Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass Series #5)
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Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass Series #5)

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by Sarah J. Maas

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Kingdoms collide in Sarah J. Maas's epic fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series.

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.

With her


Kingdoms collide in Sarah J. Maas's epic fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series.

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.

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.

In 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The best, most exciting installment yet. . . . Each page teems with fierce intensity, romantic tension and propulsive suspense as power, magic and evil surge in this high-stakes saga." —USA Today on QUEEN OF SHADOWS

"Sizzles with action, deception and sexual tension, making it the best yet." —RT Book Reviews on QUEEN OF SHADOWS

"Impossible to put down." —Kirkus Reviews on QUEEN OF SHADOWS

"Celaena is as much an epic hero as Frodo or Jon Snow!" —New York Times bestselling author Tamora Pierce on HEIR OF FIRE

"Intriguing, beautiful, heartbreaking, romantic and exciting . . . . This story will consume your imagination and leave you drooling for more. . . . Epic fantasy gold." —USA Today on HEIR OF FIRE

"Tension snowballs into devastating twists and an absolutely riveting ending. . . . Will leave readers ravenous for more." —Kirkus Reviews on HEIR OF FIRE

"An epic fantasy readers will immerse themselves in and never want to leave." —starred review, Kirkus Reviews on CROWN OF MIDNIGHT

"A thrill ride of epic fantasy proportions." —USA Today on CROWN OF MIDNIGHT

"A thrilling read." —starred review, Publishers Weekly on THRONE OF GLASS

"A must-read for lovers of epic fantasy and fairy tales." —USA Today on THRONE OF GLASS

"Fans of Tamora Pierce and George R.R. Martin, pick up this book!" —RT Book Reviews on THRONE OF GLASS

"Simply dazzles. . . . Maas' Throne of Glass series has been a smash hit [and] this new series is primed to follow in its footsteps." —starred review, Booklist on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

"Maas delivers what may be her best work to date. . . . Enchanting, spellbinding, and imaginative. . . . The world-building is stellar, as only Maas can imagine it." —USA Today on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

"A gorgeously written tale as lush and romantic as it is ferocious. Absolutely spellbinding." —New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Bracken on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

Product Details

Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
Throne of Glass Series , #5
Sales rank:
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

SARAH J. MAAS is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series - Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, Empire of
Storms - and the series' prequel, The Assassin's Blade; as well as The Throne of
Glass Coloring Book, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and A Court of Mist and Fury. A New
York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog.
www.worldofsarahjmaas.com facebook.com/throneofglass

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Empire of Storms 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Anonymous 19 days ago
Holy Goddess Sarah J. Maas literally left me on the edge of my seat gaping in wonder at the tale she has created and her absolute brilliance at the way she weaves it. I was waiting in anticipation at the turn of every page and the only disappointment I have is that I have to wait for the next one! She is just spectacular with the plot twists and revelations of this book. This is one of those stories that will always be playing in my mind and I will always be enthralled. Long live Queen Aelin Ashryver Galathynius!!!
Anonymous 16 days ago
Maas has done it once more. She raised my fragile heart, fueling it with fire and love for her characters, her spectacular plot, and her world building so that it burned as brightly as Aelin of the Wildfire. She tested it's strength with the trials of heartache, the battering ram of hope for these beautiful characters. And then she shattered it so thoroughly that I am left yearning for more. Only a few embers are remaining, waiting for the next installment to once again fan it to an inferno. I love her writing style, the way she weaves the characters to life, to become more than just words on the pages. Aelin has grown so much from her first novel, as has Maas' writing. The weight that she carries on her shoulders, the weight of the world, has molded her into a true Queen (albeit a sassy and terrifying one). Rowan, precious Rowan. I wish that I would come across an equal such as you in my lifetime. I was really happy when I encountered that Elide would be a major player, as well as her counterpart, likely and perfectly he is for her. I absolutely loved that Dorian has matured into a character more than fluff. How he is shaping the story, and how he shows his strength. Manon of course is a beautiful character, and we can see how she develops far more in this novel (we were given just the teasings of it in the last). Truly, I could spend days talking about her characters, and how immensely proud I am of how they have shown depth, growth, and realism. Each has played a vital role in forming the plot, which I do have to say was so brilliantly weaved I have to wonder if Maas is secretly Aelin in real life (in her little heart-stopping reveals). My heart is in emotional turmoil from now until the story continues. Bravo, bravo, you have done it again, Maas. Thank you
Anonymous 17 days ago
Oh my goodness! What an ending. Now we have to wait. .. sigh. ..
Anonymous 18 days ago
Wow....that ending though :( Great book
Anonymous 18 days ago
Sarah j. Maas does it again with her latest page turner. I couldn't put it down! Amazing action and character development, there seems to be no limit to the multifaceted Aelin. Can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous 8 days ago
I am once again sucked completely in to a series in which the author not only refines and perfects her writing as the books continue, but also the characters evolve and change. I need more!
Anonymous 18 days ago
I love these books
Anonymous 18 days ago
7175029 19 days ago
Amazing! I just finished! The twist and turns are amazing! I love learning about each character individually. This is a wonderfully written series of books. I cannot wait for the final one! I have re-read them over and over and cannot wait till restart this book! Thank you Sarah for these amazing books!
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Anonymous 20 days ago
Just bought this today, and I'm already hooked after a couple of chapters! Can't wait to read the rest :)
Anonymous 7 days ago
I second this!! No Allegiant repeats please D:!! This book was soooo amazing, it makes me so sad I finished it so quickly because I just couldn't put it down, OMG! So much romance going on in this one as if Mass took the time to pair them all up lol. I cried my eyes out towards the end though! Such an emotional roller coaster! ^w^ eek!
Anonymous 20 days ago
SmalltownSR 2 hours ago
Amazing, outstanding, brilliant. I had things I needed to accomplish this weekend, but read instead.
Anonymous 19 hours ago
This was another great read in the series! I wish it didn't have to end. The story leaves you breathless from start to finish. You definitely won't be disappointed.
Anonymous 3 days ago
Seriously the best one yet. The only thing I'm disappointed in is that I have to wait for the next one.
Anonymous 4 days ago
So much character depth and development, could not put it down! One of the best authors I have ever read! Can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous 4 days ago
So glad another will come, how long must we all wait!
Anonymous 6 days ago
Amazing book as always! Beware it will suck you in to the story and you will feel every epic high and every devastating low.
Anonymous 6 days ago
Anonymous 7 days ago
Sarah J. Maas has easily become one of my favorite authors of all time. She keeps you at the edge of your seat with every chapter and the anticipation of her next book is colossal. I've never waited for so long and try to take my time with a book before, and i cannot wait for what comes next. Aelin is the ultimate heroine and Sarah J. Maas should be acclaimed for this work of art.
Anonymous 8 days ago
The emotional rollercoaster is over for now...but this story will stay with me...im so breathless...love this author. And the characters all speak to my soul...everone needs to read this book.
Katie Sparks 9 days ago
As always, Sarah J. Maas delivers a brilliant story! I love how the different story arcs are finally intertwining, and all the various relationships and past connections are becoming clear. One can never go wrong with one of Sarah's books. She answers enough questions while weaving an exhilarating plot, so when this story ends you are comfortable with wanting more... I cannot wait to see how Aelin's journey ends. She is one bad@ss heroine, with the swagger to boot!
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Anonymous 10 days ago
I love the story line of this series but was seriously disappointed with this book in many ways. I still loved a lot about this book and the ending seriously!! :) What was disappointing is that this book series is considered a "teen" series had yet has a lot of sexual content in it. Just beware letting your teen read this book knowing that there are detailed sex scenes.