Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Review: Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J Maas

Title: Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5)
Author: Sarah J Maas
Published: 6 September 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK & NZ
Source: Bloomsbury Publishing UK & NZ in return for an honest review
RRP: $17.99 paperback
Reviewed: Sapphired Dragon
Rating: ***** 

My Review:

This was an amazing amazing read! Such a glorious continuation of this series. I was so enthralled by this latest instalment that my nails are bitten to the quick after reading the last 100 pages!

In my opinion, book 4 was a really big book in the series, with Ailin finally embracing her destiny and finally besting her nemesis, the King of Adarlan. Though we knew the big bad is down in Morath and intent on unleashing his horrific experiments on the whole of Erilea, this book was a essentially a whole new direction for the series as a whole and i wondered where this direction would lead us and whether it would live up to the first four books.

I honestly don't why would doubt Sarah J Maas' brilliance as the moment I started reading, I was home, Back with the familiar characters I have grown to love and living, breathing, following their story once more as if this was always meant to be. In this instalment, we see the story through the eyes of mostly Aelin, Manon and Elide with other smaller chapters devoted to Aedion, Dorian, Rowan and other characters. Each thread, each point of view, each different character pulled me more and more into the story and kept me invested in where the story was going. Though the previous King of Adarlan may be dead, Ms Maas still keeps the stakes high for all the characters and nothing is ever as it seems.

There were a few twists along the way that I picked to a certain degree but Ms Maas is extremely skilful at putting the puzzle pieces together in such a way, that the bigger picture formed is not at all what you expected but perfectly right. The pace and flow of this instalment is superb and ensures that once you are completely absorbed into the story from page 1 and by the time you hit the last 100 or so pages, there is no way you will be putting that book down till you reach the end.

I utterly adored this book and loving that this series is getting better and better with each book and have absolutely no hesitation in giving this book 5 huge stars!

Sapphired Dragon xx

About The Book:

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by 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 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

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  2. I've often wondered if Sarah J is related to Donald Maas who has written some really excellent books on how to write a bestseller. From this glowing review I think I'd better add Sarah J to my reading pile! Thanks for the review.