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 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.
Firstly let me start by say that i was super lucky with this and received a ARC copy.
She is Aelin Ashryver Galathynius, and she will no longer hide who she is.
After a decade of denying who she truly is, Aelin is now prepared to embrace who she truly is, embrace her birthright . To fight for the future of her people. She must face her past and take down the monsters who destroyed her childhood and murdered the people she loved.
Though on her return she appears to only have one thing on her mind revenge. Revenge for Sam the love taken from her, for Nehemia, the best friend who always believed she could be more. But she also appears to be seeking vengeance on a much more personal level. She is seeking vengeance for Celaena, for the child manipulated by kings and turned into a weapon.
Queen of Shadows also see the return on Chaol, Dorian, Rowan, Adieon and Manon. All of who are fighting with not only who they truly are but their roles in the kingdom.
We aslo see their storys begin to intertwine as their lifes change.
Struggling with the loss of everything he’s ever known and believed in. Chaol is now desperate to save his dearest friend at any cost, but perhaps it is he who needs the saving. He is determined to be miserable and alone, as penitence for what he feels was his part in what happened to Dorian, Sorscha, and Nehemia.
Though he knows that Aelin’s raw power could save them all. But he tries to make them understand that if left unchecked, she and her court’s unstoppable, inhuman power is just dangerous and terrifying, as the king’s world-dominating influence.
Dorian gentle nature, is gone replaced by a darkness from the vlag that possess him. Though he tries his hardest to fight Dorian is sucked away onto a dark corner.
Queen of Shadows truly succeeds is in the evolution of its friendships between women. Some fascinating characters coming into Aelin’s life, and since I’d hate to the ruin the surprises that are in store, I’ll just say that each of the women introduced is as bold, and determined as Aelin. We are also introduced to some new darker characters.
We first meet Manon and the 13 in Heir of Fire , were i was truly unsure of how or where they were going to fit into this story. But now we learn what their purpose is. The question is will they fulfill their purpose?
We aslo learn more about Manon and her relationship with the other witches in her covern.
There is so many amazing things that happen in the book that will have you on the end of your seat. Which makes being able to give you a review without spoilers very had, so let me keep it simple.
There will be death, love, revenge, and surprises. All of which will leave you dying to know what happens next.
Sarah J Maas has returned us to a world were magic was removed and replaced with a darkness and death. But can Aelin and her friends change their world before it is to late.
About the author
Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).
Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.