Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas
Published September 2, 2014 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Genres Fantasy, Young Adult, Magic
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?
I don’t even know where to start with this one! Each new book I read in this series, I just keep thinking, “Why didn’t I read this series sooner?” I really like Celaena as a character, although she of course has her faults and parts of her that are very dark. I really liked this book because I felt like she reached her lowest point and completely broke, but then put herself back together better then she was before. When we find her in this book, she is still grief stricken from everything that has happened and it takes her a good portion of this book until she finally accepts the things that she cannot change and decides to move forward.
This book also introduces so many new characters, such as Manon, Aedion and my personal favorite, Rowan. How can you not love a handsome fae warrior, who also happens to shape shift into a beautiful white owl. I do have to say that my opinion on Chaol also changed from the way I felt about him in Crown of Midnight. I realize that Dorian is right about the way Chaol acts in a sort of non-accepting in regards to Celaena and Dorian. I also really love Dorian’s character; he truly is a really good guy. I don’t like to post spoilers in my reviews so I am not going to talk about anything that will give away the plot too much. The book moves along at a really steady pace and switches perspectives between several characters including Celaena, Chaol, Dorian, Aedion and Manon. As usual, Maas’s story telling, character development and world-building are fantastic. She is by far one of my favorite writers and I highly recommend this series!