Maas Thirteen | Empire of storms blog tour.

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I am happy to be back! This adventure all started with the Thirteen days of ash and fire and the fun continued with the Queen of Shadows blog tour and ACOTAR. So, of course I did not hesitate to be part of the Empire of Storms tour when I was approaced by Maas Thirteen. Make sure to check out all the previous stops, because everyone has their own content.


September 7 - Katie @ Polished Page-Turners
September 8 - Steph @ No BS Book Reviews
September 9 - Sarah @ What Sarah Read
September 12 - Kelly @ Belle of the Literati
September 13 - Louisse @ The Soul Sisters
September 14 - Gillian @ Writer of Wrongs
September 15 - Andi @ Andi’s ABCs
September 16 - Gina @ Behind the Pages
September 19 - Jaz @ Fiction in Fiction in Fiction
September 20 - Mel @ The Daily Prophecy
September 21 - Betty @ Book Rock Betty
September 22 - Rachel @ Hello Chelly
September 23 - Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books

Over the course of these five books, Sarah has created an interesting world. Together with Aelin and her court, we've seen many places and met different people. Today I want to explore all the information and recap some of the things we've learned so far. I used Throne of Glass wiki for my 'research' and the information is spoiler-free if you've read at least Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight.

The entire continent is called Erilea, with the most important countries: Terrassen and Adarlan. 

Let's start with Terrassen, the country of the Galathynius monarchs who where rumored to be dead. It is the largest country in Adarlan's empire and was the first one the King of Adarlan conquered. The capital city is Orynth where Celaena/Aelin was born. Other cities we see mentioned in the book are Perranth (where Elide comes from) and Allsbrook. The cities are surrounded by two mountains; the Staghorns and the Anascauls. There is also Oakwald forest. East of Terrassen there is the North Sea, which leads into the Great Sea.

Aelin, 19 at the moment of Empire of Storms, is the child of Rhoe and Evalin Galathynius and heir of Brannon Galathynius. He was the first King of Terrassen. He was blessed by Mala and later married her when she turned mortal. They got one child: Elena Galathynius (who married Gavin Havilliard) He stole the Wyrdkeys from Meave. She is born from the line of Mab, her deceased great grandmother, which makes Maeve her distant aunt.

Aelin grew up in Rifthold, the capital city of Adarlan. It is led by the King of Adarlan, Dorian Havilliard's, 21, unnamed father. He found one of the Wyrdkeys and used it for his scheme to conquer the entire continent. During his reign he managed to conquer Terrassen, Eyllwe and Melisandre. Another important place in her life is Endovier, a town on the west side of Adarlan. Near the town are the Salt Mines where Celaena managed to survive until she became the Assassin of Adarlan. 

We've seen her train in the Deserted Lands, where she learned from the Silent Assassins in the Red Desert. Skull's bay with Captain Rolfe make a short appearance in the novella's too, because that's the place where she saves the lives of many slaves.

Nehemia, 19, came from Eyllwe. The capital city is Banjali. Adarlan ruled over Eyllwe and the people were often captures and sold into slavery, to the Calaculla slave labor camp. King of Adarlan allowed the royal family to retain their titles, reasons are never told.

Aelin's mother came from Wendlyn. It is ruled by the House of Ashryver and the current monarch is King Glaston, with his heir the crown prince Galan Ashreyver. The capital city is Varese. The house probably descends from Queen Mab. Aedion Ashryver is Aelin's cousin and Galan Ashryver her distant cousin. Doranelle is the place where Meave rules. Mora and Mab are her sisters. Rowan Whitethorn, 300+ years and descended of Mora, is her nephew. Her cadre is formed with Rowan, Gavriel, Vaughan, Lorcan, Fenrys and Connall.

Anielle is a small kingdom and Chaol, 22, is the heir. It is now ruled by his father, Lord of Anielle, and he has a younger brother Terrin Westfall. It is close to the White Fang Mountains, where something dark is happening throughout the series with Lord of Perranth (also named Vernon) at the head. Chaol grew up in Rifthold, so there is no information about Anielle.

Manon, 117, is the heir from the Blackbeak Witch clan. Her original country are the Wastes, divided in Western and Frozen. The Western wastes region was once ruled by Crochan witches. Manon is waiting to return and reclaim their land, but in Empire of Storms you find out that it will not be an easy task. The hold of Briarcliff is situated along the coast.

Fenharrow is briefly mentioned, because Sorcha's parents originally came from that country and we learn some things about Melisandre in Empire of Storms.

That's it! A brief summary of countries and some important characters.

TITLE: Empire of Storms, Throne of Glass #5
AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury
PUBLICATION DATE: September 6, 2015
PAGES: 704 pages
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?

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arah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as a USA Today and international bestselling author. Sarah wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in thirty-five languages. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.

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PRIZE: One signed copy of Empire of Storms, one Throne of Glass tote bag, one set of lip balms (Dorian, Chaol, Rowan) & one Celaena soap (c/o Behind the Pages) & Throne of Glass buttons (c/o ThroneofGlassPH)

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  1. Glad to have you be a part of the tour again, Mel! And yay for informative posts. Love that you've put all the info in one place for everyone to check out :)

  2. Thanks for this awesome recap Mel, it's amazing just how much the world has grown since the first book! I love how there's so many different characteristics of the different places on the map.

  3. Oh boy.... My favorite character is probably Rowan.

  4. Fantastic recap Mel^^ Oh I wish I'd had time to visit before I started reading EoS - these reminders would have saved me a bit of confusion XD

  5. I love that you are always taking part in these tours. <3 Eee :D You are amazing Mel. These books aren't for me, but I'm glad you adore (most of) them, hih :D Thank you for sharing sweetie. <3


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