The Queen has Returned.

Queen of Shadows

by Sarah J. Maas

Source: Sarah J. Maas

“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 for her to regain her throne. 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.”

My Insights

I just can’t stop myself from turning a page after page when I read this book.

I was so immersed by the turning of events here. Like Dorian Havilliard, the prince of Adarlan, have been enslaved by his own father using the wyrdstone that contains dark power, Aelin Galathynius, former known as Celaena Sardothien, the notorious but girly assassin turns out to be the long lost Queen of Terrasen and Manon Blackbeak as we have been known as a feisty ruthless Leader of “Thirteen” on the Heir of Fire book, have found out that she wasn’t that cruel. She wasn’t that evil. That was why she then rediscovered her humanity and defied her elders. You could actually tell that she’s really different from other Witches out there. Just the way how she chooses her own wyvern, that was called Abraxos, and how she saved the Heir of the other Witch clan that supposed to be her rival. There was many things that had happened here, that will really shock you.

I highly recommend this book as it was perfect for eacapism. And Maas had definitely outdone herself again! As expected on her.

Rating:5/5

Reviews:

“[Aelin’s] return to the city is a flurry of vengeance, score settling, and surprising alliances, and Maas delivers the action in her characteristic cinematic style. …Packed with brooding glances, simmering sexual tension, twisty plot turns, lush world building, and snarky banter. Even better, Aelin’s tale is far from over: The final chapters of this installment promise more epic adventures and badder bad guys to defeat in forthcoming volumes.”
— Booklist

“Character motivations and interactions—friendships, romances, and others—are always nuanced and on point, especially as Aelin’s growing maturity offers her new perspectives on old acquaintances. The ending leaves readers poised for the next installment. Impossible to put down.”
— Kirkus Reviews

 “With a full cast of three-dimensional characters and a slew of emotionally riveting scenes and shocking realizations, readers will be daydreaming about this book long after it’s over. Beautifully written prose and brilliantly crafted plots come together in this entry of the awe-inspiring fantasy series that will leave readers anticipating the next volume.”
— School Library Journal

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