Heir of Fire Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on September 1, 2015
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Action & Adventure / General, Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Epic, Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General, Young Adult Fiction / Romance / General
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Celaena Sardothien, heroine of the New York Times bestselling series, rises from the ashes to burn even brighter than before.
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?
In this USA Today bestselling third book in the New York Times bestselling series, Sarah J. Maas again delivers the epic fantasy, heart-stopping pace, and heady romance that have won her readers the world over. Look for a teaser for the fourth book in the series, Queen of Shadows, out in this same season!
I loved how Aelin grew in this book from a young assassin into a strong, self-proclaimed Queen. She so rightly deserves this title. After learning of Aelins traumatic past, She faces some very dark demons within herself and embraces not only who she is but who she was too, and makes peace with that. With the help of Rowan, she not only taps into her magical powers but learns to control them and transitions on a journey she never expected during her time with him.
Queen Maeve’s aunt has promised to give her the answers. So she seeks out the Wyrdkeys, but first, she has to prove that she is worthy of entering Doranelle, and Rowan is there to help and train her on command of Queen Maeve. Neither of them banked on how close they would become and unstoppable-a-force they were together. Rowan is a formidable opponent for Aelin physically and verbally, and I loved watching their friendship grow and strengthen throughout the book.
We follow Dorien and Chaol through this book, too, and I was happy to see Dorien move forward with a new love interest and grow within himself and his powers. I also enjoyed meeting Aelins loyal and faithful cousin Aedion and the Blackbeak witch heir Manon. I was initially unsure about Manon as a heroine, but as she progresses in the book. And how I loved Abraxos (her Wyvern) and their interactions. What a fun addition to the story.