Review – Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

**Disclaimer: There are spoilers below for Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight.**

Title Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)

Author Sarah J. Maas

Description from Amazon

Celaena Sardothien, heroine of the New York Times bestselling series, rises from the ashes to burn even brighter than before.

Celaena 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. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?

Initial Thoughts

I mentioned this in my reviews of Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight but before I read this series, I really didn’t understand the hype for this series. I GET IT NOW. I so get it. This series is completely worthy of all the hype and praise it gets.

Some Things I Liked

  • ROWAN. Forget everything I said previously. Rowan is my new favorite and I won’t have anyone convince me otherwise. I still like Chaol, but I’m also still kinda mad at him because of what happened in Crown of Midnight.
  • New character groups. I love that this book mixed up which characters interacted. Chaol and Aedian, Celaena and Rowan, Dorian and Sorcha, Manon. The first two books primarily followed Celaena, Chaol, and Dorian. I was glad to see them separate and do their own things in this book.

Series Value

This book gave us so many new characters and new plot points. Once again, I want to start the next book in the series immediately.

Final Thoughts

Crown of Midnight had a pretty big reveal and we didn’t really get that in Heir of Fire. However, we did get to meet several new characters and there was a ton of information revealed in this book. I can’t wait to continue the series.


Recommendations for Further Reading

  • Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas – if you liked this book even a little, you absolutely must read the next book in the series. I am *still* OBSESSED.
  • Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts – there are a ton of parallels between these series, one of which includes a kick-ass main character. Also, Tilla and Zell’s relationship strongly parallels Celaena and Rowan’s.

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