Book Review: Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas

Book 5 in the Throne of Glass series

Published in 2016

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy (I know some might say NA but at the library we go by YA so)

Goodreads Sypnosis:

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 whatβ€”and whoβ€”to sacrifice if she’s to keep the world of Erilea from breaking apart.

My Review:

Excuse me whilst I go cry in the corner, even though I knew what was to come, it was still every bit as hard to read and heart breaking as the first time.

Aelin 😭

This re read of Throne of Glass has been nothing more than perfection, I have loved admiring SJM’s epic story telling for the umpteenth time, and I’ll never not need these characters and this book world in life. Well, I have my beef with some of the characters, namely a Fae Prince named Rowan, but I can admit I understand his bond with Aelin, and I can grizzle about it and blissfully remain under the hope that a certain someone isn’t no longer with us, *cough* Sam.

Yes, I know, I’ve read this series countless times and I’m still in denial, don’t judge πŸ˜‚

Things I loved most in my EoS re read was Manon’s storyline, Aelin being her amazing self, Dorian, Aedion, Lysandra and Elide. I love Manon and her Thirteen and wyvern so much, I found myself literally cheering for her throughout and biting my tongue in anticipation for what was to come. Even though I knew, it hurt to see everyone in pain 😭

I loved the lead up to that heartbreaking ending, which totally made me teary all over again, but Elide is just amazing with her loyalty towards Manon and Aelin, I forever will love the scenes where these amazing ladies unite and stand together. And I loved when a certain character from The Assassins Blade appeared, pledging loyalty to Aelin and commanding an army for her. I loved the interaction between everyone, and although I can admit I’m not a Manorian shipper (Asterin x Manon ftw, or Manon x Elide), I enjoyed their banter and page time.

Throne of Glass is one of my all time favourite series, and I’m definitely feeling like a nervous wreck as Kingdom of Ash approaches, I feel like I can’t believe it’s going to end after all this time!

Happy Reading,

Brooklyn. ➰

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