She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one
During Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas I finally found out why these books were called the way they are. I was intrigued with them. The titles all say something about Celaena. Yes I am late to the game. I also only figured out these books have multiple POVs. I like it and because of that probably never noticed.
Book Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Title & Author: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Release Date: September 2 2014
Series: Throne of Glass
Celaena Sardothien 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. 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.
Heir of Fire is a much darker story, looking back at the other. During most of the book I felt sort of scared of the storyline. Of where it was going and (at first) whether the story would go back to the characters on the other continent (Chaol, Prince Dorian etc.). Later on I got a bit scared because the whole story went to hell, for most characters. The story is again fast paced and kept me feeling breathless until the end.
I was happy Prince Dorian finally moved on from Celaena, I got a bit bored with him having these feelings and just not doing anything with it. And in the end he even finds someone else.
Celaena annoyed me for most of this book, now that I knew who she is. But she gave no real reason why she did not want her kingdom or why she did nothing to get it back. She has also changed between the last book and this one. She does not want to be called her real name, Aelin. I really felt like she was still stuck in the mindset of the 10 year old she was when she nearly died and was found by Arobynn. Maybe that was the reason why I got annoyed with her. In the end she grows up and becomes the one she needs to be to save the world from King Gavin.
Aedion is an interesting general. He works for the king but is still loyal to Princess Aelin. I am curious what that does to him.
Rowan seems an odd character at first, very strict and loyal to Meave, his mistress, but later on moves on to being loyal to Celaena. He grows so much over the course of this book and becomes a great fae prince.
The character that surprised me the most and I liked the most, was actually Manon Blackbeak a witch. She is remorseless and vile, bloodthirsty and competitive. She does her best to keep her coven of thirteen together and to stay in power. To bring her grandmother fame and to make her proud, which is really hard and only reachable by being the way she is. Though when push comes to shove, she does pick the weakest of the flying beasts presented to them by the king. Because she believes he is the smartest one, although she does doubts her decision sometimes.
A lot of things happen in this book, even though it is not the one I like the most. It might be my annoyance with Celaena got in the way of loving this story. I don’t know.
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