I do agree with the previous review you will need to read the previous Black Jewels novels to truly appreciate The Shadow Queen.
The Shadow Queen is set in Terreille, Dena Nehele. The home of Jared and Lia, Thera and Blaed the lead character of Anne Bishops novel The Invisible Ring. It is two years after the physic storm that was unleashed by Janelle (Witch). The land of Dena Nehele has been decimated. The landens have fought a bitter war with the blood, decimating the land even further, and for the blood males there are no worthy Queens to rule the land. Theran Greyhaven is the last of Jared and Lia's line, brought up by Talon who is now demon dead, raised in the rouge camps. Theran believes that going back to the old ways of the blood will help his people survive the coming years ahead.
Cassidy is a Queen without a court. Her whole court resigned, breaking a part of Cassidy. Only bad Queens have their total first circle resign. Lady Cassidy must learn that she has more strength and determination than she gave herself credit for.
Gray, Jared Blaed Grayhaven, Theran's cousin, a man who never left childhood behind. His life stoped the moment a puppet Queen of Dorethea SaDiablo captured him and tourtured him for two years, must learn what it means to leave childhood behind and become a man.
Interwoven in this story is a story involving Satean, Daemon and Janelle.
Fans of the Black Jewels novels will enjoy this novel. I am glad that Anne Bishop has continued with this series.