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Heir of Fire: Throne of Glass, Book 3 | [Sarah J. Maas]

Heir of Fire: Throne of Glass, Book 3

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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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?

The best-selling series that has captured listeners all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Times best-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall listeners from start to finish.

©2014 Sarah J. Maas (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Sarina Anderson 10-26-14 Member Since 2012

    I have spent a good bit of my student loans on audiobooks.

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    "Exactly Where the Series Needs to Go"

    Okay, so I am going to be 100% honest. I wasn't a huge fan of this series. I enjoyed the first book, but I felt like Maas focused too much on a possible love triangle than on this incrediblely awesome world she has created! It was also extremely frustrating that the characters didn't know what was going on like what "wyrds" were, and it seemed like we were never going to learn. Then the end of the second book happened...

    I am absolutely thrilled with where this series is going. We are FINALLY getting some answers! I'm crazy about the world-building that is going on, and, yes, everything is starting to click together. I almost feel like re-listening to the first two now, so I can understand the hints at what is happening.

    So, if you know me, you know what sets books apart from being "good" to "amazing" is character development. And, boy oh boy, did I get some character development. Let's break down by characters since it's a mixed POV:

    1. Celaena
    Poor Celaena. I will admit I really didn't care for her at first! I didn't find her arrogance charming. She seemed one-dimensional to me...Until now. She has so. much. depth. I loved learning about her past and why she is the way she is. I was a little weary that we, the listeners, were going to be bogged down by her despair (like in Mockingjay), but we weren't. Her fears are tangible, and it was thrilling to watch her become the woman she was born to be.
    The training scenes were beautiful. The development of her magic was beautiful. Her friendship with Ronan was beautiful.


    2. Ronan
    I am always hesitant about the introduction of new males. Celanea was just coming out of a terrible break-up, and I truly did not want to have another book focusing on Celaena developing a new boyfriend. Ronan was not that. They had a wonderful friendship, where, if it developed into a romance, I would be completely fine. Ronan was broken, just as Celaena was. They healed each other. I'm still not over how beautiful there last couple scenes with Ronan were. My only complaint is that he probably won't be too prominent in the next book.

    3. Manon
    We are introduced to another new character...which, again, scary. But, Manon's POV ended up being my second favorite to listen to! She is a witch, but in a different clan than the only witch we have been introduced to - Baba Yellowlegs. She is a cruel creature that revels in violence. I've never read anything where you are hearing from a deeply mean person's perspective, so that was neat. Her development gave me chills. The witches are preparing for war, and they are given these creatures as their mounts. The mounts are supposed to be mindless killing, flying machines. However, Manon develops a relationship with her mount, Abraxos. Abraxos is a literal slave, and he shows Manon that she is a slave to her culture. I cannot wait to see where the series takes her - hopefully with an alliance with Celaena.

    4. Dorian and Chaol
    I didn't want to hear from these two. Is that bad? Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed them both in the past books. They just aren't as exciting as witches or fay. I'm sad for Dorian, and that is all I have to say on that front. Chaol was annoying. He could not chose a side; he felt like it was between Caleana and Dorian BUT THEY ARE ON THE SAME SIDE. That just annoyed me. Chaol ended up making his choice in the worst possible moment...I won't spoil it.

    Overall:

    Yes, I loved it. Yes, you will love it. Yes, you need to drop everything and listen immediately. You will laugh, and you will probably cry. It is worth it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adriana Martins Brasil 10-05-14
    Adriana Martins Brasil 10-05-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Best in the series until now"
    Would you listen to Heir of Fire again? Why?

    Yes!!! I really love it, and I will probably listen it again before the next one come out.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Rowan and Celaena relationship.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Celaena discusion with her aunt queen (sorry,forgot her name).


    Any additional comments?

    And love the new Manon story arc.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Monika 09-16-14
    Monika 09-16-14

    Sci-Fi Enthusiast

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    "A stepping stone to the final confrontation!"

    Heir of Fire is the continuation of the throne of glass series. I started the book thinking this was the final episode and was surprised to find that it is not. This was a beautiful story about forgiveness, growth, loyalty and friendship, empathy ... About acknowledging your mistakes and owing up to the consequences of your actions - and finally about the power of choice and hope to rebuild, remake your story and make yourself the type of person you want to become one choice at a time. The story was enthralling, fast paced and entertaining and now I'm just sad about the wait until we meet again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    The Reading Date CA, United States 09-15-14
    The Reading Date CA, United States 09-15-14 Member Since 2011

    I'm an audiobook addict and blog about books at The Reading Date. My favorite genres are YA, New Adult, Fiction & Memoirs.

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    "Heir of Greatness"

    In the third installment of the Throne of Glass series, Heir of Fire, Celaena Sardothien embarks on a life-changing journey. New alliances are formed as tensions run high in the kingdoms.

    Though I don’t usually have a lot of luck with fantasy series, I do enjoy this character-driven series quite a lot. Celaena’s a great heroine who has grown a lot over the course of the series. And the stakes keep getting higher for her. With the action moved to unfamiliar territory and Celaena on a new path, this is a transitional phase for her. I did miss Celaena’s interactions with her friends from the first two books, but we do meet a kick-ass new character in exchange so that’s almost a fair trade-off.

    The fantasy elements really ramp up in this installment, and we get more acquainted with fae and witches. The action shifts between three separate but related stories in Heir of Fire- Celaena’s journey, the characters left behind in Adarlan (Dorian, Chaol, etc.) and the Blackbeak coven. I have to admit the chapters with the witches went over my head. There is a new character named Manon Blackbeak who seems important but for the life of me I couldn’t keep up with that storyline. I will definitely have to read a Recaptains recap before the next book.

    What kept my interest is Celaena’s personal journey and revelations. I liked her alliance with Rowan, the fae prince. The prickly Rowan is a great addition to the series, and I’m curious to see what role he takes going forward.

    Back in Adarlan, Chaol and Dorian are quite downcast without Celaena’s company, though it’s not long before they get distracted other pressing matters. Chaol seemed kind of lost in this installment and I hope for more Chaol and Celaena in the next book. A new character causes some trouble for Dorian and Chaol and I’m interested to see how the situation in Adarlan shakes out. Dorian really got to me in this book – lots of character growth there.

    The romance is downplayed in this installment compared to Crown of Midnight, but that makes sense considering the journey Celaena is on. The strong friendships that build in Heir of Fire make you (almost) not notice the lack of romance.

    This series really shines in audiobook format, with the excellent performance by Elizabeth Evans. She pronounces all those tricky words for you so you don’t have to try to make sense of them on your own. Evans gives a strong and consistent performance here and doesn’t distract for the story. She brings many different types of characters to life and is especially successful with capturing Celaena’s essence. Since Heir of Fire is over 20-hours long, you’ll get your money’s worth of your Audible credit.

    This installment is a game changer in a lot of ways with so much to ponder and digest. The slow-burn action pays off in the end and leaves you clamoring for the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Striker Waynesboro, PA 09-10-14
    Striker Waynesboro, PA 09-10-14 Member Since 2011

    Pennsylvania resident. Reader of mostly Science Fiction, some Fantasy, and a dash of History and other Non-Fiction.

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    "Amazing Story, Just What the Series Needed"

    If you have read the other books... This is the book you have been waiting for. Not only was it a great story in itself, but it also provides a lot of the back story about Celaena, including flashbacks from her childhood as princess and early use of magic. The book is full of Fay, Demi-Fay, monsters, LOTS of magic, battles, betrayals, and on, and on.

    If you haven't already read the rest of the series, then you probably won't get nearly as much from this book as you would have if you started from the beginning. Even if you haven't though, you will certainly still appreciate it.

    Celaena spends the entire book in Wendlyn, where she was sent at the end of the last book. She goes through a great deal of self discovery and understanding while learning how to use (and more importantly control) her magic under the direction of a bitter yet likeable warrior Fay. Although she fears the power she hasn't been able to access since childhood, she none-the-less rediscovers how powerful and unique her gifts are, and how valuable and necessary they will be in defeating the King.
    Chaol and Dorian tell the story from back in Rifthold where both of them, despite being at odds, plot against the King in their own efforts. One of the new characters, a cousin to Celaena and general to the king, joins the two of them in an attempt to destroy the King's ability to suppress magic.
    A new character also gives a perspective of the kings plans from elsewhere on the continent, in a very interesting independent story line. Even though this character is completely isolated from the others, I have a feeling she will become a major player in the next book.

    Another thing I liked about the book was that is wasn't just told primarily from Celaena's point of view (as in the last two books), but all the characters get an equal share of the story. In many other book series, I find this annoying because I really only care about what is happening with the main character, but the other story lines are interesting enough that I was just as happy to hear from them.

    Although this book is (unfortunately) just as much of a cliffhanger as the last was, it at least left off in a good place. I also finished feeling satisfied given all that that happened, all the new developments, and all of the new material.

    With as great a story as this was, and another excellent performance by the narrator, this is without a doubt worth the credit I spent...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    krop Taylordville, KY, United States 09-08-14
    krop Taylordville, KY, United States 09-08-14 Member Since 2009
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    "I loved it"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Heir of Fire to be better than the print version?

    Still Don't know. I thought her thought process has changed to ad her trainer's view to be important to her and I really thought her self Loathing was unexpected. The whining was a weird change coming from her.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Celaena of course.


    What does Elizabeth Evans bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She can bring out the characters where a very few readers can be


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Serveral moments


    Any additional comments?

    Be quick about the next book Sarah. The anticipation is killing me.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea 11-10-14
    Andrea 11-10-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Best one of the series!!"
    Any additional comments?

    I loved Heir of Fire. I started the series and when I got to this one, I could not put it down. The characters grow with each book and this was no exception. The plot thickens and I cannot wait until the next one!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scott United States 10-16-14
    Scott United States 10-16-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Celaena is the most annoying person ever"

    Maas did a really good job of trying to push me away with this book. For 7/8 of the book, all we hear about is poor Celaena, her life is just terrible, no body else in this world has problems like her. It drags on and on and it's annoying. And then there's Chaol whose almost as bad. I just wanted to punch him near the end. He's just turned into the worst character after being the best character in book 1.

    The only things that kept me going were the Dorian and Manon chapters. I was literally only listening for their parts by the end.

    Then Celaena stopped being a whinny little brat, and oh look, the book is good again. I won't finish the next book if Maas sends her back into her ball.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    S. Pratt Franklin, TN United States 10-13-14
    S. Pratt Franklin, TN United States 10-13-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Hooked"
    Where does Heir of Fire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    She is strong willed and amazing to connect to


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator is just as amazing as the story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John MANCHESTER, CT, United States 10-05-14
    John MANCHESTER, CT, United States 10-05-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Really Really like it"

    The previous three books had the characters acting and behaving like children. The story line was good, but it was always missing things coming together. Heir of Fire brings the stories together while introducing new subplots.

    I look forward to next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Keeps getting better and better"

    I should get out the Thesaurus to get enough superlatives...

    Nail biting, touching, exciting, sorrowful, joyful, heart stopping, firey, edge-of-your-seat, sob uncontrollably, gleeful, innocent, jaded... Okay, okay, I'll stop now!

    Quick synopsis: book 3 picks up almost immediately where book 2 leaves off with Celeana in Weslan (sp?). She's forced to deal with her magic, her heritage and her demons. Meanwhile, Dorian and Chaol are forced to draw their personal line in the sand and face their service to the king and its implications.

    The ending is a conflagration that sears through allegiances.

    After listening to the first few chapters, I thought this was going to be a 'filler' book, but it kicks into gear and races on until the very last fullstop.

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