(This was four stars at first but the end took it up to five!)
I think this is more of a ramble than a review but there we go. I’m not the best at proper reviews!
Heir of Fire is the third book in the Throne of Glass series. This is the first time the characters have been split up with one storyline following Celaena, one following Chaol and Dorian, and another following the newly introduced Manon.
This has taken a while to read but that’s mainly because I had to stop before anything exciting happened so that I could read and review an ARC of A World Through Sapphire Eyes otherwise I would never have gotten around to it. As soon as I finished that I picked Heir of Fire right up again.
This is the book that introduces the famous Rowan that everyone is obsessed with. I don’t know what I’m missing but I’m still secretly rooting for Chaol. Maybe I’ll like Rowan more in the next books? I can see he’s a good person but I’m not excited by him yet. I can see why everyone likes Manon. She is a strong woman who sticks up for what she believes in and won’t let anyone stand in her way. Even though she is technically evil in this book I still liked reading her chapters.
Dorian’s storyline confused for most of this book until a major event at the end. In Crown of Midnight we learn he has magic which he needs to control but this isn’t mentioned much in this book, instead we read about him falling for the healer and his relationship with her. Which is important to the end, but again, did it really need to be a romantic relationship? Couldn’t it have been a strong friendship? It felt like the author had done this purely just for the end event. I felt like more could have been said of is magic. I know with so many story lines it’s hard to mention everything but I just felt I needed to hear more about him rather than him and the healer.
I loved seeing Celaena finally embrace who she really is after struggling against in for the previous two books. She is one powerful woman and at the end of the book I could imagine her as queen. She has such amazing character growth in this book and I liked that she still keeps some of her attitude at the end!
After flying through the end chapters and being completely shocked and concerned for some characters, I can’t wait to start the next; Queen of Shadows!