Monday, October 5, 2015

Review - Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass 03) by Sarah J. Maas

Title: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass 03) by Sarah J. Maas
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2014
Paperback/Hardcover: 562
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
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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 bestselling Crown of Midnight.

It took me a while to start reading Heir of Fire but I’m glad I finally got around to doing it.
Heir of Fire starts shortly after Crown of Midnight ended and, this time, Celeana finds herself learning how to control and use her magic while potential allies and enemies rally and rise around her.
Celeana, Chaol and Dorian are all back and they are all still very good and interesting characters. This book revolves a lot around Celeana growing into her power and facing some of her demons, which I enjoyed reading about.
Some new characters are introduced into the story. There’s Rowan, who’s the silent, brooding time but who also plays an important part in helping Celeana train and open up about her past. He’s a very interesting character as well as a powerful ally for Celeana.
Then there’s Aedion, whose main goal is to find Celeana, protect and help her regain what’s hers by birthright.
Finally, there are the witches who are helping the king so they can regain their power.
Plotwise, this book is all about setting up future events. I do confess I’m still Team Chaol and had hoped he and Celeana would be thrown back together and find a way to mend things but this book really isn’t about romance.
That being said, I still thoroughly enjoyed the story and liked the addition of a few new characters because I believe they all will have an important part to play in the next book.
Throne of Glass is still a great, interesting and well-written series and I’m looking forward to the next book.

Rating: Somewhere between Worth Your Time and Must Read (4 Stars)

1 comment:

  1. I still have not started this series. I know people seem to enjoy it a lot. I'll have to start it soon. Thank you for sharing your review.