Title: Heir of Fire
Author: Sarah J Maas
Genre: Fae, Magic, Fantasy, Adventure, Young adult fiction
Thoughts: So, thankfully, Heir of Fire is much better than Crown of Midnight. Even though it starts pretty slowly, the action does speed up until the end. The ending… Aggghhhh! Such a cliff-hanger!! I need the next book!!
“And then I am going to rattle the stars.”
Anyway more about the book, it introduces two new main characters, Rowan and Sorscha, and a whole new group of people, well witches. This book introduces Manon, an iron teeth witch, and a whole new part of the book. It gets more and more confusing with new parts of the story being added in each new chapter, but once you get into the book more, it’s easier to understand. And these new parts make a lot of sense as well. Once you finish reading it, a lot of unknowns about books 1 and 2, become known.
I must say, I like the new characters in Heir of Fire a lot better than the ones in the other books. Especially Rowan and Sorscha. They are both complete opposites from each other, Rowan in his strong Fae body, and Sorscha in her delicate one. She is also very nervous whereas Rowan has no such problems. By the end, I loved them both, and I think Rowan had become my new favourite character. I also grow to like Manon and the new group of characters – the witches.
“Wrong kind of witch”
When I read this book, the characters that the story is about are all in different locations, and it has to keep cutting off, leaving cliff-hangers and going to the next character. And it really annoyed me at first. What I really wanted to know was how Celaena was going, but it kept cutting to Manon’s point of view, then Dorian’s then Chaol’s then Manon’s then finally back to Celaena’s. It was very annoying. Because of this, I didn’t like the witches and didn’t really pay attention to what was happening. Then something exciting did happen, and I grew to like their parts of the story. And by the end, I did grow to like Manon. The book also gets more exciting around Dorian, Sorscha and Chaol, all back at the castle, and I grew to love all parts of the book.
Anyway, Heir of Fire reveals more about the characters than you ever knew before. It reveals, mostly, Celaena’s past, and what happened to her. It also explains some of Dorians past and more about the Royal family.
Also, let’s not forget about this ending. Oh, it was a great ending, especially the last line. It brings all three books together, in one great line. And the ending leaves you biting your nails, and sitting on the edge of your seat.
“She was Aelin Ashryver Galathynius—and she would not be afraid.”
Why should you read this book: This book, along with the rest of its series, and most books I read, has a strong female character. I love books like this, especially because a lot of books have male heroes, and it’s a bit different. It also has an awesome plot and storyline, leaves you biting your nails. If you love a young adult fiction, or fantasy story, then this is the book for you!
Book in a word: overwhelming
Rating: 7 ½ /10