Sunday, September 28, 2014

Book Review – Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Title: Heir of Fire
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass book 3
Published: September 2, 2014

Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy.

While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love?

This book is huge...over 500 pages, but there is so much action and drama between the covers that it could fill three books. We get to see the point of view from Celaena, Dorian, Chaol, Aedion, Manon, Rowan....such a rich story that I didn't want to put the book down. It's epic like Game of Thrones, but the plot and characters have so much depth that you feel the fear, love, and passion that they each feel as they survive the evil that the King of Ardalan has unleashed on the world. 

The relationship that Celaena forged with Rowan was amazing starting from a mutual dislike and disrespect into full-fledged trust and dedication to one another. I feel like the theme of this book was sacrifice because all of the characters seemed to have to make a sacrifice for those they loved—a companion, a friend, a lover, a fellow warrior, or even their "people." It could even be said that Rowan sacrificed his beauty for the memory of those he loved when he tattooed their stories on his skin.

I love this series and can't wait to read more.


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