{Effie Reviews} Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Posted September 24, 2014 by Effie in Reviews / 0 Comments

{Effie Reviews} Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Heir of Fire

by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #3
Published on September 11th, 2014
by Bloomsbury Publishing
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Also by this author: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, A Court of Thorns & Roses

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?

5 Stars

OH. MY. PLANET!!! I don’t know what some people are talking about, but Heir of Fire was off the hook!!!! Once I started it, I couldn’t stop reading. This has got to be my favourite book in the series so far and the best part of the book? ALMOST NO ROMANCE!!!!!

Okay so I have nothing against romance and any romance in the Throne of Glass series totally fits the story and plot, but I was just sooooooooooo happy to have a book where there was very little romance and most of the story was actualy quest-like in nature and we got lots of new characters and information too!

Now for the story. Celaena arrives at Wendlyn and soon after gets spotted by Rowan, one of Maeve’s warriors. When she brought before Maeve by him, Celaena is told that she will only get information on the Wyrdkeys, if she passes Rowan’s training and gets his approval to enter the Fae kingdom, Doranelle. Chaol in Adarlan, teams up with Aedion, Aelin’s cousin, who also serves the king of Adarlan. Or does he? Meanwhile Manon, the heir to the Blackbeak Ironteeth Witch Clan travels with her grandmother, the Matron of the Blackbeak clan and all of the witches in their clan to the Ferian Gap, where the king has summoned them, promising them that they can rule the sky once again, like in the old days. And he does that by giving the three remaining Ironteeth Witch Clans, Wyverns. But the Blackbeaks, Yellowlegs and Blueblood Witch clans together under one roof, may not be the smartest thing to do. But for the chance to fly again, the clans will do anything. Even tolerate each other’s presence.

Now as you noticed, I won’t say much on the story because otherwise I just know I’ll spoil too much. But let me just say that I loved every page of this book and I for one did not miss the romance between Chaol and Celaena, yeah okay it will be cool when those two reunite, but I can do without it just the same. I was just so blown away by all the information and new characters we met in Heir of Fire that I cannot wait for the fourth book!!

As for the characters, of course there is Celaena aka Aelin the future Queen of Terrasen, who was a bit annoying at the beginning, I’ll admit that but she became her kickass self towards the end of it. As for Chaol, he has some serious issues to go through at the beginning of the book, but he slowly works through them and realizes where his loyalty should lie. And there is Aedion, he’s Celaena’s cousin and as insance and dangerous as they come. He’s quite complicated to be honest, but I still love him to bits. Of course we’ve got Dorian, too who’s still getting used to his powers and hiding them from everyone, including his dad. He and Chaol also have some major trust issues with each other they had to work out in the book. Then there’s Sorscha, she’s a healer at the King of Adarlan’s palace and she gets noticed by Dorian *wink wink*, that’s all I’m gonna say for now. Though I love her personality, she’s quiet and a bit mysterious, but she’s also very, very brave. And then we have Rowan, he’s one of Queen Maeve’s warriors, who’s bound to her by blood oath. Rowan instructs Celaena on how to acces her powers and how to shift, he teaches her all kinds of cool stuff and though he may seem mean, cold, temperamental and a bit vicious too, he really is a good guy at heart, he’s just been through a lot and I just want to hug and squeeze him, because he’s just awesome sauce! And last but certainly not least: Manon! I love her!!! She’s wicked, vicious, deadly, intelligent and exactly the kind of bloodthirsty I’d expect from and Ironteeth Witch, especially the heir to the Blackbeak clan and the leader of the Thirteen. And I can’t quite loose the feeling that Manon will play a big part in future books, her and her Wyvern Abraxos and the Thirteen under her command.

Now that all that has been said and done. I’ll say it once, I’ll say it twice, I’ll say it a thousand times … this book is AWESOME!!!!! And now I will eagerly await the fourth installment in this series because I want to know what happens after the cliffhanger Maas left us with for each character’s story.


About Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling Throne of Glass series–Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, and Heir of Fire, and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade–as well as the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses. She wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen, and it has now sold in twenty-three languages. Queen of Shadows, the fourth book in the Throne of Glass series, will release worldwide on September 1st, 2015.
A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Religious Studies.

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