Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4) ♦ Sarah J. Maas | Review
Celaena is back, and it doesn’t take long until the first bang. Celaena still has scores to settle, especially with her old master of the Assassin’s Guild, Arobynn Hamel.
But while she collects favors owed to her as Celaena, as Aelin, Queen of Terrasen, she seeks vengeance on those who have harmed her, her family, and her kingdom.
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #4
More Volumes: Celeanas Geschichte, Die Erwählte, The Assassin's Blade, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire
Publisher: Bloomsbury, published on 01. Sep 2015
Genre: Adventure, Fae, High Fantasy, Magic, New Adult, Romance
Purchased at: Amazon
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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. 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 just shatter her world.
More Books by the Author: Dornen und Rosen, Flammen und Finsternis, Sterne und Schwerter, Frost und Mondlicht, Celeanas Geschichte
Queen of Shadows ♦ Sarah J. Maas
But first she has to face other tasks. This includes rescuing her cousin, Aedion, from the King’s clutches, unfortunately also with shady help from Arobynn. In Queen of Shadows, Sarah J. Maas takes the reader right into the action and until the very end, there is no space for the characters or the reader to take a deep breathing.
This mission is made more difficult by the fact that Aelin does not have her friend Dorian to fall back on. He lost the fight against his father’s dark forces.
The road to the liberation of Aedion presents certain difficulties for Aelin, unfortunately also with Chaol. At first, I couldn’t understand his negative attitude towards her, although he’s known since the end of the second volume in the series who he’s really looking at now. And his behavior is getting somewhat old. But still, I didn’t dislike him, because his priorities were simply different from Aelin’s, but he’s heart is at the right spot.
In addition to the action in Rifthold, where Aelin, Chaol, Aedion and Nesryn (a new great character) plan a risky rescue mission, we meet again with Manon and her Thirteen. Here, too, we meet old and new secondary characters (Elide, Lorcan, Lysandra), who end up becoming more important than was expected at the beginning of the book and how they are all connected to Aelin in some way or the other. And it’s an amazing ride, how all these characters are well woven into the plot, and you’ll never know what to expect on the next page or in the next chapter.
With each page, all characters take on deeper traits, their characters grow and develop. In Heir of Fire, Manon seemed cold and merciless, but she seems to have doubts about the King’s intentions, she starts to question certain decisions and orders, and it seems her heart thaws a little.
Dorian, on the other hand, has to face a struggle for existence, which was heavy to read, and I suffered for him with every line.
Even though the whole book is full of a lot of action and important/informative dialogues, there are a couple scenes I just really loved getting into: First of, the rescue mission was spectacular. Second, the clash of Aelin and Manon leaving both behind with a mutual understanding, Third, the return of Rowan. Gosh, my heart melted and bolted towards him like Aelin did. ❤️
And last, but not least the ending, which I can’t talk about, you’ve got to read it.
After Heir of Fire, my favorite book in the series, Queen of Shadows also has a lot to offer. New characters, new and old problems must be mastered. Friendships need to be renewed and trust built. And a love gently begins to kindle.
Throne of Glass – The Series
|The Assassin’s Blade (#0.1-0.5)||Throne of Glass (#1)|
|Crown of Midnight (#2)||Heir of Fire (#3)|
|Queen of Shadows (#4)||Empire of Storms (#5)|
|Tower of Dawn (#6)||Kingdom of Ash (#7)|
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