|Title: Heir of Fire
Series: Throne of Glass #3
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Published: September 2, 2014 by Bloomsbury
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Synopsis: 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?
*** Special thanks to Brittany at Please Feed the Bookworm for trading ARCs with me so I could read this one! ***
*** This is the third book in a series so it may contain spoilers for the first two books. Drop everything and read them (the novellas too)****
I have become the latest victim of the dreaded "post-Heir of Fire book hangover." This series which continues to get more complex as it goes on, is also getting better and better. This third book in the fantastic Throne of Glass series has complex and interesting characters, a creative world that we get to further explore, and an engaging plot with even more mystery.
|This is how I imagine Manon responding to anything.
And it may be because I am so invested in the characters but in this book I wasn't as annoyed by the changing perspectives. Or maybe it was because many of the characters were in different places or doing different things. When they were all together it felt odd to have it change to someone different, but when they are more disconnected it was fine. There are however always issues for me when it comes to that format. Some characters have more chapters than others. Perhaps because their plot lines are slower or because they are just more important, but I found myself wishing there were more development of certain things and less development of others (seriously, I would read a whole book about Manon). And even though I wasn't as annoyed, I still didn't really enjoy the changing character perspectives.
This creative and engaging world with it's growing magic and political intrigue makes the plot all the more interesting. As usual there were sporadic action scenes to keep things interesting and exciting, but the majority of the book was focused on the mystery and the story line begun in the previous books.The larger plot lines of the series continues to take shape as we learn more about Wordkeys and their history. However with this series being composed of six books, Heir of Fire definitely feels like the middle transitional book (think Goblet of Fire or A Storm of Swords). It doesn't really have much of it's own plot, it mostly just continues to move the story forward while slowly answering a few questions but asking way more than it answers. Things kind of get a little muddle and complicated at times. But Heir of Fire is full of so much mystery, twists, and cliffhangers. The ending of the book took me through the entire spectrum of emotion and desperately has me wanting the next book! That's the problem with only marathoning half a series, now I have to play the waiting game!
Have you read Heir of Fire? What did you think? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!