Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5) by Sarah J. Maas

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Synopsis: The long path to the throne has just begun for Aelin Galathynius. 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. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down? (Amazon, Empire of Storms Kindle Edition)

This book is: a masterpiece – just like the previous book (book 4) in this series. There are so many secrets and twists and turns that keep you interested and make you not want to stop reading.

The plot is: pretty straightforward, but actually not. You might, might be able to see where this book is headed, but most probably will not. I love all of what this book has to offer, even though I would enjoy it very much if someone could strangle some Lords in the land of yours truly (I do not mean me, even though I am flattered that you thought so).

The beginning: starts off just (or almost) where the last book ended and is great. There are some humorous instances (if you are not easily squeamish).

The middle is: perfect; with lots of kick-ass-ness, scheming, and some romance.

The crescendo is: well… The crescendo and the ending of this book are kinda the same things in my mind, so I have to say that it is amazing, heartwrenching, kick-a(ss)-licious, OMG etc..!!

The finish/ending is: horrible, but in a good way. That is, it ends with a cliff-hanger (I hate cliff-hangers with a passion) that is heartwrenching, but it makes for an incredible plot for the “6th” (?) book. The current 6th book, Tower of Dawn, is, in my opinion, more like an “in-between” book. That is, like a book “5.5” and then the coming release of “Kingdom of Ash” is book 6 (not 7, as it is called right now (15/6-2018)).

The characters are: fantastic and evolving, and secondary characters have greater depth to them than before.

Would I recommend this book? Yes/no? Why/why not? Yes! This book is excellent!

– Sofia Sundfors


Author: Sofia Sundfors

Who am I? My name is Sofia Sundfors and I’m a student at Uppsala University in Sweden. I've completed four semesters of English (120hp/credits), and have just started studying some rhetoric and (mostly) Swedish literature. My current dream job would be to be an editor - to be a part of a book's journey before it's up for sales. The top five things I love to do the most in my spare time are to (in no particular order)... 1 ...read books and/or listen to audiobooks. 2 ...sing and/or play an instrument. 3 ...compete - sports, board games, quizzes, etc.  4 ...chill out on my couch whilst watching a film or a TV-series. 5 ...hang out with friends.

9 thoughts on “Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5) by Sarah J. Maas”

    1. Thank you so much! These books are some of my all time favourites, so I am super happy to have finally written book reviews on them and that someone appreciates them (both the series, and my review(s) )!

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      1. I would have to choose the ACOTAR series! I’m a sucker for some faeries (and i love me some rhysand). It quickly became one of my all time favorite series for sure!


      2. Oh, I love Rhysand as well! But I have to say, Rowan is not too shabby either (and he is also fey)! Yeah, Sarah’s books/series are amazing and she is definitly ​one of my favourite authors. I cannot wait to see what else she will come up with.

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      3. Too true, I don’t know why but Rowan (while I do love him immensely) he’s just not as memorable to me as Rhys. I always forget about Rowan (though, turning into a bird must be pretty cool). I’m excited to see where she’s going to take the ACOTAR series & to see how she’s going to end the TOG books.

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      4. Absolutely! I prefer Rhys as well, but Rowan is not far behind!

        We have all been waiting so long for the final instalment in the ToG series and I am almost 100% sure that Maas will not dissapoint us (I might have just posted the book-reviews, but I read all the books when they were first released). I am also really excited to see what Maas will do with the coming “novellas” in the ACOTAR series. I have resently just finished “A Court of Frost and Starlight”. I might not be a big fan of that novella in particular (book-review too come), but I still love the world and the characters so I will definitly read them all, good or bad.

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      5. I’ve read the series twice (maybe three times) at this point and I still haven’t managed to review them yet hah! I’m sure she won’t disappoint at all. I reviewed ACOFAS too! I look forward to reading yours, there were a lot of mixed opinions about the novella.

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