Book Review – Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas

Title: Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5)

Author: Sarah J Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books

Publication date: September 6th, 2016

689 pages

5/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

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 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.


“He was hers and she was his and they had found each other across centuries of bloodshed and loss, across oceans and kingdoms and war.”

Sarah J Maas, Empire of Storms

Empire of Storms torn my heart out and left me shocked and awed. Truly, that’s probably the best one sentence description of this book that I could come up with. Sarah J Maas keeps the surprises coming and I for one and here for it. I did end up reading this before Tower of Dawn, but then also a reread after I read Tower because – necessary. It’s a long book, but it’s so action packed that you barely notice as the pages flip on by.

This will likely be either the top or second favorite book of the series (depending on how Kingdom of Ash goes). Everything about this book was perfect to me. The continued role of the villains and their arc, the main characters, the plot line – it all folded together and kept the pacing going from the first to the last page. This book made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me happy – and that’s what’s great about this series. It evokes powerful emotions through Sarah’s amazing writing.

I encourage everyone to read this series, though it is an adventure and undertaking! I always suggest reading her ACOTAR series as well!

Happy reading, folks!

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