January 31, 2016 by ceresbooksworld
Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas
Book three in Throne Of Glass series
Publisher : Bloomsbury
Publication date : September 2nd, 2014
Source : Paperback
Rating : 5 hearts
Synopsis (from Goodreads)
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 bestsellingCrown of Midnight
*** No spoiler for this book but there is some for the book 1 and 2.***
I love this series and I love Celeana, she’s a very good heroine, she’s strong, confident, arrogant and all the thing I like in a woman. The story continues and we learn more and more things about Celeana.
Life isn’t easy, not for Celeana, not for Dorian and not for Chaol. Celeana travels to Wendlyn to meet Queen Maeve and ask her questions about Wyrdkeys. She meets Rowan, Prince of Fae who didn’t like her at all. He takes her to Maeve where she will be trained by Rowan for her fae potential. Rowan is not a nice trainer, he’s pushing her and Celeana is suffering.
In the same time, Aedion, Celeana’s cousin, is now in the castle with Dorian and Chaol. He’s the young general who follows the king’s orders. Since Chaol knows about the king, the things are changing for him. Dorian is not so different from Celeana and now that he knows that magic flows in his veins, it’s hard for him.
I really like Celeana in this book, she’s thinking a lot about her future and the future of her people, she will train with Rowan because she needs answer from Maeve.
We are meeting some new characters in HoF, the first one is Rowan whitethorn. He is a brute with Celeana, he’s thinking that she’s a little selfish princess who just wants a crown. He didn’t know her very well and I like the moment where he realize that she’s more than that. I really love Rowan, he’s not nice but his past wasn’t nice too. He will be a great help for Celeana. In ToG and CoM I was totally team Chaol, now I can say that my mind is changing.
The second one is Aedion Ashriver, it’s true that he is Celeana’s blood cousin, they have the same character, they are so arrogant, sure of themselves. I think I like him, not as much as Rowan but he’s a great character and he’s very smart.
The third is Manon Blackbeak, heir of Blackbeak coven of the Ironteeth witches and leader of the Thirteen. She’s playing a big role in the King’s plan to govern them all. I don’t like her, the chapters where she spoke are long and I don’t like them. I know that she’s important in the story but she’s a bloodthirsty person, who wants to lead her coven and have a great ambition. She didn’t take well disobedience and punish even her Thirteen if it’s necessary.
Dorian is more present in this book and I like the fact that he discovers himself and he’s trying to be a better person, less selfish and more involved. He meets a girl who will help him and be there for him when he needs help.
Chaol is a coward in this book, it’s awful to see how he had changed since CoM, he left Dorian alone when this one needs his friend. All of that because Dorian can use magic, Chaol is afraid of that. He needs to make his mind because I don’t like the person he’s becoming.
This book is told in four POV, Celeana/Aelyn, Chaol, Dorian and Manon. All the story moves on and the end is just so WOW, I need to read Queen of Shadows really soon because I need to know what will happens.
Sarah J Maas is really a great author, this world is very big, well described, full of awesome characters and bad villains. Yes there is a lot of possibilities in the story, even more since HoF but I like what she’s doing with Aelyn for now and I really hope that she will meet Arobynn in the next book.
I recommend this book to all the people who love fantasy and Fae because it’s just awesome.
About the author
Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Queen of Shadows, Book 4, will be out in September 2015), as well as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (out 5/5/15).
Sarah lives in Bucks County, PA, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much tea, and watches an ungodly amount of TV. When she’s not busy writing, she can be found exploring the historic and beautiful Pennsylvania countryside with her husband and canine companion.