If you read a lot of fantasy, you know that eventually there comes a point in the journey when the main party must split. Why? Because it always opens such possibilities for new characters, relationships, and growth. This is exactly what happens in Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. And oh boy, do I have a lot of feelings!
Crown of Midnight left Celaena Sardothien in a really, really bad place. Heir of Fire finds her alone, broken, in another land. With no fight left in her. Thankfully, new land means new characters. Who are more than willing to kick her butt into action.
Introducing: the awesome ones
Heir of Fire introduces a marvellous variety of new characters, from every side and spectrum of Erilea. If before we have only seen the glass castle and its questionable occupants, now it’s the big wide world. With magic. And fae. Sexy fae, might I add. Because that’s important.
First, we have Manon and her Thirteen. If Baba Yellowlegs left you wanting for more witches, boy, are you in for a treat! Beautiful and brutal, they add something extra special to the plot and the world. Also, they ride wyverns. Do I even need to say more?
Then, we have the fae. Oh, oh the fae! For two books we have waited, and waited some more, and here they are. So. Worth. The wait. Led by a beautiful wicked queen – of course – they just might be ready to join the war, at last. And that? That is epic.
Things are about to get real serious, and quick
Even more awesome than The Awesome Ones is the fact that Celaena must finally face her past and her duty. Now that even Chaol knows who she is, her road back to Adarlan might be closed forever. And so, she must choose whether to run even farther away or to go back home and reclaim what is rightfully hers.
Naturally, Celaena would not be Celaena if she chose an easy way, regardless of her choice.
So be prepared for some massive things to happen. With magic. And fae. There’s gonna be emotions, there’s gonna be battles, there’s gonna be a war.
And Celaena, being the awesome protagonist she is, will be right in the middle, setting things in motion that cannot be stopped anymore.
It just never disappoints
At this point, I have accepted the fact that Throne of Glass series – and Sarah J. Maas, of course- owns me. Body and soul. My eyes may be bleeding, but I will keep on reading the next book in the series. (If they bleed too much, there’s always audiobooks, right? Especially when they’re as well narrated as this series. I highly recommend.)
Heir of Fire, in particular, is a giant epic turning point for both Celaena and the beautiful magical world she lives in. War is coming, magic is back and Celaena is ready to fight. This time, she won’t be alone. This time, she won’t be just an assassin either. I had to have Queen of Shadows the moment I finished Heir of Fire. And I do mean The Moment I finished reading the last line.
And what you should do is pick up the series, if you haven’t yet. It’s awesome.
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Throne of Glass #3
Published by Bloomsbury on September 2nd 2014
Fae, Fantasy, Young Adult
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Celaena 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. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?
The bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Times best-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.