Heir of Fire
By: Sarah J. Maas
While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love?
Well I can't really put into words just how amazing I think this series is. Ill give you a little back ground however.
One night after I've been reading the second book in the series (Crown of Midnight) for a long while I feel asleep on the couch. I woke later to realize how late it was and headed to bed not thinking much. That night my house was broken into. I do not blame this on the book but unfortunately for a long wile I couldn't pick this book back up or any book for that matter. However, I really really was enjoying the series and it is for that reason only that I got over whatever it was that stopped me from finishing it. I picked the book back up and I had the third book finished in two days. AND DAMN AM I SO HAPPY THAT I DIDN'T WAIT ANY LONGER.
This series has seriously blown my world apart. The writing is so darn amazing along with the character development is just freaking great. Celaena is so full of strength which is proved in the second book. However, in this third installment we really get to see the underbelly of what makes up Celaena. She is not all tough nails and bitter retorts, even though there is no limit of those. She knows hurt and it's not the fake surface stuff. She stands strong for so many reasons and even though shes been beaten and battered she finds some little string of hope within herself. And it is this that shows me how truly amazing she is. I love her story so much. I really wish I could read the next book right now cause I don't want to leave her.
One of my favorite things about Heir of Fire is the new character Rowan. He is such a freaking ass to her and continues to be a pain in her side throughout the whole book that everything moment with them together was priceless. The witty banter between them is so well done. Along with that though he also is able to make Celaena better. Not only in her ability to work with magic but also in the person she has become. There is such a tug of war for him, if he really cares for her as a person or a weapon to use in their war. I loved every single bit of it. As much as I love Chaol (which I very much do) I have to say I think Rowan is better suited for Celaena. I can't wait to see what is going to happen when all is said and done. (Please don't hate me for this)
One thing I wish wasn't the case with this book is all the switching of POV. I know there is a reason for it but I just loved every moment with Celaena that I didn't want to read about any one else. Well except Cheol and Dorian. Those were a nice touch, specially since we finally get to see exactly what their feeling with Celaena so far away. However the war games with the witches I just found boring. I would count the number of pages left to read to be back with Celaene and Rowan.
Over all the book was still amazing! For a third book in the series it still outdone the books before it. There were new friendships forged and new ties to break. There was swift action and unsuspecting drama that the story flowed so smoothly I didn't realize how addicted I was until I finished it in one day. Just an amazing series that I wish everyone would go out and read, as long as you like fantasy teen kick ass heroines. =D
“She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.”