Heir Of Fire is a major turning point in this series, and for some reason, it’s where a lot of people stop reading. While I can fully admit this isn’t my absolute FAVOURITE book in the series, it’s still an absolutely fantastic read 😍 Plus, Rowan. That’s all I’m saying 🤭
Heir Of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
(Throne Of Glass #3)
Hardcover | 565 pages | Purchased
She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.
Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak – but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth… a truth about her heritage that could change her life – and her future – forever.
Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.
Now that we know the truth about Celaena’s heritage, the plot takes a HUGE turn. Sent to Wendlyn to assassinate the royal family – her family – Celaena is instead determined to find Maeve – the queen of the Fae – and discover what she knows about the Wyrdkeys. Of course, magic is still alive and well across the ocean, and the main focus of this book is Celaena learning how to control her power.
Enter Rowan Whitethorn, one of Maeve’s elite warriors, tasked with training Celaena for entry to Doranelle. Rowan’s a character whom people seem to either really love or really hate. Personally, I’m obsessed. There’s just something about him and his no bullshit attitude that I freaking adore. He’s the perfect counter to Celaena’s arrogance, and they just balance each other out so well. Their friendship is slow to develop, but every time I read this book I get the warm fuzzies when they finally stop being at each other’s throats and a friendship begins to blossom 🤭
We’re also introduced to Aedion Ashryver is in this book, another character whom I love. Despite having not seen each each other for a decade, Aedion and Celaena are so similar. Arrogant and brave, they’ve fought for their lives for ten years, neither of them bowing to Adarlan, despite how things may look from the outside. Aedion is so loyal to his country, and Celaena is a beacon of him for him and Terrasen, despite being an ocean away.
The plot itself seems to take a while to really get going, but the multiple perspectives definitely prevented things from feeling too slow. We’re introduced to a whole slew of new characters and this book focuses HEAVILY on character development, while still giving you pieces of the overall plot to keep you satisfied. The introduction of the witches is something that I get excited for every time I read this series, and I just have to say that I would die for Abraxos. He’s so precious 🤭
Overall, this installment focuses on character development from all sides, from Celaena and Rowan, to Manon and the witches, and even to Chaol and Dorian. We see things from so many different perspectives and Sarah J. Maas did an excellent job of making sure we were kept informed of things going on all across the world, not just in Wendlyn with Celaena. I absolutely ADORE this book, and I highly recommend you keep going with this series, even if you struggle with this installment. I promise, it gets really. damn. good.