Empire of Storms and Tower of Dawn Tandem Reading Guide


When recommending the Throne of Glass Series I often recommend the tandem read of Empire of Storms and Tower of Dawn which take place at the same time but center around different characters. I recommend it this way because Empire of Storms has one of the worst cliffhangers of my entire life and after having read that the idea of reading another entire 672-page novel that had no mention of the characters I most wanted to know about was daunting and it made it incredibly difficult to enjoy Tower of Dawn, which is a good book on its own.

That being said, the tandem read can be daunting because it involves switching between the two books rather often in order to stay in chronological order. If you choose to do the tandem read then I recommend using sticky tabs to mark each chapter that you switch between books that way you don’t read farther than you initially intended to.


Start with Empire of Storms “Nightfall” to “Chapter 5”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 1”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 6” to “Chapter 8”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 2” to “Chapter 3”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 9” to “Chapter 10”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 4” to “Chapter 6”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 11”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 7”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 12” to “Chapter 13”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 8” to “Chapter 10”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 14” to “Chapter 16”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 11” to “Chapter 12”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 17” to “Chapter 18”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 13” to “Chapter 16”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 19”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 17”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 20” to “Chapter 23”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 18” to “Chapter 21”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 24” to “Chapter 25”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 22” to “Chapter 23”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 26”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 24”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 27” to “Chapter 29”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 25” to “Chapter 28”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 30”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 29” to “Chapter 31”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 31”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 32”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 32”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 32” to “Chapter 35”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 33” to “Chapter 51”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 36” to “Chapter 37”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 52”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 38” to “Chapter 40”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 53”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 41” to “Chapter 42”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 54” to “Chapter 56”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 43”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 57” to “Chapter 59”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 44” to “Chapter 48”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 60” to “Chapter 61”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 49” to “Chapter 51”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 62” to “Chapter 63”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 52” to “Chapter 53”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 64” to “Chapter 65”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 54” to “Chapter 56”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 66” to “Chapter 67”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 57”

Read Empire of Storms “Chapter 68” to “Chapter 75”

Read Tower of Dawn “Chapter 58” to “Fireheart”


You Might Also Like: