The third installment of Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series has me reeling. While I absolutely adored Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire is perfection. There were moments that I had to stop reading, set my book aside, and take a moment to let what just happened sink in.
I’ll warn you now, if you haven’t read the other books in the series there may be some spoilers ahead for you!
After the events of Crown of Midnight it was really difficult to see Celaena so broken. The fierce assassin we saw is a lost, broken girl for a good part of the novel. It was painful to see. Then enters Rowan, sigh. I completely resisted Rowan for a lot of reasons. He’s a jerk, he’s brutal, and he’s beautiful. Eventually, I couldn’t resist loving him. Rowan has a major part in Celaena’s healing, and her acceptance of her heritage and birthright.
“But maybe,” he said quietly enough that she looked at him again. He didn’t smile, but his eyes were inquisitive. “Maybe we could find the way back together.”
O Captain! my Captain! My dear sweet Chaol is in Adarlan for with Dorian while Celaena is in Wendlyn. Y’all, my heart ached for Chaol and Dorian. I am still firmly rooting for Chaol and Celaena, but I have to admit there were times in which Chaol frustrated me to no end. His reluctancy with Dorian because of his magic made me want to shake him. Honestly though, Chaol’s storyline was the most bittersweet for me. Every action he makes is to protect or aid Celaena and Dorian. No matter his reluctance or fear of what they are, he remains loyal to them and asks nothing in return (that moment was by far one of my favorite).
Chaol had drawn his line- and Dorian was on his side of it. Chaol called him his king.
Heir of Fire was so beautifully done. I can’t wait for Queen of Shadows. Is it September yet?