Friday, 5 September 2014

Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas


Title: Heir of Fire
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Author Info: Website|Blog|Facebook|Twitter
Genre: Fantasy
Series: Throne of Glass #3
Source: Netgalley & purchased by myself
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
Publication Date: 11th September 2014

Tell Me About It
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?
My Thoughts
This has got to be one of the hardest reviews I have had to write, not because I was disappointed in the story, but I'm still trying to formulate my words, trying to get my thoughts and feelings down onto paper.....or a post, to try to explain the true epicness that is Heir of Fire.

The beginning......hilarious but also sad. The ending.....what an ending, how can it end like that, how can Sarah give us this little taste of things to come, and cruelly put a halt to it all, to keep us waiting and desperately wanting to find out what happens next.

I want so much to go into immense detail about what happens, to list every single things that I loved about Heir of Fire, but that would be an endless post, and would also reveal every single secret about this book, so I am just going to share some brief information about it, before you run out the door to get your copy pre-ordered for publication date.

Heir of Fire is spit into a multifaceted story, with us following not only Celaena, but also Chaol, Dorian, and a new character, Manon Blackbeak. Each character takes us on a different adventure, for both good and evil, and also brings along some new faces that you can't help but learn to love. I absolutely loved getting to see the characters we know and love learn more about themselves, and really find out how far they would go to protect the ones they love.
Celaena has to face her dark past and come to terms with everything she has born witness to, from her parents death, to the mines, to Chaol and Nehemia. With some taunting and perseverance from Rowan, she has to come to terms with who she really is and what she is capable of. This isn't an easy journey for either of this duo, and it's an uphill struggle with lots of bumps in the road.
Dorian must also face his own demons and come to terms with what he has to do, and what he can do. He is not alone in his journey and I was extremely happy to see him find someone to trust and gain assistance from.
Chaol, I felt sorry for him. Lost without Celaena and also trying to avoid Dorian to keep him safe, Chaol finds himself in the company of people he never thought he would be in the same room as, and what an unlikely band of misfits they make.

Heir of Fire is just as amazing as it's predecessors, and while this is no small book, I was sad to see it come to an end. But there is no question about it, I NEED to have the next book in my hands as soon as humanly possible.

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