Review: Heir of Fire

Saturday, June 11, 2016

In a desperate attempt to keep her safe, Chaol influences the king to send Celaena to Wendlyn on another mission. But he did not know that Wendlyn was housing Maeve, the fae queen, and only person who can give Celaena information about the Wyrdkeys. But Maeve will not yield her knowledge to Celaena until she is able to fully control her powers. Maeve appoints Rowan as her instructor. The two are as different as ice and fire but they must overcome their initial dislike in order for Celaena to not only master her powers, but to come to grips with her destiny. Meanwhile, in Rifthold, to assuage his guilt Chaol seeks out Aelin Ashryer Galathynius’ only kin Aedion Ashryer. Together they work with the rebels to garner support for the missing queen. Dorian makes an unlikely ally in the palace who not only helps him to control his own growing powers, but also helps him finally get over Celaena. 

I could not put this book down. I read late into the night, utterly entranced with the third book in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. Celaena’s journey to forgive herself for the sins of her past was particularly moving. In addition to the POVs of the three main characters of Rowan, Chaol and Dorian, the POVs of a few other characters are introduced. Sorscha is a palace healer who lends her knowledge to help Dorian hide his magic and to heal his heart. Aedion, Aelin’s volatile cousin, teams up with Chaol. The most delightful new character for me is the witch Manon Blackbeak. In my Crown of Midnight review I wrote how my favourite scene was the fight between Celaena and the witch Baba Yellowlegs. The aftermath of this fight brings the three witch clans to the mountains to train the wyvern steeds the king of Adarlan had bred for them in return for their support. Manon is a heartless and vicious witch who vies with the other witch heirs for the largest, most fierce wyvern  as her steed. But she is drawn to another wyvern, one the covens see as weak and useless but Manon recognizes his fierce intelligence and will to survive. The lengths Manon goes to to train her steed and the bond that inevitably forms between them was one of my favourite parts about this book. 

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