Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

Hi All!  It’s Becky, again.  I have been a big fan of Sarah J. Maas ever since I read her first book Throne of Glass way back in September of 2012.  You can read my reviews of Catwoman: Soulstealer, Court of Frost and Starlight, and Court of Wings and Ruin.  I was super excited when I got the audio book through Audible and I was pretty happy with how the series ended.

33590260.jpgTitle: Kingdom of Ash
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Note: I listened to the audio book.

Summary: Aelin Galathynius’s is primed to reclaim her kingdom and save the one’s she loves.  However, before Aelin can do take back her throne she must escape Maeve and reunited with old allies to defeat Erawan and save her kingdom.

Review: Okay, first things first, this book is long…like really 990 pages long.  This book is not for the causal Maas fan.  No, instead Kingdom of Ash is for hardcore Maas fans that have no problem reading hundreds and hundreds of pages.  Now, that I have issued that warning I also have to say that this book is the same incredible Sarah J. Maas book that her fans expect. The world building and character development is top notched.  Maas carefully crafted the kingdoms in Aelin’s world.  In this final installment Maas gives us the best look at the world’s which shaped our characters.  We get to go to Terrasen, Eyllwe, and Endovier and its just kind of nifty.  Also, nifty is the way Maas was able to perfectly resolving all the character’s story lines without feeling as if she was pandering to the reader but also while keeping the readers happy.   Aelin and her family and friends have their storylines perfectly resolved.  We finally get to see the characters get to be happy and take back their legacies.  There are moments of great happiness, great sorrow, and love.  In that way, Kingdom of Ash feels very much like life.  The book with it’s action sequences and moments of declarations of love acted as the perfect ending to the series that we have been reading for more than half a decade and will leave true fans feeling satisfied.  

Final Rating: 4 out of 5

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