Heir of Fire

Heir of Fire

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Royal assassin Celaena must travel to a new land to confront a truth about her heritage, while brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
ISBN: 9781619630659
9781619630673
Branch Call Number: MAA
Characteristics: 565 pages : illustration ; 25 cm.

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I will never be over this series. I love Rowan so much it hurts and the addition of the Thirteen was so fantastic (Manon and Abraxos forever). I am so happy with where this book went and can't wait to tear into Queen of Shadows!

sjpl_rebekah Dec 20, 2019

I personally found this to be the most exciting installment in the series so far. We see entirely new settings, meet new characters, and get a deeper glimpse into Celaena’s past. All these additions add more depth to Celaena’s character and make her a more inspiring heroine.

This book also introduced an entirely new character point of view, that of the witch Manon. I LOVED her storyline, even though at this point it is hard to see how it will play into the larger plot. Her chapters literally had my heart pounding and there were some scenes that literally gave me goosebumps. I would finish the chapters feeling exhilarated and utterly disappointed to be moving back to another character perspective. I had to strongly resist the urge to skip ahead to her next chapter. I took a bit of a pause between reading books 2 and 3 in this series, but as soon as I turned the final page of this book I snapped up book 4 because I cannot wait to pick up her story again.

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B00ksRcool
Dec 04, 2019

This series is wonderful! I began reading at book 2, on accident, but am ready for book number 4. The saga can be likened to The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings.

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susan_findlay
May 05, 2019

Solid expansion of the world and introduction of new dangers. I appreciate that there are no perfect characters in this series. The series is getting stronger as it progresses.

Update: I feel like this very brief comment is a little unfair to the book. The reason the comment was so brief was that I was about a third into the next book in the series before I remembered to go back and mark this one completed. But isn't it a good thing if I'm more caught up in reading the book than writing about it? :-)

Anyway, if I'm not mixing up my books too badly, this one was the "hero's journey" story in which Aelin/Celaena travels to a far-off land, trains, faces dangers, etc. We meet an interesting new character in Rowan and the two forge a strong bond that manages to be strong without being romantic (for now, at least) - a refreshing change of pace.

This book is step up from #2 in the series, and #4 will be even better. Now I start reading #5...

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kmobuckeye
Feb 21, 2019

Another stellar book from this series

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LoganLib_Colleen
Feb 12, 2019

This is the third book in the series and is a great book, even better than the second. The characters continue to engage and the exploration of magic was really interesting. I loved seeing Aelin's growth.

I came into reading this book with my doubts, sense crown of midnight was so boring. But it actually held up pretty well. It's a good easy read, even though Manon's story was rather slow and boring. But besides that, it's a solid seven out of ten.

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summerforever
Dec 02, 2018

"And when she awoke before dawn, warm and safe and rested, Rowan was still holding her hand, clasped to his chest.
Something molten rushed through her, pouring over every crack and fracture still left gaping and open. Not to hurt or mar--but to weld.
To forge." - Celaena's pov
I love Rowan and Celaena's friendship. I'm not sure if they'll become a couple, but I can easily relate to whatever it is that's between them. They are there for each other. I am so glad that after Rowan proposed he and Celaena heal together, the second half of the book began. Part one of this novel is Heir of Ash, and the second is Heir of Fire. The last damn sentence of part one is something along the lines of, somewhere far and deep within her, an ember began to glow. And then boom, part two starts. And I really liked that. In contrast to Crown of Midnight, in which part two began after Nehemia died, the second half of Heir of Fire was preceded by two characters who made the vow to heal together.

"Somehow, even though her long life had been gone for ten years...
Somehow, that regret made her feel incredibly, heavily mortal." - Manon's pov
I was so pleased to read those sentences. Yes, Manon is ruthless. But we can see the human nature deep inside of her beginning to grow. And I think Maas has done some wonderful character development here with Manon. Because of Keelie, Petrah, the Crochan witch. I can't wait to see Manon, an immortal witch, struggle with human feelings.

"Because for a flicker, as those turquoise eyes met with his, there was none of that rage or triumph. Only a message to the queen that Aedion would never see. And there were no words to convey it--only the love and the hope and the pride. The sorrow at not knowing her as the woman she had become. The gift Aedion thought he was giving her in sparing Chaol's life."
- Chaol's pov
Aedion's act of saving Chaol was brave and beautiful. You should read his speech for yourself. This paragraph made me tear up. Because Aedion was in love with a person who he hadn't seen for ten years. And he sacrificed himself more for Celaena rather than Chaol. I think that's a really powerful decision and I wonder how Chaol will repay him. Also, as I read that, I was so scared that Aedion would die. Maas really knows how to raise the stakes.

"Then she looked at Dorian, whose eyes were indeed wide, his face bone-white. "I was not supposed to love you. But I did. I do. And there is so much I wish... I wish we could have done together, seen together."" - you know who it is
I really thought Sorscha and Dorian would escape together. I thought wrong.

"And then Dorian, still screaming, was scrambling through the blood toward it--toward her head, as if he could put it back.
As if he could piece her together." - Dorian's pov
So this is what Maas had in mind. Damn. This reminds me of when John F. Kennedy was assassinated and his wife, Jacky, had apparently scrambled to put his bloody brains together. Not because she truly believed she could put him back together like Lego blocks, but because there was so much shock in that moment that her brain likely told her there was something she could do to save him. That he wasn't just shot. That the wound wasn't fatal.
I feel so sad for Dorian.

"He looked at his friend, perhaps for the last time, and said what he had always known, from the moment they'd met, when he'd understood that the prince was his brother in soul. "I love you."" - Chaol's pov
Awww. Bromance. I have no clue when Dorian and Chaol will see each other again. And honestly, so much has changed between them and it's pretty crazy. Their bond is strong, stronger than the iron that suppresses Dorian.

"He did not mind dying.
Though he still wished he'd gotten a chance to see her--just once." - Aedion's pov
Ohhh man :( I really like Aedion and I hope he gets to meet Aelin.

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Mbussey
Aug 25, 2018

This book is AWESOME. I particularly loved the Tensions between factions. The introduction of more magic and mythological creatures made this book my favorite by far! Abraxos is everything I want.

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nsfvancouver
Aug 16, 2018

THIS IS AND HAS BEEN MY FAVOURITE BOOK FOR 5 YEARS. I love the throne of glass series so much and after rereading The Heir of Fire for the gillionth time, I can actually explain why. After the insane cliffhanger at the end of the second book, (made worse by the fact I couldn't find the heir of fire ANYWHERE) The Heir of Fire explains that (and more) and delves deeper into Celena's character, the strained politics between empires and the dark magic that threatens the stability of the world. GOOD BOOK, MUST READ, PLEASE & THANK YOU.

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Mbussey
Aug 25, 2018

“Each of the scars, the chipped teeth and broken claws, the mutilated tail—­they ­weren’t the markings of a victim. Oh, no. They ­were the trophies of a survivor. Abraxos was a warrior who’d had all the odds stacked against him and survived. Learned from it. Triumphed.”

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oona_laluna
Sep 18, 2016

fire-breathing bitch-queen

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simply_me
Aug 02, 2015

"i claim you rowan whitehorn."
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"i claim you, too, aelin galathynius"

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survivalthoughts
Jul 04, 2016

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?

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simply_me
Aug 02, 2015

read the one above hehehe ;)

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