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Heir of Fire

In YA Book Reviews on September 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm

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by Sarah J. Maas

YA Fantasy/©2014/Third in the Series of Six/562 Pages/Recommended for 7th Grade and Above

Publisher Comments:

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?

My Comments:

The plot thickens! This third in the series (Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight) picks up where the last one left off, but the story seems to have dramatically shifted. There is a lot more action (if that is even possible) and magic than in the last,  and it is an emotional roller coaster from beginning to end. There are several story arcs going on all at once, and a bunch of new characters are introduced. Celaena, Chaol, and Dorian are on separate paths, and they are all having a rough go of it. Intermingled with their stories are the ones involving the new characters Rowen, Aedion, and Manon and her wyvern. Each in their own way took my breath away. And then there is the cliff hanger ending with no relief in sight until the next book is published sometime next year… Sarah J. Maas, you’re killing me!

My Rating: 4/5

 

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