queen-of-shadows

Synopsis:

“THE QUEEN HAS RETURNED.

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves 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 of 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 for her. 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.

The fourth volume in the New York Times bestselling series continues Celaena’s epic journey and builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might shatter her world.

Review:

Holy Cow.

This book was just amazing.

It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.

This book was a great edition to the already amazing Throne of Glass series.

Going into this book, I really did not know what to expect. I had heard some mixed reviews about it so that is probably why I did not what to think of it at first.

It was really amazing to see Celaena embrace her role as the Queen of Terrasen. It changed her personality so much. To see her transform from a young assassin into a queen was truly spectacular. Her character development throughout the first three books was amazing but to see how she dealt with everything that went on in this book was what really kept me on the edge of my seat.

I really enjoyed how we really got multiple perspectives from the different characters in this book. We got to see what was going with Dorian, Celaena, the witches, Aedion, and Rowan which I thought was a great idea. They all brought something different to the story in ways that I had never thought about.

In Heir of Fire, I didn’t really enjoy the parts of the books that had the witches involved. At the time, I didn’t really get why they were put in there. However, in this book, I think it was a great idea for them to be included. If it wasn’t for them, Celaena and the others probably wouldn’t have been able to save Dorian from the demon that he was battling inside. The scene where Celaena rescues Manon was something that I hadn’t expected but enjoyed reading otherwise. I can’t wait to see if they play a part in the next couple of books.

I’m not sure what to think of the relationship between Celaena and Rowan. They worked really well together through these past couple of books and I think they would be great a just being friends. As far as a relationship, I don’t see it ever working out. If it does, than great. But if it doesn’t, Celaena always has either Chaol or Dorian to go back. I still believe that her and Dorian are meant for each other and unless something happens to Dorian in the next couple of books, I  will stand by that.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. Like I said, it kept me on the edge of my seat for the whole time I was reading it. Maas truly knows how to make readers want to keep reading. I can’t wait to move on to the next book: Empire of Storms.

RATING: 5/5

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