Title: Heir of Fire
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #3
Published: September 2, 2014
Source: Borrowed from library (eBook)
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?
Right after I finished Crown of Midnight I delve right into Heir of Fire. I was able to get both of them from the library at the same time!
We follow Calaena as she travels to the other country, Wendlyn where she meets up with Rowan a very old Fae warrior and Queen Mauve. Mauve has answers to her questions bout the Wrydkeys but only until she masters her powers and embraces who she is will Mauve answer them. Rowan becomes her trainer and she is in for a lot of hurt. Calaena doesn’t want to go back to the past and relieve those memories that she has hidden away and she fears her powers. She blames herself and her powers for her parents death. Not until Rowan does she begin to understand and starts to embrace her Fae heritage. In Adarlan, Chaol tracks down the rebels who caused the chaos in the last book only to find a traitor in the midst. While Dorian tries to hide his magic from his father while also falling for a healer.
Calaena is again a strong and stubborn woman. I just can’t believe she is only 19 in the story. I feel like maybe she should be a tad older though she acts like a teenage at times so….But she does grow a lot in this book. She embraces her Fae heritage and her past but only at the last moment really. It was great to finally get some answers that I had since the Crown of Midnight. Rowan is awesome! I just LOVED HIM! He was so strong and had a hard past that he was also running away from, so Calaena and Rowan had so much in common though it wasn’t romantically. Chaol was a little boring in this book. I liked that we had insight into what he was doing while away but he was mostly a debbie-downer and stupid. Dorian was also one that really grew as well. He was trying to learn more about his powers alone since Chaol decided that Dorian shouldn’t know the truth about Calaena and he was kept in the dark. Dorian met Sorscha who is a healer and a new love interest of his. It was nice to see Dorian move on from Calaena and find someone new.
The only issue I really had with the book was the so many POVs. We had Calaena, Chaol, Dorian, Rowan AND Sorchsa. Though Rowans and Sorchsa were short, I felt like they weren’t really needed but at the same time the twist at the end it made it more heartbreaking than it would be if there wasn’t a POV. The book was fast paced and again I can’t wait for the next installment!