Sarah J Maas
Published By: Bloomsbury Childrens
Publication Date: September 11, 2014
Date Read: September 7, 2014
Genre: YA - Epic Fantasy
Source: ARC from Bloomsbury Publishing
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?
There are absolutely no words to describe the excitement that ensued when I finally held a copy of this book in my hands. Considering a year or two ago I wasn't really a big fan of epic fantasy this series is without a doubt one of my favourites. It was Throne of Glass, the first installment in this epic series, that made me love fantasy. So thank you Sarah J Maas. You are a queen!
Celaena has been forced to leave Erilia on a mission that could save not only herself but her dearest friends as well. Seperated from the one person she has grown to love and trust and knowing that when she returns nothing will be the same Celaena embarks on the next step of her journey alone. Alone in the land of Wendlyn all eyes are on her. But will she change who she is to succeed and survive?
Heir of Fire is without a doubt the best installment of this six-part-series to date. It is absolutely phenomenal and I could barely put it down. Saying that it did take me quite a while to read this book. It's a huuuuge book. But I wouldn't have it any other way because it is pure genius and perfection. Heir of Fire is one of those books that you have got to take your time with. Otherwise it could be information overload. This is definitely a game changer in this series and you are faced with so much stuff that you have to go slow and savour every last moment of it.
Celaena, Chaol and Dorian, our favourite three characters from the first two installments of the series are not our only lead characters anymore. I still adore all three of these characters and they remain to be my favourites but we have some new main characters and I love, love, love them. First let's start with our three main ones from the beginning. Celaena is going through a tough time. She not only faces an upcoming battle for real she really has an internal battle going on in this book and she grows so much as a character. I love her. I really think she is one of the strongest female YA heroines we have right now. Even when she is vulnerable and shows her weaker side she is still totally kick-ass! Dorian and Chaol have their own little struggle going on... with their friendship. They are not the same and I really wish they would go back to their brotherly bond because I love these two. They need to work it all out and go back to the bromance!
Enter our new characters. We have the insanely evil and fabulous Manon. Manon is a witch with Iron Claws and Teeth and she is most definitely going to be out antagonist in coming books and stir up some trouble. I love her! She is fantastic! I just love the extra layer she gives this story. It's utterly fantastic. Then we have the amazing Fae Prince Rowan. I FREAKING LOVE ROWAN! He is Celaena's new companion/trainer. He is hard and cruel with a softer side undearneath just waiting to show. I love him. I love his and Celaena's relationship and how it grows. It's one of the things I loved most about this book. Still Team Chaol guys.
Heir of Fire was without a doubt the most epically amazing book I have read so far this year. It was utterly phenomenal, heart-stopping and heart-breaking all at the same time. I couldn't put it down and it just took me on a roller-coaster ride of emotions. This book has really shown me that Sarah J Maas is not only a great author she is a phenomenal author. She is absolutely fantastic and she really knows how to build not only a great fantasy world but a storyline with lots of layers that keeps you guessing and guessing about how it will all work out in the end. I can't wait to ride out this storyline until the end.
The Throne of Glass series, is definitely one of my favourites of all time and is definitely my favourite Epic Fantasy series. It's just utterly phenomenal. We are officially half way through the series and I am dying to get my hands on the next installment of the series. I am both excited and terrified for the next 3 books and to see what will happen in this amazing series. I loved Heir of Fire and I can't wait for book 4.