So the cover reveal of Empire of Storms, fifth book of the Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas, was held at BEA16 last May 12. Obviously I am opting for the UK edition but the US one looks pretty good too.
Thoughts on the cover
⚫Where is her cape?
⚫The color is a little vague but I think it symbolizes a storm that gives off an aura of impending doom so I think this is probably a heads up for us that things will not go well.
⚫ I love the fire detail! It just shows that Aelin is so much stronger now and in control of her powers.
⚫ At this point I think I have the theory why she has no cape. Maybe because her capes on the past books shows her as someone who’s always in the shadows or hiding being a assassin and all that but now she’s a Queen and she has nothing to hide anymore. If I’m right then I love it!
⚫ I love her stance here. So confident but not too arrogant.
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⚫I’m officially abandoning any ships that I may have cast on Celaena from the start. Even now with Rowan, I’m still not sure if this pair will sail because of Dorian in the background and a lost ship with Chaol on board.
⚫ I’m afraid the a major character will die. It’s already the fifth book and it seems impossible that there wouldn’t be any death in this book. Top guess? ROWAN.
⚫ Empire of Storms. I’m assuming the Empire is Terrasen? And Storms may be the magic that was set free? i think there will be a huge fight in Terrasen among the Witches and wyverns and all those dark creatures.
⚫ Maeve. Old Bitch Maeve. I think she will resurface here too just because Rowan left her.
⚫ Chaol. I think he and that girl ( I do’t remember the name! ) will find that healer in Assassin’s blade. This will be like Heir of Fire again with different settings between Chaol and Celaena. A small part of my heart is still rooting for this two.
⚫ Manon! I wish she and Dorian will be together. And I want her to be part of the squad and not an enemy because duh Aelin and Manon now that magic has returned will be literally Empire of Storms. 😂
⚫I miss Lysandra and Aedion’s sassyness! I SHIP IT!
⚫ Who else ships Elide and Abraxos? Will Elide find Aelin? I hope so! She seems smart and will be an asset to the squad and will be another reason for Manon to be friends with Aelin.
Fast forward to September please! I need this to be done and over with but I want it to be not done yet. Ambivalebt much? Hahaha! Do you have other theories? Comment them down below.❤ Thank you for reading!