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Heir of Fire

(Throne of Glass #3)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  486,479 ratings  ·  36,449 reviews
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 n ...more
Hardcover, 565 pages
Published September 2nd 2014 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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Gabriela Who's Chaol? XD

I fell hard for Rowan. In my opinion, every epic love story starts with an equally epic friendship. I really hope they end up together,…more
Who's Chaol? XD

I fell hard for Rowan. In my opinion, every epic love story starts with an equally epic friendship. I really hope they end up together, it will be something out of this world. (less)
Naomi De Guia I've been in love with Aedion ever since he was first mentioned back in CoM. I like how he's just naturally loyal to Celaena and it's clearly not obse…moreI've been in love with Aedion ever since he was first mentioned back in CoM. I like how he's just naturally loyal to Celaena and it's clearly not obsession. Celaena herself admitted that sometimes she felt that her bond with Aedion is stronger than the one with her parents and she also mentioned how there was something else in that bond that she couldn't identify or explain. If Aelin had a twin, Aedion would be the perfect match and not just in terms of appearances. And I just couldn't stop squealing when reading those scenes between Aedion and Aelin back when they were kids! So. Adorable. I am definitely looking forward to more Aedion scenes in the future sequels and especially his reunion with his beloved cousin. I'm also hoping to read a lot of Aedion/Aelin scenes as well.(less)
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Andreea Pop
"Enemy. Lover.

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 more, 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 more than broken, relentlessly blaming herself for the fates
Emily May
Sep 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy, 2014, arc
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 read.

So basically:
I liked but had issues with Throne of Glass.
I absolutely LOVED Crown of Midnight.
But this book... this book was so... bloody... sloooooowwwwwww.

I wanted to DNF it so bad. I kept moving it between my "currently read
Jesse (JesseTheReader)
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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 QUEEN OF SHADOWS.

(full video review coming soooooon)
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, on-app, favorites, fantasy
5/5 ⭐

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 me*

I 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 soon.

It 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 Midn
Miranda Reads
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ohmygosh. The Maas-ter has done it again
She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.
This one was so freaking good. Honestly, when was the last time that the third book in a series was just as good as the first?

Celaena - deadly, battered and broken - is sent to a neighboring kingdom. She must find a way to destroy the wyrdkeys to save the kingdom (and possibly the world) from the rule of a corrupt kingdom.
And then I am going to rattle the stars.
Manon - ruthless, disc
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
”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 ask.
Emrys 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! *lol*

To be honest, after “Crown of Midnight” all I hoped for was that “Hei
Rachel  (APCB Reviews)
Aug 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-standout
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 Books

**This 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 more with a phenomenal third
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 more on the character development.

At 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
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 more my second go-around.

feelings that stayed the same:
- gratitute for the information given about celaena/aelins 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
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved the new characters (except Sorscha) and it was just a wonderful book. ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF MANON. AND ROWAN. AND CELAENA (duh).
Now where's my copy of Queen of Shadows?
Tharindu Dissanayake
Jun 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
"Hello, Aelin Galathynius."

Finally made it to the light at the end of the tunnel! It was touch and go for two books, but this... this didn't even feel like belonging to the same series anymore. Maas has fixed almost everything I didn't care for in the first two books, starting with Celaena's character, which is literally gone, to be replaced by new and improved, and more believable Aelin Galathynius. The assassin who never assassinates, or even behaves as an assassin is no more.

While we stil
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Cece ❀Rants, Raves &Reviews❀
I dont think you fuckers realize how fecking amazing this series is

“So she steeled herself. “I have never told anyone this story. No one in the world knows it. But it’s mine,” she said, blinking past the burning in her eyes, “and it’s time for me to tell it.”


This series is either a love or hate for most, but either way you have to admit how brilliant the writing is, how dynamic the characters are and how shocking those freaking PLOT twists are !!

Celaena our heroine-- broke
I had forgotten how agonizing this book is.

It's a beautiful tale of grief, trauma, and in the end—triumph.

Celaena Sardothien. Arrogant, charming, fiercely loyal. She's been broken. Over and over and over again. And yet she still stands strong, even in the face of suffering, agony, and emotional torture. She came to Wendlyn an empty person, devoid of all joy and peace. She left Wendlyn changed. She faced her past. She learned to accept every shattered part of her.

Rowan Whitethorn. Resilient, s
Ben Alderson
Aug 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It gets better and better with every reread. I hope I never get sick of this.

“She’d been running for so long that she didn’t know what it was to stand and fight.”

Reread number 5.

Random tidbit: (view spoiler)

Heir of Fire is as of now my favourite book in the series. This book is godsend, I’m telling you. The rich development of the plot and the characters, the sc
Wendy Darling
4.5 bloody, beautiful stars

The adrenaline, the heartbreak, and the sweeping epicness of this story just slay me. What the hell am I supposed to do now? *weeps piteously*

Also, I imagine Manon smiling calmly as she rips out your heart. :D
chan ☆
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, ya-fantasy, 2022
lol @ past me... it definitely took me 3 months to read this book this time

oct 2018


It took me 4 months to read Crown of Midnight, and 4 days to read this one.

So for me, this book was a MAJOR improvement. And I think... I might have liked it?

Here's what worked for me:
- major character development for Celaena, we finally get glimpses of actual emotion & not bullshit facade... I didn't want to punch her THAT much
- Dorian is getting a personality!!!
- Aedion, man of my dreams
Val ⚓️ Shameless Handmaiden ⚓️
3 - 3.5 Stars

Maybe I will review this later, maybe I won’t...

Regardless. The most important thing you need to know about my totally non important thoughts on this book is this:

Helloooooooo Rowan.
Hubba hubba.

Other than that, some parts moved like a ship through mud; but in the end, I really loved seeing our protagonist come into her own here. I live for special powers, yo.

But really...

Hubba hubba, ROWAN.
Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
May 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, ya, fantasy
*Reread January 2016*
Reread to refresh my memory because wow I forgot everything. This is my least favourite of the series so far, but I still loved it. I just found it to be a very informational, plot advancing book with not a lot actually happening, but I will be doing a video review for it soon so stay tuned for that!

*Originally read May 2015*
I need Queen of Shadows now please
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*.) The Assassin's Blade ★★★★★
1.) Throne of Glass ★★★★★
2.) Crown of Midnight ★★★★★
3.) Heir of Fire ★★★★★
4.) Queen of Shadows ★★★★★
5.) Empire of Storms ★★★★★
6.) Tower of Dawn ★★★★★
7.) Kingdom of Ash ★★★★★


First read: June 2015
Second read: August 2016
Third read: August 2017
Fourth read: October 2018

It is EXTREMELY rare for me to cry in books, but I sobbed. This book hits me like no other. <3

Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell

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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Re-Read on Audio! I'm loving these re-reads on audio, they make the world come to life. That is if you have a great narrator and Elizabeth Evans rocks it out on these books. It took me forever to listen to this one. I walked the room, colored, looked at pictures. Lol, now I have to move on to the next book after I listen to It, which will take six months!

But, still loving it! It was awesome to hear Manon in action action and everyone else! Holy crow!

Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was everything.
Lia Carstairs
It's been weeks since I finished reading HoF and I've been trying to write a review for it but I just couldn't. I struggled. And I kept wondering why? Why was it so hard for me to write a review for this?

It was heartbreaking, yes, but The Burning God was even more heartbreaking and we don't talk about that yet I was able to write a review for that. HoF wasn't a terrible book either, so it shouldn't have been difficult for me to write down my thoughts.

But then I realized why... it was really sim
Emma Giordano
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
I definitely enjoyed this book more the second time around! It still is not my favorite in the series, but I'm SUPER glad I gave it another shot.

What's funny is, the first time I read Heir of Fire, I skipped over many of Manon's chapters because I just wanted to read about Celaena, but this time, I was more bored with her chapters and was WAYYY more invested in Manon's!

As Heir of Fire is what stopped me from continuing the series back in 2014, I am definitely more motivated now! I think I'm goi
Elisabeth Wheatley
A year? I have to wait another year? I can only hope that I live that long and don't die of anguish first.

And Celanea and Chaol had BETTER get back together in this one or There. Will. Be. BLOOD.
Margaret M - semi hiatus  (With lots of catching up to do)
5 flaming and fiery stars for 'Heir of Fire' and the best in the series so far. Immersive, captivating and oh so satisfying.

Why? Well this one was all about the character development which made a refreshing change but still accompanied with all the beautiful fantastical storytelling, intriguing world building and cleverly plotted events and threads to the story. We even had time for a love story in the making - not the gushing kind but something with soul, depth and real heart.

A continuation o
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
”One must be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” -Tessa Gray, Clockwork Angel

This book has certainly changed a crucial piece inside me. Despite how strange this may sound, I know I was definitely someone else before reading this book. Now here I am at the end-- changed again.

The way Sarah J. Maas developed Celaena’s demons-- the way she fought to accept who she was and who she was becoming-- altered my perception of life,
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁
8/21/15 - Revised:

The only thing from my original review that needs amending is now that I'm not rushing, rushing to know ALL THE THINGS, the early POV changes no longer seem jarring and/or disruptive.

Patience . . . Not my virtue. #selfawarenessFTW

SO instead I will enumerate all the reasons why I think Chaol is an idiot manboy who doesn't deserve Celaena, and why I do NOT think he's her mate: (view spoiler)
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Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Crescent City, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and the Throne of Glass series. Her books have sold more than twelve million copies and are published in thirty-seven languages. A New York native, Sarah lives in Philadelphia with her husband, son, and dog. To find out more, visit or follow @therealsjmaas ...more

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