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

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)

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 mon...

Details Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)

TitleEmpire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)
Release DateSep 6th, 2016
PublisherBloomsbury Children's Books
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Romance

Reviews Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    ALL SPOILERS ARE HIDDEN.Update from a reread: this story was way more powerful the second time through once I knew where it was going. All the subtle lines about time just broke my heart.This series means SO much to me, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to blindly love it or treat it any differently than other book I review. I really enjoyed the story, but still thought I was only going to give it 4 stars until the ending + the exclusive short ...
  • Emily May
    “Where do you think you’re going?” Darrow demanded.She looked over her shoulder. “To call in old debts and promises. To raise an army of assassins and thieves and exiles and commoners. To finish what was started long, long ago.” 3 1/2 stars. Much better than Heir of Fire and Queen of Shadows, methinks. But maybe not if you're unable to skim over the gross love scenes between Aelin and Rowan, or you just can't deal with a book where Chao...
  • Kimi
    Here are my reviews of the previous books in this series:Throne of GlassCrown of MidnightThe Assassin's BladeHeir of FireQueen of ShadowsThese two girls said it all Simona’s review , Paige’s video *sigh* I’m not sure where to start. I’ve pretty much loved all the previous books in this series but aghhh this one. Welcome to Empire of Storms, the try not to cringe challenge book edition. ➨ The first thing that you notice while reading Emp...
  • Andrea
    “My name is Aelin Ashryver Galathynius …And I will not be afraid.” Someone willing to talk? This book destroyed me and I think I need therapy to endure the wait and pain until next year.Edit: So, I'll need to wait another year to know what happens next... Not fair Sarah J. Maas, not fair. I know there's another book coming but really, I just don't care much for Chaol at the time.-Why did I read Queen Of Shadows so fast?Dammit, this happens ...
  • Andreea Pop
    Brilliance. Sheer, pure brilliance. This is what this book is. Everything I wanted and everything I didn't know I wanted. It's a whirlwind of emotions. Quite probably, the best in the series. Full review to come.
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    I'll have a full video review discussing my thoughts soon.
  • Christine Riccio
    I DEVOURED THIS AS I DEVOUR ALL OF SARAH J MAAS'S BOOK ENJOYING EVERY SECOND. I love the characters in this seris so much!!! Here's my booktalk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9tnt...
  • Simona Bartolotta
    *Do I need to remind you to be civil? No, I don’t. Good kids.This is the story of how Sarah J. Maas reviewed her own poetics in one of her books."You will hate any moment of peace or happiness."(Because rest assured they'll use every single one of them to have sex or to seduce someone into having sex, and sometimes not even imminent danger will be enough of a deterrent. Sadly. A massacre or two would have spiced things up.)"Dorian offered a laz...
  • Nat
    “The world will be saved and remade by the dreamers.”It was unexpectedly relieving to slip back into this world. Initially, I was dreading this sequel because there was just so much that could go completely wrong, but Sarah J. Maas seriously knows her stuff. She handled the situations she put my favorite witches through with excellence. This review contains *spoilers*.Right from the start, we get to hear from Elena Galathynius, which, finally...
  • Regan
    Review to come!
  • Kat O'Keeffe
    I flew through this and had a blast while reading, but after finishing I started to focus more on the problems I had with it. I did still enjoy it overall, but it's not my fave in the series. Tone and content-wise it just felt very different from the previous books. I'm still invested in the series though, and I can't wait to see how this all wraps up in the final installment!I talk more about this book (both spoiler-free and a spoiler section!) ...
  • Paige (Enchantology)
    1.5 starsHere's a compilation of my live Snapchat updates. Some jumbled thoughts:I don't care about any of the characters that I'm supposed to care about anymore. The longer you spend with SJM's characters, the more it seems like she's completely incapable of keeping character's consistent or giving them realistic development. Not caring about these characters has a significant impact on one's ability to enjoy this book, as so much of it hinges o...
  • maggie
    ❝But Aelin had promised herself, months and months ago, that she would not pretend to be anything but what she was. She had crawled through darkness and blood and despair—she had survived.❞ This series doesn't mean a lot to me, not like a lot of my other friends, not like some people out there that consider it one of their favorite series no matter what happens. But I do consider Sarah J. Maas a phenomenal author and even though she isn't o...
  • Ben Alderson
    best book ever.i need to breathe.can you please message me if you have read thisi need to talk about it
  • Katerina
    All Hail Queen Maas!I may hate her right now, I may be cursing her name and shaking and screaming, but deep down I love her with an unprecedented reverence. She can't be human, no, she is a terrible, brilliant and cruel deity that messes with us mortals. For the past 48 hours I've been fighting and bleeding in Erilea. Now, I'm in a daze. Powerful gusts of wind scattered my mind. Bright fire reduced my sanity to cinders. And icicles have pierced m...
  • Angela
    “Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen, knew the time would soon come to prove just how much she'd bleed for Erilea.”    Had to give myself some time after reading this epic book, to gather my thoughts, and pull myself off the floor. I think I've had some time to get it together and am finally ready to right a review for this book. We're pretty deep into the Throne of Glass Series so writing reviews for it are getting harder and harder. It's...
  • Katerina Kondrenko
    2.5 out of 10 Ревью в моем блоге/This review on my blogLiving A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my post compact may not work)Genre: high-fantasy, NAStuff: fae, witches, dragons, a million kings and queensFail: gross sex, repetitiveness, pathosWOW: the Witches' politicsPOV: 3rd-person, multiLove-Geometry: noneQuote-Core: "It was all borrowed time...
  • Liz
    After re-reading a few parts I cannot help but rate it lower. Well, maybe it'll be one of those books that I rate lower and lower with every time I re-read some parts and revise them in my head. Oh, SJM, you could have done it so much better. Why? Pity.I will start with the flaws.Well, the "mature" content that reminded me a bit of fanfictions from AO3, not because it was horrible, but because it was given too many pages and written in an over-th...
  • Etnik
  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    Full spoiler free review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr-mo...I FINALLY GODS-DAMNED DID ITIt was long and it was difficult but it was worth it. I have the hardest time getting through Sarah J. Maas books because they're so long and there's so much going on, so I complain A TON as I'm reading it, but I always end up loving it in the end.
  • Aly's Bookish Wonderland
    Reread: April/May 2017WHY. DO. I. DO. THIS. TO. MYSELF.Honestly, I'm terrified for Tower of Dawn because, hell, if it all went to crap at the end of Empire of Storms, what on earth are Chaol and Nesryn dealing with in the Southern continents? I am dying to find out, but also too scared. Hulp.I shall go mourn my babies now. After reading: I am dead.Basically, Maas is the reason I have trust issues when it comes to book. She is too skilled at rippi...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    Re-Read on Audio! Okay, so I found another hardback copy with the poster on the inside of the dust jacket so... dad took it over and got it laminated for me and it's on my shelf now. Yes, I'm crazy =) Did anyone else get the Barnes & Noble edition with he beautiful cover art on the inside front pages and the inside back pages? They are beautiful!THIS BOOK IS FREAKING EPIC AND I LOVED IT AND I LOVE ALL OF EVERYONE IN THE BOOK AND I LOVE ROWAN AND ...
  • Kiki
    ...because lezbehonest, guys, that's basically the premise of this book. Though that sentence is pretty bloody ironic considering this, and Maas's other series A Court of Thorns and Roses, are pretty much the most hetero books I've ever read. I think sometimes people misunderstand the meaning of this statement: "It's so hetero". There are a couple of very small, have-to-squint-to-see-them, barely-there queer characters in this, two of whom we met...
  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    4.5 StarsI want to cry my eyes out, throw this book across the room, and hug Maas. This was nuts.------ MILD SPOILERS BELOW (nothing big)------I am completely wrecked but in the best possible way. This book was astounding- so many amazing moments. I do have complaints that I'll explain out below *cough, mush scenes*- but overall, this series is one hell of an emotional rollercoaster and that most definitely continues here. By the way... I've deci...
  • Fiona
    I did it. I got my hands on an early release of Empire of Storms and binge-read it (however painful that was).And oh my gracious god what did I just read.Look, if I wanted fanfic I'd go to archiveofourown, not go and buy one in a bookstore. Honestly I'd also get better quality on ao3 than I got in this book.Queen of Shadows was a bit of a disappointment but thisThis was painful to read, this is an insult to the genre.This is blasphemy.(view spoil...
  • Ryan
    DNF at 60% One star for Manon Blackbeak.Welp. I tried. Full review to come.____________________________________________*Edit: So my opinion on this series has changed after re-reading QoS, so I don't exactly consider myself a ToG fan anymore, but I still stand by what I said in this review.*Edit: I feel like I should clarify that I am not talking about sassy or sarcastic reviews, because I have written a few myself, and I find those reviews abso...
  • Mariah
    MAN OH MAN OH MAN. OOOOH MAN. GUYS I HAVE A LOT TO SAY.CONTAINS A SHIT TON OF SPOILERSLIKE HOW CAN ONE WRITE UP A DECENT REVIEW FOR THIS MASTERPIECE. OH WAIT....I KNOW THE ANSWER! YOU CAN'T.So you probably know by now that I do not summarize the book's plot in my reviews because you guys already know what happened or if you don't, you're a little bitch for reading this review CONTAINING A SHIT TON OF SPOILERS.Alrighty here we go...We have just re...
  • Hannah
    Wow. Just wow.I'll be filming a full video review for this so I'll keep my thoughts here brief. I didn't have high expectations going into this because, as this series has gone on, I've increasingly lost interest in most of the characters and the plot. But this took everything I didn't like in the series and multiplied it by 10000 and took everything I loved and shattered it to pieces.For a while, I actually really enjoyed the direction of the pl...