I am still in the after shock of finishing it, but I feel different than I have ever felt before about finishing a book. I am not immediately craving the next book, its deeper than that, I need that next book. Okay lets talk about the book itself, in the last book we left off with Caelena or as she now has reclaimed her old identity as Aelin Galathynius and came back to Rifthold and starts the plot against the king and Dorian. Soon she is plotting a plan to kill the prince and king. I wonder how that is going to go down…. haha I already know!
-SPOILERS FROM HERE ON-
I found the book title really confusing when I first started the book, but then they make reference to the title (Which made me so happy!) I really enjoyed the cover with Aelin standing there looking super bad ass with her sword and she is wearing her black suit that Arobynn gave her in The assassins sword (Book 0).
This story isn’t very specific, but the way they describe it I think it’s in a medieval like time. Especially the way they dress, because in Throne of Glass when Celaena is acting like Lillian (okay let me explain if you don’t remember; Aelin=Celeana=Lillian. Same person).
There are seven main characters, in Queen Of Shadows. There is Aelin, the main character; who is a total badass, she is queen of terrasen and she returns to Rifthold to free magic and kill Arobynn.
The next character is Rowan whom is Aelin’s carranium (which is a play on words for Mo anam cara which means Soul Mate in irish -_-!) He is so cool! He is described (By Aelin) and he has these super cool tattoos. I love Rowan and Aelin’s relationship and then THAT SCENE IN THE BEDROOM! I loved that scene when he’s thinking normally and then Aelin walks in wearing this sexy night gown and he’s like Holy sh**. It’s so funny, when he is so in love with Aelin he has to dump a bucket of water on himself. OMG THIS IS SO HARD WITHOUT EMOJIS.
Then there is Choal who was Celaena’s boyfriend before Aelin killed Celaena and became Aelin permanently. He was captain of the guard before the king put the collar on Dorian and became a ‘traitor’ to the kingdom, working towards freeing magic and freeing Dorian. At first he hates Aelin because of her magic (which is really hypercritical and sexist at first) because he is a guy and she is a girl. Then as he sees the Celaena he knew is still in Aelin they become friends sort of. Next there is Aedion who was captured by the king but Aelin goes all kickass and helps him escape! I felt really bad for him when he thought he was going to be able to give the blood oath and then he finds out that Rowan already gave it, my heart just broke. I also felt loved it so much at the end when Aedion goes into their room to tell Rowan something and Aelin and Rowan are making out; and Rowan doesn’t even have to look and he uses his wind powers to shut the door.
Next there is Dorian who was stuck in the valg body and couldn’t mourn the death of Sorscha, because he couldn’t remember her. That broke my heart. I love the ending; when Aelin and Dorian join hands and they killed the king. Then they were like the old world ends and the new one begins.
I think my favorite part in the book, is when Rowan returns and Aelin is playing cards and somehow she knows he is back?? She runs out into the alley and they hug and it is the most adorable thing ever!
In conclusion I loved this book. This is actually my second attempt of the review, but I’m pretty sure it’s over triple the length of before. I am so excited to see what the fifth book holds!