The bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Timesbest-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.
Well I said I was hoping for more from the royal court but had no idea Ms Maas would throw such a curve ball. Yes, it was nice to catch up with Dorian as he tries to learn about his newly discovered abilities but Chaol (I’m sorry Chaol fans) just felt insipid in this instalment. Yes, he manipulated things in order to get Celaena safely away from the King but I felt he badly let his friend Dorian down. What really had me sitting up and taking notice was Aedion, Celaena's cousin and seemingly the King's most trusted general. Now if that isn't messed up after all the blood that's been shed I don't know what is!
I found myself very surprised by the way the author developed this plot as now she has added witches to it. Yes, we briefly saw Celaena tangle with one before but this time we learn just where they fit in the King's plans. Manon is heir to the Blackbeak clan and yes, she is as bloodthirsty as the rest of the witches but you know what? She's a character that is already showing growth and with her newest partner I'm already expecting great things from her. Not the usual villain and who knows perhaps a possible future ally because of one thing I'm certain and it's that the King won't want to share any power as he pushes on in his domination of the world.
Heir of Fire is a long book and frankly I wanted more action but it lets readers see what's happening to various characters. Celaena has to face her past so much here and at times I just felt enough already, train her and let her loose! Alas, it was more about growth and the journeys that all the characters are making but certainly the last third made up for it.