Heir of Fire

Heir of Fire

eBook - 2014
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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, New York :, Bloomsbury,, 2014
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ISBN: 9781619630666
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This was my favorite book of the series as we get to meet Rowan and see his first interactions with Caleana. It's super interesting to watch how his character will develop himself and in his relationship with Caleana throughout the novels, and it brought good contrast to the attitude of our main character as her depression continues with the loss of her friend. I enjoyed the new environment and Caleana finding her strength, and found it really set the tone for the vibes of the next books and what we truly remember about the series.

LoganLib_Sheridan Jan 09, 2021

Okay, so we get to meet Rowan who is bonafide hotness and awesomeness rolled into one package of greatness. Can you tell I play favourites? Also, we need something to balance out Celaena's depression.

Alright, so onto something I left off in my last review: Nehemia. Like I get something had to happen to spur Celaena into action but really did it have to be a death and did it have to be the only remotely cannon POC in the book (Her skin is never actually described as being all that dark if I remember properly)? I just feel like there had to be some other way. Nehemia would have been a badass ally to Celaena.

Also we have to talk about Caleana's moping, guilt and depression. After Nehemia's death it seems like all the guilt of not helping her kingdom and people just comes crushing down on Celaena which like I get. Now that she's finally decided to do something it seems overwhelming and she is remembering why she didn't want to do it in the first place.

It can get frustrating to read but hey I kind of get it and we do move on after this book... sort of. It's also pretty awesome watching her pull herself up. I'm pretty sure Rowan isn't a trained psychiatrist which is probably what Caleana really needs but you know he seems to help, make everything seem slightly more achievable.

I can't review without mentioning that ending... like seriously. It's like we're just wandering through. Celaena's learning about herself a bit and the boys are mostly chilling (a little but of mild plotting etc.) and not talking to each other - because who says women hold the patent on pettiness - and then the ending comes along to make you know the next book is going to be exciting.

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Bhuvi11
Dec 13, 2020

I love this series alot. A like the different stories but in this book Manon's story os confusing to me but as I continue the series I think I understand. I really do hate the King.

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maryam3370
Nov 12, 2020

Honestly not one of my favourite books in the series. It was incredibly long and nothing interesting really happened until the last few chapters. I had to skip all the witch chapters because they were so boring and I even skipped a couple of chapters at the end just so I could see if got nay better. The next book is pretty long too, so if it's not thrilling either, I'm going to stop halfway and be done with this series. This series is kinda overrated.

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.

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BookLover_Lizzie
Nov 04, 2020

“It was a message to the world. Aelin was a warrior able to fight with blade or magic. And she was done with hiding.”

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BookLover_Lizzie
Nov 04, 2020

“She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.”

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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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