[PDF] ✩ Heir of Fire By Sarah J. Maas – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk 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 h 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. Enemy Loverueen Heir of Fire is undoubtedly one of the best books I've ever read It certainly will be my favorite book of the year It is gloriously long and kept me occupied for an entire day night hours included making me crave to find out but also stop reading so that the book won't end just yet You think you know Celaena from reading the first two books right? Oh but you're so so wrong In this book we see her than broken relentlessly blaming herself for the fates and deaths of her beloved ones She takes down her every shield leaving nothing behind to shed her emptiness threatening to shatter her from the inside out I believe this was her turning point the true crossroad in her life making her see accept and embrace all that pain regret and self loathing she carefully kept hidden inside her soul etched into her dire and gruesome memories “You collect scars because you want proof that you are paying for whatever sins you've committed And I know this because I've been doing the same damn thing for two hundred years Tell me do you think you will go to some blessed Afterworld or do you expect a burning hell? You're hoping for hell because how could you face them in the Afterworld?” And gods what memories and past We are able to witness how she became Celaena Sardothien how her life changed forever on that fateful night ten years ago But by facing all that sorrow and darkness she's making a stand She's slowly becoming a ueen one powerful and deadlier that you could ever imagineHer character development is phenomenal because through her new experiences she is stronger wiser and determined Her fierceness was awe inspiring and I loved that she's still the same stubborn snarky and brave young woman maybe with her ego a little bruised She's not proud of who she's become abandoning her kingdom and not fighting for rebuilding it for the past ten years but she's ready to throw herself into battle to win back her land To say that she's badass would be an understatement Celaena makes the transition from assassin to ueen with the help of Rowan a Fae Prince and my favorite new addition to the series Not that he is so eager to help but in order to find answers about the Wyrdkeys and how to destroy them she has to be worthy of entering Doranelle the land where ueen Maeve awaits her to answer her uestions May I shout something? I LOVE ROWAN WHITETHORN In the beginning he's infuriatingly patient and stubborn brooding and secretive But when he opens up? And when he actually smiles?? Laughs?? Scrap me off the floor cause I am hyperventilating “Gods he was brilliant Cunning and wicked and brilliantEven when he beat the hell out of her Every Damn Day” He's an alpha male in all his glory with the kickass moves that would bring Celaena's to shame He's scary and intense protective and defying caring but lethal when it comes to his enemies Rowan is the no nonsense type and I was glad there is finally someone who doesn't put up with Celaena's bullshit She throws a verbal punch? He throws one that will leave her with a black eye for the entire week But they develop a friendship and something so important on the intimate level not talking about romance that it will warm your heart to realize that our girl finally has someone to fully rely on No secrets no barriers no judging left between them They would die for each other kill for each other fight for each other And when they work together as a pair as a team they're astounding and terrifying “I claim you Rowan Whitethorn I don't care what you say and how much you protest I claim you as my friend” Dorian Havilliard is the same swoon worthy sentimental humble yet a bit arrogant as well young prince He will win your heart regardless of the team you're in because in the end he stands up to his father in a glorious way that had me cheering for him He is way mature weary of everyone and everything and you can see him becoming a true worthy king right before your eyes A lot of heartbreak and despair was in store for him and I guarantee it will all leave you in a pile of overwhelming feels In addition to his wonderful character development Dorian is moving on from Celaena And I'm not sure I like who he's moving on with Heck I don't like that he's actually moving on Makes the whole DorianCelaena shipping a bit harder But truth be told now as much as I was against his new lady Sorscha I was glad he got a little happiness and support to fight his growing loneliness worries and magic And you want to know why? Because freaking Chaol Westfall pretty much abandoned his friend when he needed him the mostYeah you read that right Dedicated loyal selfless Chaol was so unable to make up his damn mind that I was uncounsciously pulling my hair I was very much irritated with him until the very end when he came to his senses In the aftermath of Crown of Midnight his friendship with Dorian is left in shambles and things don't get prettier in this book They grow estranged but I'll give it to the captain that he has only the prince's safety and freedom in interest But keeping secrets judging not being able to accept Celaena's and Dorian's powers all these things make me wonder if he has any shot left at our heroine's heart because whereas Celaena would always pick him Aelin would not “As for Celaena” he said again “ you do not have the right to wish she were not what she is The only thing you have a right to do is decide whether you are her enemy or her friend” We meet awesome warrior Aedion Ashryver Celaena's cousin and childhood best friend He's all deadly smiles muscles and wild behavior Aedion is daring clever and doesn't give a rat's ass about anyone but himself Or so they say But he's dead set on taking down the King of Adarlan from the inside When he finds out Aelin is alive he makes it clear that he would move mountains in order to see his true ueen back in Terrasen He's loyal determined skilled and I hope he reunites with Celaena sooner rather than later because he is in a pretty bad place at the end of the book A cry went up from the witches save for the Thirteen—¬who stayed cool and uiet They did not need to cheer for they ¬were immortal and infinite and gloriously wonderfully deadly” Another addition to the newbie characters is Manon Blackbeak heir of the Blackbeak coven of the Ironteeth witches and leader of the Thirteen The witches play a big role in the King's newest and darkest plans by being the riders of the wyverns he has created and Manon wants nothing than to lead them into battle as Wing Leader She wants to prove herself and although she is a bloodthirsty wicked creature I completely loved her She's by no means a villain just a different kind of heroine firm and unyielding with great ambition Her encounters and silent dialogues with Abraxos cracked me up because in that moments you could glimpse besides the wyvern's total awesomeness how Manon starts believing there's a chance she has a heart and soul and that her grandmother's rules might not be the best to follow “Witches didn't need blood to survive but humans didn't need wine either” The King of Adarlan is still the biggest bastard I've had the displeasure of reading I loathe the guy with every fiber of my being He is wicked to the core manipulative and selfish to no end No not just selfish but greedy Greedy for everything and anything exactly like a monster And what he did at the end to my poor baby Dorian made me wish that once Celaena comes back because she will come back she won't kill him Oh no I want her to keep him locked in a basement to visit him everyday and torture him until he breaks only to do it all over again the next day because killing him would be too much of a mercy for the deeds he has done The other secondary characters were very well developed the Ironteeth witches Ren Allsbrook Emrys Luca and Maeve they were a testimony to SJM's awesome writing skills And I might add that for me the writing style was slightly different Improved Better More realistic if you wish There was a certain ease with which she used words that enchanted you completely Plus the swearing I don't mind it one bit but am I the only one that noticed it appeared often than in the first two books? Matured characters matured world matured language I guess The atmosphere is darker and the pace is thrilling allowing you to breath for a bit before another near death encounter or epic battle starts The world building was another winner as we were able to see Wendlyn Doranelle the Ferien Gap and Adarlan again We learn about the past we meet ueen Maeve who's uite a manipulative bitch we run from terrifying creatures and we accompany Celaena as she masters her powers There isn't so much romance in the air besides Dorian's plotline because it's the last thing in our character's mind And honestly I don't really know who Celaena is going to end up with Chaol still has issues with her and Dorian is currently viewing her as his friend but things could still drastically change since there are 3 books It seems that even Aedion her cousin might have a shot since he wouldn't deny anything his ueen would ask of him And then there's Rowan who I'm not sure will actually have a romantic involvement with Aelin but it's worth hoping for they would be unstoppable “He would not apologize for today or yesterday or for any of it And she would not ask him to not now that she understood that in the weeks she had been looking at him it had been like gazing at a reflection No wonder she had loathed him” In terms of plot you could say it's action driven but I beg to differ the character development plays a part as big as the twists and turns and fights It sure keeps you at the edge of your seat courtesy of Sarah J Mass' amazing writing and makes you shudder at some new evil creatures or at the violence but I basically view Heir of Fire as Celaena's healing journey one necessary to fully accept her legacy “So you’d save another land but not yours Why can’t your friend save her own kingdom?”“Because she is dead” She screamed the last word so loudly it burned in her throat “Because she is dead and I am left with my worthless life” The Throne of Glass series slowly becomes a younger version of Game of Thrones with less deaths but keep in mind that there are worse fates than death and I couldn't be happier With the same complexity a gut wrenching intensity and an amazing world Heir of Fire brings out the big guns twists emotional punches tearjerkers and amazing characters not to mention the wonderfully built world It's definitely the best one from the series yet and a total game changer so don't be surprised if it will keep you enthralled from start to finish Fantasy to its finest a story with heroes and monsters Fae and humans life and death Read it the second it hits shelves cause you won't be disappointed unless you're the type that can't stomach the idea of enduring another year for the next book and to whom I recommend waiting a bit longer because there is one hell of a cliff hanger If you're looking for anything ToG related then check out this Throne of Glass fansiteENJOY3 I'm not sure what to say about Heir of Fire Perhaps I don't need to say anything beyond it took me months to read it And I am the kind of crazy passionate reader that finishes good books in a day or two It's been a while since a book took me longer than a week to readSo basicallyI liked but had issues with Throne of GlassI absolutely LOVED Crown of MidnightBut this book this book was so bloody sloooooowwwwwwwI wanted to DNF it so bad I kept moving it between my currently reading and on hold shelves I kept wondering if I could possibly just skip the last two thirds of this book and somehow pick the story up in next installment I was informed that I could not I have invested so much time and love in this series and these characters that I simply had to make myself finish but holy shit it was such a struggleThe majority of this book?So Maas tries to experiment with a bit of something different here and it neither a works nor b fills me with much confidence for the state of the rest of the series I'm seeing the way this whole thing is goingBook one was fantasy lite with a simplistic plot filled with characters lacking in any real development to distinguish them from others in the genre but it was fast paced sugary entertainment Book two cranked it up several notches; here the characters became fleshed out and nuanced the plot was eually engaging but complex and clever and there was way badassery No complaints at all And then we arrive at book three Heir of Fire feels like an attempt to be sophisticated It is well written contains several stories told through constantly changing POVs and it is than a hundred pages longer And it is far far slower Maas sacrifices everything deliciously fast paced and compelling about her series in the first half so we can be introduced to a whole new cast of characters we don't care about be taken through different all boring perspectives and emerge feeling like we've read an extremely long filler bookDorian's new romance only served to remind me why I found him unbearably boring in the first book Celaena now in Wendlyn meets a whole set of new people who failed to make any kind of impression on me Even Chaol whom I absolutely loved in both other books lost his charm somewhere amid his own boring plot line And just when I thought I might be starting to get invested in one of the stories the chapter would end and I would leave the story of interest for at least fifty pages guaranteeing that I would no longer care when we finally returnedThe most annoying thing about this book is how it wasn't even consistently slow We'd get tiny little tidbits of awesome that would last a mere two or three pages and I would sit up a bit straighter and think This is it Finally we're getting to the good stuff until I realised it was just a false alarm and the story was still boring If I'm to give credit where it's due I will say that I like the way Maas portrays friendships and makes them as important if not important than the romantic relationships It's an area of YA so often neglected and I find it especially refreshing to see a platonic relationship between young male and female characters crafted so wellI will be reading the next book just because I have to give it a shot but my expectations have been significantly loweredBlog | Leafmarks | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr This is going to be a book that I will constantly be thinking about until I'm able to get my hands on the next book It was incredible and I'm so happy with the way this story is evolving NOW GIVE ME UEEN OF SHADOWS full video review coming soooooon 55 ⭐Full review on my Blog The Dacian She Wolf 🐺 stares blankly in space trying to think a way of living life now after this book destroyed meI just don’t even know what can I say about this book It’s like everything I try to say gets validated and discarded at the same time It feels frustrating and I am still not going to cope with it any time soonIt is always very hard for me to write reviews for the Throne of Glass books I mean it is somehow impossible I thought Crown of Midnight was hard to write but holy gods I think this one beat it I don’t even want to think in how many ways the rest of the series is going to murder meA very important part of this book is Rowan Whitethorn a Fae warrior prince who will initially seem the most obnoxious creature on earth but until the end of this book you’ll fall completely in love with him His harshness and heart of stone are only the veils that cover Rowan’s true spirit – a gentle spirit; an honourable man with a true sense of loyalty „Loyalty is earned not given” Another important part of the book is the apparition of Aelin’s long lost cousin general Aedion Ashryver His unshakable loyalty for his beloved cousin made him do atrocious things in the past ten years but he still believes in Aelin’s return and is ready to sacrifice anything and everything to help her reign over her people freeing them all saving their livesAnd if you thought I was done with important parts you’re awfully wrong There is yet another very important part of the book and that is the magnificent appearance of the Ironteeth witch Manon Blackbeak I don’t know how this happened maybe I am the only one maybe I am the one of the few maybe the one of the many but I love Manon I really do love her character and her story and it makes me feel so attached to her knowing all the wicked things she and her coven went through in order to become these lethal creatures heartless and soulless Let’s give a sister the appreciation she deservesI am sorry to announce though that throughout the book the most boring of all characters had to be Chaol I really am sorry I actually skipped a couple of his chapters Oops Until the end of the book though my heart got so warm with love for him and also for my pretty prince Dorian that I just couldn’t take it any Don’t want to sound too much but boy Chaol and Dorian really turned out to be the real OTP of the whole book and I am living for it As you already know and if you don’t let me enlight you I have a tendency to infiltrate some Romanianisms in my reviews I know I am the only one in this whole wide world to make connections between a book I read and my language and culture but IT IS TRUE AND IT REALLY GOES RIGHT in my heartIn Heir of Fire there is a particular celebration going on on some point in Mistward and that one is called Beltane which consists of bonfires being ignited at night for some brave people who are ready to jump across them for good luck and good lives Here in Romania we have this very same tradition minus the music and the food we only get sweets while attending Our celebration is called Focul lui Sumendru a Romanian tradition who is two thousand years old and it pretty much is the same as Beltane but as in book Beltane is held in spring our Foc is held in autumn in order to keep the autumn steady as long as it can to belate the harsh winter Pretty cool yeah but DO NOT TRY IT AT HOMEOkay now that I’ve also opened the celebration discussion and also closed it I would very much like to mention that it is very imperious if you allow me to say so that you do not read this book in public It gets very emotional and if you are like me then it is a very complicated job to contain yourself while reading itSeriously my face almost cracked while trying to repress a very unladylike word from getting out my throatAlso for my Romanians Have you ever experienced Focul lui Sumendru?Book inspired Initial Reaction Holy crap I can't breathe Oh my god That was epic WHERE IS BOOK #4?? Read the full review at A Perfection Called BooksThis review contains spoilers from previous Throne of Glass books As I'm sure you all know by now I am obsessed with the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas I was ecstatic when Bloomsbury sent me an ARC Picking up not long after the heart wrenching end of Crown of Midnight Sarah J Maas dazzles and entrances readers once with a phenomenal third book filled with magic character growth sacrifice rebellion and “I wish you to become who you were born to be To become ueen”Heir of Fire has most definitely made my list of best books of 2014 This book is uite different from the others in the series I liked it a bit less than the other two but it was so different it's hard to compare them The other books center around romance and action while this book deals with the deeper stuff betrayal confidence mourning rebellion heritage loyalty This book is huge It was a bit cumbersome to hold but the content was great The beginning was a bit slow but eventually picked up Everything written was absolutely necessary to carry the story though so I didn't mind The attention to detail was amazing Everything was there for a reason there were connections to the other books all over the place It brought back all the feels from The Assassin's Blade Crown of Midnight Sarah J Maas is so meticulous about her writing and is truly in a league of her own The tone of the book was much darker too Maas has set this series on a much darker and awesome road than most YA series even fantasy novels tend to go and I applaud her for it The high fantasy aspect of this book was amped up There was magic and wyverns and fae I loved it all This series reminds me of a YA version of Game of Thrones a bit Less sex and deaths though The world building was fantastic Everything was so clearly described I could see it all playing out in my mind The character development in this series is fantastic Each of our characters has hisher own obstacles that must be overcome; they all have their own journeys “Because I am lost she whispered onto the earth And I do not know the way”We see a totally different side of Celaena in Heir of Fire We're used to the cocky confident invincible assassin In this book we see the vulnerable defeated self loathing side of her In the end though she comes out fierce and determined than before a magic wielding ueen ready to take back what's rightfully hers “As for Celaena he said again you do not have the right to wish she were not what she is The only thing you have a right to do is decide whether you are her enemy or her friend” Chaol struggles to decide where his loyalties lie and how he feels about Celaena and the discoveries he made in Crown of Midnight I'll admit Chaol annoyed me so much in this book He redeems himself in the end though Dorian struggles to conceal his magic and stand up to his father Both characters come so far in this book They sacrifice so much and in the end they make the tough decisions where this is no turning back There are uite a few new characters introduced in this book Rowan the fae prince and warrior who teaches Celaena how to control her magic Aedion the fierce general and Celaena's cousin Manon ferocious heir to the Blackbeak witch coven All of the characters in this book are so complex and well developed The secondary characters are just as descriptive as well I ALMOST ship Rowan and Celaena but I think they're of a team He's so fiercely devoted and smart and honest and awesome Aedion is so loyal and amazing Manon is okay she's a bit too blood thirsty With new characters come points of view Overall I liked the various perspectives because the plot needed all sides of the story to make sense Sometimes though I felt that some scenes were uite unnecessary and long and dragging We learn so many things about Erilea and what happened to Celaena ten years ago It's all uite mind blowing and a bit overwhelming We also learn about the King's nefarious actions We see connections all over the place from the various books Maas has been spreading the crumbs throughout the series until BAM you read Heir of Fire and it all comes together The wyrdstones The tower The rings The disappearances The crumbled note The rebels Baba Yellowlegs Everything happens for a reason and contributes to the story in some way “The people you love are just weapons that will be used against you” Romance was not a big part of this novel There are some heartache moments for our dearest Chaolaena and a bit of romance but there are much important things brewing in Erilea and Wendlyn This series is past the silly romance it's moved on to the important stuff like defeating a diabolical king bringing back magic freeing the enslaved and so on As I said before this book starts off a bit slow Stick with it though if you liked the other books you'll love this one as well The ending is horrific yet amazing at the same time The rebellion is forming and we readers are kept wanting “He would see that world reborn even if it took his last breath Even if he had no name now no position or title save Oath Breaker Traitor Liar” Heir of Fire is yet another amazing installment of the Throne of Glass series WHERE IS BOOK #4????“She was the heir of ash and fire and she would bow to no one” Pre Reading Hyped Review view spoiler Oh Captain I'm waiting ; 621I am getting a physical ARC copy of HEIR OF FIRE I AM SO EXCITED424 SJMaas has confirmed that her book is 565 MAGNIFICENT PAGES Look at this beautiful coverMy reaction to seeing this coverTo the designers of this cover I must say 25 THE PAGE LENGTH HAS BEEN CHANGED Heir of Fire is 530 GLORIOUS PAGES LONG 124 There is a release date September 2nd 2014 There is a page length 384 pages My reaction to these two new details ^^ 117 THERE IS A TITLE HEIR OF FIRE My reaction to the ending of Crown of Midnight MY HOPESREUIREMENTSNEEDS FOR HEIR OF FIRE Chaolaena 3 Romance and Action Overall book Ending remarks hide spoiler ”She has no hope Prince She has no hope left in her heart Help her If not for her sake then at least for what she represents – what she could offer all of us you included”“And what is that?” he dared askEmrys met his gaze unflinchingly as he whispered “A better world”First of all YES the rumour is true This series really gets better and better with each and every single book ; Just thought I’d let you know lolTo be honest after “Crown of Midnight” all I hoped for was that “Heir of Fire” would be able to keep the pace And tell you what? It actually exceeded my admittedly already high expectations Yes Sarah You did an amazing job with this one I was hooked right from the beginning and I didn’t want to stop to read this damn bookI loved this book I loved it so freaking much It was so so so so SOOO good And I was happy with it I was SO happy with itUNTIL UNTIL the last 20 pages hit me ARGH TTI thought I’d be able to write about “Heir of Fire” without getting all too emotional but as it seems all my plans and good intentions just went out of the window I can’t write about this book without getting emotional I just can’t It was too much That ending was too much WHY? WHY THE FREAKIDY FREAKING HELL SARAH???? How could you do this to me??HOW?I LOVE THIS BOOKBUT I HATE THIS ENDING SO MUCHI hate itI love it I hate that I love it I love that I hate it ADSFJKLMNÖ ADKFASLDFJASDKFASDKthrows book against the wall a second time for good measureOkay I think I’m ready to continue now takes deep breath and collects herselfAll right Let’s do thisJust like with “Crown of Midnight” I won’t waste your time by writing about the plot It’s way too complex to explain it without any spoilers and because of that I guess it might be best if I just go for another round of “Keyword Boggle” It was so much fun the last time around wasn’t it? ; PSo here I go Celaena Dorian Chaol Rowan Aelin Manon Abraxos Sorscha The King magic faeries witches darkness fire ice wind a kitchen a healer an apartment blood murder and let’s not forget about the black stones XDI guess by now you could write your own book lolWe’re still speaking about Sarah’s book though so I’ll head directly into the characters section and won’t keep you in suspense any longer The characters Do I still have to say it? Yes? Okay Beware of my characters section because it’s known as the spoilery spoiler section of my reviews Don’t read on close your eyes eat an ice please think twice I’m not nice my reviews have spice And spoilers lots of spoilers but you already know that or you wouldn’t have continued to read that bad rhyme ; P Celaena ”So you’d save another land but not yours Why can’t your friend save her own kingdom?”“Because she is dead” She screamed the last word so loudly it burned in her throat “Because she is dead and I am left with my worthless life”sighs deeply Oh Celaena How much pain does this poor girl have to endure? It hurt to read about her feelings after Nehemia’s death it hurt to read how much she ached and wished she could have been someone else That she could have saved her friend That Nehemia would live instead of her That Chaol would have trusted her That he would have told her Oh boy Celaena’s heart was a black void of desperation and pain that only seemed to get worse before it even got a chance to get better In the end it did get better though and I’m so happy about that She finally found her inner strength and she accepted her heritage Which is awesome because I really can’t wait for her to kick some ass lol Heaven knows the King’s behind is already a formidable target and please Sarah if there is any justice in your world you’ll let him burn for what he did You’ll let him suffer for all the pain he caused I can’t wait to see Celaena’s power unleashed Guess the palace is going to be “hot stuff” soon ; P ”He had chosen the king Even though he’d claimed he loved her he still loyally served that monster Maybe she had been a fool for letting him in for dreaming of a world where she could ignore the fact that he was captain to the man who had shattered her life again and again” ”No all she could see were the slaves she’d left behind the ashy mountains and those mass graves they dug every day the faces of her people who had worked beside her – her people whom she had left behind Whom she had let herself forget had let suffer; who had prayed for salvation holding out hope that someone anyone would remember themShe had abandoned them – and she had been too late” ”She would not let that light go out She would fill the world with it with her light – her gift She would light up the darkness so brightly that all who were lost or wounded or broken would find their way to it a beacon for those who still dwelled in that abyss It would not take a monster to destroy a monster – but light light to drive out darknessShe was not afraid”Chaol ”He was afraid of what they would do to his kingdom Because this was still his kingdom He was working for Dorian not Aelin – not Aedion And he didn’t know where all of this put him”YESH I know it was a long and hard way for Chaol but as it seems he’s finally on the right track I loved that he began to uestion everything He was so insecure and hurt that he had no other choice than to face his outlook on things and in the end this eventually forced him to see behind the kings carefully kept façade Which is awesome because I know deep down within him Chaol is a very good man He was just completely oblivious to the fact that the served a monster Still I’m glad he decided for Dorian and I swear if Celaena and Chaol don’t do anything about this damn ending I’m going to riot CHAOL you gotta help your Prince and rightful king ”I will not turn my back on my kingdom or my prince” Chaol snapped “I will not fight in your army and slaughter my people And I will not break my vow to my father” His honor might very well be all he would have left after the end of this Aedion was uiet long enough that Chaol got up to leave But then the general said “What would you have given – just to see her again?”Chaol couldn’t turn around as he said “It doesn’t matter now” Chaol kept his sword drawn “I will not go to Anielle” he growled “And I will not serve you a moment longer There is one true king in this room – there always has been And he is not sitting on that throne”Dorian ”Once Dorian might have already said something about it But having magic getting drawn into whatever mess Celaena was in seeing that other world in the secret tunnels all of that had changed everything The best he could do these days was maintain a low profile – to keep his father or anyone else from looking too long in his direction”WHY SARAH?? WHYYYYY? breaks down and sobs Why do you have to use him as a human punching bag? Dorian is so decent and compassionate; he doesn’t deserve to be broken First you hurt him by finding out about Chaol’s and Celaena’s secret then you kill off his girlfriend and in the end you even let him be forced into the Kings slavery?? LIKE SERIOUSLY?? WTFH?? WTF?? I CAN’T WITH THIS ENDING I JUST CAN’T HE SUFFERED ENOUGH I don’t even want to know what is going to happen now that he’s wearing this freaking collar He saved Chaol’s life GODDAMNIT GIVE MY BOY A BREAK Sarah I swear it here and now if Dorian isn’t saved by the end of book 4 I won’t continue to read this series I just won’t I know it’s the author’s right and decision to kill off characters or to make them suffer as they please but I just can’t take it any Dorian is my cutiepie and cinnamon roll and I think my heart hurts enough I survived 3 books of ACOTAR watching how my precious Lucien went through hell and I just can’t take this any Lucien never got his happily ever after and it still hurts So no sorry but no If Dorian isn’t at least halfway alright after “ueen of Shadows” then I’m uitting this series Period I made up my mind There was so much potential to give Dorian’s character a chance to evolve and to be awesome and interesting So much raw magic that could have been used but all that happened was that Sorscha died and Dorian sacrificed himself for Chaol I’m pissed I’m majorly pissed And coming from me that means a lot So yeah this wrong is better set right or I’m uitting I’m serious and I mean it This said #TeamDorian forever and for always 333 ”He’d been a fool once swearing he would tear the world apart for Celaena A boy in love with a wildfire – or believing he was in love with one” ”Because you’re not really scared of those things are you? No – it’s what they represent The change But let me tell you” Dorian breathed his magic flickering and then subsiding in a flash of pain “things have already changed And changed because of you I have magic – there is no undoing that not getting rid of it And as for Celaena ” He clamped down on the power that surged as he imagined – for the first time he realized – what it was to be her “As for Celaena” he said again “you do not have the right to wish she were not what she is The only thing you have a right to do is decide whether you are her enemy or her friend” ”We’re all risking something” There was so little of the friend he’d grown up with The prince glanced at his pocket watch “I need to go” Dorian stalked to the stairs and there was no fear in his face no doubt as he said “You gave me the truth today so I’ll share mine even if it meant us being friends again I don’t think I would want to go back to how it was before – who I was before And this ” He jerked his chin towards the scattered crystals and the bowl of water “I think this is a good change too Don’t fear it”Aedion Ashryver ”Handsome was a light way of describing what Aedion was Overwhelming was like it Towering and heavily muscled Aedion was every inch the warrior rumor claimed him to be”I like Aedion I like him a lot He’s such a tortured soul and he tried everything possible in order to protect his people He was an intriguing new character and I can’t wait to see of him I really liked his interactions with Dorian because they were so much fun lol Those two have a lot of potential to become close friends but I guess the ending of this book kind of nullified that possibility Still I want Aedion’s noble and brave soul to be rescued as well and I don’t even want to know what the king is going to do with him TT I hope Aelin returns soon because her boys definitely need her right now Poor Aedion he waited for so long And if I’m already at it He saved Chaol’s ass too so Chaol better get his groove on He needs to make plans to save him as well XD ”Cousin – that had been his most beloved title Cousin kin protector Those were the secret names he harboured deep within the names he whispered to himself when the northern wind was shrieking through the Staghorns” ”Aelin would come back from Wendlyn no matter what the captain believed Aelin would come back and when she did With every breath Aedion felt that lingering scent wrapping tighter around his heart and soul When she came back he was never letting her go” ”All you monsters can burn in hell Because my ueen is coming – and she will spike you to the walls of your godsdamned castle And I can’t wait to help her gut you like the pig you are” He spat at the king’s feet right on top of the fake ring that had stopped bouncingRowan ”She noticed then that his arms were bandaged and bandages across his broad chest peeked up from beneath his shirt She’d burned him again And yet he had held on to her – had run all the way here and not let go once”The fierce broody and intense warrior I like him even though I have to admit that his abilities as a teacher kind of lack experience lol Still he’s a decent fae and despite the way he acted at the beginning of the book his heart actually seems to be in the right place I loved that he took care of Celaena once he realised why she’s so broken and I suppose their fight at the beginning was kind of necessary They both needed to let off some steam XD I genuinely hope we’ll see of him in the next book because I feel like there is so much to tell ; ”How – how did you come back from that kind of loss?”“I didn’t For a long while I couldn’t I think I’m still not back I might never be”She nodded lips pressed tight and glanced toward the window “But maybe” he said uietly enough that she looked at him again He didn’t smile but his eyes were inuisitive “Maybe we could find the way back together”Manon Silent as death Manon slid up behind him The fool didn’t even know she was there until she brought her mouth close to his ear and whispered “Wrong kind of witch”I’M IN LOVE WITH MANON BLACKBEAK This woman is so savage and fierce I love it lol As it seems for once my prayers were answered I got of the iron teeth witches and I loved every single chapter XD Manon is so damn amazing I just couldn’t get enough of her and followed her storyline closely Truth be told I just want to lean back and watch how her and Abraxos change the world Haha I disliked Manon’s grandmother a lot though and even though she became Wing Leader I’m pretty sure there will be some major estrangement in the future Still I loved Manon’s connection with Asterin and her Thirteen and I really hope they’ll always be at her side Maybe Petrah will join them one day? Idk I truly hope she’ll be fine some day because I really liked her too ”You’re mine” Manon said to himThe wyvern blinked at her Titus’s blood still dripping from his cracked and broken teeth and Manon had the feeling that he had come to the same decision Perhaps he had known long before tonight and his fight with Titus hadn’t been so much about survival as it had been a challenge to claim her As his rider As his mistress As his” ”And Manon because no one was watching because she did not care flung out her arms as well and savoured the freefall the wind now a song in her ears in her shriveled heart” ”You touch him again” Manon said “and I’ll drink the marrow from your bones”The friendships shipsChaol Dorian He met Dorian’s gaze There was nothing kind in it But Dorian said “I’m trying Chaol”Trying because Chaol’s not consulting him on the plan to get Celaena out of Adarlan had been a breach of trust and one that shamed him though Dorian could never know that either “I know”Oh those two broke my heart I really wanted them to solve their problems and then this damn ending came along ARGH They need a chance to fix all this Sarah give them a chance please? They deserve it And OMG Chaol told Dorian that he loves him Way too late but he did it 33 I just want my two boys to be happy and friends again sobs They both suffered enough in those last two books they really deserve some peace And to take away their chance to make amends So mean Sarah So so mean ”You think I’d run to my father?” The words were barely than a strangled whisper as the temperature plummetedChaol stepped forward putting himself between Aedion and Dorian his palms exposed Placating “I can’t afford to guess – to hope Even with you” ”You cannot pick and choose what parts of her to love” He pitied Chaol he realized His heart hurt for his friend for all that Chaol had surely been realizing these past few months “Just as you cannot pick which parts of me you accept” ”He looked at his friend perhaps for the last time and said what he had always known from the moment they’d met when he’d understood that the prince was his brother in soul “I love you” Dorian merely nodded eyes still blazing and lifted his hands again towards his father Brother Friend KingSorscha Dorian ”She usually talked like this when she was nervous Which Dorian had noticed with some satisfaction was when he came near And not in a bad way – if he’d sensed that she was truly uncomfortable he’d have kept his distance This was flustered He liked flustered”I suppose their relationship was doomed right from the beginning but I still would have liked it to work out They were so sweet together but I can’t shake the feeling that I missed some major parts of their plot I really wish Sarah would have given us of them because to me their entire storyline felt kinda rushed Still I was glad Sorscha helped Dorian to hide his magic and her being a spy was such an unexpected plot twist It really killed me when the King ordered her death and I can’t even describe how much Dorian’s pain hurt me TT I’m still not over this probably I’ll never be ”Yes” he breathed and kissed her It was fast – but her face was flushed and her eyes wide as he pulled back His own eyes were wide gods be damned and he was still rubbing his thumb against her soft cheek Still contemplating going back for because that hadn’t been nearly enough”Celaena Rowan ”Why don’t you just bite me again?”“Why don’t I give you the lashing you deserve?”He looked so dead set on it that she blinked “If you ever take a whip to me I will skin you alive”Oh ho ho Those two So much passion so much pain They were uite a sight to behold lol I loved how their initial animosity turned into a solid friendship and I was so glad Celaena finally told someone about her past This was so damn necessary and I’m glad Rowan was there to listen to her troubles and fears 3 I’m sure they’ll become lovers in the future but as it seems Sarah just wants to torture us a little bit ; P After all she’s good at that torture seems to be her middle name XD Bet the J is just a fib Haha ”It was a selfish wish and a fool’s hope” She read the rest of it in his eyes But it came true “Dangerous for a prince of ice and wind to pray to the Fire Bringer” she managed to sayRowan shrugged a secret smile on his face as he wiped away the tear that escaped down her cheek “For some reason Mala likes me and agreed that you and I make a formidable pair”Okay I think I ranted enough now lol So yeah I hope I’ll get my hands on “ueen of Shadows” soon and that my precious Gem will continue this journey with me I even wrote nice things about Chaol That’s got to count ; P i love rereads i love taking the risk and seeing if a story is as good as you remember it being or if your feelings have changed in this case i enjoyed this book and series in general so much my second go around feelings that stayed the same gratitute for the information given about celaenaaelins past love for chaols character development appreciation for the insanely effective writing and world building feelings that changed i was no longer bothered by the characters being split up and sent different directions i immediately bonded with rowan whereas it originally took me until book #4 to do so manons chapters bored me for some reason this time aroundi am running out of ways to praise the masterpiece that is SJM storytelling she tends to be simple in her writing but a rawness and vibrancy comes through in that simplicity which makes the story easy to devour and this third installment is no exception; if anything its even better i loved learning about celaenas past which i have been desperate for since book one and i enjoyed seeing chaol develop as a character if i could change anything about this book however it would have been to not separate the main characters i hate it when the plot of a book allows for a separation because i spend the entire book waiting forever for everyone to be reunited again so i am very much looking forward to that reunion in the next book ↠ 45 stars Reasons why I didn't like this book It was dull as dirt It was waaaaaaaay too long I was so tired of the angst no matter how justified it was Rowan is overrated There I said it I fell asleep listening to the audiobook over 15 times 7 alone for the last 10% The chapters with the witches felt SO POINTLESS BTW the king outlawed magic but witches are okay? dafu? Oh well I don't care I feel like each book follows the same plot Celena trains Celena fights with cute guy Mysterious monster is killing people Celena kills monster FinUGH I CAN'T Brilliant Sarah J Maas is becoming my favourite author Her writing style is engaging engrossing intelligent and easy to follow Her imagination and storytelling are amazing This story is a lot slower than the Crown of Midnight; it concentrates on the character developmentAt the end of the last book we learned not only who Celaena Sardothien really is but also what she really is Her relationship with Chaol is in tatters Having suggested to the king to send her on a mission for her own protection and cutting Prince Dorian out of the loop Chaol is in no man’s land Distancing himself from Dorian for Dorian own protection he starts to do his job notices some irregularities with a certain high ranking general This forces Chaol to make some decisions of his own how long can a good honourable man serve a tyrant like the King of Aldarlan and his many atrocitiesDorian is alone then he has ever been but he does manage to find solace Finding company is not really difficult for a handsome prince but who can he trust This is triply difficult as he has to not only keep his own actives which his father will not approve of secret his friends secrets and most of all his magicWe are also introduced the Iron Teeth Witch Clans and especially Manon Blackbeak Meanwhile Celaena detours from her mission and pursues her own agenda Meeting forgotten and powerful relatives Before she is allowed to get the answers she wants she must claim her heritage her powers She must learn to control them and master them all the while putting he shattered life and her past I really like the way she has to train and relearn everything Just because you are in a stronger body does not mean you can control it especially in a fight situationGreat story very character driven and impossible to put down I kept thinking I will just read one chapter and flicked a few pages and thought ok I will stop at the next section break or that's a short chapter might as well finish it Suddenly half uarter of the book was gone Despite being 550 pages the book just flies by It sets up the next book excellently including a confrontation I have been begging for since the first e novel BEAUTIFUL JUST SO DANG BEAUTIFULI loved the new characters except Sorscha and it was just a wonderful book ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF MANON AND ROWAN AND CELAENA duhNow where's my copy of ueen of Shadows?
- 565 pages
- Heir of Fire
- Sarah J. Maas
- 04 September 2014 Sarah J. Maas