Title: Heir of Fire
Author: Sarah J Maas
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Published: September 2, 2014
Rating: 5/5 stars
Summary: 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?
Review: In this third installment of Sarah J Maas’ Throne of Glass series, we watch Celaena as she travels to the faraway place of Wendlyn where she is to complete a task for the King of Adarlan. The book is filled with both internal and external battles that ravage those involved.
Things I Liked
- Fae: Personally, I love books with mythical beings and Maas’ description of fae are my number one love. We get to see a variety of people throughout the book: humans, demi-fae, and fae.
- Celaena: Celaena is very real throughout the entire book. We see her struggle with her past and her future, who she is and who she may become. I always love characters who struggle and as such are someone who readers are connect with. There’s nothing worse than reading a book where you just cannot connect with the main characters.
- Rowan & Celaena dynamic: The dynamic relationship, or lack thereof, between Rowan and Celaena was what I found myself looking forward to the most while reading. Their banter and fighting was refreshing and sometimes comical or heartbreaking. This duo gave me all the feels.
- Witches: Without spoiling anything, I’ll just say that Manon is one of my favorites. I’m so intrigued by the witch clans and their dynamics and I think they will be critical moving forward in the series. While not necessarily friendly, the relationship between members of the Thirteen is fierce and incredible. And our friend Abraxos is so perfect.
Things I Didn’t Like
I can’t really pinpoint anything that I didn’t like… although sometimes arguments went too far and lines were crossed, however that’s the reality of it. In a way, this entire series is about lines that were crossed.
“She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.”
“You cannot pick and choose what parts of her to love.”
“It would not take a monster to destroy a monster – but light, light to drive out darkness.”