Review: Heir of Fire
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on August 7th, 2015
Genres: Young Adult -Fantasy
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Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak-but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life-and her future-forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?
Sarah J. Mass broke my heart in Crown of Midnight but I still find myself in love with her. I still find myself wanting to know what happens next. I still find myself diving in into her book only to have me on the edge of my seat, on my toes, and my emotions going every which way.
Celaena decides to go and find out answers to who she is and more about her heritage. She is tasked with killing the royal family but using her better judgement she quickly goes against her orders and soon after she is taken by another fae where she will learn to use her powers. However, time is of the essence because as she trains, dark forces are lining up to destroy everything.
We see a lot of Celaena throughout the book no doubt and we are able to see a growth in her as she learns to harness her powers as well as learning of her heritage. We do get split persepctives from Dorian as he learns a secret that he must hide from his father’s rage. Chaol is still amazingly still in Rifthold even after making a deal with his father that he will return home. But besides these characters I am intrigued in Manon, an Ironteeth witch who we learn more about and we see the struggles she needs to deal with in taking a place as a top witch. All these characters bring out something and that something adds to the story in a positive way.
In the sense of romance, this book contain little to nothing of romance except for Dorian and his healer. However, the step that Sarah J. Mass took in the romance I felt was a plus because there are not many books that we do not have romance in and so this was good for the book to have little romance. I am interested to see where things go in the upcoming book in this department but there are so much other necessities I am looking forward to.
Sarah J. Mass must have the talent of introducing you to a character who you find yourself loving but right when things are going amazingly, she rips her out of the story and causes your emotions to go haywire. I want you all to read this book so you can understand how Sarah J. Mass is an assassin of emotions. She does it with such brilliance that it doesn’t seemed forced.
Overall Sarah J. Mass writes a brilliant addition to the series and I am looking forward to the next book in the series. If you haven’t had the chance of reading this amazing books, I encourage you to make plans. Heir of Fire is an explosive read that will leave you wanting more!