Any Throne of Glass fans? (Sarah J. Maas)

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  1. Branwyn al'Leara

    Branwyn al'Leara Aes Sedai

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    Anyone else out there as obsessed with this series as I am?! I am dying waiting until September for the conclusion, it has been such an adventure and roller coaster...and I have ugly cried. And I still can’t wait for more!!!

    Who are your favorite characters? Favorite book? Least favorite characters? Where are you in the series?

    I didn’t really want to read Tower of Dawn (the last published one) because I wasn’t a big fan of Chaol, but I needed something to read and I thought why not. It was absolutely fantastic, though. I really loved almost every minute of it!!!!

    Looking forward to having people to talk to about this since my hubby hasn’t even finished book one!! :head desk
     
  2. Toral Delvar

    Toral Delvar Archivist Gaidin

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    Yeah, we like it. I think I prefer it to her other series.
     
  3. Branwyn al'Leara

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    I haven’t read the other series. I have a hard time reading other characters from the same author once I’m in love with a particular series.
     
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    I read the first book a few years ago. It was really good, but I ADD'd away from the second one. :look
     
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    I liked the first... three or so books?

    I have a really hard time with Aelin being super ridiculously powerful, though, and I'm not a huge fan of Rowan... I liked her relationship with Chaol a lot because it was based in developing a friendship, whereas her and Rowan was just "destined" because they were mates. Idk. I wasn't a huge fan of A Court of Thorns and Roses for the same reason, although I've heard the later books in that series are better. I also adored her female friendships in the first book and was pretty sad when they became less prominent. I like Manon a lot, though. Basically I like pretty much everything except super perfect Aelin and Rowan. :lol Oh and Maas has a tendency in the last couple of books for Aelin to have this perfect plan that only gets revealed in the last couple of pages, even though a significant part of the book is from her POV. I don't know. I mean, I'll probably finish the series, but I've been kind of disappointed with the last couple books.

    Err and when I say the last couple of books I mean Queen of Shadows and Empire of Storms. I haven't read Tower of Dawn yet, I actually didn't know that was out yet.
     
  6. Branwyn al'Leara

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    Like I said, mostly the super-powerful Aelin and Rowan being her mate thing. I find it... kind of creepy that a thousands of years old fae and Aelin are mates? But yeah, I loved Celaena training etc in the first couple books, showing that she had to work really hard for her skills, and I felt like some of that got lost, although she does still train her magic of course. For some reason it didn't feel the same to me, though. Maybe it was just the return of magic in general that I didn't necessarily like?
     
  8. Branwyn al'Leara

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    @Leira Galene I totally missed your spoiler section in the first post, sorry about that!!!

    I actually adore the Aelin/Rowan pairing and wasn’t a huge fan of the way Chaol ended up before Tower of Dawn. Her power is explained though because of Mala, and she is supposed to use that power to pretty much save the world. I hope that she and Rowan can figure out how to do that.

    Read Tower of Dawn. There are some really cool insights and it is a book that is mostly about Chaol. I disliked him at the beginning but really loved him by the end.

    I like how the threads intertwine and how everyone is coming into their own. I know what you mean about not knowing Aelin’s plan but it didn’t bother me too much I guess?

    I really freaking dispise the Fae Aunt though and something new is revealed about that bitch in Tower of Dawn.

    I also love Mannon and her witches and her with Dorian is pretty fun!!!
     
  9. Toral Delvar

    Toral Delvar Archivist Gaidin

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    I like Aelin better than the lead in the other series, but I cant stand Rowan, so it balances out for me
     
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    :lol Yeah that's the danger of shipping, it's such a love/hate thing. That's cool about Tower of Dawn, I'll have to see if the library has it yet.
     
  11. Branwyn al'Leara

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    @Toral Delvar Why do you hate Rowan?

    @Leira Galene I’m actually surprised that I like the couple I mentioned. I usually would have liked the previous pairing. Tower of Dawn is possibly my favorite book in the series, I didn’t see that coming.
     
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    I don't like the way he treated Aelin when he first met here and started training her. He was unbearably arrogant and unpleasant.
     
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    That he was but she was quite the little tart, too, so it went both ways.
     
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    maybe, but she'd already been interesting enough that I liked her. He hadn't done anything to deserve been given a little leeway in his behavior, and once his account went negative for me, there is no recovery.
     
  15. Branwyn al'Leara

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    I see what you’re saying. I guess I felt like she needed/deserved the tough love and that endeared him to me? Doesn’t make a lot of sense really because if any male treated me the way he did her I think I’d have to :balefire him! :lol
     
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    I’ve read the first one....
    Then I moved

    I’ll have to scour my bookshelves to find book 2
     
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    Yes, Rand, yes you must!!!
     
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    I love the Throne of Glass series, but I've only read up to Queen of Shadows; I haven't read past yet. I really need to get the other two. I should go do that right now, actually. :lol
     
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    Oh well..
    If dralyn like them...

    I can’t

    :look
    :p
     
  20. Dralyn Montsier

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    Oh, so is that how it's gonna be? :p