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Kingdom of Ash
Kingdom of Ash A Throne of Glass Novel By Maas, Sarah J. Book - 2018

The last book in the Throne of Glass series delivered and it was a ride. It wasn’t as great as other books, but it wasn’t a bad book by far. I loved it, and felt somewhat satisfied with the story’s conclusion. But this book also had many problems. Many of these might just be me personally nit-picking, but it still affected my reading and enjoyment of the book.
This book is 980 pages and there’s a lot of pages wasted on descriptions and other pointless things. I personally don’t have a problem with the length of the book, but you can tell Maas didn’t want to leave this book series. All of the main characters are separated for half of the book, and two groups don’t come together until after 300 pages. All the characters don’t end up in the same area until 500 pages. It’s very weird, but it’s also satisfying to see all the characters come together in the end and for all story lines to match up.
The biggest problem I have with this book is that some things in the story are that some things in the story just don’t feel right and feel forced and strange. My biggest complaint is with Lorcan because the story continuously goes back and forth on whether he’s a good guy or a bad guy, and in the end the story declares him a good guy. Lorcan is personally one of my least favorite characters and I’m upset about how the story treated him, and the ending he got. Another problem I have is that everyone in the book either dies, or gets into a romantic relationship at the end of the book. I have no problem with couples, but two of them feel especially forced and because not many people die in this book, everyone ends up with someone. The biggest problem with this book is that one character “dies” only to see the gods then say, “Haha, no I’m not dying today, screw you” and then runs away from death. It’s just unrealistic and is jarring to think about or read.
At the end of the day, it's a great book. It’s a good conclusion to a series that I have loved for so long. If you loved all the books in Throne of Glass, then you will love this book. Granted, it has it’s problems, but it is still such a great read. I wouldn’t just recommend this book, I would recommend the entire series to anyone who asks. It was the series that got me into Young Adult books and if you need to get into YA and don’t know how, this series is so wonderful and a good introduction to YA.

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