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Empire of Storms Audiobook

Empire of Storms

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Publisher's Summary

Kingdoms collide in Sarah J. Maas' epic fifth installment in the New York Times best-selling 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 don't.

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.

Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?

©2016 Sarah J. Maas (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    Claudia H Philadelphia, PA 09-13-16
    Claudia H Philadelphia, PA 09-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Emotional, Stressful and Wonderful"

    I've noticed trends in a lot of the YA scifi books that I've read, particularly those with a strong female lead, and this series follows all of them. It has the usual love stories, and the usual rise from the lower class, and a strong female protagonist - which to be clear, I always enjoy, AND, this book still managed to give you a plot line to love, even though you've kind of heard it all before. This particular book shows how much Aelin Galathynius has grown and how strong she truly is.

    This book was extremely sexual, more so than any of the books prior, and I would not recommend it for the 11-13 age group. There were many sex scenes and sexual conversation and situations, so I think parents should use their own judgement.

    I'm thrilled with this book, I wish I waited until the next book in the series was also released, because this is a doozy.

    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Jessie 10-11-16
    Jessie 10-11-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Parts were Unnecessary"

    I appreciate how the author finally brought all the characters together and explained mysteries from her series. However I do not understand why she chose to be so sexually explicit with all of her characters. It didn't even seem to fit in certain places. She went from one overly lusty scene to the next, almost as if she got stuck and couldn't think of how to progress she story so she had all of her characters be fully and uncontrollably horny. It didn't make sense in context and seemed cheap and trashy. Besides her brief attempt at being an erotica writer, I liked this book.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca F 09-29-16
    Rebecca F 09-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it but not for kids"

    The series continues to be exciting, but there are a few sex scenes so parents be aware. also there is more swearing.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Chris 09-22-16
    Chris 09-22-16 Member Since 2012
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    "almost perfect"

    I really wanted to give this 5 stars but couldn't due to the graphic sex.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan Plaizier 09-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Not my flavor."

    Most of this series is brilliant, the vibrant world, interesting characters, and struggle for hope are parts that have kept me enjoying this series. This book however added some things that I really didn't like, and think detracted from the overall story. I believe there are times and places where sex scenes can be appropriate but many of the scenes depicted in the book felt like cheap smut, placed there as fan service to keep people interested in the books. it could have been more enjoyable if left to the imagination and not depicted in such a graphic and vivid way. The only other main issue I had was a 30 minute torture scene. It was placed to cause tension and build anticipation, but lasted far too long. The way it was handled caused me to loose all interest in the book or the outcome of the series.

    The series as a whole is a good one, and one that have enjoyed. I would, however, not recommend this particular book to others. It just isn't my flavor.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Book Lover 09-08-16
    Book Lover 09-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I truly enjoyed Empire of Storms"

    Empire of storm is great story and I look forward to the next release. I have to say Aelin is just so lovable and she has won my heart. She is beautiful, smart , so giving. She is willing to scare her life so others may live. She is amazing.

    I highly recommend this book. This book is full of adventure. Aelin may sound so full of herself; but she is full of love for the people and causes that she loves.

    Rowan, Doran, Manon, Aedion and Lorcan are also great characters. I like the way we were able to her different characters POV.

    I don't think this book is appropriate for kids as young as 11-13. I do think that there are parts of the book which are not appropriate for kids which are that young.

    An applause to Sarah Mass and Elizabeth Evans. Good job.

    I can see this series book becoming a tv show or movie.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Chris 01-23-17
    Chris 01-23-17
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    "Awkward :/"

    The intimate scenes were more than a little awkward and didn't fit. Almost felt thrown in just to see how much she could get away with. The rest of the story was really good though.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sophie 09-07-16
    Sophie 09-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not the last book"

    Another great read, fast paced, I think they only sleep for about 2 hours in this one. Good tension, more questions answered, and leaves us on a cliffhanger !!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    chamillion20 09-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good for adult audiences"

    I loved the story but cringed through all of the detailed sex scenes and explosion of explitives. Aelin's toes curl a lot, and everybody is "incarnate". (I dont know if that name is spelled right. Im more of an audio listener.) I hope Sarah tones down the adult content in her next books, or I wont be buying any more copies in the throne of glass series for my kids to stumble over.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 10-09-16
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    "Dragging and confused"

    Liked the first 4 books in this series. This book was boring, confusing, and just hard to follow Aelin is full of secret plans, none of which come to fruition until the critical moment. Over and over. That gets old really fast. Learn to communicate already! No more idiotic plot twists to get out of having written yourself into a corner. Sorry, but I was pretty disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Amie Jordan
    10/2/17
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    "Favourite book of series so far"

    I have listened to this book twice now and I found that the second time round there were a lot of little things that I missed the first time, or that suddenly it clicked and my understanding of bits and pieces became clearer.
    The stories are well written enough that despite there being now many, many characters in play you know each of them on a personal level and could reel off a few facts or personality traits of each, making you fully engage and empathise or understand each character.
    I do have to say that I am finding the arrogance of Aelin to become quite irritating now and would like to see the author allow her to be more humble or at least attempt to listen to her companions, rather than storming around like a petulant teenager doing what she wants in temper and getting all her own way, and all the much, much older and experienced characters seem to just let it happen as if it's totally okay. I hope it doesnt continue in such a way because it is getting a little unrealistic (if you can call any fantasy story realistic, you know what I mean!)
    But otherwise, I have read Tower of Dawn (not as interesting) and eagerly away the next book to find out what happens next

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  • Tess
    8/20/17
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    "Confused fan fiction"

    Not impressed with this book in the series. Actually found it quite confusing, had to re-listen to sections to figure out what was going on. Just seemed to jump around all over the place. But the main thing that detracted from the enjoyment were the sex scenes. Jeez, I like a guilty pleasure mills & boon novel with the best of them but not when I haven't signed up for them. Whole chapters made up of the beautiful couples having endless orgasms. Every man is an Adonis, & every woman is scarred in some way but nothing that will detract from her beautiful face & amazing body, ugh ok we get it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • james
    7/20/17
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    "Careful who listens to this"
    Any additional comments?

    \i have now invested days listening to this series with my 14 year old daughter. she will not be listening to this final book as the prolonged sexual scenes are very graphic and would not be suitable. I am very disappointed as the actually add nothing to the story line.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    7/18/17
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    "Explicit but beautiful..."

    Hot damn, the frisky, heated scenes. That's all I have to say. Loved it. ❤

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • robert
    4/7/17
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    "really good again"

    Story was fantastic again sex scenes were ridiculous but rest of it was awesome. cant wait for the next one

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  • avallach
    4/2/17
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    "excellent story line"

    glad the story had not been rushed to a conclusion loved this installment looking forward to the next.

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  • A.E Clayden
    3/31/17
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    "easy to get lost with all the names"

    This one was the least enjoyable for me. So many names that all sort of sound alike. It was difficult to keep up with them all. I found myself lost more than once.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Watford, UK
    2/23/17
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    "Another brilliant installment"

    First of all I love this series. Great characterisation and fabulous voice acting courtesy of Elizabeth. She makes this series come alive.

    But screw you Sarah for the twists and turns that made me cry... AND DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE GODS DAMN CLIFFHANGER.

    I love Ansel she seems like a fantastic character and I'll be interested to see how the next installment pans out because of the feel bombs you have nearly DESTROYED me with.

    Bring on the next book. I'm greedy for more as I've devoured the last three books in a week.

    #aelinandrowen4ever

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Debs
    2/9/17
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    "great can't wait for next one"

    loved it roll on next one plot getting more and more exciting great listen thanks

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • k
    1/21/17
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    "Do not miss this"

    This is a fantastic series of books .
    You just can't stop listening
    And when you end the book ,your want more more more

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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