This is a previously published edition of ISBN 9781619636071 An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found hereKingdoms will collideThe 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'tWith 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 uest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dearIn 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


10 thoughts on “Empire of Storms

  1. C,͌I&B'yl,TI$]Yē$T9.*ULf mm$Քa/&|^$;98tǹB,o @d19ƚc+)l .IC6Njl4>}`ӓhV.څi^"-JW*9;y]sgprT׬ ͘hZ&rk."@@@@@@@1 Ft}-.oZĻA ~✛ O WtS4s{Č3tsaR2hwNz-1 D@@@DLEH̅LXLА},u:<0-=XGݺ ûǦG[sS6}K+#:LdڔJROwFF04M Q&bGcDJ2q "iwQE7v Lъy)( }| |x@rh+Qhjͳ<)\|' )*dxAQ99G&3VU7ۧ3,3Fr'"RkuJM[@{K99I“T^+*sѸCWRy\X[ܥKN>ި FQDՌ}eUREDMZ(5B#,&EEDPPݴQ]LxL^5|{ m©4{os띕P~*W'.Q0ɜfߢejz8#n]L3@ڈz}5Ү_'o k6TlCMN7 WÊ (H`([^Xr˂"}5Xϝ^1a[z#&d)fΣqeKf1Ŧђ7OfAZ>ogL㒲SpDHgXW',:~4Y eM^9f)/N M93$uƪP7b Qw|@  D@H D EJ  ?cfնB#6:i} [xrI %css]ͭܪѾrוδcOL\ ?#ŋQVݰw%lfۥp<,əIxH6jeϟrVQM!,_QIjM~N"8%"1{ 1΄lj12md$I rP$$EEB+9|DƇ"FEpȔziLud66I(l'cΣuA ICiF^%m}IBHNkpw++&vo-IP~U)GkPut3{)ZfPk[WåurqpsU/j7ߤȓ7mEKTMW@ DDAFGĀz6N&Tٴ^">N Y]pbTyc :<빴}ƇXY nByq]NXtxifxsꮕ5}nJb(:Fm)C΋u5R<4G_^_-aUoL3v1zMrV9>+K4_[ʭcawnSW N/C5@˘a6z߇GS9X[(%P0q m5' 2EY/Y+Țd>{Jbf1l];C@ةK>lva|ʼ&:ef˴DX"> pE ~A= (ݟߗ!t`=Lo+#7e;hA+3A}ӿLjAMT[ g Oiq3_3*q//5 v4DDǻ]%%?jRfXO9+%-0RoG. jC^Yb̕'8_r8Si4S!-tDN Mo1,L=x0 0mT s`atX)X\̸9C&ݞ8gduS||T}f;JP_IA3)a2%0?7, IdZXB߄DLUMH}\ecn5]#U#V߈ ֽaGteGiJ H-ZB|ʜ[m3swQz7^iZrۼh <*7|`nl v=\6torC9[+D/7WP*PS* )$kD/zBM蔫&؜@q @0 h CM3+Z5H JRLrLv0 ^a,)'AOLdW\͓=ovlB)UoG4H8#TS8gnY١ 0Dzct@+h@j =V4"1v\I7:E#s'SubB;8as䉨 ]`ȭ\<~.[݌en1mY ]ܼ :bQ5uOTbA7H N&xX\"ݬA^9i1B)m4bjlʣi@ЭuND0hvTOnlYQZMk2(j RYS#8*C1[pk\R{1Bc){Aq"`n?dy3+CJzrdUIG(J )K(ՉB1jDH@H)24XZ8 xEQCeQ60Հ/ 9C, {Ak(2(#_V@0` 5+Q8mt0 D޳] *ڶvK ~%N3\ n1Z8b1bnA1k6R^q /3Ysyay/n)FUyjܷԝX7 neNy8Bo_xb үTn"-݄9РxLxK DY ,O}*r FW+.MZ:Ab@=@e]gMM@ iy*–Q8r2 "?,h/ "02ȴ V2  t\:xf(^`UrL -m0UJ͕bћ$(Wd E 8jriz2Dix\38P#́.q5m]s3@Cp.V.andL ڎf5q.DqSD   D@FɅD JFLK ?X쬙Jsf7&OYZ[PtR[0d"ӽKhm3!WjSE^񍉁v˒ef齇?6I8#V>4bV'}c !֊ IgҾ XqDBx&GAƩvb}Lda1|&r:.IN@Q+q'u$d'%ۊyN7Y 9FAU%H]a9Sr|?R cq™ùB.+7okz'&%Q8{ž*E0L ,@10p@`0!2)C+2$%&*-/h  $:e_:gHP쾬DEYAXSȜa wBTsMi0ײk5gpZSZU5Fׅg]g<uM b DҋL'kԸZ{i1)9T)WIi3c"ѩ9|B4Mq7h]"D4&J" , qmQ" " srcset=">d`l$$( ( ,,$,(,,,8@0(,4L\T@PC,͌I&B'yl,TI$]Yē$T9.*ULf mm$Քa/&|^$;98tǹB,o @d19ƚc+)l .IC6Njl4>}`ӓhV.څi^"-JW*9;y]sgprT׬ ͘hZ&rk."@@@@@@@1 Ft}-.oZĻA ~✛ O WtS4s{Č3tsaR2hwNz-1 D@@@DLEH̅LXLА},u:<0-=XGݺ ûǦG[sS6}K+#:LdڔJROwFF04M Q&bGcDJ2q "iwQE7v Lъy)( }| |x@rh+Qhjͳ<)\|' )*dxAQ99G&3VU7ۧ3,3Fr'"RkuJM[@{K99I“T^+*sѸCWRy\X[ܥKN>ި FQDՌ}eUREDMZ(5B#,&EEDPPݴQ]LxL^5|{ m©4{os띕P~*W'.Q0ɜfߢejz8#n]L3@ڈz}5Ү_'o k6TlCMN7 WÊ (H`([^Xr˂"}5Xϝ^1a[z#&d)fΣqeKf1Ŧђ7OfAZ>ogL㒲SpDHgXW',:~4Y eM^9f)/N M93$uƪP7b Qw|@  D@H D EJ  ?cfնB#6:i} [xrI %css]ͭܪѾrוδcOL\ ?#ŋQVݰw%lfۥp<,əIxH6jeϟrVQM!,_QIjM~N"8%"1{ 1΄lj12md$I rP$$EEB+9|DƇ"FEpȔziLud66I(l'cΣuA ICiF^%m}IBHNkpw++&vo-IP~U)GkPut3{)ZfPk[WåurqpsU/j7ߤȓ7mEKTMW@ DDAFGĀz6N&Tٴ^">N Y]pbTyc :<빴}ƇXY nByq]NXtxifxsꮕ5}nJb(:Fm)C΋u5R<4G_^_-aUoL3v1zMrV9>+K4_[ʭcawnSW N/C5@˘a6z߇GS9X[(%P0q m5' 2EY/Y+Țd>{Jbf1l];C@ةK>lva|ʼ&:ef˴DX"> pE ~A= (ݟߗ!t`=Lo+#7e;hA+3A}ӿLjAMT[ g Oiq3_3*q//5 v4DDǻ]%%?jRfXO9+%-0RoG. jC^Yb̕'8_r8Si4S!-tDN Mo1,L=x0 0mT s`atX)X\̸9C&ݞ8gduS||T}f;JP_IA3)a2%0?7, IdZXB߄DLUMH}\ecn5]#U#V߈ ֽaGteGiJ H-ZB|ʜ[m3swQz7^iZrۼh <*7|`nl v=\6torC9[+D/7WP*PS* )$kD/zBM蔫&؜@q @0 h CM3+Z5H JRLrLv0 ^a,)'AOLdW\͓=ovlB)UoG4H8#TS8gnY١ 0Dzct@+h@j =V4"1v\I7:E#s'SubB;8as䉨 ]`ȭ\<~.[݌en1mY ]ܼ :bQ5uOTbA7H N&xX\"ݬA^9i1B)m4bjlʣi@ЭuND0hvTOnlYQZMk2(j RYS#8*C1[pk\R{1Bc){Aq"`n?dy3+CJzrdUIG(J )K(ՉB1jDH@H)24XZ8 xEQCeQ60Հ/ 9C, {Ak(2(#_V@0` 5+Q8mt0 D޳] *ڶvK ~%N3\ n1Z8b1bnA1k6R^q /3Ysyay/n)FUyjܷԝX7 neNy8Bo_xb үTn"-݄9РxLxK DY ,O}*r FW+.MZ:Ab@=@e]gMM@ iy*–Q8r2 "?,h/ "02ȴ V2  t\:xf(^`UrL -m0UJ͕bћ$(Wd E 8jriz2Dix\38P#́.q5m]s3@Cp.V.andL ڎf5q.DqSD   D@FɅD JFLK ?X쬙Jsf7&OYZ[PtR[0d"ӽKhm3!WjSE^񍉁v˒ef齇?6I8#V>4bV'}c !֊ IgҾ XqDBx&GAƩvb}Lda1|&r:.IN@Q+q'u$d'%ۊyN7Y 9FAU%H]a9Sr|?R cq™ùB.+7okz'&%Q8{ž*E0L ,@10p@`0!2)C+2$%&*-/h  $:e_:gHP쾬DEYAXSȜa wBTsMi0ײk5gpZSZU5Fׅg]g<uM b DҋL'kԸZ{i1)9T)WIi3c"ѩ9|B4Mq7h]"D4&J" , qmQ" " class="avatar avatar-100 photo amp-wp-enforced-sizes" height="100" width="100" layout="intrinsic"> says:

    Do I need to remind you to be civil? No I don’t Good kidsThis is the story of how Sarah J Maas reviewed her own poetics in one of her booksYou will hate any moment of peace or happinessBecause 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 upDorian offered a lazy grin in return “Believe it or not this ship has an unnatural number of attractive men and women on board You’ll fit right in And fit in with the cranky immortals I suppose”Self explanatoryFenrys slid in behind them his attention going right to the witch No doubt stunned by the beauty the grace the blah blah blah perfectness of herEven she acknowledges the thing got way out of her handIt can be our little secretThe secret being Maas plagiarized herself Because people I basically re read A Court of Mist and Fury And I most certainly did not need thatAnd mine it's not a simple impression I have proof and here it isEoS “I’m not taking you against a tree the first time”ACoMaF “When you lick me” whatever that's supposed to mean he said roughly “I want to be alone far away from everyone”EoS “You are mine” Rowan breathed and she felt the claiming in her bones her soulACoMaF “You’re mine” he snarled and hefted me up into his armsEoS “Let me” Rowan growled onto the sea slick skin between her breasts “Let me touch you”ACoMaF “I want to touch you first” he said his voice so guttural I barely recognized it “Just—let me touch you” He palmed my breast for emphasisEoS He leaned in claiming her mouth as he began to move and they let go entirely And She dug in her fingers dragging her nails across his back claiming him marking himACoMaF He swept in claiming me branding me But the best has yet to comeDo you remember the mountain thing in AcoMaF? Rhys roared as he came slamming in to the hilt Outside the mountains trembled the remaining snow rushing from them in a cascade of glittering white only to be swallowed up by the waiting night belowYes? Great Well after Rhys's earthquakes and Feyre's human light bulb now meet Rowan's lightning and Aelin firesRowan’s own release barreled through him at the sight of it lightning joining wind and ice over the water Aelin held him through it sending the fire opal of her magic to twine with his power On and on as he spilled himself in her lightning and flame danced on the sea The lightning continued to strike silent and lovely even after he stilledLightning you get it? Freaking lightning What's Fae's problem with sex? It seems they are unable to climax decently without getting dangerously close to unleashing some cataclysm on the population that do not share such sexual prowess And someone care to explain how on earth can lightning be lovely? Majestic yes stunning yes but lovely? It's not a summer breeze you're talking about sweetie It's freaking lightning The kind of thing that could kill you in less than a split second you knowOh why do I even bother?As you might have guessed I could go on and on but I've already wasted enough of my time So let's just try to put everything down in black and white as neatly as we can manage•I used to be able to enjoy Maas's writing but whether I changed or her style changed now I can't any It is repetitive and monotonous and I found many passages not only the sex scenes overdramatic and overwritten Besides the multiple PoVs on the same event bored me out of my mind a fifth of the book could just go and nothing relevant would be lost And I still have to figure out why in the dialogues half the questions are deprived of a question mark •The focus on romance or I should say sex Because it's not even mere romance any every one of Maas's series is turning into downright erotica It's not that I have something against erotica it would be ridiculous I simply don't see why the Throne of Glass series took this turn and I think it rather disrespectful to the readers of Maas to change the label I don't care if it didn't change officially this is no thing for young adults from ya to na in the middle of the series What if an eleven year old started reading book one now and then once at the end of book four were forbidden to go on because the parents knew that this book would traumatize the kid for life?There are very few things I value in literature as in every other thing in life as I value coherence This series shows an increasing lack of itMoreover all the fuss everyone makes about Aelin and Rowan being together is insufferable It's like Maas tried and tried with all her forces to celebrate this thing as much as she could She practically idolized this relationship and wanted her readers to get to idolize it too through of all her idolizing If this is not twisted and convoluted then I don't know what is And I should be sick of saying it by now but Hello manipulative writing I really did not miss you•And talking about coherence the characters They all turned in inhumanly handsome and daringly provoking womanizersvamps They are all bold sexy self confident and cool Guess what after ten characters exactly like that and five books I grew weary of this shit Not only that it was as if Empire of Storms were written by a totally different person from the one who wrote the books up to Heir of Fire but probably related to the one who wrote Queen of Shadows The characters completely change the way they see the world how come the first thought on their minds is one and always one? If you're wondering yes that should be sexDorian Havilliard in particular is not himself any If there was something I hadn't accused Maas of yet it was of using insta love as a real thing okay or less and yet I cannot find a better word to describe what happens between him and Manon view spoilerwho lo and behold is a queen too hide spoiler