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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?
I was late to jump on the Throne of Glass bandwagon, but I’m pleased that I did. I have never really been a fan of the fantasy genre, but I’ve loved these books so far! I’m completely wrapped up in Celaena’s world. Celaena’s character has developed so much since we met her in the first book. Heir of Fire picks up straight after Crown of Midnight when Celaena is making her way to Wendlyn to learn more about her heritage.
Celaena was almost unrecognisable at the start of this book. She doesn’t come across as the fiesty, kick-ass character I had grown to love. She was terrified about what the future holds for her. Celaena meets Rowan, who is a soldier working for the Fae Queen. I really liked Rowan. I thought he was going to be annoying at the start, but I enjoyed watching their friendship develop as the story progressed. I was worried it was going to turn into a ‘love interest’ situation… my fingers are firmly crossed that my worries will be unfounded. Celaena and Rowan understand each other. It is this understanding that brings them closer together.
Throughout Heir of Fire, many story lines are woven in, which I don’t want to go into in too much depth as I don’t want to ruin it. For a little bit of insight into what’s helping elsewhere I can say that whilst Celaena is with Rowan, Chaol is in Adarlan working with the King. Chaol is struggling with his loyalties to Celaena and his best friend Dorian. The reader is also introduced to some witches with Manon being the ‘main’ character in this story line. I wasn’t overly convinced by the Manon plot. This might be something that changes as the book progresses, but for me, I just wanted to get back to Celaena and Chaol’s stories.
With the introduction of some new characters, I am intrigued to see where Sarah J Maas goes next with this story. It really could go anywhere and I’m excited to see where she takes the characters next.
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