Book Review: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

The world will be saved and remade by the dreamers

I had this book pre-ordered and could not wait to get started. I got started as soon as it came it, but it took me forever to finish (almost the entire month). Not because it was bad but life got in the way!

Book Review: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas


Title & Author: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Release Date: September 6 2016
Series: Throne of Glass
Publisher: Bloomsbury


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?

I gave Empire of Storms four out of five stars because I really enjoyed reading the next part in this saga. But in a way I am also very hopeful for the end of it. I liked all the stories I read about Celeana Sardorthien (Aelin Ashryver) but it is also feeling like it is too long for me to get to an end.

The book has great stories on love and comradeship. I enjoyed reading the parts from Manon are still great, I like her so much. I do think it is going to be a great ending where she is going.

The alure that Aelin had over me before this book has started to leave me. I do not enjoy her parts as much as I used to.

Dorian Havilliard has returned to his normal self and gives me great insight on the events that happened the last couple of books while he was possessed by the Valg Prince. He loses his kingdom and he has to learn to deal with that while he is on the run. I hope Sarah keeps going the way she is with him, I like it.

Lysandra plays an important part during this book, helping Aelins group out over multiple things. I enjoyed her part a lot.

Chaol is unfortunately absent from this book, it is said he is on a task somewhere else.

A nice nod to the novellas was the addition of the pirate lord to Captain Rolfe, who gets to play an important part as being the connection to the lost folk of the Mycenian. I am curious what this will do for Aelin in the war against Erawan.

Let me know what you thought of this book!
If you have any requests for which book I should talk about next, please let me know in the comments down below.

For now, let books enrich your life!


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