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Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

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Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)
    by: Sarah J. Maas

Publication Date: Sept. 2, 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Genre: High Fantasy
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: e-ARC received via NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 565 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 5/5 stars

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?

*Spoiler free review*

"Wake me up inside, wake me up inside,
call my name and save me from the dark,
Bid my blood to run,
before I come undone,
save me from the nothing I've become...."
As soon as I finished reading Heir of Fire, I couldn't help but think about this song by Evanescence because it is SO Celaena! For those of you who have read Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight, be prepared: Celaena Sardothian is NOT the same girl she once was. After everything that was revealed by the end of Crown of Midnight, how could she be?
Sarah J. Maas really blew me away with Heir of Fire. This book is told in multiple point of views, but with 3 main, coinciding storylines. One of them was very unexpected, but I actually really enjoyed it. It makes me very anxious to see how this particular storyline is going to weave into the main one, concerning Celaena.... It is quite a long book, but I found myself immediately drawn back into the world Maas has created. There are so many pivotal scenes in this book that set the stage for what is to come and will undoubtedly change the course of the future for all our characters.
The character development we have seen in this book alone is astounding. We do have several new faces in this book. I only want to briefly discuss one, as I just can't NOT talk about him! He is Rowan Whitethorn and I did NOT like him at first. He was cold and unfeeling, and he was all about the hard truths. However, he actually ended up playing a major role in resurrecting Celaena. He became her mentor, her friend, and I would go as far as to say he was her savior. He really surprised me and I am glad his character grew in the way he did, because he is a powerful ally to have.
Celaena's character is the one that I saw the most development from. We have a very broken, very apathetic woman, who is just trying to get by. There is no life in her, no spark- only bitterness and anger. Her spirit has been broken almost beyond repair, and my heart just ached for her. She needs someone to pull her out of the depths and reignite the flame that once burned so brightly, as she cannot do it alone. Celaena is still young and she needs guidance and wisdom. She needs someone to believe in her, as well as show her some tough love because she can be quite resistant.
By the end of the book, there is a completely new dynamic. Lines have been drawn, allegiances have been broken and reformed, and it's time to stand up and fight! Honor, loyalty, good, and evil will all play key roles in the continuation of the series and I am dying to get my hands on the next book!

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  1. Ugh, I need to read this. I really love the series but this book is soooo long! And all the POV's! I'll get to it eventually.

  2. Rowan!!! He is my favorite and I loved how his character progressed. This book was seriously epic and I cannot wait for the next one. Great review.


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