Release Date: September 2nd, 2014
Series: Throne of Glass #3
Genres: Fairy Tales & Folklore, Young Adult
Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy.
While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love?
Damn. These books just keep getting better and better. If Throne of Glass continues this trend, I’m not sure if I can take another three books. I’m not sure if I can even write a coherent review of this book, especially since so many people have already sung its praises way better than I can.
But I shall try, starting with this:
Alise’s Emotional Journey Through Heir of Fire Via Popcorn Gifs From Around The Interwebs
Watching Everyone be Badass | Introduction of Rowan
Things Start Going South | Shit Hits the Fan
Le Sad Things Happen
HEIR OF FIRE is the third book in the Throne of Glass series. It is a book you really just have to read and experience for yourself, as it is an incredibly hard book to review. In a class all of its own, it easily surpasses a huge majority of young adult books I’ve read and gives new meaning to the genre.
“Because I am lost,” she whispered onto the earth. “And I do not know the way.”
Celaena Sardothien has had a rough go of it lately, (most of her life) but she is determined to fulfill her oath and avenge her friend’s death. To do so, she has to face her heritage and accept her power.
We are introduced to many new characters in this installment, but we also learn a lot more about familiar ones. Celaena, Dorian, and Chaol go through an enormous bout of character development, and completely different sides of them are revealed.
“The people you love are just weapons that will be used against you.”
Rowan (I’m sure you’ve all heard of him by now), is a “freaking badass,” as my co-blogger puts it, and he has a huge role in cracking open Celaena. He is tough on her, and she needs it. Because of him, we learn so much more about Celaena as she opens up to him, telling him things she couldn’t even tell herself. The feels from these two, I swear. Whether you think they should have a romantic relationship or not, everyone should be able to agree that they have an excellent dynamic.
Chaol and Dorian are still in Adarlan, but we are still able to see what’s been going on with them due to the story’s multiple POVs. I found their storyline to be just as engaging and interesting as Celaena’s, especially towards the end when everything begins to come together and CRAZY THINGS HAPPEN.
Speaking of the multiple POVs, we are also introduced to Aedion Ashryver and Manon Blackbeak who are so awesome in their own right. I can’t wait to see the direction their characters take; they have so much potential and I love reading from their perspectives and watching them grow.
Overall, HEIR OF FIRE is a near perfect book that is just so EPIC you can’t talk about it all in a review. Guess you’ll have to read it for yourself!