Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5) by Sarah J. Maas 


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.

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?

Hardcover, 704 pages

Series Throne of Glass #5


My name is Aelin Ashryver Galathynius …and I will not be afraid.”

Welcome back to the world of Sarah J Maas. This is another beautiful chapter in the Throne of Glass series. 

The story starts out with Aelin and her court heading north to Terrasen, but things do not go according to  plan when Aelin is told that the Lords of Terrasen that they don’t recognize her as queen.

I am not a big fan of stories that are told by POV of other characters, however in this case SJM has written it in such a way that it  helps to not only tell the story but add depth and substance to the story.  It also allows us to see how the decisions and plans Aelin make effects everyone around her.

A key thing that happened was that decision effected the overall development of so many crucial plot points happen off- page made the reveal at the end more surprising. 

The character development is fantastic They’ve all grown so much since the first book. It’s so, wonderful. I have no clue how Maas juggles all of these characters so well.   Though a character you will not was missing is Chaol, but honestly think cutting him out of this particular book was a really smart move. Based on what happened in Queen of Shadows, he needs time to grapple with who he is and what he  wants to do. The tone of his POV would have been seriously disconnected from the rest of this story.
There were SO many amazing scenes. And the ending has left a big cliff hanger for the next book. If you have read the previous books then you will love this. If you haven’t read the previous books you have to start





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