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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?

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Overview

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 bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Times best-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The pages fly by. Series fans will be relieved to hear that this installment is only the halfway point, and thanks to Maas’ adroit plot maneuvers, well-wrought characters, and immersive world building, they’ll be positively hooked for the forthcoming volumes." —Booklist

"Readers will devour Maas’s latest entry. The plot remains fast paced, balancing scenes of intense action with emotionally wrenching interactions between characters . . . A must-purchase." —School Library Journal

"Tension snowballs into devastating twists and an absolutely riveting ending . . . Will leave readers ravenous for more." —Kirkus Reviews

Awards for Crown of Midnight:

A New York Times and USA Today bestseller

"An epic fantasy readers will immerse themselves in and never want to leave." —Kirkus Reviews on Crown of Midnight

"Series fans will be satisfied not only by the intricate plot, dishy romance, and rich world building but they will be thrilled by the prospect of deepening adventures in the next volume." —Booklist on Crown of Midnight

"With assassinations, betrayal, love and magic, this novel has something to match everyone’s interests, without feeling cluttered. The action will carry you right to the end, leaving you eager for the next installment." —Romantic Times Book Reviews on Crown of Midnight

Awards for Throne of Glass:

A Kirkus Best Teen Book of 2012

Amazon.com Best Book of 2012

YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults

MTV Hollywood Crush Best YA Book of 2012 Nominee

"A thrilling read." —Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Throne of Glass

"A must-read for lovers of epic fantasy and fairy tales." —USA Today on Throne of Glass

"A welcome breath of fresh air to the oft-neglected epic fantasy field." —Tor.com on Throne of Glass

"Fans of Tamora Pierce and George R.R. Martin, pick up this book!" —Romantic Times Book Reviews on Throne of Glass

From the Publisher
"Vivid Celaena, loving and brutally violent in turn, is a fully realized heroine. . . . An epic fantasy readers will immerse themselves in and never want to leave." —Kirkus Reviews, on Crown of Midnight

"Readers seeking the political intrigue of Kristen Cashore's Graceling and . . . the deadly competition at the heart of The Hunger Games will find both [here]." —Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Throne of Glass

"Fans of Game of Thrones and the Hunger Games will love it!" —Colleen Houck, NYT bestselling author, on Throne of Glass

"A must-read. . . . Maas has created a truly remarkable heroine who doesn't sacrifice the grit that makes her real in order to do what's right in the end." —USA Today, on Throne of Glass

School Library Journal
08/01/2014
Gr 8 Up—In this installment of the fantasy series, Celaena's true identity has been revealed. While on an assassin's errand in Wendlyn, she spends her days drinking and brawling, lost in the pain and anger caused by Chaol's betrayal and Nehemia's death. Queen Maeve of the Fae has different plans for Celaena, and sends Fae Prince Rowan to fetch the heroine and train her in the ways of fairy magic. Celaena begrudgingly agrees by striking a bargain: she learns magic, and Maeve shares her knowledge of the Wyrdkeys and how the king might be defeated. Meanwhile, in Adarlan, Chaol enters a tenuous alliance with the king's general, Adeion Ashryver, to support the underground resistance movement, and Prince Dorian continues to try to control his own newly found magical abilities, or risk being executed by his father. Readers will devour Maas's latest entry. The plot remains fast paced, balancing scenes of intense action with emotionally wrenching interactions between characters. Intriguing backstories continue to develop, vacillating between thrilling and heartbreaking, leaving readers to guess where alliances truly lie. While the story continues to be told from multiple perspectives, the addition of new characters brings tangled new relationships and dimension to the plot. Those unfamiliar with the previous titles will have a difficult time keeping up, but this is a must-purchase for libraries owning Throne of Glass (2012) and Crown of Midnight (2013, both Bloomsbury).—Kelsey Johnson-Kaiser, Columbus Public Library, WI
Kirkus Reviews
2014-07-16
Magic, painful truths and dangerous military escalations characterize this series continuation. Celaena Sardothien's in Wendlyn, ordered by the villainous king of Adarlan to assassinate Wendlyn's royals, or he'll execute her ex and the family of her dead best friend, Nehemia. Celaena—the presumed-dead rightful queen of the conquered Terrasen—plans on finding a way to destroy the king of Adarlan's sources of power, in fulfillment of a vow made on Nehemia's grave. Celaena seeks out the Fae Queen Maeve for information; cunning Maeve refuses until Celaena proves herself (with the help of a prickly, elite warrior Fae trainer) by embracing her hated demi-Fae heritage and magic. Celaena, grieving, goes through dark emotional times and must confront her scarred psyche in order to return to the unapologetically awesome heroine readers know and love. Meanwhile, there's a lot going on: A witch deals with clan politics (Adarlan's king makes them his wyvern-riding airborne cavalry), Chaol attempts to protect Dorian from his own magic, a healer falls for Dorian and more. The jumps from narrative to narrative initially detract from the story's momentum, but multiple perspectives on Adarlan's grotesque schemes and tactics eventually pay off. Despite the slow beginning, tension snowballs into devastating twists and an absolutely riveting ending. Maas' usual hallmarks—an epic fantasy setting and the little-exploited truth that platonic relationships can be more intense and compelling than romantic—are present in force. Will leave readers ravenous for more. (Fantasy. 14 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619630659
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 9/2/2014
  • Series: Throne of Glass Series , #3
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 8,470
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

SARAH J. MAAS is the New York Times bestselling author of Crown of Midnight, the sequel to Throne of Glass, as well as five Throne of Glass novellas. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Southern California with her husband and dog.

www.sarahjmaas.com facebook.com/throneofglass

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2014

    CANT WAIT!!!!

    I can't wait!! This series is to DIE for! By the way I'm team chaol!

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    can't wait

    can't wait can't wait can't wait! XD

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2014

    Ah-mazing!!!!

    I will not bore you or upset you with a retelling of the book. I hate those reviews that are basically a cliffnotes version of the novel.
    Just know that Heir of Fire was amazing.

    Ah-freaking-mazing

    Have you ever read a series that came alive when you started reading? I love the characters and all of their interactions. The banter back and forth, the great fighting and training scenes, etc. Not once was I upset or disappointed in the story line or the writing.

    I highly recommend this series to anyone that reads. I am a 34 year old mother of three and I savored every page.
    Have you ever read a story and you want to read it quickly because it is so good and you must know what happens next? But then need to slowdown because the epic journey is almost over and you are not ready for the end? That is HoF. I just finished and I am going back to page 1 and doing a re-read!

    This series has been magical and entertaining since the very first page of Throne of Glass.

    5 stars for this wonderful installment. I will be eagerly waiting for the next to see what the future holds for Rowan, Dorian, Choal, Aedin, Caelina, Aelin, Fleetfoot, and everyone else. Long live the Queen.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2014

    IVE WAITED TEN THOUSAND YEARS FOR THIS

    THE FEELINGS! CHAOLAENA HOW IVE MISSED YOU AND YOUR BADASSERY! IM SO EXCITED!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 3, 2014

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    Heir of Fire is one of the best books I've ever read. If you kno

    Heir of Fire is one of the best books I've ever read. If you know me and how many books I've read...yes, that is truly saying something. Some books take you on a journey but the Best books pull you into the journey making it an adventure you will never forget. Heir of Fire is just such a book! With Sarah Maas's writing you can't help but become a part of the story!




    I could go on and on about the story but I won't, I don't want to give anything away. What I will say is just when you thought you had Celaena all figured out, BAM her character development explodes into magnificence. She is the ultimate badass but now that her true identity is revealed...Holy Crap, I was white knuckle reading.




    Throne of Glass is sure to be one of the few series that I will re-read, time and time again. Don't miss this epic fantasy with one of the most unforgettable heroines, nail biting action and amazing, shocking, plot twists that will leave you with the biggest book hangover ever.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 2, 2014

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    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Heir of Fire

    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***




    Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
    Book Three of the Throne of Glass series
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
    Publication Date: September 2, 2014
    Rating: 4 stars
    Source: eARC from NetGalley




    Summary (from Goodreads):




    Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy. 




    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?




    What I Liked:




    ***Spoiler-free review, for this book. Spoilers for books one and two may be present.***




    You all know I didn't enjoy Crown of Midnight. I gave it three stars, but I seriously didn't like it much. I had big problems Celaena, and the romance, and other things. What's more, I barely remembered anything from Crown of Midnight. I blocked it out, honestly, and all I could solidly remember was Celaena's rage at Chaol, her bouncing between Chaol and Dorian, and the ending. I contemplated not finishing the series (there are SIX books in this series, so would it be worth it?), but in the end, I gave Maas another chance.




    I really, really enjoyed this book. There were so many things that Maas did that were extraordinary, but one of the things specifically was that in the beginning of the book, Maas broadcasted the fact that Celaena is a coward. She is a fake assassin and a coward, incapable of killing or caring or facing her fears or accepting her magical side. One of the things I absolutely HATED about the second book was how glorified Celaena is, as the King's Champion, the assassin, the kickbutt woman. She's not any of those things, in my opinion, which led me to hate the book, because it's so fake. But Maas shows readers that yes, Celaena is fake and a coward, because she is not fearless. She is broken and torn apart, and for her, there is no coming back.




    Celaena travels to Wendlyn to meet Queen Maeve, to demand answers about the Wyrdkeys and whatnot. She meets Rowan, the prince of the Fae, who take her to Maeve. Maeve orders Rowan to train Celaena to her Fae potential, so that Celaena will claim her throne as queen. Rowan begins to train Celaena, pushing her, baiting her, fighting her, forcing her to work. He orders her to shift, but she will not - she's afraid of herself, her magic. But there are creatures in the forest, and armies of wicked, deadly things that must be dealt with. All are harbingers of the king of Ardalan's plans for conquer.




    Meanwhile, Chaol is forced to deal with Aedion, the illustrious young general that the King of Ardalan called upon to the castle. It turns out that Aedion and Cheol have more in common than one would have thought. And Dorian - well, his magic is quite the force to be reckoned with. His magic is uncontrolled and unskilled, much like Celaena's. But unlike Celaena, he has no one to train him. Chaol is distant with him, and he has no one to trust. He finds solace and comfort with Sorscha, the head healer of the kingdom, whose family was slaughtered by Dorian's father's command.




    As you can tell, there is a lot going on in this book. At first, I was like UGH, another book in which we have to endure Celaena being trained and perfected to "kill" people ("kill" is in quotations because Celaena is a horrible assassin, can't kill anyone for s***, it seems). BUT. That is not the case, in this book. There are like, four plots going on in this book, and my favorite is with Rowan and Celaena training. 




    Rowan is cold, brutal, cruel. I knew right from the start that I would like him, because he is NO JOKE. Which is good, because he kicks Celaena's butt. THANK GOODNESS. Someone needed to knock her down a few notches. More like a couple miles down. But Rowan is just as empty as she is, in a way. I really like Rowan. I want to re-read parts of this book, just for him.




    I've always seen Celaena as spoiled, bratty, selfish, self-centered. So does Rowan, at first, and eventually his mind (and mine) changes. That's because Celaena slowly begins to piece herself back together. It amazed me, how powerful her despair was and how completely broken she seemed to be. Celaena was literally an abyss of her own, and she needed to pull herself out. That transformation was VERY well written by Maas. An excellent job, there. I no longer hate Celaena - in fact, I really like her, and understand her a lot more, know that I can see past her selfish, spoiled behavior. 




    Basically, Celaena's character development is really, really well-done. Everyone will see what I saw in book two (if you all hadn't seen it already) - that really, Celaena is pathetic, and a coward. But she really changes throughout this book. It's not like in the first or second book, where she is selfish and fake and a coward, and flaunts her "assassin-ness", when it really doesn't exist. There is more to being an assassin than just having great combat skills. You have to actually, you know, KILL PEOPLE. In this book, Celaena isn't an assassin - she is her true and primary self, a demi-Fae.




    The Chaol/Aedion/Ardalan plot wasn't boring, but it didn't capture my interest like Rowan/Celaena did. I loved the Fae world a lot, and all of the new characters. I didn't mention many - like Emrys or Malakai or Gavriel. In terms of Chaol and Aedion and that whole deal, it's actually interesting. They work with two men, Ren and Murtaugh, and plot against the king. Eventually, Dorian finds out, and he's pissed, because Chaol will trust Aedion, but not him?! But in the end, they must all work together.




    Dorian's story is interesting as well. THANK GOODNESS that romance is shut down (sort of). Dorian gets a romance plot of his own. It happens pretty quickly, and I had/have a feeling that it wouldn't/won't work out for him, but Dorian and Sorscha... I loved watching them interact, work together, trust each other. Dorian needed this, to see why Chaol did what he did in book two. Also, this showed me that Dorian doesn't care about Celaena in that regard. Chaol, on the other hand, does still. 




    There is another plot, which seems totally random. We are introduced to the witches, witch clans, such as the Blackbeaks and Bluebloods and Yellowlegs and whatnot. Manon is the one we follow. She leads the Thirteen, which are her thirteen trusted Blackbeaks of her clan. The other clans are "allies"... but in the witch world, they are rivals. Manon and the clans are recruited by the king to fight for him. He is giving them wyverns (like dragons) in exchange for their help.




    Manon's wyvern, Abraxos, is a runt and the "bait beast", but he is Manon's. He's a late bloomer, so it takes a lot of Manon's care and time to get him into any shape. I think this plot with the witches is supposed to show Manon's wavering spirit, her growing humanity. Manon is ageless, immortal, and she was bred to be evil and kill kill kill. But this plot takes Manon through emotion-filled trials, like the sacrifices she must make for her wyvern, or her saving the lives of witches of the other (rival) clans. The witch plot never intersects with the other plots, which is a shame, but it will.




    Chaol/Dorian/Aedion/the king/Ardalan never directly

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2014

    This book was fantastic; I couldn't stop reading. Now I can't wa

    This book was fantastic; I couldn't stop reading. Now I can't wait for the next one!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2014

    Awesome read

    This was a great book with some amazing parts and characters. I loved this but i felt the ending could have been better and i wish Mass would have describe what happened to them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2014

    Best book of the series

    Top 3 favorite series and best book in the series. Cant wait for the next

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2014

    Wow

    I think I've fallen even more in love with this series......

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 3, 2014

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    I want to thank Bloomsbury for sending me an advanced copy of th

    I want to thank Bloomsbury for sending me an advanced copy of this book to read and give an honest review. You cannot imagine the amount of squealing that went on when it arrived in the mail. Receiving this book for free has in no way altered my opinion or review.




    ***SPOILER ALERT*** If you have not read any of the books in this series, then this review will surely contain spoilers from the prequel novellas and the first two books. So I suggest you close this out and pick up The Assassin's Blade so you can find out what the awesomeness of these books is all about!




    There is no way to keep this review short. I don't even know where to start or how to do it without spoilers! But I will try my hardest to do it!




    First I must talk about the awesome cover of this book. I have loved them all but this one is truly my favorite, Not sure if it's because of the color, or just the fact that Celaena looks so bad ass on it. And it shows her fae side, which I absolutely love because while we know she has been trouncing around as a human for so many years, her fae side becomes far more important than we would have ever realized.








    Blurb:
    Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy. 
    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?




    I think my most favorite part of this book is that you get so many different points of view. I usually am not a fan of third person but it is the only way this book could make sense. And it is the only way Maas could have given us all the different elements we need to see as the plot of the book comes together. I love that she introduced new characters, once again. Characters that make us think and wonder what purpose they serve.




    So we are once again thrown into Celaena's world as she tries her hardest to navigate Wendlyn and figure out how she will do the King's dirty work without getting her hands dirty. In Crown of Midnight we see that Celaena has no intention of getting her hands dirty at the request of the King, so it's not a surprise when we see that she has been hanging out in Wendlyn and has yet to do anything about the job she's been tasked with. But she has other plans, plans that Chaol must have known she'd come up with when he suggested to the king she be sent to take care of the royalty of Wendlyn. Calaena is focused on finding out more about her fae heritage and about how that part of her can help stop the Kind's atrocities. She remains strong and confident in how she pursues this, as she did in the other books. But she still has this self-loathing that underlies everything she does. This makes her put herself at risk more often than not, because she continues to feel she is not worthy of living this life, or any other life. My heart breaks for her and the way her thoughts run through her head.




    I will say that I absolutely, positively love Rowan. He's crass and brash, cold and brutal and many times cruel. He's also and closed off and he's the perfect ying for Celaena's yang! It's like they are two halves of a whole. They compliment each other very well. There's banter between them that I thought would surely lead them to kill each other. But there's also this underlying connection that you know will ultimately bring them together. They fit like a lock and key. I won't give more information than that, because I don't want to spoil their relationship, but let's just say there is no disappointment in how they interact.




    Manon is an interesting twist to this story. Mass brings us more into the witch's realm in this book. We got a bit of it in Crown of Midnight with the Yellowlegs and her interaction with Dorian and Celaena. But in this book, we see that the witch's are gathering, under the guidance of the King's men, and that they will play a huge part in his war that he has been waging. It's not completely clear how he will use them, though they train for battle in this book, so obviously he has some kind of conquering in the works, but their ultimate goal as warriors is still a bit of a mystery at the end of the book. These characters never directly interact or cross paths with the other characters in the book, but I can see how they will be essential to the plot of the future story in this series.




    We also meet Aedion, the King's general who has no qualms about doing the king's dirty work. But Aedion is not all he seems. He plays a huge part in Celaena's plans and life, so much more than we would expect. I won't give away more than that because I love how Maas weaves plot twists in so we can see how the characters are linked.




    And we are introduced to other fae and demi-fae (Emrys, Malaki, Luca, Gavriel) throughout the book. Characters who show Celaena she is so much more than she believes she is. They make her question herself and why she is so important to her people. The are essential to her development as a leader in the Fae world, as their queen. Although Celaena is reluctant to really accept this role, the fae and demi-fae ahead lots of light on her need to accept who she truly is.




    Of course we still see Dorian and Chaol in this book, which made me really happy. I still cry over Celaena's loss of Sam and I really need to see her find some kind of love, through friendship or romance. I know eventually she will learn that she is worthy of it, but I also know that it can't happen until the world is set straight. And for the record, I team Chaol. I was from the moment I met him in Throne of Glass and I will be until the end. 




    Mass has several story lines going at once. I thought it would be hard to keep them straight, but it's not. They are all intricately woven and each means so much to the story. The world building is incredible. Each time we are introduced to a different area of this world it gets more and more intricate. And Maas keeps you on the edge of your seat with it all. I have to say that I get antsy when I read a Maas book, but not because I feel the need to put the book down, more because I just can't read fast enough to find out what happens. My nerves gets jittery and I literally hand on the edge of my seat. Maas has a way of infusing a certain energy into her books that makes them epic. And I love how Maas reintroduces us to things, so if you've read her other books a long time ago you are not lost. She reminds us of things that have happened without boring the reader who has already read those books.




    One thing I usually love about YA stories is you get some romance. But honestly, you don't really get that in this book. There is the underlying leftovers from the previous books, and most of it made me sad, to be honest. But the book doesn't need it. It's got so much other stuff going for it, that not having a ton of romance really gave the book a life of it's own. It didn't rely on the heroine pining over someone. It relied on that fact that she's strong and has other things to worry about.




    My only complaint about this book, one that I'm surprised was not addressed, was the fact that the Kind does not even check up on Celaena. She's sent off to murder the Wendlyn royalty and he has threatened to kill Chaol and other's she loves if she does not return, yet she is gone a long time w

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  • Posted September 2, 2014

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    It's hard to say which book in the series has been the best so f

    It's hard to say which book in the series has been the best so far. Each has been wonderful in its own way. Heir of Fire will probably be my book of the year though - only competing with Maas' The Assassin's Blade. Other 2014 releases are going to have to be pretty darn good if they want a chance at beating Heir of Fire. Maas blew me out of the water.

    Wendyln is insanely dangerous. It truly is the place nightmares and legends go to live and where mortals go to die. I mean, if you're a fan of camping, you won't be after spending a night in Wendyln's forests; that is, if you survive. Celaena met some scary things while she was in Wendyln but I'd have to say that the most terrifying creatures she encountered in the entire novel would have to be the skinwalkers. Seriously, Miss Maas, how do you come up with this stuff? Outside of the forts, there is no real safety.

    Maas introduced some colorful characters who are all entirely wonderful in their own respects, except maybe Manon and the Ironteeth witches, whom I would never describe as wonderful - terrifying, yes. Manon's story is sprinkled throughout the novel but didn't take over. Maas did an excellent job setting up her arc for the rest of the series while introducing us to the rest of the clans. The Ironteeth witches are as terrifying as Baba Yellowlegs, if not more so. The Blackbeaks are probably the scariest.

    Aedion and Rowan were both introduced as jerks but watching them both (Rowan more so) reveal who they really are was a pleasure I wouldn't mind reliving in a reread. I hadn't even finished reading Heir of Fire before I wanted to reread the entire thing (after I finished it of course). They were both pleasant surprise, although I wouldn't use the word pleasant to describe either of them. Each helps peel back another layer of Celaena's past.

    Dorian and Chaol are as daring as ever. They're both in a crap load of trouble and each are playing their own dangerous games. Dorian really comes into himself though. We see that he's already kind of taken on the mantle of king in his mind, now he just has to live long enough to physically be the king of Ardalan. Chaol has a lot of inner turmoil, but I think he resolves about half of that by the time the book ends.

    When we see Celaena, for the first time, she is in pieces. She is in the darkest pit of despair and hopelessness you could imagine. In Heir of Fire, she's so terrified of herself as a Fae, that she holds herself back. She doesn't think that she's worth anything and the only thing that keeps her going for a long time is her loyalty to her friends and the people she couldn't save. In order to learn how to use and control her magic though, she had to work through her past. She had to walk through the wall of rage and fear that she'd run away from for so long. I think, we also begin to further understand how much Arobynn messed with her mind. Arobynn seems to have encouraged her fear of herself and what she was capable of (and definitely the rage). But she starts to accept things. The growth is most reflected in her interactions with Maeve at the beginning and at the end of the novel.

    Truly, Maas is taking this series to very incredible places. She sucked me in from the very beginning and, quite frankly, ripped my hear to shreds before she spit me back out of this world she's created. I can't wait for the fourth book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2014

    OMG

    I am haveing an episky right now!!! IT CAME OUT!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2014

    The best. The absolute best. Completely captivating, mesmerizing

    The best. The absolute best. Completely captivating, mesmerizing and satisfying.

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  • Posted October 26, 2014

    I almost decided not to get the 3rd book of this series, as I ha

    I almost decided not to get the 3rd book of this series, as I had read the 1st 2 books, & Chaol & Dorian bored me. I wasn't even looking forward to the next one as I didn't want to read more of Chaol & Dorian.  
    I'm so glad I bought Heir of Fire, which was indeed a happy surprise as the story was truly xcellent!
    Rowan is a fantastic character, absolutely delightful!    He even made Celaena more adorable.
    I highly recommend this book.
    Enjoy!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2014

    I sincerely hope that this isn't the final book.

    I have read the 3 books in this series and love them. Really really hope that nook mistakenly wrote third and final book in this series on the description page. If the series ended at the end of book 3, I would definitely retract my rating. Since I can't imagine that a writer would leave so many loose ends, except maybe in the case of An Imperial Affliction, I will wait impatiently for the 4th book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2014

    An awesome book - this is a must read!

    The Heir of Fire is the third book is Sarah J. Maas's A Throne of Glass series. Before you read, I must say that you should stop reading this review if you have not read the first and second book. No looking ahead! This was an excellent tale that kept me up at all hours of the night rapidly reading. I couldn't put it down. This book is full of fire and thorns and twists and turns. Even secrets and lies. Not only is the assassin across the sea highlighted in this story, but so is her friends back in the kingdom of dread! The Prince is expriencing social problems and the Captain deals with guilt. I would recogmend this book to anyone ages 11 and up. Well, 11 if you are mature. Though I haven't gotton to the backround stories Maas wrote about our friend Celena Sardothian here, I would definately read them and any other book Maas is planning on writing or has already published. Again, this is a must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2014

    Love it

    Why does the nook description still say third and final book?

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  • Posted October 16, 2014

    very good series must read all 4

    I liked all 4 books in the series. Is she going to write the last book and finish the series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2014

    Amazing and beautifully done

    Such a vivid series. Well written with intricate detail that opens and draws me in deeper never getting enough.
    Makes a person want to identify with the multiple characters. Heartbreaking yet hopeful. Cant wait to see whats next :)

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