Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas is the third book in the Throne of Glass series. It is also an absolute whirlwind from start to finish. I loved the first two books in this series and this one is no different. I’ll get more into my thoughts below after the synopsis. There will be spoilers.
Celaena 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. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?
Crown of Midnight ended with the King of Adarlan sending Celaena to Wendlyn, because of Chaol’s suggestion, to assassinate the royal family there. What the King doesn’t know is that Celaena is the lost princess, Aelin, who’s now queen of Terrasen and she is also part fae. There is still magic and fae in the land of Wendlyn so once there Celaena is able to access her powers. She is trained by a fae warrior, Rowan, and ends up reclaiming who she is and decides to fight for her kingdom.
That is the barest of bones summary for this book but honestly SO MUCH happens. Not only are we in a new location besides the castle and surrounding area in Adarlan, but we also meet a whole host of new characters. There’s Rowan, the broody fae with a tragic backstory. There’s Manon, a Blackbeak witch heir who’s beginning to chafe under the cruel and merciless life of the witches. There’s Adeion, a member of the royal family of Terrasen who has turned traitor and is working for the King of Adarlan, or so it seems. There were so many more that I couldn’t possibly go over them all. The first two books seemed kind of closed in but with this one the world is expanded and so many new characters come into play. This book is truly a fantasy adventure with even some spine tingling monsters thrown in. I’ve loved Celaena throughout the first two books but in this one she finally figures out who she’s meant to be and finds the strength to be that person… and to be Queen; this makes me love her even more.
I feel like I’m just repeating myself but I’m really loving this series. If for some you haven’t read it but you’re reading this I recommend you get your hands on the first book. I don’t think fantasy fans would be disappointed. If you’ve read this book please let me know what you thought! Thanks for reading and have a great day!