Monday, 8 September 2014

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens (11 Sep 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1408839121
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408839126
Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy. 

While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love?

Cover:  Another beautiful cover.  Perfect portrayal of Celaena.  Love the covers for this series.

After the emotionally wrecking experience of reading Crown of Midnight, I was so happy that I had been accepted by NetGalley to read Heir of Fire- so I picked it up as soon as I finished Crown of Midnight.
It was a little slow going at the beginning which was a little jarring after the fast paced thrill ride of Crown of Midnight.  But it's understandable as new characters and settings were introduced which takes time to set up.
Rowan was such an interesting new character- I loved the developing friendship with Celaena.  How he teachers her to both access and control her power.
Chaol- ahhhhh I love him.  So much.  He's so torn and tormented- he feels disloyal to the King he's supposed to serve, but then he wants to protect his friend, Dorian, and he still loves Celaena.
I loved seeing more of Dorian and his...'ability'.  His emerging relationship with a healer, which OMG THE FEELS!!!!!
Celaena was quite different in this book.  She's very depressed after the death of her closest friend.  But her training with Rowan eventually brings her out of it.  Both of them are dealing with pain and tragedy- and have each other for support.
The introduction of the witches POV carried over from Book 2, and they were a big part of the story in this one.  You see them training to use the King's secret weapon.  Boy is that gonna be good in book 4!

This series has been amped up again with Heir of Fire.
I can't wait for the next book.  So many questions.  A cliff hanger that is just evil.
This book, gave me so many feels.  Particularly regarding Dorian and Choal and their separate heartbreaks.

This, is an epic series- and definitely one of my favourites.

5/5 stars.

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