Review of Heir of Fire

Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy.

While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love?

Oh Sarah Maas, you are the most amazing world-builder the book world has ever known. I wish that I have the moxie that Sarah Maas and JK Rowling have to create these amazingly complex worlds that drawn you in. I wasn’t exactly certain how to deal with this series knowing that it was going to continue for quite a few more books, but it has yet to disappoint.

  • I love the new characters, Rowan, Aedion and Manon. I did not love Rowan as much at first, but toward the end of the book, when we got to see his true colors, he was close to becoming my favorite character in the book. Aedion also seemed fairly awful at the beginning but is growing on me. I am excited for more character development in the future books. Manon was amazing, I loved her introduction into the story and where she left off at the end of the book. I seriously cannot wait to see where Maas takes her. She is definitely part of the story I cannot figure out ahead of time. Reading how Celaena really comes into her power and her struggle with herself and her birthright was really well done. I love Celaena because she so real, she isn’t just the perfect heroine, she is flawed and struggles.
  • Chaol continues to be one of my faves. He just is so good. He is loyal, he is strong, he is smart. Oh Chaol, you are just a damn good man.
  • Dorian and Sorcha were so awesome. I could have done with a story on just those two, maybe there is a novella in their future, or some damn good fan fiction. I really enjoyed Sorcha.

  • There were a couple points in the story I wasn’t sure where the story was going. The pacing felt more like a loop rather than a uphill climb.
  • This book has a bit of the middle book syndrome. As amazing as it is, there was a lot of build up for the next book in this story. That makes it hard because I do feel open and vulnerable about the ending.


  1. Took me a while to warm up to the new perspectives, but ended up loving Rowan but don't know how it will play out with C

  2. I'm glad to hear so many new side characters are being introduced! My biggest gripe with this series is Celaena - unlike a lot of readers, I just don't like her. But I love the world building. And if there's lots of side characters to like (and Dorian gets a different love interest!), I'm pretty sure I'll like this series a lot more.

  3. Glad you overall seemed to like this one, Missie; I've read/seen booktube videos that were half-hearted, so it's making me a bit skeptical about this one once I finally read it. :)

  4. I felt the same about Rowan at first, but after he says "to whatever end" I was officially swooned!

    Emily @ Follow the Yellow Book Road

  5. I'm still tooooo scared to read the book, and not just because of its size. Glad to know you liked it. AND glad to know there's more Dorian!

  6. I really really need to start this series!

  7. I just got this one the other day, and I am really looking forward to it. I'm glad all the new characters seem great. People kept name dropping them and I'm like 'Who are these people?!' It had me worried there.

    Dreams @ Once Upon A Dream Books

  8. I haven't read any books in this series, but every time I see another review I feel like I've really been missing out! I'm definitely going to have to pick these books up soon. Thanks for sharing :)

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds


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