Tower Of Dawn: A Bogan Book Review

Heads up mate, contains spoilers for other books in the series

Tower of Dawn
Throne of Glass Book Six
Written by Sarah J Maas
Fantasy, Romance
672 Pages
Published September 5th 2017
Thank you to Bloomsbury Australia
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★★★☆
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.
Chaol and random guard Nesryn rock up to Antica to ask the weird assortment of the asshole royal family to join their epic punch on, trying to win them over with trunks of tacky bling like a pair of cashed up bogans. They've got Buckley's as they're all flat out whinging who's going to be the next King. Chaol wants to see the magical Sheila they keep in a tower, hoping to get mates rates to fix his getaway sticks. Yrene is a Healer who couldn't give a shit about the new King's wingman but since she can't wait to piss off and go home, thinks fuck it and goes to work on the cranky prick. Fear not Shelia's, he's still up for a root as we're reminded until the cows come home.

Say g'day to Yrene. This little corker is still wet behind the ears but she's tough as old boots, living in a tower with other magical sheila's. Yrene thinks Chaol is a dead set mongrel by making a quid for the old King of Adarlan. While the kingdom was in all sorts, Chaol and Nesryn racked off and leaving Dorian and Chaol's former misses Aelin while Chaol pulls a sickie, legging it to find a few dipsticks to join their epic blue. No piece of piss mate.

While Nesryn pissed off to visit her family, he was flat out whinging to pay her any attention anyway and in walks Prince Sartaq. He's hot as and who can blame a sheila for having a perve. At least Yrene wasn't standing for his bullshit. Chaol's living in the royal castle like a bludger, with his own servant ready for happy endings. Fucked up royal wankers assuming he's rooting Nesryn but let's give him a half naked sheila to pull him off anyway. Thank fuck for Yrene. She cottoned on that he's not the prick she thought he was and wants to help him but Chaol thinks he'll be apples with his legs working again. Nice try son. Chaol was flogged with the King's magical lightning and is now feeling guilty for leaving his mates Dorian and Aelin and needs to stop telling furphies. He's not in good nick and needs to have a chin wag to someone.

Let me earbash you about Nesryn. This sheila is a glorified security guard for that Adarlan shithole and as exciting as watching paint dry. She's legging it because she's had a gut full of Chaol's whining and joins a royal gang of people who ride big birds. I shit you not. They'll all be cactus soon. That Duke Perrington prick is land grabbing and sending his army of demonic halfwits to mess shit up like Bogans at an Aldi sale. I was stoked the dack dropping was kept to a minimum. I don't care if characters are going at it but there's a time and place for it. Don't just whip out your old fellow.

It was a dog's breakfast in the beginning but went like the clappers once they all got their shit together. Chaol was hard done by in Empire of Storms but stoked he's got his own yarn to spin. I'm fanging for Yrene to meet Manon. Either they'll shack up or it'll be game on. Give it a burl, the second half goes off like a frog in a sock.

19 comments

  1. oh yeah, definitely a good bogan review this... Yeah i agree Chaol is such a pom sometimes

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    1. Thanks Ailyn. He is but the whinger is still endearing.

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  2. This one isn't usually my normal read, but this series sounds really good. Plus, I love the cover!

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    1. You've never read the Throne of Glass series Vanessa? You must rectify this immediately!

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  3. I don't read this series so I have no idea what any of this means but I LMAO anyway.

    For What It's Worth

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    1. I think you'd really enjoy the series Karen. You must read it, I'd love to see what you think of book one in the series.

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  4. Kelly. I don't even read this series. I didn't even care about being spoiled. But even if I do end up reading this one day, your review spoiled nothing because I understood none of it. Yet it was hilarious. Sorry if that was offensive though haha.

    Also I haven't commented in forever and I felt like this review needed one. Even if it's a useless comment :D

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    1. I was actually talking to a fellow Aussie blogger the other day and we laughed that no one outside of Australia would understand a word I'm saying. I haven't seen your face in so long! Even on Twitter. Where have you been!

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    2. I don't know where I've been! I'm not super active on Twitter to begin with, but I'm there! But you're right in that I have been barely commenting at all because LIFE. But now I'm back! Maybe not blogging as much as like...a year ago, but I have reviews when I have reviews lol.

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  5. Kelly, I freaking love you. Also: "Don't just whip out your old fellow." HAHAHA my thoughts and feelings EXACTLY about Maas books in general. You nailed it. AND you fit in "frog in a sock" which is by far one of my favourite Aussie-isms. I love your bogan reviews. Can't wait to read Tower of Dawn!!

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    1. Of course you do, you're only human and I'm pretty wonderful.

      Hurry up and read it damn you!

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  6. I have wanted to pick this series up but I've heard somethings about the authors writing in general that I wasn't sure I would enjoy. Sorry this one did not work for you

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    1. The Throne of Glass series begun as young adult but it's most definitely within the new adult category now. Lots of sexy times. I actually think you'd like it Lily, the fantasy builds with each instalment and while this one was a good read I just don't think it warranted an entire novel. I'd love to see what you think of it.

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  7. THE AUSSIENESS OF THIS REVIEW HAS GIVEN ME LIFE. Even if I'm 500% done with all SJM's books by now. 😂 Not really into magical healing (although I've heard she does it sensitively but like...eh). But you said "stop telling furphies" and I've not heard anyone outside my family say that SO IT'S MADE MY DAY. 😂 😂 😂

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    1. I was worried about that initially as well and although I'm not an own voices reviewer, I think she did spectacularly well in that regard. It was very slow going though and I honestly would have preferred to see Chaol's storyline woven throughout Empire of Storms instead.

      Literally no one in my family uses the word furphies, it's such a Queensland word so I have no idea how I picked it up.

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  8. That moment when you dont read the whole review cause you haven't read book 1 of this series! 😭😭 I'm currently reading ACOMAF! Have you read it!?!?
    Haniya
    booknauthors.blogspot.com

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    1. I have Haniya! How are you enjoying it? If you enjoyed A Court of Thorns and Roses you'll more than likely love the Throne of Glass series. Very similar but more of a slow burn narration and the characters are well developed too. When you've finished A Court of Mist and Fury, hit me up on Twitter to chat about it.

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  9. I will never ever EVER in a million years get tired of these!! Well done, you wannabe bogan sheila you!

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  10. This series hit me so hard recently. I have so many feelings (good, bad) about Chaol and I really need to read this! Your review sold me on giving it a shot ASAP so consider it bumped up to the top five of "need to read soon" on my TBR pile.

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