Kingdom of Ash

Kingdom of Ash

eBook - 2018
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With Aelin locked in an iron coffin by Queen of the Fae Maeve, Aedion and Lysandra struggle to defend Terrasen, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian face their own fates, and Rowan seeks his captured wife and queen.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.
ISBN: 9781619636118
1619636115
9781408872925
1408872927
Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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I am speechless. No words can accurately represent the emotions I'm feeling right now. I'm so happy, yet so full of pain and loss and sorrow at the end of this series that has seen me through so much in my life. This conclusion was everything I could've asked for and more, everything I didn't even know to ask for, and my heart is bursting and breaking.

There are so many perspectives in this novel, and yet, I never once found myself dreading a POV. We get Aelin's perspective, Rowan's, Aedion's, Yrene's, Chaol's, Dorian's, Manon's, and literally everyone else's, and no matter whose head we were in at the start of a chapter, I was excited to see where they were at and what they were doing. This is such a strength of SJM's; she's a master at crafting characters who feel so real that you can't help but get attached to them and want to know how they're doing. I'm still reeling at the thought of not getting to catch up with them anymore.

Plot-wise, this was absolutely exhausting. It's one long battle sequence interspersed with heart-rending quiet moments and torture that I can't even think about without getting angry. I took my time with it because I had to psych myself up to pick it up for about the middle 500 pages. I wanted so badly to know what happened, yet it was completely and utterly exhausting to read. This just made it feel even more authentic, though, and the last 300 pages had me flipping pages like crazy.

I just can't believe this series is over. It holds such a huge piece of my heart. It was my companion no matter what was going on in my life, through university and graduation and breakups and moving and everything in between. Aelin feels like my sister. I am so sad to see her go, but so very, very satisfied with her ending.

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SophieTate
Apr 06, 2020

Sarah J. Maas is an AMAZING author. She is the queen of planning ahead and foreshadowing and also torturing her readers. It kind of blows my mind how long she's been setting up this story for this book and the end of this series. It was an amazing ending to Aelin's story. Seriously this is one of the best books/book series I've ever read in my life. I was literally forcing myself to stop reading at points so it would last longer. 12/10 rating from me!! :D That being said, *SPOILERS AHEAD* I am a tiny bit angry with her for killing off all but one of the 13. Now it's just 1!! It really makes me sad because I felt that all of them dying was unnecessary. I know they needed to in order to break the curse and all that, but couldn't Asterin at least have stayed behind? I miss her! One more thing: When the cadre rescued Aelin from Maeve, I was totally expecting Aelin to just be immediately all right, and was annoyed when she wasn't. But as I kept reading, it was so much better realizing the imprisonment actually did affect her, because it made it more meaningful that she didn't break under the torture.
Thanks for reading to my spiel! Read the Throne of Glass series, It's the GREATEST series in creation!!

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Manmeet_sidhu
Mar 02, 2020

THIS BOOK IS THE BEST. EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK,

STOP READING THIS COMMENT AND GO READ THIS BOOK

Kstobo Dec 13, 2019

As with many of the reviews, I found that it was a little too much like Tolkien's Return of the King, in that there were too many battle scenes! There's only so much hack-and-bash I can read in a sitting before I start to lose the thread. That said, I really enjoyed Chaol and Yrene's scenes as a couple, and the (rarer in this final book) wit and sass displayed by the entourage. It was a good series, though I for one will probably not re-read it.

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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

7

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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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annabellayu
May 26, 2020

"Leave Erawan to Erilea. But in exchange, leave Elena. Let her soul remain in the after-world with those she loves." -Aelin
"Aelin," Elena whispers, and tears like sliver flowed down her cheeks.

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Manmeet_sidhu
Mar 02, 2020

THE QUEEN WHO WALKED BETWEEN WORLDS

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Manmeet_sidhu
Mar 02, 2020

UNCLEAN

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srh_0
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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