If you haven’t read any of the previous books in The Throne of Glass series, read at your own risk!
Heir of Fire Review
By: Claire Rankin
“She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.”
– Sarah J Maas
Ladies and gentlemen the third novel in the Throne of Glass series was released on September 2, 2014. (Yup, it been out a for a while now, but we’re gonna talk about it anyway!) The third installment leaves readers with a cliff hanger that will have fans gaping, wide eyed at the final page.
Heir of Fire includes your most beloved characters as well as introducing new ones that will win your heart as easily as the original cast did in Throne of Glass. While Celaena grapples with the events in Crown of Midnight she encounters her aunt Maeve, Queen of the Fae, as well as Rowan Whitehorn who is revealed to be a prince in his own right. The novel has its ups and downs much like Crown of Midnight, which is probably why readers will love it so much. Heir of Fire brings a somewhat realistic aspect to grief and character development, which, let’s face it, is why we love Sarah J. Maas as much as we do.
All our characters return with changes that will leave many yelling at the page. Chaol, Celaena, Dorian, Aedion Ashryver, Rowan Whitehorn and the King of Adarlan, who is seen more in this novel than either of the first two. Chaol must grapple with his loyalties and whether he is willing to go against all he grew up believing for the sake of his friends. Celaena must fight against her own fears as she brings her dark past into the open for all to know and see. Dorian finally finds happiness as he comes to terms with who he is and what he wants for both himself and his people. Aedion Ashryver, general, cousin, rebel and maybe lover, who is he really? He doesn’t know, and neither does the audience. Rowan Whitehorn, hard, immortal, and intolerant, but will his ties to Celaena prove to be the strongest of them all? Finally, the King of Adarlan whose evil reaches new depths as the audience discovers just what he made in the catacombs of the glass castle and how he plans to use the power he has obtained.
The new characters quickly win your heart and though they may not be present in Queen of Shadows, the fourth novel in the series, they will play integral roles in the growth of Celaena as she goes from teenager to woman. So far Heir of Fire is my favorite of the Throne of Glass series and I am already on page six of Queen of Shadows, the review is already available here. But as always I don’t want to you go on only my opinion. Hear what other said about the novel.
Official Reviews –
“The pages fly by. Series fans will be relieved to hear that this installment is only the halfway point, and thanks to Maas’ adroit plot maneuvers, well-wrought characters, and immersive world building, they’ll be positively hooked for the forthcoming volumes.” — Booklist
“Readers will devour Maas’s latest entry. The plot remains fast paced, balancing scenes of intense action with emotionally wrenching interactions between characters . . . A must-purchase.” — School Library Journal
“Tension snowballs into devastating twists and an absolutely riveting ending . . . Will leave readers ravenous for more.” — Kirkus Reviews
Heir of Fire can be purchased at bookstores such as Barnes & Noble, Amazon, etc. If you want to continue your journey along the Throne of Glass path please grab a copy and enjoy. If you want to start down the path, check out Throne of Glass and enjoy that as well. 🙂