“You do not have the right to wish she were not what she is. The only thing you have a right to do is decide whether you are her enemy or her friend.”
Birthday review! 😀 When I finished the second book in the Throne Of Glass series, I just HAD to pick up the third book straight away. And now I’ve read it, I can say that Heir Of Fire is just as good as Crown Of Midnight, although the pace is a bit slower at some points. Sarah J. Maas introduces various new characters in the third book, and especially the subplot with the witch Manon Blackbeak was really entertaining. I quickly became a Manon fan even though she is belongs to the bad guys… Hopefully there will be more of her in the still unpublished Queen Of Shadows! The other important new character is Rowan Whitethorn; a character a lot of people seem to love and I can understand why. Fae, full of tattoos and a fierce warrior… Definitely an interesting character, although he does get a bit annoying at times. We see a lot of the new characters and less of the old ones as Celaena has to face new challenges. Heir Of Fire and the rest of the series are definitely recommended if you like the YA Fantasy genre!
WARNING: Possible spoilers! Please don’t read this summary if you haven’t read Throne Of Glass and/or Crown Of Midnight yet. I’ll keep the summary short but it’s almost impossible to keep it completely spoiler-free…
Celaena is heartbroken after what happened to her best friend, and the only thought in her mind is revenge. She wants the King of Adarlan to pay for what he did, but that is not as easy as it sounds without hurting the ones she cares about… Chaol sacrificed his future to have Celaena sent away on a mission to protect her, but Wendlyn has other things in store for Celaena as well. Soon she meets Rowan and has to face yet another challenge to finally get what she wants. This one being more difficult than ever, as she has to learn and embrace her own true destiny… And meanwhile the King is still continuing with his evil plans. Will Celaena be able to face her challenges on time and rescue everybody she cares about?
This third book is called the Heir Of Fire for a reason, and when you read it you instantly understand why. New facts about Celaena’s past and inheritance are revealed that change everything. She now has to face new challenges, and together with the new characters they form an interesting, although slightly different read than the sequel. Heir Of Fire is more about discovering once’s true destiny and learning to control emotions than pure battle scenes (although there are a few of those as well), and that’s mostly why this is a worthy sequel of the Throne Of Glass series. I can’t wait for the fourth book Queen Of Shadows to be published! Supposedly this September; hopefully the publish date won’t be posponed!