Series: Throne of Glass #5
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on September 6th 2016
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?
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas is a book I would love to hate. Don’t get me wrong, I still liked the book. I think it could have been so much better.
Not to mention to have a quote like this:
“The world will be saved and remade by the dreamers.”
Who wouldn’t love a quote like that?
I really enjoyed Elide’s point of view. I thought Maas did an excellent job with her story. Elide doesn’t realize that her Queen and Celaena are one and the same. Elide came a long way in this book. She started out in this series as a fragile child and she grew into a fierce woman.
Aelin is the character that disappointed me the most. She has come so far and I feel she acted like a spoiled Queen in this book. I really liked when Lord Darrow put Aelin in her place by reminding her that not everyone is in love with her. Reality Check Please! IT was a nice turn of evens to see Aelin put in her place.
Now Rowan. I was never gaga over Rowan. I will always be team Chaol. Which I’ll get to in a moment. Lord Darrow mad an excellent point to Rowan.
“Oh, yes we’ve heard of you. What an interesting turn of events, that when our kingdom is weakest and its heir so young, one of Maeve’s most trusted warrior manages to gain a foothold, after so many years of grazing at our kingdom with such longing. Or perhaps the better question is, why serve at Maeve’s feet when you could rule beside Princess Aelin?”
Rowan liked to try to throw around his authority. I was like “Really? No one cares.” I found myself disappointed as this relationship continues to grow. Rowan tortured Aelin, I don’t see how she could him so much.
Manon and her witches is one of the most beautiful parts of this book. I felt so much emotion for them. Manon is an amazing character. I loved getting to know her fierce character. Going into this book, I wasn’t looking for more Manon. I am glad that is what I got.
Lastly I wan to touch on Chaol or the lack of. Where is Chaol? What is he up to? I need to know what has happened to him. I am looking forward to the Chaol book to say the least.
I would love to hear your thoughts on Empire of Storms.