Thursday, July 30, 2015

Book Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) 
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA, 562 pages
Publication Date: September 2, 2014

From Goodreads:
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?

I know many of you read this book months ago, but I just finished it.  One of the things I love most about this series is the way in which friendships develop.  Sarah Maas finds a way to make me believe that each of the characters is worthy of friendship and love no matter how broken, violent, and manipulative they might be.  

The world building was as rich and interesting as I have come to expect and the new characters were as interesting as the ones developed in Crown of MidnightThe relationships among the witches and between Mannon and Abraxos were particularly interesting and unexpected.

Even though I enjoyed this book I found it incredibly difficult to read because there was so much self-loathing and so much violence.  My recommendation:  for fans of the series you have to read this book but be prepared for some very dark moments.

Posted By: Sheri


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this because this series is my favorite! Oh, I just can't wait for September to get my hands on Queen of Shadows already!

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  2. I haven't started this series yet but I want to. I don't mind some dark moments! Great review, Sheri!

  3. I'm not sure that I'm ever going to read this series. I know it's sooo popular, but I don't think I'd like the romantic elements and the fact that this very long book doesn't have much romance at all will be very boring. :/ I will definitely be anxious to hear about what happens in the next book though! :)

  4. I didn't know you hadn't read this one yet! But just in time for QoS! I agree this book is pretty dark - it's all about the characters - and Celaena undergoes some serious growth - but I loved it! I am so invested in this series!