Title: Empire of Storms
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #5
Audience: Young Adult
Length: 689 pages
Release Date: September 6, 2016
Source: Personal library
Kingdoms will collide.
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 what—and who—to sacrifice if she’s to keep the world of Erilea from breaking apart.
O.M.G. That ending. Such a heartbreaking and cruel cliffhanger.
I am always impressed with how much the worldbuilding and story continue to grow with each new installment in this series, adding new depths and twists I never imagined possible. Every time I think I have this series figured out…I don’t. SJM is such an incredible storyteller.
It’s also important to note that this is the first book in the series that isn’t strictly YA and includes more *mature* content. Think ACOTAR.
I’m going to avoid commenting on any specific character development or plot points to avoid spoilers (even though I have SO MANY THOUGHTS), but just know that this book is STUNNING and completely blew me away.