Series: Throne of Glass #3
Also in this series: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Queen of Shadows
Released by Bloomsbury on 11 September 2014
Consumed by guilt and rage, Celaena can't bring herself to spill blood for the King of Adarlan. She must fight back...
The Immortal Queen will help her destroy the king - for a price. But as Celaena battles with her darkest memories and her heart breaks for a love that could never last, can she fulfil the bargain and head the almighty court of Terrasen? And who will stand with her?
I was so happy when I finally got this book, because the cliffhanger in the last one made me very anxious to get my hands on the next book. But then there it was an I started reading it. And I am ashamed to say it took me quite long to finish it. I started it on the 22nd of October and finished it on the 13th of November; which is a very long time for me to read a book, especially one of a series that I love.
It might have been because I was reading two other books at the same time, and because one of them was so exciting that I put Heir of Fire aside to finish it asap; or because I binge-watched season 4 and 5 of Supernatural for a while. But it was not at all because of the book itself, because I just LOVED it. So. Much.
I had really been hoping for a map of Wendlyn, because that was where Celaena (I can finally write her name correctly without checking it, yay) would be for the entire book, but alas, it was still a map of Erilea.. So it was a bit harder for me to imagine Celaena’s time in Wendlyn because of the lack of a map, but I did my best! (I am just going to hope that if someone returns to Wendlyn one day, we’ll get a map of that land as well *crosses fingers*).
There were some new characters in this book, the three important ones being Manon (who I didn’t really like for the majority of the book), Aedion (who I liked almost right away) and Rowan (who I didn’t like at all at first, but who started to grow on me while I was reading more). I really think/hope we’ll be seeing more of those three characters in the upcoming books, because I just like all three of them; even Manon after the last couple of chapters. Of course there were the usual characters; the King (U G H), Chaol (<333333) and Dorian (*wraps in blanket*), and yeah I was just glad that they were still included in this story even though Celaena isn’t in the castle anymore.
As for the action, there was a lot of it – both magical and non-magical – and it all made me very excited! There was one particular battle part near the end of the book that made me really happy but also very anxious because I am just not very good about reading how my favourite characters are struggling. View Spoiler »Even though I already know that she’ll live through the book, I was so scared of Celaena dying several times throughout that battle. « Hide Spoiler It was just so well written and yeah I just think it’s very good because it made me feel so scared at some points.
Because Celaena isn’t in Erilea anymore, there isn’t a lot of Chaol/Celaena going on anymore, and that just made me really sad. There was one other pairing that made me really happy, but of course, nothing lasts forever and yeah, it just left me extremely sad and also a bit mad at the end of the book.
There were still a lot of POV’s, and sometimes it would make me confused especially when it was a scene between Rowan and Celaena, or Chaol and Aedion, because I would have NO idea who’s POV it was from; and personally I found Manon’s parts a bit annoying at first and I had no idea why they were added in the first place. Near the end, I started to understand and I may have started to like Manon a bit more, even though she is an Ironteeth witch. But I loved Heir of Fire so much, and I just can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in the series; I can’t wait to find out the title, and what the cover is going to look like and I JUST CAN’T WAIT!
If you love Game of Thrones and Young Adult books, the Throne of Glass series is definitely something you should pick up!