is promised?

The sense of wonder and amazement of fantasy does not end at the completion of one journey. It is merely the gateway to the next journey. I await this next journey weather penned by Sarah J Mass's hand or by own dreams time will only tell.

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susan_findlay
Jun 08, 2019

A fitting end to the saga. Lots of battle scenes. Lots and lots of battle scenes. Which aren't really my favourite thing, but I understand why this book needed them. Fortunately, there was a decent amount of intrigue and character building woven in.

I have definitely enjoyed this series.

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jennycranford
May 16, 2019

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KBibaeff3
Apr 05, 2019

Maas was exquisite in wrapping up the series. By far one of the best endings to a series. There was no lingering questions left. Found myself feeling many emotions throughout the book. By far the best book in the series.

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SpeedyLlama
Jan 21, 2019

This is a good book, but not one I wish Sarah J. Maas would have finished off the series with. The writing style was a little bit different than the other books (I normally read in bed. The way Maas writes will normally make me fall asleep really quickly, but this one kept me up reading.) However, I wish it didn't end the way it did. Also, one thing I don't understand is Maas's desire to ship everyone together. I mean, every single character on their side either died or found a romantic partner. Not everyone should somehow fall in love with each other! Also, the book starts out being incredibly confusing, since everyone is in a different place, doing different things. So I would be reading, and then they switch to a different perspective. Maas writes a few chapters about that. Then to a different one. Then another different one. It takes like a hundred pages to return to the POV that you started on, and by then, you've forgotten almost everything that is going on. I also feel like we really didn't need such frequent updates on Aedion and the war. It's like, oh we left the POV about Aelin, you're worried she might be dying, and now you have to read two chapters on Aedion, and how he and his troops are marching through the snow. I'm also pretty sad that the series is over. Throne of Glass has been one of the greatest series I have ever read, with Aelin/Celena being one of my role models (well sort of. I think my parents would disapprove of having an assassin as my role model).

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 17, 2019

In the final installment of the Throne of Glass series, I found myself more disappointed than normal with her books. This book was 1000 pages of filler information and unnecessary scenes. It took me months to read this book purely because of how boring it was. While there were some decent parts in the novel, most of the writing was horrible. Maas still hasn’t learned to edit her work or to listen to editors’ suggestions. Another issue with this novel is that it is a carbon copy of Lord of the Rings. Overall, the writing was horrible, and the plot was boring. Looking back at her old books, I wonder how the past few novels were much worse than the firsts. Don’t read this series unless you like being disappointed. Rating – 0.5/5.
@Ruby_Tuesday of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

I absolutely have no words to describe this... words won't do it justice. This book was painful to read not because it was bad, but because it was so beautifully written. Descriptions, settings and everything was so vivid one could be right there in the scene, which I loved. The only thing I was uncomfortable with was the outcome, which seemed almost too "preserved" as if the author couldn't make up her mind. But all in all, I am glad to have walked this path with other Maas fans to this very end. A definite recommend!! 5/5.
@Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Linyarai
Jan 17, 2019

I was a bit lost at first, too many characters were thrown at me and it had been too long since I had read the previous books, so I had to Google the plots of the rest of the series. After that this book flew by, it was a little bit predictable but still really exciting. More adult content then I remember previously, though.

PimaLib_ChristineR Jan 09, 2019

This book is good. Really good. Like you wouldn't know the person who wrote the first one and this one were the same person. Maas has really backed off on the uncomfortably graphic sex scenes/discussions and there are only two--count 'em TWO-- episodes of toes being curled. Instead Maas has played to her strong suit here giving us nearly a thousand pages of action. If I had to make a comparison, I would say that it reminded me of Tolkien's Return of the King. There are battles on every front and the action is non-stop. Aelin has become defined by her actions instead of being defined as one thing while she does another. In fact, nearly all of the characters have developed nicely (other than Rowan, who still seems to be a warrior there to "worship" Aelin). These last two books in this series (Kingdom of Ash and Tower of Dawn) have renewed my hope in Maas when she is given time and a good editor to work with.

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Aug 20, 2019

"Bring our people home, Manon."
- Asterin

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mandyozz
Nov 17, 2018

And far away, across the snow-covered mountains, on a barren plain before the ruins of a once-great city, a flower began to bloom.

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mandyozz
Nov 17, 2018

Once upon a time, in a land long since burned to ash, there lived a young princess who loved her kingdom …

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