Title: Heir of Fire (Throne Of Glass #3)
Author: Sarah J Maas
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?
Rating: 4 ½ stars
Review: Talk about your thrill ride! I was enthralled from the first word right through til the very last, and I don’t regret a single thing.
After the events of the last book, Celaena goes searching for answers, but isn’t quite prepared to find different answers to the ones she expected. New relationships form, secrets are revealed, and trouble is stirred up.
WARNING – if you haven’t read the previous books in the series yet, stop here before you get spoiled.
Okay. Let’s start by talking about the relationships shown in this book – starting with Rowan and Celaena.
These two are both alike, and also scarily different. While Celaena wields fire, Rowan brings the cold. Yet somehow they work together so well once they adjust to each other. I definitely want to see them reunited in the next book (Queen Of Shadows, which I am currently knee-deep in!) and maybe for them to become a couple. I ship Rowaelin!
Dorian and Sorscha – what a huge mess! I honestly didn’t trust her from the beginning, and I didn’t want them to have a happy ending. Sorry.
Rowan and Maeve – ugh! She’s insufferable, in a very Umbridge-way. That was one relationship I wasn’t sad to see done with.
Aedion and Aelin – little sweethearts!!! These cousins have to be reunited!
Manon and her grandmother – I have a bad feeling that this particular relationship will end up with blood being spilt….
As always, SJM creates this beautiful web of a story with all these different layers, and complicated characters, and I was enraptured from the first page right through til the end. She builds up these characters, and makes you feel things, and then hits you with surprises at every turn – that’s what makes an amazing author.
We see the three storylines – Manon and her coven with the wyverns, Celaena training, and Chaol and Dorian back in Adarlan – and everything interwines in a way that just keeps you so interested all the time.
I’ve just binge-read the first three books, and I’ve started the fourth, so I am currently waist-deep in Adarlan and Wyrdmarks and Fae, and I do not regret any of it. However, I probably won’t finish Queen Of Shadows for a while, since I am taking part in a readathon starting from today.
I wholly recommend this book/series if you enjoy ‘A Court of Thorns And Roses’ or just high fantasy in general. High fantasy is very cool.