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A Review of 'A Court of Wings and Ruin' by Sarah J. Maas

Updated: Jan 24, 2023


"A Court of Wings and Ruin" is the third and final book in the "A Court of Thorns and Roses" series by Sarah J. Maas. This fantasy novel continues the story of Feyre, a mortal who becomes embroiled in the world of the Fae after falling in love with the High Lord of the Spring Court, Tamlin.

In "A Court of Wings and Ruin," Feyre and her companions journey to the Spring Court to confront Tamlin and the other High Lords, who have been holding the mortal world hostage in order to maintain their power. Along the way, Feyre must navigate the treacherous politics of the Fae courts and confront her own demons as she struggles to save her loved ones and the world of mortals.

One of the strengths of this series is the complex and well-developed world-building. Maas has created a rich and detailed fantasy universe, complete with its own cultures, histories, and magic systems. The politics and power struggles of the Fae courts add an extra layer of depth to the story, and the characters are all well-rounded and likable.

Another strength of the series is the romance between Feyre and her mate, Rhysand. Their relationship is built on trust, mutual respect, and true love, making it a refreshing change from many of the love triangles that are prevalent in fantasy literature.

The novel also features a various characters, who are all richly portrayed and have their own motivations, personalities, and arcs. It has a good balance of action, romance and political intrigue.

The book however is not without its weaknesses. One issue that some readers may have is the pacing of the story, which can be slow in certain parts. Additionally, some readers may find the series' heavy use of fantasy tropes to be unoriginal.

Overall, "A Court of Wings and Ruin" is a fitting conclusion to the "A Court of Thorns and Roses" series. With its complex world-building, compelling characters, and satisfying romance, it is sure to please fans of fantasy literature.


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