Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Empire of Storms
by Sarah J. Maas
Book #5 in the Throne of Glass Series

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Date: 2016
Pages: 689
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Fiction
Genre:  Fantasy
Days to Read: 14
Purchase Locations: Amazon and Kindle Audible Book Depository Booktopia Dymocks QBD

Kingdoms will collide.

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius as war looms on the horizon. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t.

With her heart sworn to the warrior-prince by her side, and her fealty pledged to the people she is determined to save, Aelin will delve into the depths of her power to protect those she loves. But as monsters emerge from the horrors of the past, and dark forces become poised to claim her world, the only chance for salvation will lie in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

In this breathtaking fifth instalment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, Aelin will have to choose what—and who—to sacrifice if she’s to keep the world of Erilea from breaking apart.

Empire of Storms is the fifth novel in The Throne of Glass series which I am utterly determined to finish before the end of 2019!

This series is one that I just want to devour as quickly as possible! There is cliffhanger after cliffhanger that leave me constantly wanting to pick up the next book.

This is no different in Empire of Storms. Things are really kicking off now, which makes sense with only two more books to go in the series. The characters are all facing a battle they don’t quite feel ready for in this fight to save Erilea and their lands.

Many of the characters have begun to shift in their dynamic and their beliefs with some becoming more drastic to achieve their ends and others discovering the true nature of what is happening and wanting to benefit their kingdoms in the best way possible. This makes for intriguing decisions and much political manoeuvring.

I have found myself as a reader backing certain characters and feeling a deeper connection to their stories. Elodie has quickly become on of my beloved characters who I really feel for and want to see succeed in this war. What is there to say about Celaena Sardothian? She is hands down one of the most bad-ass book characters EVER. We see her grow more confident in herself throughout the fifth instalment as well showing yet again that she will make the self sacrificing leader play.

As a band of characters they are really like a much older much darker comparison to Sophie and her friends in Keeper of Lost Cities, with civilisations relying on them to change the course of history and I love every second of it.

The Throne of Glass series thus far has been one that I have jumped head first into. Every moment has felt as though it is leading up to this and I am more than eager to see how this is all going to end.

Plot: 8/10
Ease of reading: 5/10
Character Development: 7/10
World Building: 8/10
Quality of Writing: 8.5/10
Stars: 5/5

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  1. Great review!! Wow, I’ve never tried the series but your review certainly makes me want to read this book as well as the series. A really great review!!

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