Sunday, April 10, 2016

From the shelf: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)

Title: Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Date read: April 1-6, 2016
Dawn Rates:  (5/5)

Summary (cr: goodreads)

The 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.

The king's assassin takes on an even greater destiny and burns brighter than ever before in this follow-up to the New York Timesbestselling Crown of Midnight.

My Review: (also in goodreads)

This was a gripping read.

No words can express how much I held my seat and let myself be blown away into Sarah Maas' world courtesy of this book, the 2nd part to be exact (Heir of Fire). The first part (Heir of Ash) was a bit slow on the uptake but I understand that Celaena had to go through all of that to try to accept and move on especially after Nehemia's death looming over her, leaving her friend Dorian and breaking up with Chaol. Coming into Wendlyn on the king's orders was a ruse made by Chaol to get her out of the city and somewhat protect her. Celaena stepping into Wendlyn is not the same confident assassin we once knew. She is a shell of herself operating only on the hope that Meave, the Fae Queen of her mother's bloodline, would somehow give the answers she needs to fuel her upon return to Adarlan, to Chaol and her friend Dorian. But she got more what she bargained for. She got a Fae prince (Rowan) breathing down her neck to train her in exchange for what she seeks. And with that she comes face to face with the fate she had abandoned a decade before the night her family died and her kingdom fell: to reclaim the rightful position as the heir of Terrasen, their queen.

There were new characters in play like Sorscha, Aedion Ashryver and a character whom I think would be one of my favorites: Manon Blackbeak.

I had goosebumps on the part where Celaena reclaimed and succumbed to her fate. The part wehre she was battling the Valg prince and she finally accepted that she is Aelin Galathynius (Galathynius, seriously this name seems like something from the outer space). And Rowan. I knew that she will once again be involved *ahem* romantically *ahem* with someone. Really, Celaena? Really? LOL! I can't wait to read the 4th book.

Till the next read...

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