I’ve seen several posts over recent days referring to Empire of Storms as the final book in the Throne of Glass series. I’d just like to point out that there is still another book to come. Eos is only book 5/6 (or 6/7 if you include TAB).
EoS is not the end of the series.
No need to panic just yet. We’ve still got at least 1400 more pages of yummy SJM squabbles to look forward to. Plus, we have all those lovely additions that were recently announced!
I’m doing a Throne of Glass read-along on my blog in August to get ready for Empire of Storms in September! We’ll read one book each week, so ToG starts Aug 1! I’ll also be doing an international giveaway, polls, posting my favorite ToG book merch, linking to others’ reviews and fan art, and generally fangirling on all social media platforms, so check back in August even if you’re not joining the read-along!
“He was hers and she was his and they had found each other across centuries of bloodshed and loss, across oceans and kingdoms and war.”
ROWAELIN RISES, MY FRIENDS!!!!!! First, let’s examine the language of the quote. “Across centuries of bloodshed and loss” is something that we can definitely relate to Rowaelin– Rowan is centuries older than Aelin (but he acts like a horny teenage boy, so the age difference seems much shorter). Also, while all of the characters have seen bloodshed and all have lost people for some time in some way, Rowan and Aelin have seen (and caused) some of the most bloodshed, and obviously Rowan lost his mate and Aelin lost her entire family (except Aedion) and almost her entire court. “Across oceans and kingdoms and war” can be applied to Aelin in HoF traveling across the ocean to Wendlyn, and as for kingdoms, both Aelin and Rowan have been separated by kingdoms both geographically and mentally (beginning of HoF) before. Even though Rowan has fought in wars, the ‘war’ part of that quote could be more for what happens in EoS– Aelin and Rowan are going to have to fight Erawan in a war in order to get him out of Erilea. Now as for the context of the quote, I believe that this scene is from Rowan’s persepctive (’He was hers’ comes before ‘she was his’), and that this could be them accepting their mate bond, but, to me at least, the quote sounds kind of like it’s the 11th hour and it could be their good-bye before they go out and kick butt. Those are just my thoughts though, and you can find the rest of my blurb theories here.