| BOOK REVIEW | HEIR OF FIRE BY SARAH J. MAAS

heir of fireHeir Of Fire
Author : Sarah J. Maas
Series : Throne Of Glass
Genres : Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication : September 1st 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens (first published September 2nd 2014)

This is the third book in the Throne Of Glass series. This review will spoil you if you haven’t read the previous books.

Synopsis : 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?

In this USA Today bestselling third book in the New York Times bestselling series, Sarah J. Maas again delivers the epic fantasy, heart-stopping pace, and heady romance that have won her readers the world over. Look for a teaser for the fourth book in the series, Queen of Shadows, out in this same season!

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I am so glad I finally read this book !

Plot

It takes place a few weeks after Crown Of Midnight’s ending. Celaena isn’t the same as in the previous book ; her past caught up with her. She is now desperate to find a way to be true to her promise, made on Nehemia’s tomb.
At Rifhthold, there’s a chasm between Chaol and Dorian.

There are lots of new characters in this book. I think it adds something to this already incredible story.
Moreover, the dynamic between our main characters has changed.

And then I am going to rattle the stars.

This book is divided in two parts. The first one is a bit slow paced but I think it’s necessary for our understanding.It introduces us to 3 new important characters : Sorscha, Aedion and Rowan. We also get to meet Aelin, a part of herself that Celaena managed to bury deep inside her until now.
Moreover, it also introduces us to Wendlyn. Having a new setting is really effective, in my opinion. It keeps us curious, and eager to learn more about it. So yeah, it’s slower but it settles our new surroundings.

The little flashbacks in Celaena’s pasts are really interesting. It allows us to learn more and more about our main character.

We also get to follow the witches, Manon Blackbeak particularly. She is heartless and strong minded. We’re slowly learning what the king is plotting.

He would see that world reborn, even if it took his last breath. Even if he had no name now, no position or title save Oath-Breaker, Traitor, Liar.

it’s the third book but the story doesn’t get repetitive. The author has created a really great and complex world. She wrote equally complex characters and the plot is really captivating, in my opinion.

The second part is way more action packed, it’s really gripping ! So much is happening either in Rifthold and in Wendlyn. The “final battle” is really epic ! I was totally picturing it with awesome CGI and all that jazz haha !

She was Aelin Ashryver Galathynius—­and she would not be afraid.

I really enjoying the mystery around the new threats. Celaena/Aelin and Rowan teaming up to investigate was really funny to read about ! The dynamic between these two, it’s really something ! It was really great to witness how they went from somewhat enemies to partners, even friends.

Aedion’s story is also highly interesting ! How he decided to sell his soul to serve his mortal enemy, and his motives for doing so !

The ending is such a cliffhanger ! Seriously I can’t believe how hard it must have been to wait a whole year to learn what happens next !

Characters

  • Celaena is whinier in this book. She even annoyed me sometimes. She was complaining too much, in my opinion ! Of course she had reasons to, but I was so used to the badass Celeana that I found it quite shocking ! But I’m sure she will be even more badass in Queen Of Shadows !
  • Chaol is kind of lost in this book ! He doesn’t who he should protect and how to deal with Aelin. He really wants to protect Dorian, even though their friendship will never be the same !
  • Dorian is getting more mature thanks to his power. He becomes a more important character and he is getting more and more interesting !
  • Aedion is related to Aelin. He is a really refreshing character ! He is torn between his shame and doing whatever it takes to save Terrasen or his queen !
  • Rowan is another highly interesting character. Prince fae, he doesn’t hold Aelin high in his esteem. But he gets to know her. His past is also a dark one.
  • Manon is a witch. At first heartless and almost soulless, she starts to think on her own. She shares a special bond with her wyvern, Abraxos !

It would not take a monster to destroy a monster – but light, light to drive out darkness.

 

5 stars

 

I can’t wait for the Queen Of Shadows’ US’ paperback to be released ! I need MORE.

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About the author

Sarah J. Maas

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.

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