Throne of Glass #3
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? – Goodreads
This will be a short review because I find the Throne of Glass series so amazing that I can’t formulate proper sentences when I finish a book.
Sarah J Maas has a wonderful gift. She can create an ethereal fantasy world, and plunge you in it in a way that makes you never want to leave. Then, once you’re comfortable, she’ll rip your heart out. And forcefully feed it to one of her characters. The worst part is, you’ll still come back for more.
This is the main reason I approached Heir of Fire rather tentatively. Crown of Midnight was a wonderful read, but I, like many others, still find myself nursing the wounds left behind.
What I find incredibly impressive is that all three books in the series read exactly the same. There is no difference in voice or in quality, it’s literally like I’m just reading one continuous book rather than three separate ones.
Another deeply alarming example of Sarah J Maas’ power is that I actually had shivers when reading the last hundred pages or so. I read a two word sentence and just… blanked for a moment. Then I shivered, and though it was most likely because I was cold, I couldn’t shake the feeling that the two words had resonated within me and held a very personal meaning.
Because of all of this, I can’t recommend the series enough. I am so glad that I picked Throne of Glass up at my library an entire year ago now. I’m just so sad that I have to wait a year for the next installment. But, I hear Sarah has been working on another series, and the first book of that will come out much sooner than the fourth Throne of Glass novel. Maybe that will tide her fans over!