The court of series includes many different books, The most resent book being A Court of Frost and Starlight. The books has many themes and symbols, with a fair simple plot, and basic characters that are common in many books around this time. The theme of this book is rebirth, witch makes sense since it takes place after a gruesome war.
The characters react very reasonably biased off of what they experienced. For example Nesta is withdrawn form people, and she lacks a life. During the previous book she became a creature she hated, and also watched her father get beheaded. Nesta pushes everyone away her sisters. Her charter arch is relative stagnate except her drinking problem gets expediently worst during the course of the book.
The over all plot development is relatively static. Instead focusing on one conflict or big issue; It focuses on the many conflicts that the series left. One conflict is about a group of warrior tribesmen that don’t train women to fight, and a person managing over them, the general, is having females learn as well. Witch many of the men fight to stop this new generation, in the end the only real change to that is they don’t try to resist that rule. More of the growth is through charter and all of the them change for the better or the worst.
Many themes and troupes that are popular now are woven in to the story. Most modern readers of the target audience like powerful females witch takes more of an under tone this book being more about repairing there personal life. Also it includes darker themes reflecting a strange view of the world. There is a cloth in this referred to many time in the story, that smothers out all light and is a dark black. Stars and space play a roll as well adding to the darkness theme where the main character is open refers to only being able to shine in deep darkness. Witch is interesting to say due to applying that mind set on to the world.
Compared to other books of this time it is very much the same in elements. They have strong female protagonist, fantasy world, romantic elements, and etc… If you look at many books released around this time for the targeted audience it makes sense. What makes such books different is the driving factor and who is the main character. The driving factor of this book is unclear and very minor part of the book. Very poorly done. The main characters tend to be some how special, witch they are so the book is lacking in this factor.
Over all the book is unfocused and have very little mater in plot. The focus and growth in characters is a redeeming quality due to this rather off track book. Not much is done and its only a marginal affect with some feel good parts in it. It is true to its theme and follows it well.