Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

And we are going on with the TOG series! Careful, potential spoilers ahead!

Themes: YA fantasy

The synopsis

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?

The review

I genuinely feel that the more we are going into the series the better it is becoming. At the end of the last book, Celaena was embarking on new adventures, so we are now following new POVs in new places. Even if I preferred Celaena’s chapters and could not wait to see what was happening to her, the other narrations were really interesting because I knew what was going on elsewhere. I feel it was giving the reader some power since we know some things the characters don’t. I also really liked Mannon’s parts, which were showing the enemy’s side. As you must have understood, this book is finally complexifying the plot and we are introduced to even more political games.

This book also introduces new characters and gives the reader further information on the creatures and tribes that were mentioned in the first two books. It is especially the case of the witches, who yes are flying on broomsticks but have now decided that doing that on horrific monsters was cooler (they are kind of dragons… I guess?). Concerning our main characters, they are going on with the troubles they created previously: Chaol is finally doing something instead of saying ‘Oh I’m neutral even if I know that my king is slaughtering people and wants to murder my friend and my lover, who was already tortured because of him by the way’. Dorian is finding a new love interest (who disappears as soon as the romance begins, I have to say that it surprised me) and is trying to hide his new powers from the psycho that serves him as a father. Finally, Celaena is still mourning while she meets new friends (and potentially more?) and is training to become the half-Fae queen she is destined to be. My favourite addition to the cast (even if I really liked Mannon too) is Rowan, simply because I knew from the moment he appeared that his relationship with Celaena would be an epic one!

In brief: I truly loved this book and liked the way Celaena’s grief is in fact deepening the new relationships she is making. I cannot wait to see her becoming her true self after the scene with Maeve. And the cliffhanger with Dorian and Chaol… Gosh if I had the next volume I would just disappear from the world to read it!

My rating: 5/5


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