Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
562 pages | Published September 2nd, 2014
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Consumed by guilt and rage, Celaena can’t bring herself to spill blood for the King of Adarlan. She must fight back…
The Immortal Queen will help her destroy the king – for a price. But as Celaena battles with her darkest memories and her heart breaks for a love that could never last, can she fulfil the bargain and head the almighty court of Terrasen? And who will stand with her?
It took me a long time to finally get to this book after reading Crown of Midnight. I actually started it a while ago, but I stopped about a third of the way into it, and just now picked it back up. Which is dumb because this is a great book and, once I finally sat down to read it, I really flew through it!
In the third installment of the Throne of Glass series, we meet numerous new characters. Unlike what she does with ACOTAR, this series is told in the third person and has multiple points-of-view. That way, you have much more insight as to what happened, instead of only knowing the story from one side. I’m a fan of the first-person narrative, but I’ll admit that it does make a lot of sense to write fantasy the way Maas does in Throne of Glass.
I loved all the training Celaena had to go through. I “liked” to see her struggle when summoning and controlling her power – it felt real. Sometimes, characters turn into masters of their ability from day to night and it’s definitely a pet peeve of mine, so I appreciate the fact that Maas did it the right way.
Let’s talk about love, shall we? So… my ship has sunk, pretty much officially, and I honestly am heartbroken. I’m kind of into the developing romance in Heir of Fire but, to me, Crown of Midnight was superior in terms of relationships.
I didn’t cry whilst reading, but I sure came close to it. There were several emotionally-charged scenes that had me on the verge of tears. Maas really knows how to attach the reader to her characters – and feel their pain as well. I love her writing and her characters so much, I can’t even describe it. She’s my favorite, and I think that’s all I can say right now 😄
Overall, Heir of Fire is an addictive, action-packed read featuring Maas’s lovely characters that I will love until the day I die. Not my favorite in the series so far, but still a great book. I’m very excited to continue on with the series, hopefully very soon!
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