A Court of Silver Flames

A Court of Thorns and Roses #4

Sarah J. Maas

fiction fantasy romance
adventurous dark medium-paced

768 pages | first published 2021

Nesta Archeron has always been prickly-proud, swift to anger, and slow to forgive. And ever since being forced into the Cauldron and becoming High Fae against her will, she's struggled to find a place for herself within the strange, deadly world she inhabits. Worse, she can't seem to move past the horrors of the war with Hybern and all she lost in it.

The one person who ignites her temper more than any other is Cassian, the battle-scarred warrior whose position in Rhysand and Feyre's Night Court keeps him constantly in Nesta's orbit. But her temper isn't the only thing Cassian ignites. The fire between them is undeniable, and only burns hotter as they are forced into close quarters with each other.

Meanwhile, the treacherous human queens who returned to the Continent during the last war have forged a dangerous new alliance, threatening the fragile peace that has settled over the realms. And the key to halting them might very well rely on Cassian and Nesta facing their haunting pasts.

Against the sweeping backdrop of a world seared by war and plagued with uncertainty, Nesta and Cassian battle monsters from within and without as they search for acceptance-and healing-in each other's arms.

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Moods

emotional 86%
adventurous 82%
dark 58%
hopeful 41%
inspiring 38%
tense 36%
challenging 30%
reflective 30%
sad 22%
funny 18%
mysterious 14%
lighthearted 3%
relaxing 1%
informative 0%

Pace

medium 66%
fast 22%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 64% | A mix: 33% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 48% | It's complicated: 28% | Yes: 20% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 97% | It's complicated: 2% | No: 0%

Average rating

4.44