Thursday, August 8, 2019

114 Thoughts I Had While Re-Reading Empire Of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: September 6, 2016
from Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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"The 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'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."

My Thoughts:

1. Spoilers for the entire series.
2. Ugh stupid Elena and Gavin.
3. SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO BRANNON ELENA.
4. Elide is so damn strong and fierce.
5. These two and their damn tension.
6. “Fireheart” “Buzzard”
7. And Erawan is here to play for real now.
8. Every time we hear the history of the original Valg war Maeve is portrayed as a savior… still terrible… but on the right side and its astounding she pulled that off so long.
9. Ugh Ren shut up and go away and stop being a little shit.
10. Aelin should have burned Darrow to ash right then and there.  He put his pride and need to play King and keep the little power he had ahead of Terrasen and completely ignored the fact that the only reason they were able to start this rebellion up again in the first place was because Aelin made a stand.
11. Rowan calling Aedion and Lysandra brother and sister is everything.
12. “Win me back my Kingdom Evangeline” AND SHE DOES.
13. Ren is a shit.
14. “To call in old debts and promises. To raise an army of assassins and thieves and exiles and commoners. To finish what was started long long ago.”
15. Just taking a moment to appreciate how perfect Dorian is.
16. Fierce King Dorian.
17. MANON TO SAVE THE DAY.
18. “Get up.”
19. “Hello witchling” “Hello princeling”
20. And here comes Rowan!
21. Lorcan you just met your future hahahaha.
22. I can never decide if I love Lorcan or if I hate him.
23. Go Petra go.
24. Kingsflame!!!
25. The Dorian and Rowan bromance is so great.
26. “Aelin is my heart.” *melts*
27. Aelin does dramatic entrances great.
28. BRANNON.
29. Brannon and Aelin really would have been such fun together.
30. It kills me that even Brannon didn’t know what Maeve was. Outright says she isn’t a valg. GAH.
31. “Find the lock” UGH just sending her to her doom.
32. THAT’S MY WITCH QUEEN.
33. Everyone always underestimates Elide and they pay for it.
34. Lorcan always being so negative and cranky.
35. Hey hey hey Gavriel and Fenrys.
36. I love Fenrys.
37. Maeve is such shit.
38. Vaughn got lucky flouncing off forever. I sometimes like to picture him off “looking” for Lorcan and just not getting involved and enjoying life.
39. Dorian is so smart and always underestimated.
40. Aelin’s reintroduction to Rolfe is EPIC.
41. “She must be a rare staggering beauty to make you so faithful.”
42. I just CANNOT. This scene is one of my very favorites.
43. “She must be the most wonderful person who ever existed.”
44. “You will find Rolfe that one does not deal with Celaena Sardothien, one survives her.”
45. “Rowan’s always looking for an excuse to show off; dramatic rescues give him purpose and fulfillment in his dull immortal life.”
46. Stop complaining Aedion. And stop being a brat towards Dorian, he is perfect.
47. “We are allowed to make mistakes” YES LYSANDRA YES. GOSH I LOVE HER.
48. I’m really never going to forgive Aedion for all his bullshit.
49. LORCAN. DON’T BE STUPID. OF COURSE MAEVE WOULD ALLY WITH THOSE MONSTERS.
50. Fenrys loves Aelin already and is trying so hard not to show it and it also kills me cause this is what he always wanted so bad.
51. KITTY KAT.
52. “He was hers and she was his.”
53. “Dorian stirred… squinted at them both, then at the clock atop the mantle. He hauled the pillow over his eyes and went back to sleep.” How can anyone dislike Dorian?
54. I get Aedion’s anger with Gavriel but like Gavriel didn’t know he existed.
55. Aelin is so ridic smart figuring out Rolfe’s secret Mycennian claim.
56. Low blow about Sam. And I love Rowan’s reaction here cause there are just certain lines he will not allow people to cross.
57. The Sam memories *sobs*
58. THESE MOTHER EFFING GODS.
59. Fenrys can totally winnow and I’m convinced that at some point the ACOTAR world bred into this world to cause it. I mean Kingdom of Ash establishes that gates can be opened to one another.
60. Aedion is such a brat here (again). Hating Aelin for asking Lysandra to fight, like Lysandra wouldn’t want to or couldn’t think for herself. He pushes people to give and give, but the moment it’s something he doesn’t like he gets bratty. This is the beginning of my break up with Aedion.
61. Lysandra is a BADASS and I love that she was such a surprise to us readers.
62. I mean Aedion and Lysandra are so cute together, BUT HE BECOMES SUCH A SHIT LATER.
63. “I love you. There is no limit to what I can give to you. No time I need. Even when this world is a forgotten whisper of dust between the stars I will love you.” This quote is such a nice parallel to what he says to her in Heir of Fire.
64. I love that Aelin no longer has any chill when it comes to Elena.
65. STILL LYING ELENA. I HATE HER.
66. Nice of you to drop in Manon.
67. I love how Elide continually puts Lorcan in his place.
68. Haha Lorcan’s so mad he doesn’t have a wyrd key.
69. “My name is Aelin Ashryver Galathynius and I will not be afraid.”
70. Of course Lysandra is right she’s ALWAYS right.
71. I love this scene where they bet on Rowan hitting the ilken with the arrow while Fenrys is almost dying.
72. “Slip between folds in the world” THIS HAS GOT TO BE ACOTAR RELATED.
73. My poor Fenrys, he just wants to serve and do it well and for someone who is worth it.
74. “Nameless is my price.”
75. I hate those bastard gods so damn much.
76. This is such a huge moment for Lorcan and Elide… because he comes back for her… he doesn’t leave her alone.
77. Every time Aelin thinks about the price she has to pay I hate these gods more and more, demanding a sacrifice from someone who has nothing to do with any of their problems. My only consolation now is that Aelin gets her revenge in the end. I got immense pleasure when she ripped open that door to a hell dimension.
78. Maeve didn’t even deserve Lorcan… cranky bastard that he is. But also, Lorcan is such an idiot thinking he loves Maeve and like honestly not sure Maeve didn’t weave into his mind to make him think so.
79. In more evidence of “these gods are the worst” they send Aelin through this ridiculous place just to have to find out how to kill herself in the end.
80. How is it possible for Dorian to be so perfect? Cause perfect he is.
81. “”Blame my ancestor” she certainly did for many many things” SAME AELIN SAME.
82. Aedion. Just go away. Everyone blames her for things and here he is doing it again. Acting like everyone else when he should be better. BLAMING HER FOR THINGS AND TELLING HER SHE ISN’T HANDLING THINGS SHE IS ALREADY PUTTING INTO MOTION. Honestly every re-read he pisses me off more and I just don’t think I like him anymore.
83. If you don’t think Aelin is a savior to rally behind Aedion then maybe you should just get the fuck outta here.
84. “We like to call it territorial male nonsense.”
85. ANSEL OF BRIARCLIFF.
86. Aelin’s surprises give me life.
87. UGH STUPID LORCAN LOOK WHAT YOU DID.
88. I hate Maeve… I hate her so much.
89. My Rowan… doing everything he can to help his Fireheart.
90. Dorian… so so smart figuring out the puzzle with the mirror.
91. I’ll never understand how Gavriel… Gavriel who is SO good… ever followed or believed in Maeve when she is clearly cruel. I get Lorcan, he thought he loved her. And I get Fenrys, he wanted to save his brother. But Gavriel I just do not understand.
92. I hate Elena. This is all her damn fault.
93. SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO BRANNON ELENA.
94. MAKE ELENA PAY THE PRICE YOU STUPID WORTHLESS GODS.
95. Ugh and Nehemia. So much manipulation. Sending Aelin or Dorian to their death. But even then it all  goes back to Elena and her STUPIDNESS.
96. WHITETHORNS COMING THROUGH.
97. FRIGGIN MAEVE BEING THE EVIL BITCH SHE IS.
98. This always makes me so angry because it is SO NOT FAIR. Aelin and Dorian did not deserve this.
99. Oh shut up Elena, I do not feel sorry for you.
100. The Thirteen have excellent timing.
101. Maeve is worse than Erawan. She is cold and heartless and endlessly cruel.
102. WHAT THIS BITCH DID TO ROWAN.
103. Can’t wait for Cairn to die.
104. These last words from Aelin. My heart.
105. “Where is my wife?” ROWAN *sobs*
106. Screw you Aedion. Aelin doesn’t have to tell you anything. She doesn’t owe you anything. She would tell you when she was ready. This was obviously something she was still processing and she didn’t owe it to you to tell you immediately. And for you to be mad at Lysandra for not betraying Aelin’s confidence is shit and I’ll never forgive him for how he treated her here.
107. That image of Rowan sitting on his knees on the beach sat in my head for two damn years while I waited for Kingdom of Ash.
108. YOU GO GET OUR GIRL ROWAN.
109. “He would not accept it” AND HE DOESN’T.
110. “Terrasen remembers Evalin Ashryver do you? I fought at Mistward for your people, return the godsdamnmed favor.” My Queen has such a way with words.
111. And the silent assassins!
112. You should feel bad Aedion. Aelin delivered big time and you just crapped all over her at every turn.
113. Prince Rowan Whitethorn Galathynius.
114. So I went back and noticed my Goodreads status the first time I finished this book was “so this is what pure devastation feels like” and you know, upon this whatever number re-read now… SAME.


Wrap Up:
This ending is always devastating and man that wait for Kingdom of Ash was killer. At least now I can just keep powering through. But the ending is killer cause I love this world and these characters so much. Still so good.

2 comments:

  1. This sounds pretty awesome. :) And what a name- Prince Rowan Whitehorse Galathynius. That's pretty epic actually lol.

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  2. LOL to #9. Ren must be a character that drives you crazy! #12 Evangeline sounds like a bada**. This series sounds epic!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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