Original book title: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury, 576 pages
Year of publication: 2014
This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!
Sarah J. Maas introduces some new awesome characters in this book and let us get to know Celaena much better.
I found this book being slower and not as much action as Crown of Midnight but in a good way. This book is more about character development and it is phenomenal. Each and every character in this book develops and grows into someone much more complex and interesting.
In the beginning of his book Celaena is broken – more than broken, she is almost at the bottom of her own hell. She blames herself for the fates and the deaths of her beloved ones. Although it was interesting to read about it was also a bit annoying because in some parts she just sounded like a spoiled teenager. But her character development is the best one!
Crown prince Dorian is way more mature in this third book and becoming a true king! He experiences true heartbreak and despair and I can’t wait to see how this is going to continue. I’m actually very proud of Dorian in this book.
My favorite character Chaol, The Captain of the Guard was a bit annoying in this book I have to admit. It was so frustrating to read about how he was so unable to make up his mind – I just wanted to scream at him because everybody knows which side he will end up on anyway but I fear that it could be too late?
And there were so many new characters in this book! I really liked Rowan – Celaena’s new friend. He was strong, interesting and a good addition to the story.
The witches were okay – not my favorite part to read about, to be honest, but I can’t wait to see what their part in this story is going to be like.
In terms of plot, you can say there is a bit action, but for me, the character development plays the biggest part in this book. It feels like Maas is laying down the foundation of what is to come in this series.
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