Just a warning! This review will contain some spoilers, but it is the third book in the series so it is hard to talk about it without revealing things!
This book concentrates a lot on Celaena discovering herself. In the last book we learned she was Fae and this book is about her rediscovering her powers and their connections to her past. We end up with her full history in the end
The world building was a little funky in this book. Sarah J Maas tries adding more details and elaborating more on the magic but I find that there are little details just thrown in there without any previous knowledge of them. I just wish these details weren’t thrown in so haphazardly rather than explaining them a bit or just not included at all.
The relationship between Rowan and Celaena was not one that I had any interest in. Rowan was your typical stoic teacher type, but we already have that with Chaol. He is the one that I want to hear more about (Love that couple). The closeness of the two of them seems simply created for fans or something idk. I feel like they should have mentioned he wasn’t going to be with Celaena romantically a little earlier on in the book, I would’ve enjoyed the book a little more.
This series already had me hooked, but then, they introduced dragons. These creatures are one of my favorite and I love reading about them and the characters they are given. The Wyverns story with Manon is such a great side story I was so happy for the additional breaks from the previously mentioned relationship between Celaena and Rowan.
Altogether, the book itself is such a huge upside! The story has me so hooked I keep wanting more. I just bought the next book even though i have to read 3 more to get there. Oops. I love this series and haven’t been this hooked since I read the Harry Potter series earlier this year.