Heir of Fire
Books | Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Sarah J. Maas
'One of the best fantasy book series of the past decade' TIMEThe heir of ash and fire bows to no one. A new threat rises in the third book in the #1 bestselling Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak, but now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth. That truth could change her life - and her future - forever. Meanwhile, monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena will need the strength not only to fight the evil that is about to be unleashed but also to harness her inner demons. If she is to win this battle, she must find the courage to face her destiny - and burn brighter than ever before. The third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series continues Celaena's epic journey from woman to warrior.
Sarah J. Maas
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"Oh.this.book. As I write this review, I understand people may come at me, as this is a loved series and a very well-known author. However, this book was truly the death of me. Typically, this year I have read a new book every two to four weeks. Heir of Fire took me 3 LONG months. I found this story to be so incredibly slow. I do enjoy a good slow burn while reading romance novels, but this just felt like reading in slow motion, and it was torture. This is not to say there wasn’t good story writing, because there were small pockets when the story would pick up, but then it would fizzle back down and I would begin to lose interest once again. I will say though, chapters 64 and 65 carried the whole book. Those 14 pages had more action, love, suspense, hurt, and lines drawn in the sand than the rest of the book combined. Throughout reading, you will get more of a backstory and understanding of Celaena’s past. You’ll discover the driving force behind her stubbornness and why she seemingly wants to punish herself and put herself through bad situations. In addition, you’re introduced to another important character who is given the task of training Celaena to control her powers. She will continue to question herself, her actions, and what her heart wants, but in the end, you’ll watch her character make some major leaps into the right direction. In Heir of Fire, you have multiple storylines happening simultaneously. The majority of the story you will hear of Celaena’s adventures in Wendlyn as well as Chaol and Dorian’s struggles in Rifthold. However, randomly you will also read glimpses here and there of Manon in the Ferian Gap. Manon’s story almost felt like the filler episodes you would get every now and then while watching your favorite TV series. While it sometimes is interesting, it does not seem to contribute at all to the overarching story being told. Maybe her adventures will be more impactful and relevant in the coming books, but for me, it seemed like fluff. "
"This was good. The worldbuilding, new characters, the plot and continuation of the overarching one, and the plot twists were all craftily created and used to make the good story even better. <br/><br/>This went through so many plot twists! I couldn't even guess the true ending of the book because of them. There were many instances where I was surprised at what was happening simply because I didn't expect it. This was epic, even down to the last sentence."
"Another great book in this series,can’t wait to read the rest of this series!"
"Aaah, definitely the best book in the series and also my favorite SJ Maas book so far!! I am impressed, to say the least. This book felt so much more mature than the first two - the characters grew, the world was expanded and fleshed out, and the plot became infinitely more interesting. Absolutely loved it. The climax of the book was excellently written and made me want to die of pure excitement. I also enjoyed the new introduction of the witches' storyline as it gives you more depth and characters to get invested in. It's been a little bit since a book has made me feel like this. ❤️🔥"
"How this book is set up with different plots of characters all going on at the same time sort of makes it feel like everything up until this point has been set up and let's face it, it pretty much has. This style was what i was expecting all along so i really enjoyed getting deeper dives into some of the characters however, I found that just when a plot line was getting good it would switch back. This book definitely had a slow start but I was practically white knuckling my kindle by the last 10-15 chapters because it was so good/intense. this book was also such a turning point in character development for celaena that imho she desperately needed. "
"She opens up her world and improves her characters and stories tenfold. It's rewarding to see the growth she has shown as a writer and author. (And Manon is a BOSS ASS character) "