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heir of fireWhat: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas

Who: Bloomsbury Childrens

When: September 11th 2014

How: A copy of this novel was provided by Bloomsbury Australia for review.

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?

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I went into Heir of Fire with a tiny bit of trepidation. I was not the biggest fan of Throne of Glass, but I really liked Crown of Midnight, and fervently loved The Assassin’s Blade. Where would Heir of Fire fit? Would I go back down the path of ‘not the biggest fan’, or would I continue to really like this series?

Well, I can tell you now that I love this series, and that Heir of Fire was fantastic. To hell with trepidation!

Seriously, though, I freaking adored Heir of Fire. It’s long, but I didn’t even realise because I was just devouring it every second that I could.

Heaps of stuff happens in Heir of Fire, and I’ll touch on them all. LIST, LIST, YAY FOR LISTS.

– We’re introduced to new characters. A whole heap. But the ones who really matter are Rowan, Aedion and Manon. I wasn’t sure about Manon in the beginning. I kind of felt like she was just a way to make the book longer because who really cares about the Ironteeth heir? I certainly didn’t. But then I did. A few things happen regarding Manon and by the end I was a fan of her badassery and I can TOTALLY see her and Celaena being those best friends who just bitch at each other all the time. I just hope she doesn’t disappoint in future books.

Aedion. *bites lip* Uhm. Yep. I will take one of those, please and thank you. He’s freaking GORGEOUS AND WHY DO I WANT TO CREATE EVERY MALE IN THIS BOOK AND TAKE THEM HOME?

Rowan. ROWAN. Be still, my beating Fae heart. Seriously. I just. Cannot. With all the sexy men that Maas keeps creating. I CANNOT SHIP ALL THE SHIPS (by which I mean hell yes I can ship all the freaking ships because I SHIP ALL THE FREAKING SHIPS IN THIS BOOK). Rowan is the sexy Fae prince we have all been waiting for, and he certainly did not disappoint in sass and suaveness and everything that makes me asdfghjkl.

– Dorian is pretty much the most amazing little prince in the world and I just *screeches* I want to wrap him in a blankey and take him home.

– Chaolaena isn’t in the book. I hated this. I ship this one most of all, and this book just broke my heart (my hull?) with its lack of Chaolaena. They have to end up together. THEY HAVE TO.

– Shit goes down. SO MUCH shit goes down. There’s evil beasties and evil kings and evil flashbacks (that did get a little repetitive, I must say). There’s so much evil in this book it’s amazing.

Heir of Fire is just really really really good, okay? JUST READ THE GODDAMNED BOOK, I TELL YA.

© 2014, Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity. All rights reserved.

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Posted on: September 2, 2014 • By: Chiara

20 Responses to Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

  1. I snatched up the book the other day but have piled it onto my backlist, simply because I’m running low on time and it looks so hefty. But either way I’m excited to get to it. Like you, Throne of Glass and I didn’t work out so well but Crown of Midnight was a step up. Lovely review, Chiara! (I can’t wait to read this and be late to the game hahaha)

    • Chiara says:

      It looks hefty but it goes by so quickly because it is such an addictive read, Jess!

      I think a few people are in the same boast as us. I’m only glad that I kept going, because this series just keeps getting better and better :D

      Thank you, dear!

  2. My friend finished this in class today and was practically crying. So I’m very nervous. I like that there are lots of new characters!!! I didn’t like Throne of Glass that much, but Crown of Midnight was awwwwwwesome. Still haven’t got around to Assassin’s Blade. Disappointing there’s not much Chaolaena though :(

    • Chiara says:

      Oh gosh, haha! I did tear up in a few places, as it does get quite intense and emotional!

      We’re in the same boat, Emily! I liked this even better than Crown of Midnight (except for the lack of Chaolaena, which sucked).

  3. I can’t wait to get my hands on this! Dorian <3

  4. YEAH! I’m so glad you enjoyed this Chiara! :) I completely agree that, originally, I might not have been the series’ biggest fan, but it really has grown on me, and I am glad to hear it has done the same for you. :)

    I too loved how not only did we get a lot of development in the characters we already know, but that we also got introduced to some amazing new characters.

    Thanks for sharing and, as always, BRILLIANT review! <3 I have a feeling book 4 is going to be epic! ;)

    • Chiara says:

      Me, too! I was a bit worried but I loved it nearly as much as The Assassin’s Blade! It has most definitely grown on me, and I think Maas is mastering her art more and more as time goes on, it’s amazing.

      Oh yes there was SO much development, and I did love the addition of the new characters. They added some fresh plot and perspective.

      Thank you, Zoe! <3 Ohmygosh I cannot WAIT until book four!

  5. YAY! We finished, unfortunately lol I need the next one!

    I’m so glad that you liked Manon more than you did originally, I am completely in love with her character now, especially after the ending.

    I’m so with you there, where is Chaol and Celaena together????!?!?!!!!! Plus, I was disappointed that there wasn’t a map of Wendlyn, seeing as half of the book is set there.

    Awesome review lovely!

    • Chiara says:

      I need the next one, too! I cannot believe that it is so far away *wails*

      Manon is freaking fabulous, and I cannot wait to see where the story takes her character!

      I KNOW. I NEED CHAOLAENA. Hopefully there will be some in the next book. PLEASE.

      Yeah, I would have liked a map of Wendlyn, as well.

      Thank you, dear!

  6. Kayla says:

    Manon and Celaena being BFFs and bitching at each other all the time… I didn’t know I needed that until now O_O

    AEDION. I NEED ONE. AND ONE OF ROWAN TOO. I NEED ALL THE MEN. MINE.

    Dorian <3 My baby. I just want to keep him safe forever.

    Ugh, you’re making me ajfdk;ajsfdk again. Prepare for much flailage on Skype today. WE NEED TO DEBATE THE SHIPS.

    • Chiara says:

      I KNOW, RIGHT? How fabulous would they be together. I wants it so badly.

      I NEED THEM, TOO, KAYLA. I NEED THEM ALLLLL.

      Ohmygosh yes Dorian my sweet prince my baby my darling.

      Skypeeeee :(

  7. Erica Crouch says:

    AH I NEED TO READ THIS BOOK! So jealous you got the ARC!

  8. I wanted to make a coherent comment but all I can do is flail because YES ALL OF THIS AND ROWAN AND AEDION AND THE PLOT TWISTS AND DEVELOPMENTS AND SET UP FOR BOOK FOUR AND HDKHSKLHSAKHDKSHDKJHSKJ

  9. YESSS I am so glad you freaking enjoyed the book Chiara! There are so many great ships, I mean Celaena x Rowan just feels so right, but we can’t leave Chaolaena behind. I mean how does the author just do it? I didn’t care about manon because I was frantic for more Chaol time or Celaena time. But I know the sequels are going to be awesome.

    • Chiara says:

      I enjoyed this book SO MUCH, JEANN. It was so close to a five star, but just fell shy by the tiniest fraction.

      I ship all the ships, but Chaolaena is the OTP of this series. They have to end up together. THEY HAVE TO.

      I really liked Manon by the end, but was aching for Chaolaena pretty much the whole time :(

      I cannot believe we have to wait so long for the next book! How will we survive?

  10. Annie says:

    ok, you are the first review I’ve read that makes me want to actually read this book. In part because you didn’t 100% love Throne of Glass like everyone else. And since I also didn’t 100% love Throne of Glass I feel like there’s more substance here than all the massive love for this series everywhere :) I had decided that in lieu of actually reading the book I’d just read everyone’s reviews of it. But now I might give it a shot.

    • Chiara says:

      Oh, wow! I’m glad I was able to do that, Annie :D I was definitely not a huge fan of Throne of Glass, but I’m finding that each book in this series just gets better.

      Let me know what you think if you do get around to reading Heir of Fire!

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