Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas
Bloomsbury, 2015. ISBN 9781408858615
(Age: 14+) Recommended. Aelin Ashryver Galathynius has once again returned to Rifthold, determined on stopping the king. She is sent for by her former master, Arobynn the King of Assassins, where she learns that the king is planning on executing her cousin, Aedion on Prince Dorian's birthday. He offers her help in rescue him, but an offer from the King of Assassins always comes at a price. When Aelin meets up with her old flame Chaol, they don't seem to be see eye to eye especially after finding out that Prince Dorian he has been imprisoned in his own body by a Valg demon. Chaol thinks the prince can be saved, but with her own recent encounter with the Valg demon's Aelin doesn't give him much hope. With help she rescues Aedion at the last minute, but then she must fulfull her promise to Arobynn, she must capture a Valg demon alive. At the same time witch Wing Leader Manon, has been given orders which is making her question her own morals and motives.
This is the fourth book in Throne of Glass series and I LOVED it!!!! I took the book everywhere I went just so I could read a quick chapter. Sarah J Maas has continued to keep the reader captivated right till the very end. She has matured the characters appropriately and their individual personalities shine through when the narration changes among the different characters and when they cross paths with each other it makes for some explosive reading. This series in now one of my favourite's right up there with the Game of Thrones series A Song of Fire and Ice.