I will always have a special place in my heart for this book. I love it so much. I will also always remember the first time I read Manon Blackbeak’s first POV chapter. She is one of my favourite fictional characters ever. I also really enjoy the plot of this book as a whole.
Title: Heir of Fire
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Length: 565 pages
Publication Date: September 2, 2014
Goodreads Rating: 4.46
My Rating: 5 Stars
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?
I’ve seen some reviews of this book that complain that it has a slower pace, or that not much happens, but I’d have to disagree. I think that it’s during this third book that the series really starts to come into its own. The first two books are great, don’t get me wrong, but the story expands so much in this book.
Celaena reluctantly heads to Wendlyn and confronts her past. We meet Rowan – who doesn’t love an ancient fae warrior? Haha and we get to see their relationship start to grow. I also really enjoyed seeing her rediscover her magic.
We also meet Manon and the other witches. I have to say that Maas’ imagining of the iron-teeth witches is amazing. They are some of my favourite witches ever in fiction, such a neat creation.
Back in Rifthold, Dorian tries to contain his magic and also falls in love with a healer named Sorcha, Their relationship was so sweet.
The end of the book is very action-packed too. It kept me on the edge of my seat, even the second-time around.
I gave Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas 5 out of 5 stars. I would definitely recommend it, especially if you enjoy detailed fantasy stories with intriguing characters including fae, witches and wyverns.
Next, I am going to finally read the collection of prequel novellas. – The Assassin’s Blade
Happy Reading! 🙂