I think I can say that this one is my least favourite in the series. Maybe because it does not feature Aelin and Manon? I don't really know, but I preferred the other books in the series. I still enjoy reading this book, it was great to learn more about the Southern Continent.
I love the new characters, Yrene is really great, another strong independent woman (just like any other female character in this book). I also love the royal family of Antica, we do not get to know all of them but it was still great to learn more about how they rule their land.
I found the pacing a bit too slow, the relationship between Yrene and Chaol is really great, but too slow at the beginning and then too fast towards the end. I don't know if other people had the same feeling but it felt a bit too forced. Still, I love that they ended up together, they are really perfect for each other.
I also liked the fact that Aelin is the one who found Yrene when she was younger and that it is thanks to her that she became who she is today. It was a beautiful detail to add.
I really enjoyed the fact that we got to see what happened to Chaol during the event of Empire of Storms, I love that they take place at the same time. We understand so many things in Tower of Dawn, I think I could not keep track of everything. The biggest revelation is of course the one about Maeve, I really did not see that coming. I knew there was something wrong about her but I could never have predicted that... I am always really happy when this happens.
In general, I think this book was just a bit too long considering what happened. It could have been shorter in my opinion, so that the pacing could have been faster.
I still really enjoy this book, don't get me wrong! I just preferred the other heroes of this story who are currently on the Northern Continent and I really miss them in this book.
I can't wait for the next book in the series, I missed Manon!