In Sarah J. Maas’ epic third installment of the THRONE OF GLASS series, readers are treated to agonizing stakes, blossoming friendships and more of the of the thrilling action her readers have come to expect.
Celaena has been sent to Wendlyn to assassinate the royal family on the King of Adarlan’s orders. But Celaena is now two people: the King’s indentured assassin, and the missing Queen of Terrasen. It’s an internal struggle, and Celaena wallows in pity and liquor. Queen Maeve, her Fae aunt, sends Fae Prince Rowan to fetch her. The shadowy Queen offers her a bargain – learn to harness her latent magic with Rowan, and she will give Celaena the key to defeat the evil King of Adarlan. Celaena begrudgingly agrees, and begins her grueling, sometimes torturous training to seize her power and become who she was always meant to be: Aelin, Queen of Terrasen. But can Celaena embrace who she really is to fight the demons the King of Adarlan is breeding?
This twisted, remarkable story is told through multiple perspectives, including the new intriguing storyline of Manon Blackbeak and the Ironteeth Witches. The witch plotline is fascinating and a wonderfully unique take on the witch canon. It adds a fantastic new level of depth to the THRONE OF GLASS series, and readers will enjoy sinking their teeth into Manon’s alluring and terrifying life.
This installment is a bit less steamy than previous books, but the romantic tension off page between Celaena and Chaol still burns bright. Readers will be too busy learning about Celaena’s fiery magic to miss the romance.
As always, Maas delivers epic fantasy at a break-neck pace, deftly weaving multiple storylines into one gorgeous and lushly imagined saga. Possibly the best book so far in the series, fans will adore HEIR OF FIRE.