Title: Heir of Fire
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #3
Audience: Young Adult
Length: 565 pages
Release Date: September 2, 2014
She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.
Celaena Sardothien 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. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.
The king’s assassin takes on an even greater destiny and burns brighter than ever before in this follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Crown of Midnight.
After reading House of Earth and Blood and starting to reread ACOTAR earlier this year, I need more Maas in my life and finally had the motivation to continue reading this series. I thought Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight were good, but the series really picked up in this book. It was different having Celaena separated in Wendlyn from Chaol and Dorian back in Adarlan, but she needed that separation from the other characters in order to come to terms with her past, master her Fae powers, and accept her true identity.
I LOVED Rowan. It was exciting to finally meet a full-blooded Fae after two books reading about how they’ve all left the continent. He challenged Calaena, but he also sought to understand her. He felt genuine remorse for times he was insensitive and sought to truly understand her past experiences and how they impacted her without judgement. I can’t wait to see how this relationship develops in future book.
I also really liked the introduction of Manon and the witches. These witches are SO FREAKING COOL with their iron teeth and nails and their wyverns. I’m very curious when and how Manon’s story will intersect with the main storyline.
I had been on the fence with this series, but after reading Heir of Fire, I am completely sold. Sarah J. Maas can do no wrong, and I’m honestly grateful I still have so much of this series left to explore.