Heir of Fire: Throne of Glass (Book 3)
by Sarah J. Maas
“Consumed by guilt and rage, Celaena can’t bring herself to spill blood for the King of Adarlan. She must fight back…
The Immortal Queen will help her destroy the king – for a price. But as Celaena battles with her darkest memories and her heart breaks for a love that could never last, can she fulfil the bargain and head the almighty court of Terrasen? And who will stand with her?”
So after reading Crown of Midnight and before that Throne of Glass, I immediately started reading Heir of Fire, I had to know what happened straight away… I do feel that you need to have read the previous two books to understand what is happening, as there is a little bit of introduction of what happened, but not enough for you to understand fully why certain things are happening.
It is two months after Celaena Sardothien left Adarlan, and now she is chilling out instead of fulfilling the mission the King of Ardalan gave her. A faerie prince finds her and drags her into the mountains, where she meets her aunt, Maeve the faerie Queen. Maeve sets an impossible task in return for information, so Celaena tries to complete the impossible task, in doing so she reveals what happened in her past and what she has been running from for 10 years. Meanwhile back in Ardalan, Chaol is starting to work with rebels, the witches have been summoned by the king to be part of his army and Dorian is falling in love.
Wow, just wow!!! That was incredible, I loved every second! Do not know that I can wait to read Queen of Shadows.
Most of my favourite characters were back, and I have another favourite; Rowan. He is incredible, a faerie prince, who is protective and a bit overbearing, but Celaena can deal with it. There are several new characters that I love, and I hope to see them again in further books. As per usual, there are characters you are destined to dislike, and they are fabulously written.
For a third time, straight into the story, no faffing around, it is great! I read Heir of Fire in 3 days as I could not put it down, I thought about it all the time that I was not reading it. All the twists and turns had me gripped, and the fight scenes were amazing, as were the magic scenes, I also love the conversational scenes. I definitely gasped in a couple of places, cried at one point too, but I did laugh quite a bit, there was also a bit of tension which was awesome.
Heir of Fire ends on a cliffhanger, this is because the Throne of Glass series continues in Queen of Shadows.
When reading Heir of Fire I described it as an assassin finding out about her strength. I would recommend this book to older teenagers and adults, due to more mature content. 5 out of 5.