From Assassin to Queen

Empire of Storms

by Sarah J. Maas

Source: Sarah J. Maas

“The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. 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.

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.

Aelin’s journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?”

My Insights
Okay, so I love all of Sarah J. Maas’ books, but I had to admit that this book is the best so far! Every page of it is becoming more and more exhilarating. Even though it was narrated as a third person’s POV, ( well I supposed that all of Maas’ books was narrated as a third person) we can totally understand each viewpoint of each character without a doubt.
I must say that both of the characters and events have stood out for me again. As always, Maas’s characters are well rounded and compelling. And I had to admit again that I cried on the few last chapter of it. The part when (Spoiler Alert!) Maeve, her auntie, the Queen of Wendlyn have taken her to finally accomplish her dreams on becoming more powerful than the other, when her allies have arrived late, and when Lysandra have pretended to be the Queen of Terrasen. Overall, it was actually excellent but heart breaking at the same time.
This book will leave you hanging and will leave you begging and anticipate to read the next book. This books was not suitable for younger readers ages 14 and below as it contains mature content. And for Maas, you’re “the” one of a kind. Always giving all your best.
Rating: 5/5
Empire of Storms is a solid fantasy book, but it isn’t my favorite in this series due to the slower pacing. Taking place heavily with the characters journeying at sea, it feels like a bridge book that has the primary duty of setting up for the end of the series.” – Girl in the Pages
“It serves as both a solid continuation of Aelin’s story, and widens our understanding of Erilea’s history and politics. New characters are given plenty of chances to shine, the villains are increasingly terrifying, and several disparate story threads are (finally!) woven back into the main narrative.” – Cuturess

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