I am completely and irrevocably broken by what I have just witnessed.
The end of Empire of Storms has left me a complete blubbering mess.
My boyfriend even had to endure a phone call of me repeating over and over- between sobs- “I am not okay. Is she even allowed to do that?!” She being Sarah J Mass aka the creator of my tears and nightmares.
I do not want to deliberately spoil anything, but knowing my tendancies, I have been known to spill something just like,”why, Lorcan? Why!”
I know it’s not the end of the series yet and thank ‘wyrd’ for that because this book is one where I just know that I will be wondering around in the abyss of my mind searching for absolutely anything to fill the whole in my aching heart once this series is over- yeah, I’m a book nerd, didn’t you know? So I will probably just reread the entire thing until I can accept what the heck just happened!
Aelin (Celeana) is a freaking legend. I cannot put into words how brilliant and smart and badass she is. I find it quite easy to dislike female protagonists sometimes- at least elements of them, especially if they are tied to a love triangle/square as is often the case. Mass has done an incredible job in creating Aelin because I definitely want to be her and not just for her gorgeous fae mate 😉
There is a huge amount of romance/steaminess in the fifth instalment as well- Mass really went to town in creating new ways to tell us: ‘and they had sex.’ Many writers cringe away from the topic but Mass embraces every detail of the intimacies between all of the couples in this book- trust me, there are many.
I also love the developments in characters like Manon, Fenrys and I will begrudgingly say Lorcan…
Aelin, in this book, pretty much proves to every one a hundred times over that she deserves to be queen, and although I understand why Darrow issued the stupid decree for her to stay away, if my girl is not sat on that throne by the seventh book- she’s making us wait until Autumn… I am going to go all Celeana Sardothien on Mass’s ass!
But before I go too far and start talking about Aelin, Aedion and Rowan like they’re all my best friends (I wish) as my boyfriend jokes I have been doing for the past five books, I will just tell you that this is a series that deserves to be read by everyone- including you!
Now please excuse me while I go and reread Empire of Storms until I cry myself into oblivion and am ready to accept the ending.
This post is a call out to any of you out there who feel my pain of a heart shattering to a thousand pieces- I need y’all to discuss this with me, so drop a comment if you have even the slightest inkling of what I am droning on about!