Review: ‘Empire of Storms’ by Sarah J. Maas
Empire of Stormsby Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #5
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on September 6th 2016
Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
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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 don't.
As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.
Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?
My first review of 2017 and believe me this is going to be hard to type. I definitely didn’t want to finish Empire of Storms due to the story ending and me having to wait for the final book in September of this year. I really enjoy of the Throne of Glass series and I’m sad to see it’s ending this year. It also doesn’t help that the fifth book left me on the edge of my seat. If you haven’t started this series and love the Young Adult genre with fantasy elements I definitely recommend you start it.
I love strong kick-butt female characters and Aelin Ashryver Galathynius is definitely one of those characters. Empire of Storms starts with the characters ending up in Aelin’s homeland, but unfortunately they are very welcoming. They believe she is not the ruler they want due to her taking so long to get back. They want to prove she can be Queen of Terrasen. They also are scared of Aelin’s power. Aelin is determined to win back Terrasen. Unfortunately, she’s going to go through so many tribulations in this book. She finds out the truth of what needs to happen to send back Erawan. She also finds out the price of what happens.
Let me just say in this story, I love Rowan even more. He has been my favorite male character in this story due to who he has become since the third book in the series.
I do not want to go into the story much because it’s definitely a story that must be read. There’s a lot of action-packed drama in Empire of Storms and a lot of romance too.
Be prepared to be on the edge of your seat at the very end of the book. I was not prepared on how the book was going to end. I thought Erawan was the biggest issue that Aelin had to deal with, but unfortunately she’s going to face someone far worst.
I highly recommend this book to readers that need to be distracted for a while and placed in a world of powerful Fae, evil demons, and an all-powering, loving group of characters that will follow the main character Aelin anywhere. This series has gotten me out of my reading slump I was in last year and I look forward to reading even more this year. September 2017 is long ways off, but I can wait because I know it’s the final book to the series. I want to hold on to this fantasy world as long as I can.