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March 29, 2018

Book Review: Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas
The queen has returned.

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.
You should read first:
  1. Throne of Glass
  2. Crown of Midnight
  3. Heir of Fire

Every day I like more the Throne of Glass series.

In this book, Aelin returns to Adarlan. After everything that happened in Heir of Fire, that gave the plot a twist, I was curious to see how Aelin was going to go back to be Celaena and her previous love interest, Chaol.

Honestly, this author have the capacity to write characters that aren't perfect, and make me love them or hate them in only a few lines. This time, I hate Chaol. I guess sometime I'll understand his motives, but for now I don't want to know more about him. I'm happy Aelin left him at Adarlan, because he can't be compared to Rowan, and she deserves better.

Aelin is still the best. She likes to plan and always surprises me. In this book she will confront her old master Arobynn, and needs him to get back something he stole from her. It won't be easy while the King has a new guard, and Dorian may be lost forever.

I was desperate to read more about Rowan and Aelin together, but their relationship is going very slow (but I know they are going to end up together). She needs a person like Rowan to support her and protect her. Also, he’s very powerful and handsome, and their chemistry between them is going to make their relationship explosive.

Manon Blackbeak, the heir of the Blackbeak witches, keeps appearing and giving us clues that she will be an important character in this story. It was great to know her more and see her doubts about her grandmother and the King, seeing the horrors they are creating at Morath. Maybe that’s why I like this series, because every character gets a chance.

It’s one of the books that have more action, and new characters. I really liked Lyssandra, she was a nice surprise. Also, it’s probably the last time we will see Celaena, because she’s ready to be who she really is.

Queen of Shadows kept me hooked; turning the pages to read what was going to happen now. The story is turning to be more complex, so I really can’t wait to read Empire of Storms, because I’m sure Aelin’s path is more complicated that we already know.


  1. I haven't read any of these! But I'm so glad you are enjoying them still. Thanks for sharing.


  2. I am pretty surprised and impressed that new characters are still being introduced this far into the series! I don't think there are many where I can say that happens for main characters.