Author: Sarah J Maas
Throne of Glass #3
Synopsis: Picking up where Crown of Midnight left off, Calaena has been sent to do the King’s bidding again, but really, she’s looking to find ways to destroy him. This brings her in contact with a family member she doesn’t trust and a Fae warrior who she doesn’t understand. With these new encounters, she needs to decide if she will stay the person she is or become the person she is meant to be. Meanwhile, Chaol and Dorian are dealing with their own inner struggles back at the castle and determining who they are as young men in a world so different from what they believed it really was. This story brings new characters into the story line at the castle as well as away from it.
Review: Hmmm, I don’t know you guys, it seems a lot of people really liked this book but I honestly found it meh.
There are three different story lines happening — the first with Manon and witches, Caelaena and Rowan and then Chaol and Dorian. A few reasons I didn’t love this story could be because I don’t like the new character Rowan, at least not yet and I find that the relationship has similar qualities of Feyre and Rhys (Sarah J Maas’ ACOTAR series) but a lot more boring (in my opinion). I really did not like the story line of Manon and her witches either, while I understand it’s going to be important later on, I still couldn’t find anything interesting about it. The one story line I really enjoyed was Chaol and Dorian, to me, their character development in this book was just as dramatic as Calaena’s, who are they, what they believe in and the ramifications it has politically will all be developed more in the upcoming books. Also — I know a lot of people don’t but I still really like Chaol.
As always with this series, the ending really had me wanting the next book, it seems the Throne of Glass series does that to me. I’ll find the last 100 pages really interesting while the first 300 is meh. Crown of Midnight still holds the top spot in the series as my favorite so far, while this one almost had me considering not reading any further.
I’ve only found one other person who didn’t really like Heir of Fire, have you guys read this and felt the same or did you love it?