Heir Of Fire
Sarah J. Maas
Throne of Glass #3
YA Fantasy / Romance
Quotes from Heir of Fire
“She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.”
“And then I am going to rattle the stars.”
“You don’t bite the women of other males.”
“She had not understood what it had been like for him to live his entire life underground, chained and beaten and crippled—until then. Until she heard that noise of undiluted, unyielding joy.”
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?
Heir of Fire is the third book in the TOG series and the review might contain spoilers to the first two books. I took a month to read Heir of Fire, I’ll be honest, it starts pretty slow at first, while this sequel is full of surprises in the later section, the first few chapters are not all that thrilling. I only went through with it for the love of the series, its not a bad one, we all know how Maas knows the tricks, but its just the story that falls off at so many points. Heir of Fire talks about so many more characters, so many more reveals but most at unfortunate times or way way in the end, the beginning chapters were simply downright dull. But, its still a must read to proceed with the series. So anyway, once I ended the final chapter, I craved the next edition immediately, so I guess three stars are in order.
So the story starts in Wendlyn where our Assassin is shipped off by the Cruel King for yet another mission thanks to the Captain of the Guard who planned to save her beloved from all the mess in the kingdom. But, of course he was mistaken, same ol’ Chaol, he unknowingly sent Sardothien to her long lost aunt, who just btw isn’t on friendly terms with her or her late mother.
It gets boring pretty soon as Caleana living on the streets, and we constantly hear of tegya, the bread she loves and loathes and she stinks and then there’s our Prince Dorian who’s found yet another lover and..
Fast Forward to where Rowan enters, ah my beloved, the typical recipe for a heartthrob: slightly evil, super strong, gorgeous and secretly nice. Let’s keep it simple:
But wait, there’s another delicious addition, Aedion. Our heroine’s long lost cousin in all glory, he’s the all in one package for both girls and guys 😉
Well I’m being unfair, there’s so much more to the series. We have iron-teeth witches and Wyverns: oh those mighty flying beasts! I loved each part of where we learn of the Witch covens and how I love Manon Blackbeak! The story slightly turns vicious when we head over to Morath, the horrors being bred there
Wyrdkeys and Wyrdgates were only the beginning, there’s an entire army of monsters and disastrous weapons but we don’t know who runs them yet, the king? or Celeana?
Do you remember Perrington? Well turns out you’d be pretty pissed if you don’t coz he ain’t going anywhere and well Elena warned us of him. There’s a Cadre of strength, brutality and what not, of five men you’re going to love and hate incredibly.
I’m going to leave it at that:
- Lorcan, a member of Cadre, serving the mightiest, the master and survivor of Death, to love or to hate?
- We learn of Celaena’s true identity, not just her past, but her house, her kingdom that she disowns?
- Nehemia was just a beginning. Friendships, so many of them, who would we loose now?
oh but did I tell you about the Valg King? The true evil that has returned to Erilea? Did I also mention that the world Celaena lives in does not belong to her at all? Well, Read Heir of Fire to know it all. oh and there’s soon to be TV Series out as well, watch the trailer here.