Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas
Published: September 2nd 2014
She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.
Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth…a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever.
Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.
The king’s assassin takes on an even greater destiny and burns brighter than ever before in this follow-up to the New York Times bestsellingCrown of Midnight.
So don’t fret, I haven’t died. I’ve just had a crazy busy month and I’m in the middle of a book slump. So since I’m sick I’ve decided to catch up on my reviews for you lovely readers.
Heir of Fire is the third book in the Throne of Glass series and I have to say, so far it was my favorite (I say was because I have read Queen of Shadows and that book is just…flawless). Heir of Fire is Celaena’s time in Wendlyn where Chaol sends her at the end of Crown of Midnight. She ends up in Doranelle where she meets her aunt Maeve, Queen of the Fae in hopes of learning about the Wyrdkeys.
But alongside the story of Celaena in Doranelle, we also have Rowan Whitethorn who is a Fae Prince with her. He’s bound to Maeve and is his nephew and he’s pretty much a jerk to Celaena the whole way through the book.
You get glimpses of Chaol and Dorian back in Rifthold nothing really happens there throughout the book.
BUT THEN…BUT THEN YOU GET MANON BLACK BEAK OF THE IRONTEETH CLAN. I think this was my favorite point of view in this book. She’s a ruthless witch who’s clan has gathered together and allied with some pretty bad people to bring in the wyverns.
So that’s all the plot points I’ll give but this book was really good actually. You start learning more and more about the creature that took over Cain in Throne of Glass and what that was and how they work etc etc. And new places shown in this book I love seeing more of this world. I hope to see more and more and the series goes on (granted we’re only looking at two other books but I really hope to see more of the world).
You dive more into who Celaena is, what she is, what she holds inside of her and the strength beneath the strength you already see. And as many of you know, or have seen, Rowan becomes a favorite of many, and it’s true. I was team Chaol for a long time, and I think I still am, but Rowan kind of one-ups Chaol. Sorry my love!
Not going to lie though, a lot of this book is setting up for a bigger picture. Yes there’s the adventure and the “what’s this?! what’s that?!” that does happen in the other two books, but it’s a bit slow moving at pace until the last 1/4 of the book. Which for me isn’t a bad thing, I tend to like build ups like that but it’s a lot of context of what’s going on and recapping etc etc for the beginning, build up and plot in the middle and ACTION PACKED in the end.
I really do enjoy this one because there’s more magic, more back story and ultimately it intertwines all the different plots and characters within this story. I found myself rooting for all the different characters and waiting and waiting and anticipating that moment when all of these characters will cross paths again or for the very first time.
This series has yet to disappoint. All the characters are so carefully made and intricately placed and just so amazingly written to a point where it amazes me. I just can’t even begin to explain how I feel when I finish one of these books. I feel so many emotions but at the same time, I just feel in awe of the writing and the perfection that is this series.