One of my favorite things about being a voracious reader is finding an amazing series to get lost in. You know the type. You end up dreaming about the characters, the places, and even some of the events, and because you have become so immersed in the story because you have pictured it all so vividly, your subconscious doesn’t realize that it isn’t your reality. You miss the characters when the series ends because they are as real as anyone else in your life, even if you sound crazy for admitting it.
That is what the Throne of Glass series has been like for me, so reading Empire of Storms was an emotional rollercoaster ride. Wow.
We see that despite her youth, the brutality and ruthlessness of her experiences have made her formidable in many ways. One thing Sarah J Maas does exceptionally well is to weave inconspicuous details throughout the story that eventually culminate into epic scenes later on. Empire of Storms was the perfect culmination of several seeds that Celaena planted in the earlier books and as readers, we get to enjoy another book where Celaena shows us exactly why she is a fantastic protagonist and badass.
I also appreciated the opportunities in Empire of Storms to get to know some of the supporting cast that up until this book did not get enough exposure in my humble opinion.
If you have made it this far in the series, or if you are just reading reviews to decide if it’s worth the time and effort to dive in, Do it. Start the series. Read the books. I’m glad I did.