Book Review: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J Maas


Title: Heir of Fire

Series: Throne of Glass

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Edition: Hardcover

Publication Date: September 02, 2014

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Pages: 576

Rate: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Queen or traitor?

Only she can decide. Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Lost and broken, Celaena’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend. But she must instead 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. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat—and his own deadliest enemy.

The king’s assassin takes on an even greater destiny and burns brighter than ever before in this follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Crown of Midnight.


There will be spoilers.

“She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.” 
― Sarah J. MaasHeir of Fire

One cannot simply contain a fangirl’s feels after reading the Heir of Fire.

I was hanging on to every word on to every page of every chapter, reading the book almost religiously as the hype and excitement is continuously brewing and stirred up by great plot and action throughout the whole book!

Celaena’s latest adventure takes place in Wendlyn- a continent where magic still lives and a land where myths and nightmares are given flesh. Sounds fun, right?

“You cannot pick and choose what parts of her to love.”
Sarah J. Maas, Heir of Fire

I’ve still got #ChaolenaFeels when I started reading this book though I’ve found Chaol’s chapters and he himself to be a bit dry in HoF while Dorian’s development in this book was great, though I cannot say that with the ending Sarah J Maas gave him, he’ll stay the same and sane.

I have to admit though I was getting sick of Celaena, Dorian and Chaol’s interaction at some moments reading Crown of Midnight that it made me want something new-and Heir of Fire just gave it to me-a fresh look and feel to the story as it taken me to new lands-lands outside of Adarlan’s Empire -and gave four new captivating characters: Elide Lochan, Aedion Ashryver, Rowan Whitethorn and Manon Blackbeak.

Among the mentioned new characters-they’re all good and I adore them all-but the one who captured my heart and soul was Manon Blackbeak-heir to the Blackbeak witch clan! She may be a cold, bloodthirsty witch with iron claws and nails but Manon is the air I breath, the water I drink and the blood in my veins! I love every parts, scenes and chapters of hers in this book as much as I adored Celaena’s-Aelin’s, whatever. You’ll also get to meet her coven-The Thirteen and other Ironteeth witch clans-the Yellowlegs and the Bluebloods.


“Witches didn’t need blood to survive, but humans didn’t need wine, either.”
Sarah J. Maas, Heir of Fire

Since magic has gone, the witches no longer fly the skies with their broomsticks but as they enter an alliance with the King of Adarlan to be the king’s aerial army in the war to come, the Ironteeth witches are offered an irefussable reward-to soar the skies and relish the wind with wyvern as their mounts  and to reclaim their lost witch kingdom-the Western Wastes.

In her chapters, Manon and the other heirs of the two other clans-Iskra Yellowlegs and Petrah Blueblood fight for the title of Wing Leader. Manon’s like, the quidditch team captain of the Blackbeaks here as it is an aerial competition with freakish strong wyverns as their mounts.

My heart broke and mended and shattered and mended all over reading Heir of Fire! Sarah J Maas’s impeccable writing style has improved and I swear she’s getting better and better in her character’s development in every book! There was this inexplicable quality to her writing that made you love all her main, side, old and new characters- a bloodthirsty witch, a young woman with a strong mind yet fragile heart, a young general who’s a wolf incarnate, an immortal warrior whose heart had gone numbed and a lost queen with a heart of wildfire.

Compared to its predecessors, the lives lost, hearts shattered, the weight of poor souls butchered, and the mixture of the kickass new characters in Heir of Fire made this book heavy with feels!

It was the Song of Eyllwe.

Then Song of Fenharrow. And Melisande. And Terrasen. Each nation that had people in those labour camps.

And finally, not for pomp or triumph, but to mourn what they had become, they played the Song of Adarlan.

Sarah J. Maas, Heir of Fire

“Because I am lost,” she whispered onto the earth. “And I do not know the way.”
Sarah J. Maas, Heir of Fire

The bone-deep and soul-crushing level of torment and anguish that Celaena felt as she was forced to relive her darkest memories was so damn angsty! Her life growing up had been hard and unforgiving as it is, give her more suffering why don’t ya, Maas? Celaena been many things and bore many names. She’d been a princess, a slave, an assassin, a King’s Champion(serving the man who had butchered her family and entire kingdom), a lover, and a friend.

Now her inner demons shove her down into an abyss of endless grief and regret and I was glad that Rowan was there when she so desperately needs someone to help her back up. Rowan knew the absolute truth about her-knew her and accepted her for it.

There were many scenes in this book that I loved but the one that truly pierced me was the scene when she finally finds the courage to rise from the ashes, conquered her fears and accepted her fate and birthright-it was that scene alone made the book very heart-wrenching, raw and beautiful for me.

“She was Aelin Ashryver Galathynius—­and she would not be afraid.”
Sarah J. Maas, Heir of Fire

If you haven’t started on this series yet then you’re enormously missing out on an impeccably well-written story and admirable characters!

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