Series: Throne of Glass #3
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on September 2nd 2014
Genres: Fantasy & Magic
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?
You have no idea how long I have been waiting for this book. Or maybe you do, because you’ve probably been waiting just as long, and just as impatiently. So when this book finally arrived on my doormat -two weeks after publication date (I’d pre-ordered it a long time ago, so the late arrival was so NOT cool)! My reaction must have been something like this:
As you all know, I am slightly OBSESSED with this series. And as I am still reeling after reading Heir of Fire, I am warning you in advance that this review will -probably- contain some fangirling.
In this book we learn even more about Celaena. We learn more about het backstory and get to see a whole different side of her. We ALL know Celaena is a badass, this we already established in the first two books, but it was so fascinating (and incredibly heart-breaking) to see who she is behind all those layers. In Heir of Fire she is confronted with her past and she can’t really hide from it anymore. We learn how she wrestles with her past and struggles with who she was before tragedy struck her family, and it made me love her all the more.
Another thing I loved? The new characters that are introduced. For starters: Rowan! Boy does he have the ability to kick some serious butt. As the story progressed I fell in love with his character. He’s just, GAH! (I might have developed a teeny tiny crush… Oh, who am I kidding, I developed a HUGE crush on Rowan) Emotional overload! OH AND AEDION! Whom I thought was a bit of a pompous ass at first, but grew so much on me throughout the story that I just couldn’t help but like his character (like his character a LOT). And Manon, the witch. I thought her POV was very strange at first, and I didn’t really get why she had her own chapters, but after a while I just didn’t mind it any more. The story came together and everything just clicked. Last, but not least, there’s Sorscha. Who’s incredibly cute and I very much enjoyed reading about her.
Heir of Fire was the first book where Chaol, Dorian, and Celaena aren’t in the same place anymore. Literally. They’re all on their own journey and it gave every character the possibility to develop more. I adored how the friendship between Celaena and Rowan developed, he challenged Celaena in a way that Dorian and Chaol couldn’t. Because of him, she developed both mentally and physically, and it was wicked to read about. It was one of my favourite aspects of this book. Also, I loved reading about Dorian and Chaol. View Spoiler » I hated how they weren’t really friends anymore, but this gave them the change to grow separately. Chaol has to face his father, and Dorian has to come to terms with the fact that he has magic. « Hide Spoiler
THAT ENDING! Please let me fall into this really LONG sleep, and wake up when the next book is out… Because I just can’t deal not knowing what happens next! I don’t even know why I am surprised… Sarah J. Maas does this EVERY time! She has this way with words and I keep reading and reading and then when I’ve almost finished the book – BOOM. So incredibly frustratingly awesome! But as much as I love her for it, I just really need her to take pity on me and hand me the next book!
I loved everything about this book. From the old characters to the new characters and EVERYTHING else! The ending about killed me (as did the previous books…) and I’ll probably have trouble functioning for a while, but it is so worth it. If you haven’t started this series yet? GO READ IT! Everybody needs this series filled with awesomeness in their lives!