“We lose ourselves in books, we find ourselves there too."

“She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.”

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 – witches and wyverns beyond your wildest imagination, 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?

“She was Aelin Ashryver Galathynius—­and she would not be afraid.”

This book gave me vibes similar to Feyre in ACOTAR. The story itself was unpredictable. It always felt like there was a huge plan at work, and we were only seeing bits and pieces. Each time I’ve finished a Throne of Glass book, I’m left wanting to start the next one … immediately. Which is no joke, because some of these are pretty big books. And even still, it never feels like it’s enough.


We are able to witness how she became Celaena Sardothien, how her life changed forever on that fateful night ten years ago. But by facing all that sorrow and darkness, she’s making a stand. She’s slowly becoming a queen, one more powerful and deadlier that you could ever imagine. Her character development is phenomenal, because through her new experiences she is stronger, wiser and more determined. Her fierceness was awe-inspiring and I loved that she’s still the same stubborn, snarky and brave young woman, maybe with her ego a little bruised.

“She was not becoming anything different from what she always was and always had the capacity to be. You just finally saw everything. And once you saw that other part of her… You cannot pick and choose what parts of her to love. Just as you cannot pick which parts of me you accept.”

We also meet Rowan Whitethorn. He’s an alpha-male in all his glory, with the kickass moves that would bring Celaena’s to shame. He’s scary and intense, protective and defying, caring, but lethal when it comes to his enemies. Rowan is the no-nonsense type and I was glad there is finally someone who doesn’t put up with Celaena’s bullshit. She throws a verbal punch? He throws one that will leave her with a black eye for the entire week.

“He would see that world reborn, even if it took his last breath. Even if he had no name now, no position or title save Oath-Breaker, Traitor, Liar.”

In addition, another incredible new character is Aedion Ashryver, Celaena’s cousin and childhood best friend. He’s all deadly smiles, muscles and wild behavior. Aedion is daring, clever and doesn’t give a rat’s ass about anyone but himself. Or so they say. But he’s dead set on taking down the King of Adarlan from the inside. When he finds out Aelin is alive, he makes it clear that he would move mountains in order to see his true queen back in Terrasen. He’s loyal and determined but also gives as good as he gets.

“The people you love are just weapons that will be used against you.”

Manon Blackbeak gets introduced to us and i’m not a massive fan to be honest. Her story is bitty and I can’t place it and how she fits in yet. She is the heir of the Blackbeak coven of the Ironteeth witches and leader of the Thirteen. She is a unconventional female character, giving heroine vibes; firm and unyielding, with great ambition.

“Witches didn’t need blood to survive, but humans didn’t need wine, either.”

Heir of Fire has a degree of complexity, a gut-wrenching intensity and an amazing world, it brings out the big guns: twists, emotional punches, tearjerkers and amazing characters, not to mention the wonderfully built world. It’s definitely the best one from the series yet and a total game-changer, so don’t be surprised if it will keep you enthralled from start to finish. Fantasy to its finest, a story with heroes and monsters, Fae and humans, life and death.

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Until next time when Queen of Shadows is up next!

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