REVIEW : Heir of Fire

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TITLE: Heir of Fire
AUTHOR: Sarah J. Maas
SERIES: Throne of Glass // #3
GENRES: Fantasy, Magic, Romance, Young Adult
PAGES: 562
FORMAT: Paperback
PUBLISHED: September 11th 2014
PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury Childrens

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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 fulfill the bargain and head the almighty court of Terrasen? And who will stand with her?

cutWHAT I THINK

Only for one afternoon, he seemed to growl as he pressed the hilt into her open palm.
She yanked down the dagger. I know, I know. I haven’t earned my weapons back yet. Don’t get you feathers ruffled.

This is the third book in Throne of Glass series and within these 562 pages we follow Celaena’s, or should I say Aelin’s, journey in Wendlyn, Chaol and Dorian’s battles at Rifthold and Manon’s battles to become the Wing Leader.

Despite the fact that Heir of Fire has multiple different POVs and it keeps jumping through everyone of those throughout the book, it didn’t make it confusing. Even though it jumps from character to character and at the same time between different places, it’s easy to keep track with what is happening and who’s this we are talking about. As much as I love reading first person, in these books it wouldn’t work, or at least I can’t think these being written in first person.

I loved the first two books! And I had pretty high expectations for this one as well. I had heard many saying that this is the best book in whole series etc. For me this feel kinda flat. Maybe all the hype and high expectations had something to do with that too.
But the first over 200 pages were getting frustrating and I already started to think that this will get nowhere. But then finally Aelin managed to shift as she was told to and there I was thinking that now we would get somewhere! But no, it still continued pretty bland. I believe it was little over to the half of this book before something exciting started to go on, some action. But from that point it was intriguing to the end!
We had some battles and also some twists and turns at the King of Adarlan’s court! There were death in this book too as there was in Crown of Midnight but for me not as heartbreaking as it was in the previous book.

As for the characters, I love how Aelin grew during her journey in Wendlyn! She was a little annoying with her pity parties and all that defiance but she definitely grew out of that and I can already picture her as a queen, though there is still some work to do.
Chaol is still my loved one! Though I’d love to give a kick or two for him, he needs to make his mind about everything! Dorian stood up too and that was amazing.
There’s also couple new characters: Manon Blackbeak, a witch, and Sorcha, a healer at the castle. I’m already looking forward to read more about Manon’s adventures! Can’t wait to see where her mind goes to. But I didn’t really connect with Sorcha. Probably because there weren’t much about her and as she said, she was invisible.

I really can’t wait to continue with this series though the ending did left me in piece, someway.

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5 thoughts on “REVIEW : Heir of Fire

  1. great review hanna!! i completely agree, that the beginning went nowhere. it was the same for me. it felt different and i didn’t like it. i only got hooked at the last 150 pages and they were awesome! so much fun and action!! that’s why i knew, i need to continue. sarah j. maas does this pretty well. i also love chaol. he will be my one and only forever! ❤

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