Series: Throne of Glass #5
Published by Bloomsbury USA on September 6th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Action & Adventure, General
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Kingdoms collide in Sarah J. Maas's epic fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series.
The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. 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 installment 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.
“I love you. There is no limit to what I can give to you, no time I need. Even when this world is a forgotten whisper of dust between the stars, I will love you.”
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the latest novel in Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series, Empire of Storms. I’m so glad I put every other book I was reading aside to read it, because it is undoubtedly my 2nd favorite book in the entire series. The novel picks up not too long after the events in the last novel, Queen of Shadows, with Aelin and the gang heading towards home. I loved how close everyone has become, and enjoyed reading about their banter. I also loved the way the story flowed. By having multiple points of view, I feel as if I better understand some of the other characters more.
The other aspect of the story I really enjoyed was getting more scenes with the Blackbeak Witches. Manon is a great character, and I can’t wait to see how she fits into the big fight the story is moving towards. Besides, her scenes with Dorian were very interesting and surprising, and I can’t wait to see how their relationship develops. Their developing relationship was just as intriguing as Aedion and Lysandra’s. These two pairings are greatly different from Rowan and Aelin, and yet I was invested in all three. I’m excited to see if they wind up becoming great romances down the line.
Aside from the character interactions, I thoroughly enjoyed the writing. The pace moved at a steady speed, and Maas’ writing style sucked me completely into the novel. So much in fact, that I would fall asleep with it in my arms. LOL! I wanted to savor every moment, in every scene, and didn’t speed through it despite how much I wanted to devour the book. It was just too good to ever end. Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and so did this book. Empire of Storms is the first novel in the series to make me dread the end, and while I can’t wait for the next installment I kind of wish it never comes.