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About the Author: Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).

Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she's not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.

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Goodreads rating: 4.62

, by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

ISBN10: 1408872897 | ISBN13: 9781408872895

Page count: 693

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. 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.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?

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Sarah Churchill on 11 Oct 2016
“This fifth book in the Throne of Glass series following a renowned assassin who turns out to be... a lot more. That really doesn't do it justice, but I'm trying not to spoil yet! This is one of those series that's grown on me as it's progressed, mainly because since the first two books the world and plot have grown to be so much bigger and richer than I ever expected.

WARNING, there will be spoilers for the previous books from hereon in!

Aelin has already been stabbed in the back, lost friends and loved ones and the threat of war is imminent. I knew coming into this latest instalment that it would be fraught with more of the same; that it would be packed with more of those twists and backstabbing that I enjoy (I hate to feel too safe with the loyalties - and lives - of characters) so I was looking forward to being kept on my toes.

Aelin is still totally kickass, strong and extremely clever. I've heard someone describe her as a 'master manipulator' and that's the most accurate description. She knows what she's doing and has everything planned out, but keeps it all a secret so we as readers have to just watch it all play out in its perfect synchronicity.

I've loved Aelin as a character from the beginning, though in this book I think I enjoyed the supporting characters more. Aedion in particular stood out for me, bringing some sass and homour that I really needed. While I would say there's a good balance between action, adventure, romance and humour, this series has shouted romance fairly loudly on a few occasions, and anyone who knows me will know that romance is not my thing. I do like how the relationships are going though, and even had a surprise or two on that front. I adore Manon, which isn't a popular opinion but I really see her growth and I enjoyed her POV. There's a few others too; I've really enjoyed the world and characters growing so vastly over the past few books - this series really is unrecognisable when you compare the first two books to the rest, which is why it's been such a grower on me.

Thought I didn't feel the connection to Aelin as much in this book, with my love going to some of the other emerging characters, what happened to her really got the feels going. I really felt for her, but again it's a great example of her strength. I loved the ambiguity of what might or might not happen to her going forward, it really is 50/50 going in to this next book. Pitched as a six book series, Maas only has ONE more book left to tie up all those loose ends, and I'm worried for Aelin, but also excited. I like nothing more than some main characters being killed off unexpectedly, so I'll be waiting to see her fate - and everyone else's!”

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