Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3) ♦ Sarah J. Maas | Review
When I read Heir of Fire for the first time, back then in German, it almost pulled the rug out from under my feet. Sarah J. Maas totally captivated me with the inner and very emotional struggle of the main protagonist for herself. Okay, I’ll admit that I’m also intrigued by the new supporting/main character. Having read these emotions, this struggle with oneself, in the English original went a step deeper.
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #3
More Volumes: Celeanas Geschichte, Die Erwählte, The Assassin's Blade, Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight
Publisher: Bloomsbury, published on 02. Sep 2014
Genre: Adventure, Fae, High Fantasy, Magic, New Adult
Purchased at: Amazon
Buy here: Amazon
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"A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached.
It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend."
From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.
Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.
Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena's world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie... and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.
More Books by the Author: Dornen und Rosen, Flammen und Finsternis, Sterne und Schwerter, Frost und Mondlicht, Celeanas Geschichte
Heir of Fire ♦ Sarah J. Maas
While Crown of Midnight ends with a cliffhanger, the third volume continues seamlessly.
Should she actually, officially, murder Wendlyn’s crown prince, at least that is her mission as the King’s champion, Celaena has completely different interests that she is pursuing. And her inner struggle begins right there on the very first pages of Heir of Fire.
What intrigued me about this part of the series is the overall package. The plot is so packed in these 565 pages with important information for the present of the story, but also about the past and what it could mean for the future of this magnificently depicted world. Maas not only manages to continue Celaena’s, or rather Aelin’s story, she also has a great way of letting new characters flow into the plot and as a reader you know immediately that they will still be of great importance. It’s just fun to delve deeper into the events with every page you turn.
While Aelin, with the help of Rowan, who is our first living Fae in the story, struggles with herself in Wendlyn to find her true purpose and true self, we keep returning to Erilea, to Adarlan. There, in Rifthold, we meet Aedion Ashryver, Aelin’s cousin, who pretends to be completely under the King’s thumb. Which of course is reminiscent of our main character, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Meanwhile, a new breed of beings, the witches, are appearing around the corner with Manon Blackbeak. Although there was already a hint with Baba Yellowlegs in the previous volume, the story about Manon and her Thirteen really picks up speed again. What I really like here is that the witches can smell and taste the otherness of the King’s men. In addition to the witches, which again have different tribes, the Wyverns, huge winged monstrosities, also come into play.
What didn’t my little reader’s heart suffer, in order to patch it all up again in the end and take a deep breath? This book was an emotional roller coaster ride.
With well-known and many wonderful new characters, we went on a spectacular journey. Ms. Maas, I tip my hat, and thank you for all these wonderful pages, piled up with so much feeling and passion for each individual character.
That’s why Heir of Fire will always be the best book in the Throne of Glass series for me.
Throne of Glass – The Series
|The Assassin’s Blade (#0.1-0.5)
|Throne of Glass (#1)
|Crown of Midnight (#2)
|Heir of Fire (#3)
|Queen of Shadows (#4)
|Empire of Storms (#5)
|Tower of Dawn (#6)
|Kingdom of Ash (#7)
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