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.
Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?
First off, where do I even start? Empire of Storms was far better plotted than the last two books and moved at a much faster pace with drama and plot twists entangling you with all its perfect nastiness and wit. I swear this series just gets better and better and thicker and thicker. Also if you ever thought there was a love triangle at the beginning of this series, you were so very, very wrong, which is one of the many great reasons I love about this series. There’s a bigger picture when it comes to Throne of Glass and a thicker plot that you could ever have foretold. Sarah J. Maas has truly grown her book series into a tale that is richer, cleverer, more cunning, and more intriguing in ways that interlink the subplots together to unite the full story. The way this story has become something so much more than the first instalment is mind-blowing.
However, due to other POVs of other characters rather than your usual Aelin, can cause you to feel less connected with her character than in the previous books, but the reason behind why this is the case all comes together in the end and makes so much more sense. Seeing Celaena through other characters was something different but she is still the incredibly brave, determined, and selfless character you always knew her to be as her story gets even more complex and the writing style becomes more mature as Celaena becomes wiser.
All of the characters are absolutely amazing and have grown so much since the first book. The character development and secondary characters were satisfying to read and discover. I honestly don’t know how Maas does it, but she juggles and balances all of these characters perfectly for they are all just as equally important to one another with each character having their own personalities and stories to tell.
I understand how there has been a lot of debate about the steamy scenes in Storms of Fire and that many are calling it unnecessary, but it does add in something different and amusing to read and I do know of many who enjoy reading scenes such as them. Especially in an actual book, rather than some made up fanfiction. The sexual scenes in the book were tamer than A Court of Mist and Fury and it felt like Maas was trying to be as descriptive as she possibly could whilst managing to keep it as vague as possible for younger readers.
Overall, I am completely wrecked because of this book in the best possible way. It was astounding with so many amazing moments that wished to engulf me. If you want to ride one hell of an emotional rollercoaster, this book is the one for you as the plot and twists most definitely continue in this installment and only get more mind-blowing as the series continue.
Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she's not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.