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  • Writer's pictureAshley Mongrain

Empire of Storms

Updated: Jul 13, 2021


Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2


"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."


 

Empire of Storms is the fifth installment in the YA fantasy series Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.


Doing this review months after I read this probably isn't the best idea because at this point all the books blended together...I did take notes though which helps.


There were things in this one that were a bit disappointing to me. For one, I was very excited for Rolfe (because pirates), but his personality left some things to be desired. Secondly, Aelin's character is kind of confusing in this. She is made to seem like she has all the answers but when something happens that she didn't expect I just sit there like, really, out of everything how did you not catch that one?


She was also hypocritical at one point by bashing Manon by saying she was always going to be a killer without a conscience, and yes, this was coming from the person who was raised as a literal assassin.


Minor hiccups aside, my enjoyment of the series is remaining constant.

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