Title: Empire of Storms
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass series, book 5
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Release Date: September 6th, 2016
Note: This post reviews the fifth book of the Throne of Glass series. You may like to read the first four books in the series, Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, and Queen of Shadows before reading this review.
Additional Note: Though this series is considered to be Young Adult, I consider the sexual content in Empire of Storms to be more New Adult than Young Adult.
Aelin Galathynius, the lost heir of Terrasen, is back and will stop at nothing to save her kingdom, and all of Erilea, from the ancient darkness that threatens to consume them all. With loyal friends and the Fae Prince Rowan at her side, Aelin must use her powerful magic, her skills as an assassin, and her birthright as Queen of Terrasen if she is to even stand against the evil that is waging war against her world. As kingdoms are being torn apart, she risks everything in an attempt to put it back together.
But Maeve, the Queen of the Fae and Aelin’s aunt, uses her power and forces to make sure that Aelin, and everyone she loves, is destroyed, one step at a time. Aelin begins to see that the price of peace for the rest of Erilea demands sacrifices – sacrifices she herself is willing to make for the ones she loves.
I liked this fifth installment of the Throne of Glass series best so far. However, I’m disappointed that Maas has yet to wrap up this saga. The next installment in the series, Tower of Dawn, will be released September 5th, 2017 – which would be good news for fans if it was going to follow Aelin in the final stand against her enemies. It’s not. Instead, it is about Choal and his journey after Queen of Shadows. Which means we have to wait till 2018 (at least) to get back to Aelin’s finale? Not cool.
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