“She was a whirling cloud of death, a queen of shadows, and these men were already carrion.”
If you diligently follow my Twitter and Goodreads updates, you will know that I finished Queen of Shadows last week and boy, what an awesome book it was! Crown of Midnight is still my numero uno, but Queen of Shadows follows closely behind.
There’s just something so fascinating about this series. I have always been a lover of high fantasy, but to be honest, I began to prefer contemporary last year because I was busy and contemporary was the kind of read I could devour in a breeze. I was — admittedly — in a huge fantasy slump. Then I picked up this series, which I had put on hold due to my conflicting schedule and guess what?
It was THE BEST feelings I have experienced in a while.
It’s like the feeling of coming home after wandering the road aimlessly. I have missed the thrill of adventure, the rush of battle scenes, the magical universes. I have missed this genre so bad without ever realizing it and Heir of Fire and Queen of Shadows reminded me of what made me fall in love with this genre in the first place. It has a set of multi-layered characters — ones that don’t always take the best actions but I love them no less. If you were to compare them to their selves in the beginning of the series, you would see completely different people. Especially the protagonist. I’m so glad that event in Heir of Fire changed her mind and led her to embrace her status and heritage. I can’t talk much, but anyway, I’m SO stoked for her next move! I feel like she’s the kind of character that keeps surprising me every book.
In addition to the incredible character development, there are rebels and talks of freedom and human rights, which tugged the string of my heart. I have always had a soft spot for people who are willing to stand up for justice, to bring back peace and order to their country so no wonder I found the political aspect to be extremely intriguing. It’s amazing to see people from different background in this book that in spite of their diversity, there’s still one common factor that unites them together, in their love for the people of their country.
I’m probably not making any sense right now but yeah, my scattered thoughts for this series cannot be organized… and on top of that my brain is already way too tired after a week of double midterm exams everyday. Throne of Glass series has been amazing so far, but my biggest fear is that the story will stretch out too much and the plot will end up being a drag. But let’s hope not! I have faith in Sarah J. Maas. And like any other fans of ToG, I absolutely can’t wait for book five! Sadly, it isn’t out till late-2016 so I shall use the time to read The Assassin’s Blade ^^ (Also, you’re welcome to ramble with me! BECAUSE ROWAN. AEDION. MANON. AND LYSANDRA. <333)