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Queen of Shadows

Times Read: 5+

Excerpt: "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."

My Rambles: Elide is so precious and I'm glad for her introduction, her innocent cunning. She warms my heart. I both love and hate the chapters that go over Dorian while he's possessed. It's fascinating to see but the shortness annoys me. The succinct way of thought, I get it, I understand why and it does wonders in terms of bringing home how terrible it all is. But I think the flow of it annoys me as a person lol. I love Manon and watching her open her heart. Asterin, my boo, I admire her wildness, her utter disregard for the negative and lives to her in all her completeness. The strength it took to tell Manon what her grandmother had done, her want to fix what was being done to the Yellowlegs even though they are enemies. I've seen how much others hate on Chaol and honestly I get it, I think he deserves the bad that happens to him. He deserves to feel like shit. And his actions bring a lot of that on himself. I don't hate him, not really, but he annoys the living bejeezus out of me. I feel so sorry for the king. The man we never really got to meet, that Dorian never got to meet. And I applaud his strength to hide from the valg for so long. It was fun to see how Rowan dealt with being stuck in mortal skin, though it would be even more so to see a larger amount of fae dealing with that sudden loss of magic.

Recommend: 10/10

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