This post deals with the third instalment of the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas, namely Heir of Fire.
In this novel, Cealena has been sent to Wendlyn, the Fae continent, by Captain Choal Westfall for her own protection. Yet, after a few weeks of being there, Cealena loses hope and energy. She lives cheaply and doesn’t bother at all with her ‘mission’ ordered by the King of Adarlan.
Then a Fae warrior, Rowan, comes at the command of the Fae Queen Maeva. He is there to train her with her magic, to develop her Fae skills. At first, it’s a mutual hatred that they feel for one another but after months of spending time together in the fortress of Mistward, they have each other’s back. Cealena’s magic develops beautifully and frighteningly strongly.
A whole new set of characters is introduced in this novel. We delve into the Fae people’s history and country. Even the Ironteenth Witches emerge, with Manon Blackbeak in particular whom we start to appreciate and to care for.
As usual, the writing is impeccable. Each chapter ends on a cliff-hanger which makes you want to read the next and then the next and then the next, until you finish the whole damn book! The world, its laws, its intricacies, its complexities are expanded in this novel. The characters have even more depth than what was glimpsed at in the first two books. Sarah J. Maas is an excellent fantasy writer! Even the romances, which you know will be happenning, are always twisted in ways you couldn’t have imagined which leaves you on edge. The narration is very visual which is very important in made-up worlds of fantasy.
And of course, the cover is as stunning as ever! Once again, congratulations to the artists!
I rated this novel 5*/5! Because, OMG, Rowan! 😉