Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #5
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Summary: “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?”- Summary from Goodreads
Review: Right after I finished EOS, I had to reread the first book. (I also had to reread it for a class so.) But, I did try to read three other books and failed. The just didn’t hold my attention.
This book was so much better than Heir of Fire and maybe Queen of Shadows. I was hoping for this book to meet my expectations and it did, and I’m so happy I read it.
The action is this book, I thought, was well done. There weren’t many, but that’s mostly because this is a book that leads to the last book and the final battle. Sarah J. Maas wrote these action scenes well that kept making you wonder if someone was going to die or not.
The story has gotten better in this book. Things do get explained finally, especially a certain thing. We also get to see places that we haven’t seen yet, as well as certain places we have been to before. (I would suggest rereading the novellas before reading this one.)
Aelin has become my favorite character again. She was so cool as she once was. I didn’t feel like she was annoying or loving Rowan all the time. I felt she was doing something important and becoming the queen she was born to be. The side characters were great like always. I have started liking Manon because of this book. Her story gets so much better. I have made my peace with Rowan. I just wish Chaol made an appearance in this book.
The romance is written so much better. Not at any point did I roll my eyes or hate it. I found myself enjoying it. Though there are three sex scenes in total. They are both very descriptive. They were like what you would have found in A Court Of Mist and Fury.
The ending…That damn ending is what will make you want the last book. It made me cry and gave me all of the feels.
Overall, Empire of Storms is a great read. It’s a step up from Heir of Fire and Queen of Shadows. I highly suggest you try this book if you didn’t care for the other two I mentioned.
Have fun reading!!!