Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Adventure
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: September 2nd 2014
5 OUT OF 5 STARS
“She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.”
After surviving years as an assassin, suffering in Endovier and becoming the king’s champion, Celaena has new problems to face. Her destiny is calling and she must finally face who she really is. Meanwhile witches, fae forces and strange beasts are all rising up for a war. A war that needs Celaena to turn the tides.
Throne of Glass never quite captured my hear the way it stole everyone else’s. It was definitely a good book, but it never felt explosive to me. Heir of Fire finally manages to bring the series up to five stars in my eyes though. It starts a title slow but there is much more going on now than in the two previous novels. it’s also nice to see grief change Celaena. Too many heroes handle grief with too much grace. Celaena feels real and effected. The previous books really end up tying together well and very little is forgotten.
The POVs were fantastic in this book. From Dorian’s budding romance, Chaol’s struggle between duty and good, Celaena’s new path and best of all Manon Blackbeak’s training. Manon is a wonderfully written character with a (mostly) blackened heart. Her POV and plotline really brought the book over the edge ratings wise for me. I would read an entire series about Manon and the other witches.
This book is epic, tragic, and beautifully put together. It’s exactly what YA fantasy should be.