Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Also by this author: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight
Series: Throne of Glass #4
Also in this series: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Read in: Sep 24 to Sep 28
Source: Personal Collection
Add to: Goodreads
Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire-for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past...
She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight.
She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.
Celaena's epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena's story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world. - via GoodReads
I came to the Throne of Glass series late in the game. I only had to wait a month for Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas. That was a tough month. So much was revealed in Heir of Fire. It seemed like for every question answered three more sprang up. It was a damn hydra.
My review for Queen of Shadows is going to be one of those that doesn’t say much about the THINGS. I don’t like spoilers so I try to avoid them. I have to say that I am so proud of Aelin. (Anyone else having issues shifting to that?) I think there was a lot of growth in HoF but she continues to grow and I can see the royalty coming out of her.
So much happens in Queen of Shadows that should I attempt to cover my feelings about it all, this review would be an essay. I feel this book is better suited for a book discussion than a review. While I feel a little disappointed in Manon and her storyline, anything less wouldn’t properly capture her internal struggle.
There was also quite the upset about where everyone landed. Ships went down and people were pissed. I can see four pairs coming through this. And I am just fine where I see it heading. But there’s still a few books left and what that really means is the possibilities are endless.