My name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.
Today’s book is Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas.
She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.
Celaena Sardothien 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. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.
The king’s assassin takes on an even greater destiny and burns brighter than ever before in this follow-up to the New York Timesbestselling Crown of Midnight.
I know it has been so long since I finished reading Crown of Midnight and in the inter meaning time I have read and reviewed five books. I was so excited to start this one. The ending of the last one left me in such excitement to read this one that as soon as I read the last words I ran upstairs and pulled this one off the shelf and squatted down right there and started reading.
I got into it straight away. It was a real good beginning and then somewhere after the hundred page mark I seemed to loose momentum. When I got back into it within the next hundred pages I couldn’t put it down. Every chance I got I would snatch the TV remote from my dad and put on some music (I can’t read in silence) and burrow myself into the book. He didn’t mind too much, he was just finishing Kingdom of Ash.
The book is written from about three different points of view (Celaena, Chaol, Manon) with the occasional use of three more points of view (Dorian, Aedion, Sorscha). It was slightly difficult to keep track of who was doing what.
I think I have a new favourite character. Rowan. I have absolutely no idea what to make of him, and that is the best bit. I hate it when stories get too predictable and in the last two I knew who the love interest was going to be, but now I seem to have reached uncharted waters and I know what I want to happen, but I have doubts whether it will happen, or whether my heart will be in one piece when it is.
Also, I hate it when Maas kills off characters. I wont say who dies. That would be spoiling it. But the character dies and it just seems to be brushed over. So much else is going on and by the time you really have chance to process it, and the characters do, so much else has happened and the book is almost over.
My other problem, apart from the pacing, and I think that is mostly me, is the ending. It was left on a cliffhanger (my least and most favourite type of ending) but it just seemed to glide into the ending. The big climax happens and the adrenalin is pumping in your veins as your as their reading, and then its over but there was still about 75 pages left and so much still to happen, none of it nearly as climatic as that big moment.
Have you read it? Do you want to read it? Let me know what you think in the comments.