Title: Heir of Fire (book #3)
Series: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Daniela’s rating: 5 stars
OH MY GOD.
THIS BOOK. JESUS.
I absolutely LOVED this book. Like, it has everything. The action, the attraction, the intensity, the suspense. EVERYTHING.
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?
The bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Times best-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.
I can’t begin to describe how exciting this book was. I’ll admit, it started a bit slow, but it picked up right where it had to.
Celaena is now in Wendlyn. She’s in this crappy place in life where she couldn’t care less if she lived or died. Her best friend was killed and the person who she believed loved her is practically afraid of her. The only thing keeping her alive is the promise she made to Nehemia. She would free her people and destroy the king’s empire. So now she’s trying to win her way to Doranelle so she can get the answers she needs to solve the mystery behind the king and the Wyrdkeys. There’s only one person who could answer these questions, but she will do it only when and if Celaena manages to control her magic. So, she’s stuck with this ruthless soldier, Rowan, who’s nothing but mean and cruel and he’s supposed to teach her. Now, accepting something she’s been hiding and running from her entire life isn’t easy. To embrace her power, she must accept her past and be proud of it. They say after you’ve hit rock bottom, there’s nothing else but to get yourself back up. Will Celaena be able to do it though? There’s no one on her side. There’s no one that will fight with her and for her. Can she do this all by herself?
“She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.”
So far, this is my favorite book. I wasn’t expecting to love new characters and hate older ones. There are a few things new to the story that I actually found a bit boring (like the witches), but it was mostly because I was so curious and intrigued with the rest of the story and what the characters were going through. So, if I had to say something that I didn’t like from this book was that, Manon’s side of the story. But overall, Sarah’s writing is just FLAWLESS there are so many details to the story, so many twists and questions and answers. It feels like everything is perfectly entwined, and I know for sure there’s a reason for everything she includes in the story.
New friendships and allegiances are now forming and they couldn’t be more perfect, especially since Celaena is currently in this weak state of mind and she needs someone to trust and someone she can rely on to be there, to whatever end; someone that sees her for what she is, what she can accomplish and is not afraid to tell her the shit she needs to hear to get back up on her feet. But even though she starts this journey thinking very low of herself, she manages to get up and fight. She embraces her true nature, conquers it and is able to fight off her demons. She can be really frustrating sometimes, but you can’t deny Celaena is a kickass warrior.
Then there’s Dorian. My sweet, sweet Dorian. I knew I loved you for a reason. He’s no prince, he is a king, in mind, heart and soul. I love everything that he represents, his certainty when it comes to do what’s right, and trusting in people and being loyal to those who deserve it. I love how much he cares for Celaena, even after everything. He trusts she’ll come back for him. He’s a fighter, even though he doesn’t believe himself to be one. He’s strong and I love the way he cares. He is brave and just down right perfect.
“You cannot pick and choose what parts of her to love.”
And then we have Rowan. Jesus Christ. He was such a beautiful and unpredictable surprise. I was not expecting him being this rude and arrogant and so DAMN AMAZING. The friendship and loyalty he ends up giving to Aelin. Wow. To him, she is Aelin, rightful Queen of Terrasen. To him, she is a fighter, a warrior, a fire-heart. To him, she is exactly what the world needs. I love, love, love, love Rowan.
“I claim you, Aelin. To whatever end.”
I swear, this book was just incredible, from page one. After I finished it I couldn’t wait another second so I one-clicked the 4th book, because I needed to know. So, here I am, reading Queen Of Shadows! Hopefully it won’t take me that long to share my thoughts on that book. Seriously guys, you NEED to read this series. It’s everything you’ll want in a story and MORE. Promise.
Definitely a must read.