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Queen of Shadows

Lu par : Elizabeth Evans
Série : Throne of Glass, Volume 4
Durée : 20 h et 43 min
Catégories : Anglais - Teens, Ages 13 & Up
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 notations)

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Goodreads Choice Award Winner, Best Young Adult Fantasy, 2015

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 just to see her again. 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.

©2015 Sarah J. Maas (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • Wendy
  • 03/09/2015

Wow! Just, Wow!

Fantastic continuation of the story. Each book just gets better and better. I couldn't stop listening to it. The only negative is waiting for the next book. Sarah J Maas is a very talented writer.

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  • LexiLikesLiterature
  • 18/09/2015

Awesome... Simply Awesome

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This series has everything a fantasy reader desires! I literally couldn't take head phones off. We finally get a stand off between the king and the assassin and it doesn't disappoint. I have found myself in love with the Wing leader too. Can't wait to see how the final battle turns out.

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  • Elisabeth Carey
  • 02/11/2015

Unexpectedly excellent

First off, I should point out that yes, this is book four of the series, and I've read none of the previous three. Also, there's a good bit of Grimdark about this, with everyone doing or having done awful things, and mostly willing to do more awful things. And at the end, we have a resolution to the story within this book, but no resolution of the larger issues, and much more bad stuff to come in future volumes.

So, really, at some point, I should have been overcome with the desire to throw it against the wall, except for two things. One, it's the audiobook. Two, I loved it.

Aelin Galathynius (guessing on the spelling of the last name), rightful heir to the throne of Terrasen (another spelling guess) has quietly returned to Rifthold, the capital of the bitter enemy who killed her family and conquered her kingdom. She wants revenge on the King of Adarlan, but he's not the only target of her vengeance. She was hardly more than a child when she fled her family's killers, and she's just nineteen now, but she's packed a lot into those years. She trained as an assassin under Rifthold's king of the assassin's guild, under the name Celaena Sardothien. Part Fae herself and possessing Fae fire magic, she traveled to the Fae lands and learned the use of her magic there--and made a valuable friend in Prince Rowan. She's back now to rescue her friend and cousin General Aedion and her friend Prince Dorian. She needs to know if Chaol Westphal, captain of the guard, is still a friend. She's been through horrors, she has done horros, and she has more to face and do before she can hope for anything vaguely resembling peace.

This is a dark and bloody story, but I like Aelin, Rowan, Aedion, Chaol and his second, Nesryn, and Aelin's old rival Lysandra. Along with the darkness and blood, Queen of Shadows has romance, male friendship, female friendship, and male-female friendship, all treated in adult, satisfying, compelling way. Because, as I mentioned, I've read none of the previous three books, there's a lot I was trying to pick up as the story went along, but Maas salted in enough background in unobtrusive ways that if I didn't always know exactly what was going on at first, I was picking up enough to enjoy continuing to listen.

Highly recommended.

I received a free copy of this audiobook from Audible in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Claudia H
  • 24/06/2016

Standard YA girl series, which I loved

I've noticed trends in a lot of the YA scifi books that I've read, particularly those with a strong female lead, and this one followed all of them. It has the usual love story/triangle, and the usual rise from the lower class, and a strong female protagonist - which to be clear, I always enjoy, AND, this book still managed to give you a plot line to love, even though you've kind of heard it all before.

This one brought me back, I had lost a little hope in the last book, but this book brought me back to loving the story, and I've already set alerts on my phone to remind me to check when the next book will be released.

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  • Paulina Pham
  • 18/09/2015

SOOOO GOOOOD!!

I cannot explain how much this series keeps getting better and better. This book gave me something that I never knew I was waiting for HAPPINESS! the whole book is just intense and action packed. So much happens and so much that I expected to happen and not to expect happen. True bliss! Now I cannot wait another year....ugh. 😢

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  • Striker
  • 13/09/2015

Everything You Were Waiting For, And More To Come!

I couldn't wait for this book, and pre-ordered the day it was listed on Audible...
I won't go into as many details on this review as I usually might, because I don't want to get into too much that might ruin it for the fans of this series... BUT, I will say that we get to see Celaena's return to Rifthold, and there is nothing but constant battles, fights, secrets and past histories reveled, and everything that the readers of this series have been waiting for... AND THERE IS STILL MORE TO COME! Although I would say the series ended in a cliff hanger like some of the previous ones did, there is definitely MUCH more story to be told, and the book ends in such a way that we know that the story will continue.
TEASER: The fight between Celaena and the king is AWESOME!
All-in-all: YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!

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  • Toni
  • 24/09/2015

Exceptional!!

Sarah Mass gets better and better with each book of the series. A marvelously developed plot that continues to expand. Characters interesting and imperfect. Just finished the second read!

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  • Susan
  • 18/09/2015

Loved it

Love this series. Didn't want to stop listening. Can't wait for next installment. My only negative was that characters from past books being brought into play when I couldn't remember who they were.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18/09/2015

Excellent Story

The author is wonderful on how she keeps you wanting to learn more about the characters. Can't wait for next installment.

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  • Donald Tolley
  • 05/03/2019

Good but lots of filler

I’ve really enjoyed the series as a whole so far. This book however was really drawn out. It sometimes seemed I was reading the same material multiple times. I’ll probably continue reading future works in this series but I definitely need a break after this one

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  • Nici
  • 16/11/2015

The Queen Is Back

Honestly I was quite anxious to read this book. Good reviews and five star ratings make me uneasy and I feel like sometimes readers can be blinded because of their love for an author.

Thankfully my fears were groundless. I know this book is very long but after I finished it I can really say that every page was worth it. The story itself is now so complex with so many characters and so many motives, that you have to have enough time with each party.

This book is the one that lets the female characters in this book shine. I cannot even tell you which one is my favorite because I don’t have one. No matter if it is Aelin or Lysandra, Manon or Nesryn. The women in this book kick ass and are the main reason why I enjoyed it the way I did.

I cannot wait for the next book but I’m also quite torn about the fact that there are in fact two more books. Torn because I feel like it would take one book to finish the story but I guess we will be left hanging with a cliffhanger in the next book to drag the story out. I do hope that I'm wrong with this assumption.

PS: Still not a Rowan fan.

*Review also posted on Goodreads.com

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  • Sandra W.
  • 25/03/2019

Story gets better with every book

I usually only listen to audiobooks in my car. Found myself this weekend lying on the couch listening to Queen of Shadows for hours and hours, and then going to the store with headphones on so I could continue to listen.
Often in book series, the first book is great but then the next ones just don't cut it. like they're merely in existence to bring the author easy money because people buy the books based on how popular the first one was.
This series is not like that. In fact I find myself liking every consecutive book better than the one before. The world Maas built, how it expands with every book, and her skill in making you relate to the characters...perhaps even those that are or should be evil (Blackbeaks anyone?!) is such a pleasure to immerse yourself into.
I already downloaded the next book and will start listening to it as soon as I complete this review.
highly recommend!!! :)

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 13/02/2019

WOW WOW WOW

I don't know where Sarah J. Maas takes her ideas from. I love the whole series - from the first book to the last one. There are so many different plots / subplots, interesting and unusual characters, original settings, .... I LOVE IT.