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Kingdom of Ash

Auteur(s): Sarah J. Maas
Narrateur(s): Elizabeth Evans
Série: Throne of Glass, Livre 7
Durée: 33 h et 11 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (297 évaluations)

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Years in the making, Sarah J. Maas's number-one New York Times best-selling Throne of Glass series draws to an epic, unforgettable conclusion. Aelin Galathynius's journey from slave to king's assassin to the queen of a once-great kingdom reaches its heart-rending finale as war erupts across her world....

Aelin has risked everything to save her people - but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day....

With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they've gathered to battle Erawan's hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation - and a better world.  

And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen - before she is lost to him forever.  

As the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the explosive final chapter of the Throne of Glass series.

©2018 Sarah J. Maas (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Gave me goosebumps!

This series is amazing- made me cry, smile, and laugh. I honestly had goosebumps multiple times; the character development is so good and the way the story lines weave together is effortless. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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loved every page!

Sarah j mass books are all must reads with her way of throwing your heart all over the place, and the unending and surprising twists in each tale.

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best book I ever heard, so far

loved the book, I could barely stop myself from binge listening to the entire thing, and great narrator

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Just amazing!

This book above all the others in the series brought tears to my eyes, happy and sad. Sarah J. Maas is an incredible author and I cannot wait to see what her other books have in store for me. Next on my list A Court of Thorns and Roses. I am sad that it is over... I can't even put into words how amazing this book and all the others are, so I guess I will just leave it at that! WOW!

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  • Jim
  • 2019-02-10

Epic Adventure

Only so many stories have captivated me across multiple books in a series and managed to take me on an adventure. That's exactly what this series, Sarah Mass, Aelin, and the wonderful Elizabeth Evans. This book was really the pièce de résistance of the series non-stop action from start to a thrilling finish. Throne of Glass now ranks right up there with The Dark Tower and Lord of the Rings as books that truly transported me

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This book was mind blowing .

This book was the best of all . The more I listed the more I wanted more. I felt both happy and sad throughout this book.

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Awesome

loved it, I wish there was more to come, but overall a great series. would highly recommend.

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Fantastic Series

Best series I've read in a long time! It pulled at your heart strings at times but was worth every tear!

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book review

I love this series I love how in depth and the feel for each character I actually had emotions from laughing crying and hoping characters fall in love with each other ugh what a way to end!

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cried so hard at the end

amazing, so sad it's over, I wish this series went on forever! the performance was excellent and the story incredible

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-02-13

worth reading

I enjoyed every minute it reminded me of lords of the rings .I wish the story never ended the narrator was amazing her voice was full of emotions every audiobook should have have her voice.

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  • deziree ayala
  • 2018-10-27

Immensely satisfying and brilliant!

I waited almost 2 days before I finally settled down to do a review for the last book in my favorite series. I was left stunned, speechless and sobbing tears of joy and sorrow. I think I cried about 80% of the time during this book because it's just so heavy with action, romance, suspense and heartbreak. Sarah J Maas just kept me on the edge of my seat and even though I had so many theories of how the book was going to go down she just kept blind siding me with twists and turns I had never even imagined would happen! I won't go into detail because i don't want to spoil anything for anyone but if you're a lover of the series you will thoroughly enjoy this but you will also have a wicked book hangover. I want more and not because SJM let me down but because she blew this one right out of the water. I'm so incredibly happy to have an ending to the series but I so want a spinoff for some of the other characters. I never wanted this journey to end.

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  • Victoria E Torres
  • 2018-10-25

Absolutely Amazing

An absolutely amazing final installment in the Throne of Glass series. I cried I laughed I had so many feels during this book. I can not recommend it enough.

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  • Bambi Babayemi
  • 2019-01-29

Good narration but story too drawn out

Unfortunately this last book was a let down, it ended as we thought but was mostly drawn out and in some ways a little predictable. I enjoyed the other books and looked forward to an ‘epic’ ending but was left a little dry. It is definitely still worth reading/listening to though!

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  • m. m. mears
  • 2018-11-11

Not as good as the rest of the series

I have read the fantasy genre since before it was cool to read. And Maas had a really stellar series going with several smashing female protagonists (though the main character feels a bit like Nicholas Cage - has about three basic expressions). I was really looking forward to the final book...annnd....nope. The first third of the book does well, but after that it feels as if Maas just needed to get the thing written and done. The plot twists and reveals she's had in the other books are just not there. This is pretty straightforward vanilla by comparison. Having said that, it's still very satisfying to see most of the loose ends tied up. It just can't measure up to the rest of the series for excitement and innovation. #ChosenOne #FemaleProtagonist #Magical #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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  • Heather L
  • 2019-01-14

Anticlimactic Ending

While I realize that I'm a bit older than the target demographic for this series, I can say that the Throne of Glass series started out really strong for me; however, the last 2 books really felt like the author was just looking to provide readers with an ending for the story.

The surprising twists & turns, the shocking losses of key characters & the intricate worlds that were the greatest parts of the first books of the series gave way to focusing on the romantic well being of the main characters & making sure that everyone was in love with a bright future ahead. Having the chaos & hardships endured by these characters finish up with everyone living happily ever after was unrealistic & very disappointing... it left the story with a falseness at the end where you were waiting for that one last challenge from the pervasive evil of Morath... but it never came.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-03-22

great story

I loved the story but every character was just the stereotypical "rebellious brilliant woman" and "stoic serious guy" you see in every teen novel. Her writing greatly improved from the first book, but dialog was still pretty mundane.

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  • Stephen
  • 2019-01-03

good book

good book. raps up the series well. has 5 or 6 endings. just drags on.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-12-26

Great story, kinda lacking though.

Let me start by just saying that this book is crazy long. There is so much story and action that constantly captivates you that it's very enjoyable. However, towards the end of the book everything feels rushed. I understand that there is a lot happening but it almost feels like there is enough story for another book. Some stuff even feel left out for the sake of time. Overall though, it's a fantastic story with an amazing performance and a lot of likeable characters.

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  • Shoshannah Lamppin
  • 2018-12-17

Too emotional and not enough Sass

Honestly. It was not a page turner like the other first books. This one just seemed really drawn out and repetitive and not as fun or entertaining as the other books. this series had so much potential and it just didn't keep its amazing set up and story but dwindled out to something that is not that interesting and extremely basic. Basically the same thing that happened to Court of thorns happened to this. amazing stories. just drawn out too long or didn't have es much depth in the end as the beginning books. I'm very disappointed because I was in love with this series.

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  • Alli G
  • 2018-12-11

Not my favorite and not a great ending...

I'm a little torn about the last installment. I knew it would end in a predictable manner and I was expecting it. Overall, I felt it was rushed, no major plot twists, and monotonous at times.

As far as the narration performance, I still feel that Evans is inconsistent. She's good at keeping her voices consistent and gives them enough distinction, but she has random pauses. I don't know if it's just the way she reads, if it's the input from the audio director or if it's the editing, but there are random pauses and her words get cutoff. It's like this in all of the Throne of Glass Novels.

**Spoilers throughout review**

Like others, I think the last installment would have benefited being split into two separate novels. There was too much going on, not enough character development, and it was difficult keeping track all the different time frames/character stories in perspective. I love Elide's and Lorcan's story, but you barely saw any of the development; the southern royals played a huge part strategically, but were hardly mentioned; and we should have seen the much anticipated weddings of Lysandra/Aidion and Elide/Lorcan. Perhaps Maas could write a novella like she did for the A Court of Thorns and Roses series?

There were a handful of times that I had an emotional response, but overall it was just meh. The only part my heart was truly racing and I was yelling at my car stereo was when Elide was looking for Lorcan on the battlefield... that was good. Perhaps my favorite part of the entire book. On that note, there were not many memorable moments. They all blend together. Besides the one I just mentioned, I can't highlight any other one moment that I thought: damn, I need to replay that again! The story just seemed a little formulaic.

The battles were too drawn out, LOTR and GOT-esque. I'm a fan that most of the main character-cohort survived, but a death to one of the main characters would have put a good plot twist in that would have probably put some spice in the story.

I've said this in previous reviews of the Throne of Glass novels and I'll say it again: I'm not a fan of Aelin's self-righteousness nor her fake-ness. She reminds me of the people that I disliked in high-school who did charity work just to get public recognition and to have it look good on their college resumes, not because it was out of the goodness of their hearts or did they care about the organization. I didn't listen to the books because of her, I listened to them despite her.

Thank goodness Dorian grew a pair! He was so pathetic in Empire of Storms that it hurt. I looked forward to his development both magically and personally. The Roan-Gavriel-Lorcan-Elidearch before Ailen's rescue I enjoyed, again I wished there was more story development. Seriously, there could have been so much to write about with a mortal female traveling around with 3 male, Fae warriors. Honestly, I was waiting for culture-shock and embarrassing situations.

Read the book to get closure, it's by no way the best of the series. I'll listen to it again whenever I get around to doing a re-listen of the whole series, but it won't be one of the ones that I say: Yeah I could listen to that on its own.

My favorite by far is still Tower of Dawn followed in a tie between Empire of Storms and Queen of Shadows, all 3 of which I could easily listen to on their own in no particular order.

My taste isn't everyone's, so don't take my word, judge for yourself.

P.S. I appreciate that Maas has different writing styles for her series. Keep it up and I look forward for what's to come!

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