Well, well, well. Sarah J. Maas is quickly making it onto my list of favourite authors, because Heir of Fire was absolutely awesome.
“And then I am going to rattle the stars.”
As always, as this is a sequel this review will be quite short, and wont contain any spoilers of the series. So it will basically be me ranting about how amazing it was for a while.
This is the third book in the Throne of Glass series, which is about the assassin, Celaena Sardothian and her wild exploits. These books really do keep getting more and more amazing as they go along so I am eagerly anticipating Queen of Shadows (which is sitting right next to me just begging to be opened. *purrs* Soon, my pet. Soon).
In this installment of the series, we delve farther into Celaena’s past, and learn just how much she had endured during her rather short life, and grows hugely as a character. If you loved Celaena before, you will love her even more now. I promise.
For me, the absolute high point for me in this book was actually a new POV character, Manon Blackbeak. While this isn’t a spoiler, if you want to know absolutely nothing about what happens in the previous book, just skip to the next paragraph. With Manon, we see the re-appearance of the witches, which were introduced in the previous book. I’m actually surprised that this review isn’t just a string of: MANON BLACKBEAK. MANON BLACKBEAK. MANON BLACKBEAK. because I seriously did a happy dance every time I got to one of her chapters. There is no sum of money I wouldn’t pay to Sarah J. Maas for a book about the Witch Wars (which are only briefly mentioned in this series.). Seriously. No sum of money (well, if I had money that is). The envisioning of the witches in this series is just awesome.
There are also many other amazing characters who appear in this book, but I feel going into any detail at all may lead to spoilers, and spoilers are a booklovers enemy. So I think we will just leave it at this: This book is freaking awesome. If you have not read this series, please do so immediately for your own sake. No one should have to go through life without this series.
I rate it 5/5 stars.
Now excuse me while I go hug my copy of Queen of Shadows.
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