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YA Fantasy Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #3)


Egalley thanks to Bloomsbury Children

Synopsis 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?

This third novel in the Throne of Glass sequence, from New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, is packed with more heart-stopping action, devastating drama and swoonsome romance, and introduces some fierce new heroines to love and hate.


US Release date: Sept 2nd 2014.
UK Release date: Sept 11th 2014.
 
Amazon  US/UK | Amazon kindle US/UK | The Book Depository | Fishpond

9.5/10

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*SLIGHT SPOILERS*
 Ah, ladies and gents... What a book! There is this off the charts epicness here, there is sweat, blood and tears... Sarah J. Maas poured all her soul into it, and it's absolutely freaking amazing!




 “She had lied to him. She had wanted to save lives, yes. But she had gone out there with no intention of saving her own.

The book is split between few main characters, and they all have their own chapters which is very common in fantasy. There are Dorian, Chaol and another couple of characters back in Adarlan dealing with rebels, magic and trying to figure out how to get rid of the king.

There is an iron witch, Manon, with her absolutely adorable wyvern, Abraxos. Oh, I loved her chapters! She is refreshingly new, shiny and feral, and among the cruelty and ruthlessness of iron witches clans getting ready for war, she is slowly discovering that she has a heart. We don't know yet what role she will play in the future, but so far she is not connected to other main characters in the book.

At last, there is Celaena in Wendlyn. And there is Rowan. Oh God, there is Rowan! *grinning* 

Celaena comes to Wendlyn with a vague goal to find Maeve and ask her about wyrdkeys. She is emotionally devastated, hollow, full of rage and despair. She is a pale shadow of the cocky, mischievous girl we got to know in the first two books and in all the novellas. Maeve agrees to answer her questions but only if Celaena shows that she deserves them, and only Rowan, a Fae prince in Maeve service will determine when that is going to happen.

Ladies, you remember Barrons and his gang in Fever series? Yep, Rowan reminded me of them. Fierce, mysterious, a man of very few words, he is like a stone wall at which Celaena smashes herself over and over again.

Their lessons and their discovery of what and whom Celaena truly is are fabulous! It was the most precious, delicious part of the book, and I loved every moment of their journey.

There is a gravity to this book, a quiet sense of a huge storm brewing, there are small acts of defiance against Adarlan's horrendous tyranny and there is a lot of grief and loss, and heartbreak. So, fortify yourself.

Again, it's an amazing read, and it turned out to be a wonderful fantasy series. Very much recommended.

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Шикарнейшее, безумно красивое фэнтези, лучшая книга серии на настоящий момент, Наследница Огня - серьёзна, трагична и зашкаливает по своей эпичности на шкале Рихтера.

Видно, что Сара Маас вложила в неё всю свою душу, кровь, пот и слёзы. 

Наследница Огня поделена на главы со слов различных персонажей в разных частях мира.

Дориан, Чаол и пара второстепенных персонажей остались в Рифтфолде, пытаясь связаться с мятежниками и раскопать как разрушить чёрное волшебство короля Адарлана.

Затем нам даны главы со слов Манон - ведьмы Железного клана, готовящегося к войне в союзе с Адарланом. Манон - замечательный персонаж, дикий, яростный, свежий. Она тренирует свою виверну, Абраксоса, и понемного понимает, что несмотря на жестокие пути железных ведьм, у неё есть сердце. Пока Манон никак с остальными персонажами не связана, но я думаю, в следующей книге это изменится.

Наконец, самая вкусная часть книги - это главы со слов Селаэны и Рована. О, да, Рован! Помните, леди, Бэрронса и его команду в мирах КММ? Так вот, фэ-принц Рован, мне их очень напоминает.

Невозмутимый, таинственный, немногословный, татуированный воин с непроницаемым выражением лица стоит между Селаэной и ответами на вопросы, которые помогут ей в борьбе с королём Адарлана. От Рована и его обучения нашей героини её магии зависит её душевное равновесие, выздоровление от отчаяния, депрессии и постоянного гнева, в которых Селаэна находится с прошлой книги.

Вообще, Селаэна здесь совсем не тот задиристый весельчак-ассассин, к которому мы привыкли в предыдущих книгах. Она наконец-то понимает насколько высоки ставки и находит в себе внутренние силы для борьбы с Адарланом.

Очень эпично, много крови и разбитых сердец, и особенно много прекрасно выписанных схваток. Читать НАДО, очень советую!

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