Heir of Fire is book three in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas and it’s probably the best one yet! Heir of Fire took the series in a whole new direction with both new and familiar characters. My love for the Throne of Glass series grows and grows, and Heir of Fire definitely did not disappoint. Read all about it in my spoiler free review!
“Gods, it was boiling in this useless excuse for a kingdom. Or maybe it felt that way because Celeana Sardothien had been lounging on the lip of the terra-cotta roof since midmorning, an arm flung over her eyes, slowly baking in the sun like the loaves of flatbread the city’s poorest citizens left on their windowsills because they couldn’t afford brick ovens.”
Celeana has survived deadly competitions and heartbreak. And now, by order of the king, she travels to Wendlyn, where Celeana has to confront the darkest truth about her heritage.
If you’d told me Throne of Glass would turn out the way it does in Heir of Fire, I’d probably laughed in your face. The best part about the book is definitely that it’s all very unexpected.
Celeana is no longer a bitchy, spoiled assassin. She’s so much more than that. In Heir of Fire, Celena gets such an amazing backstory. I still can’t wrap my head around it! She’s definitely one of my all time favourite book characters. The new characters in the book make sense, or at least most of them do. They’re not just thrown into the story without reason and I really like it. Rowan is such a badass guy, I hope we’ll see more of them in Queen of Shadows! In the end, I’ve also grown to love (or at least really like) Manon, but I’m still clueless as to why she’s so important! I would’ve liked to see it worked out at the end of Heir of Fire, but I’m sure it’ll come together eventually.
I loved how Heir of Fire was told from different perspectives. I gotta admit, I didn’t think Chaol and Dorian would return, but they did – in the best way! I loved how the story is told from multiple perspectives because there’s always something interesting going on. It was also really funny to realise the world went to hell on both ends, yet they didn’t know what was happening to the other (if that makes sense…)
The only thing I “didn’t like” about the book, is that there’s no map of Wendlyn! I know, I’m complaining for no reason… But it appears to be such a big part of the world! I found myself looking at the map many times when it came to Erilea, but I couldn’t do that for Wendlyn. Also, I think there were many opportunities to use maps and such through the story. Not that it makes the story bad or anything, it’s just something I noticed.
My Heir of Fire review including spoilers and my favourite part of the book can be found on Goodreads.
Heir of Fire was fantastic! It’s probably the best book in the Throne of Glass series so far. The story development was amazing and there wasn’t a single boring moment. Heir of Fire took the series to a whole new level, so it’s definitely worth your time!
About Heir of Fire
Heir of Fire is the third book in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. She has a website and you can find all her social media links here. The book is on Goodreads and you can get it at Book Depository.
I’m reviewing the entire Throne of Glass series! You can find my other reviews in my Review Archive.