Title: Empire of Storms
Series: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
# of Pages: 704
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?
I just want to say that despite my [few] problems with this novel, I really enjoyed reading it and I cannot believe that I [still] have to wait over a year for the finale. *sigh* I’ve got a lot to say about this book, so let’s jump right into it. (I swear this is when being a BookTuber would come in handy.)
**There aren’t any spoilers until I get to the plot. I’ve marked and hidden them.**
- My best advice is to read The Assassin’s Blade first just because events are referenced (as they are in the other books) and it’d be good to have background information.
- I enjoyed most of the character development in the book, however it felt stunted for a couple characters.
- The pacing was weird; while it felt like there was nonstop action, it also kind of dragged. It took me a while to finish this book.
- I felt like I was lied to a lot in this book; both by characters and Sarah.
- The ending felt like it was recycled from another book I’ve read and loved (you will know which one the minute you’re done).
- Lysandra’s loyalty and courage makes a huge appearance in this book and I just love her so much.