Review „Heir of Fire“ (Sarah J. Maas) | Werbung

Gods, it was boiling in this useless excuse for a kingdom.

Attention: This is the third Book of the Throne of Glass – series. You’ll find my review to book one here and book two here. Anyone who doesn’t know the previous books, will be spoilered.

After I’ve read Crown if Midnight I continued immediately with this volume. In the beginning I was nearly going crazy because the perspective changes in almost each chapter between Celaena, Chaol, Dorian and Manon. The story develops just like the branches of a tree, i.e. life goes on for all four protagonists: Celaena being in the northern territories of the realm, Dorian and Chaol remain in the capital of the kingdom and Manon rests with the witches in the mountains. So the reader gets to know more details about these territories and the things the very protagonists have to deal with.

To be honest, it sometimes was difficult reading on because I partly wondered why the author wrote so many pages about Manon for in the first half of the book I had the feeling that the story, her part of the story, doesn’t really develop. In the second part it was better and the reading process became more fluent. But until then I sometimes wondered whether I would miss too much if I skipped a chapter or two.

Celaena’s development on the other hand was incredible! You can follow each step she falls to the very bottom and afterwards you see how she’s rising from here very own ashes like a phoenix. I was very moved the more and more I read about her feelings, about her past und could really feel her pain and despair, too. I loved this part of the story, her shifting from being the insecured girl Celaena to a mighty queen Aelin. That was absolutely fantastic! Her new acquaintance Rowan is really hard to figure out in the beginning but later on you also get to know him better and you understand his actions toward Aelin better.

Chaol however has a very hard time remaining in the Glass Castle without her, collecting information that he can’t really cope with and thus making every wrong turn possible. Reading his parts sometimes were very heartbreaking and also a bit disappointing. But I’m very curious about his role in the future and also about his relationships with his best friend Dorian and of course Aelin.

I absolutely love the writing skills of Sarah J. Maas not only because of her smart strategy of changing the perspectives which increases the tension and expectations of the reader during the lecture. But she also manages to move my heart with just a couple of words and because of that talent of hers I cried more than once whilst reading for feeling the feelings of the protagonists.

She had survived loss and pain and torture; she had survived slavery and hatred and despair; she would survive this, too. Because hers was not a story of darkness.

Heir of fire, book three of the series, was compared to the previous two a bit less entertaining for me because of my problems with the first part of the book. But I absolutely adore Celaena’s development and I can’t wait to read on how her story and of course those of Chaol and Dorian will continue!

Kurzrezension (deutsch)

Band drei dieser coolen Reihe konnte mich ebenso wie seine beiden Vorgänger überzeugen. Nicht nur die unterschiedlichen Settings, die der Leser nun kennen lernt, sondern ebenfalls die Entwicklungen der jeweiligen Protagonisten sind wirklich beeindruckend. Die wechselnden Perspektiven kreieren eine eigene Dynamik und steigern dadurch auch die Spannung kontinuierlich. Mich hat es absolut umgehauen, wie Celaena/Aelin über sich hinaus wächst, Chaol weiterhin schwierige Entscheidungen treffen muss sich aber (unbewusst) in eine Richtung bewegt, die mir sehr gefällt und Dorian nicht selten Dinge tat, die mir ein Augenrollen entlockten. Aber alles in allem ist das zwar ein gelungener Band drei, aber mit der ersten Hälfte des Buches habe ich mich teilweise wirklich schwer getan. Band drei erhält von mir die Bewertung Tauchpotenzial, weil mir die beiden vorangehenden Bücher besser gefallen haben und ich hierbei meine Schwierigkeiten hatte.

General information – Werbung

  • title Heir of Fire
  • author Sarah J. Maas
  • pages 565 pages (Print)
  • price 5,98 € (Kindle Edition), 7,59€ (SC), 16,53€ (HC)
  • publisher Bloomsbury YA (2. September 2014)

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 bestselling series that has captured readers 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 readers from start to finish. Source

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