Review: ‘Heir of Fire’ By Sarah J. Maas

‘Heir of Fire’

By Sarah J. Maas

Book #3 in the Throne of Glass series

Publisher:Bloomsbury 
Date: 2014
Pages: 565
Fiction/Non-Fiction: Fiction
Genre:  Fantasy
Days to Read: 25
Purchase Locations: Amazon & Kindle  Audible Book Depository  Booktopia QBD Dymocks

She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.

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.

Oh my gosh was this a crazy read! We really got into the broader world of Erilia and beyond. Honestly it was insane how much we discovered and learned during this book. We were constantly having more and more added to the story that we started which seems nothing like where we are now, and I love it.

The World of The Throne of Glass series is something else. With a tyrannical king and now a group who are willing to take him down as well as answers as to how. I keep forgetting that there is another 4 books to go before I finish the series and they are not small or easy reads. A world with this much details requires readers to be invested. How else can everything by explained and explained well. This world requires a readers commitment to really be a part of Erilia.

‘Heir of Fire’ is really where we start to follow multiple perspectives. Before now we’d mostly followed Celaena with a cameo every now and then from Chaol or Dorian. Now however we are trying to follow multiple places in Erila. This gives us perspectives from Celaena, Choal, Dorian, Sorscha and Manon. With this we begin to learn more about the witches whose power was stripped when magic disappeared. Both Celaena and Manon are badass and honestly some fierce characters we need in this world!

I really enjoyed reading it, but it took me a while, almost a month to finish. It wasn’t lack of interest that kept me from finishing it as quickly it was the sheer density. As much as I feel the density is necessary for readers to understand the world, it does not make your time reading this tome any easier. If you are looking for a ‘quick, light read’ this is not for you. But if you are ready to commit to a series. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed in the ‘Throne of Glass’ series. ‘Heir of Fire’ is preparing us for what is to come and I am still not prepared!

Plot: 8/10
Ease of reading: 5/10
Character Development: 9/10
World Building: 9/10
Quality of Writing: 8/10
Overall Rating:  4/5

Have you read ‘Heir of Fire’? What are your thoughts?

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