Maas, Sarah J. Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4), 645 pgs. Bloomsbury, 2015. $18.99 Content: Language: R (150 + swears); Violence: R; Mature Content: PG-13.
Celaena has returned to Adarlan, but she is no longer the same person. Celaena has a full understanding that she is Aelin Galathynius, the Queen of Terrasen. Although Aelin still has connections to her assassin’s guild and the head of the palace guard has been waiting for her, she came back to Adarlan to put down the king and the dark demon Vlag that are taking over. With her old friends and enemies, along with some new ones, Aelin takes her dark past and merges it with her dreams of the future in an attempt to put Adarlan to rights, get back her kingdom and free the world’s magic.
I love this series because of the fast moving story line and the great chemistry between the characters. This far into the series it’s fun to have all the history between the friends as well, but that was also a problem because Maas doesn’t always help the reader remember the events from other books. The content makes this hard to recommend because the violence is disgusting and merciless. There is also threats of rape as well as a lot of sexual tension.
HS – OPTIONAL. Reviewer, C. Peterson.