Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: September 2, 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Received: Bought at B&N
The Full 5 Nuts
Description: 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?
Review: Oh. My. God. I can’t even with this series. The Throne of Glass books give me feels like no other has. I’ve put off reading this book for a couple of months for a few reasons. I had a lot of ARCs to get through, and I had to get myself emotionally ready for it. But once I had the time I knew I had to tackle this monster. And boy is it a monster.
This book introduces several new characters and new point of views. I have to say I loved all of the new characters. Rowan in particular grabbed my heart from the beginning. There are so many guys to love in this series and he’s starting to give Chaol a run for my heart. It was also cool to see the points of view of characters from all different sides: good, bad, and neutral. The series is really starting to ramp up for a big, crazy resolution.
As far as Celaena goes, I was glad to see a lot more from her emotionally. She’s in a rough spot after everything that has happened to her in the previous books. Some authors would not take the time and care to deal with all of that like Maas did. I’ve read a lot of books where the MC doesn’t seem to feel the pain and loss like they should because the plot wants them to move faster. Here we got to feel what Celaena felt and learn more about what has made her who she is.
Maas had a lot tackle in this book and took it in stride. Each book in the series gets better and better and I’m eager to see what she will do next September in book 4. If it’s anything like the emotions in this book then it’ll be another 5 nut book.
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