The Resource Queen of shadows, Sarah J. Maas

Queen of shadows, Sarah J. Maas

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Queen of shadows
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Queen of shadows
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Sarah J. Maas
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eng
Summary
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
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  • Grades 9-12 After honing her fiery powers under the tutelage of surly fae Rowan, Celaena—now going by her true royal name, Aelin Ashryver Galathynius—has returned to Rifthold to rescue Prince Dorian from the evil grasp of the Valg demon inhabiting his body, topple the king’s tyrannical reign, and restore magic to the kingdom. Her return to the city is a flurry of vengeance, score settling, and surprising alliances, and Maas delivers the action in her characteristic cinematic style. Meanwhile, Manon Blackbeak, wing leader of a cadre of wyvern-riding witches allied with wicked Duke Perrington, questions her obedience to her cruel grandmother when she discovers the grotesque plans in store for her clan. Though this hefty tome could use some tightening, fans of the high-fantasy series likely won’t mind the protracted story at all, packed as it is with brooding glances, simmering sexual tension, twisty plot turns, lush world building, and snarky banter. Even better, Aelin’s tale is far from over: the final chapters of this installment promise more epic adventures and badder bad guys to defeat in forthcoming volumes. -- Hunter, Sarah (Reviewed 08-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 111, number 22, p64)
  • Gr 10 Up — Picking up where Heir of Fire (Bloomsbury, 2014) left off, this work follows Aelin as she returns to Adarlan to rescue her cousin from execution, free Prince Dorian from the Valg demon inside of him, and kill the King of Adarlan to set her people free. Told from many different viewpoints, this highly anticipated installment of the series will live up to every one of fans' expectations. Strong, clever, and resilient, Aelin expertly manages to rescue her cousin from the castle with minimal casualties. Then, with the help of her loyal friends and the Fae Prince Rowan, they devise a plan to destroy one of the king's towers to free magic and take back their powers so they can assassinate the evil King of Adarlan. Meanwhile, Manon, the Wing Leader of the Blackbeak witch coven, struggles with her grandmother's order to select a coven of witches to breed with Valg demons to please the mortal Duke. Aelin and Manon cross paths in surprising ways, and everything comes together in one thrilling and high-stakes climax that will leave readers on the edge of their seats. With a full cast of three-dimensional characters and a slew of emotionally riveting scenes and shocking realizations, readers will be daydreaming about this book long after it's over. VERDICT Beautifully written prose and brilliantly crafted plots come together in this entry of the awe-inspiring fantasy series that will leave readers anticipating the next volume.—Candyce Pruitt-Goddard, Sno-Isle Libraries, Marysville, WA --Candyce Pruitt-Goddard (Reviewed October 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 10, p114)
  • Having cast off her Celaena identity, Aelin returns to Adarlan to reclaim her crown. Leaving Rowan behind after Heir of Fire (2014), Aelin arrives determined to stop the king's deadly demons, the Valg. She seeks out her former master from her assassin days, the charismatic and devious Arobynn, and also finds Chaol, but there's no happy reunion between the two. (Chaol fans shouldn't worry—while he and Aelin may not see eye to eye, he has prominent storylines and character growth.) Aelin's most pressing priority is the rescue of her cousin Aedion, slated for execution at Prince Dorian's birthday as an obvious trap for her. As for Dorian, he's imprisoned in his own body by the Valg controlling him—Chaol holds hope that he can be saved; Aelin knows how unlikely that is. Meanwhile, Wing Leader Manon, head of Adarlan's wyvern-riding witch army, finds growing dissent at the commands she is given, leading to tough choices. At times believability is stretched (fugitives travel around the city freely, one or two heroes defeat large groups of enemies), but character motivations and interactions—friendships, romances, and others—are always nuanced and on point, especially as Aelin's growing maturity offers her new perspectives on old acquaintances. The ending leaves readers poised for the next installment. Impossible to put down. (Fantasy. 14 & up)(Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2015)
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Maas, Sarah J
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no index present
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830L
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MG+
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fiction
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  • 6
  • 12
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6
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Maas, Sarah J
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Series statement
A Throne of glass novel
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bk. 4
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Accelerated Reader AR
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  • Fantasy
  • Assassins
  • Identity
  • Queens
  • Homecoming
  • Insurgency
  • Demoniac possession
  • Assassins
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
Target audience
adolescent
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a Throne of glass novel
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Queen of shadows, Sarah J. Maas
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1412720
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25 cm.
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648 pages
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9781619636040
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(hardcover)
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2015007763
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  • (Sirsi) i9781619636040
  • (OCoLC)907642098
Label
Queen of shadows, Sarah J. Maas
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1412720
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
648 pages
Isbn
9781619636040
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015007763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9781619636040
  • (OCoLC)907642098

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