My thoughts on the first 3 chapters of Queen of Shadows:
-Dorian can’t even remember his name and he’s struggling to
remain tethered to his true self. This makes me want to vomit blood and tears.
-“Aelin Ahsyrver Galathynius, heir of fire, beloved of
Mala Light-Bringer, and rightful Queen of Terrasen…” now that is an
impressive title. I may have been smiling like an idiot had I not just read
Dorian’s POV a moment before.
-I had a mini panic attack when I thought she permanently
dyed her hair but then I realized how unlikely that would be. Oops, haha.
-Straight to Arobynn, then? And what the hell was all that
innuendo about?! It adds to his sadism, but I still think he’s just messing
with her. He probably does feel for her in some way, but I’m still unsure if
its 100% “lust” or otherwise. Aelin did mention never knowing whether
he was trying to be a brother, lover, or father figure. And then he tries to
compensate for aiding in Sam’s murder and her enslavement by saying “he’s
-WHAT. THE FUCK. CHAOL. Goddamn.
-Tern, you should know better than to screw with the queen.
-One word: ROWAN. Oh, gods. Every sentence connecting to him
was like a really painful whiplash. “With the blood oath now eternally
binding her to the Fae prince― and him to her― his absence was like a phantom
limb. She still felt that way, even when she had so much to do, even though
missing her carranam was useless and he’d no doubt kick her ass for it.”
I’m not crying. There’s just a massive fucking stick in my eye.
-Aelin curled up on a cot feeling numb because she lost her
magic once passing through the invisible barrier made me more emotional than I
would’ve thought. She just learned how to master this part of her, and now it’s
been taken again (even if for a period of time) and that magic also reminded
her of Rowan because he was the one who helped nurture it back to life.
-“…stranded in her human skin…” Two words:
-I was clutching my pillow, waiting for Arobynn to finally
tell Aelin what had happened to Dorian but then he goes on to inform her about
HER FREAKING COUSIN AEDION ASHRYVER AND OH MY GODS I WASNT PREPARED. I. WAS.
NOT. READY. And neither, would it seem, was Aelin. My eyes are still red and
everything is numb. Not to mention, we now know that the king plans on
executing him in 3 days?!?! No wonder Aelin agrees to ally with Arobynn for the
time being. I would’ve too.
-Aedion is officially Aelin’s main priority and that makes
me ridiculously happy and terrified because of what could happen if she’s not
-Chaol had a female guard with him who was said to have
shoulder length dark hair. My immediate thought was Nesyrn Faliq, the new QOS
character SJM has been hinting about.
-If Arobynn gets his hands on one of the Valg like he
requested of Aelin, does this mean that he intends to partake in the same
“activities” as the king?
-Aelin Galathynius was ready for bloodshed.
-One last thing…“fire breathing bitch queen” oh