Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy
Published: September 2, 2014 by: Bloomsbury
Rating: 2/5 stars
Celaena Sardothien is done playing games to earn her freedom. After discovering the harrowing secret about her heritage, she now must return to her home land, to reconnect with her people and claim the throne as her's. But with looming forces of darkness preparing for battle, Celaena must find new responsibilities in protecting a nation, a task that she has never thought possible before.
Ok... so I loved the first book in this series. Even the second was pretty light for a fantasy and something that I could get through easily. I was expecting the same from this book, after I had gotten good response before. As I have mentioned before, I don't do well with overly heavy and descriptive novels, and this was probably one of the heaviest I've ever read :(
I could not understand the book from the beginning. It was like this huge jump between assassin Celaena to queen Celaena that I just couldn't connect to at all. All of these new characters were introduced whom I couldn't grasp the concept of at all, and overall this book just went way over my head.
I guess the reason I gave this book two as opposed to one star, is that I did have an appreciation for the writing. Despite the fact that I didn't do well with it, Maas has a very magical way of writing, it's something very mystical and special to her. I think that if I could understand it, I would have really loved it. If you are heavily into fantasy, you'd love this writing!
Now to all the reasons I just couldn't get this book. For starters, I found it to be extremely boring to me. In the first two books, we get to see her battle with other assassins, reconnect with new love, and meet new people. Here, I found it as if she just threw all of the old character aside. I could not understand her relationship with Chaol in this book, and I felt as if everything they built up was lost.
I just found this book to be a bit too descriptive for me. I was completely lost as to what was going on because sometimes things can get a bit too wordy. I know that this could go really well for other people, but it is not good for me.
I have decided after reading the fourth book, that I should stop investing time into this series. It just really deteriorated for me, and I need to stop forcing it upon myself.
Have you read Heir of Fire? What did you think?
Emily @ Paperback Princess