Title: Heir of Fire
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: Audio, via Audible
Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
As a reminder, I review sequels a little different from other reviews. I am going to hide the description from the main page so you will have to click “Read More” due to potential spoilers from previous books in the description or my review.
Description (Source: Amazon):
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?”
Heir of Fire is the third book in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. This book picks up shortly after Crown of Midnight. Celaena has made it to Wendlyn and is on her “mission” to kill the crown prince of Wendlyn. The guilt of all that she’s done (mainly killing Archer Finn) has started to consume her though and she ends up drinking, gambling, and fighting instead of killing the prince. She is found by one of Queen Maeve’s Fae warriors, where she is brought to a training center for demi-fae. At this place Celaena is to be trained by the sexy and grumpy fae warrior (Rowan) on how to use her magic.
Meanwhile in Adarlan:
Dorian is still trying to get a handle on his own powers, with the help of a royal nurse.
Chaol is dealing (and struggling) with the knowledge that Celaena is actually Aelin.
Celaena’s cousin from Terrasen has arrived at the castle and begins to stir up trouble.
And still more characters! We are also introduced to three witch clans from one of the leader’s POV, Manon of Blackbeak.
What I liked:
– I’ll start again with the audio performance. Evans also narrated the ToG and CoM and I think she does a great job. As I said in my previous reviews, she has a good range and is able to make the many characters in the books sound distinctive.
– The use of varying POVs again as well. While there are a lot of characters, I didn’t ever feel lost or confused. Maas does an excellent job with keeping the story flowing, despite the introduction of so many characters and storylines.
– OMG ROWAN. *swoons*
– SPOILER, highlight to see–>The development of Celaena to Aelin. It was about time to start seeing her take responsibility for her kingdom.<–End spoiler.
– Really great twist near the end with Maeve! Also, the shocking scene in in the king’s quarters was really well done.
– Manon Mother-effing Blackbeak. I love her. I can’t wait to see what happens with her story!
What I didn’t:
– I really didn’t like Sorscha’s character. She annoyed me, I’m not really sure why. SPOILER, highlight to see–>I wasn’t upset at all that she died. I want Dorian to be happy, but Sorscha annoyed me to no end and I never really trusted her. I thought her death was well done and will serve as a great character development opportunity for Dorian. I hope Maas plans on a better match for Dorian in the future though!<–End spoiler.
– DAMNIT. My poor Chaol. Can this guy stopped getting crapped on? His poor little broken heart. Chaol is the definition of good guy coming in last.
–Again, read the prequels to get more backstory into some of the stories shared throughout the book.
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Ok, now I’m off to read Queen of Shadows!