My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis: Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy.

While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love? (Amazon, Heir of Fire Kindle Edition)

This book is: soo good. Although, the first time I read this book, I was not a big fan. Not because the book is bad, but because the book shifts its narrative every few chapters, which I am not a big fan of. Due to the fact that readers get to read from several different characters’ perspectives, it could sometimes be very confusing before one understood, for example, who the witch Manon is… Now, after I have read this book about seven times, I appreciate all the tidbits of information one can glean, and also the access to some of the series other characters’ minds (opinions, feeling etc.) all the different narratives gives you.

The plot is: a bit confusing and unclear. Especially if you compare this book’s plot to the other books’ plots. However, if you finish this book and read the following books in this incredible series, you’ll understand everything that’s going on. In my opinion, this is a necessary bridge between the first two books and the following masterpieces (N.B. books 4 and five, not “5.5” or six).

The beginning is: a bit slow and somewhat confusing.
The middle is: building up the plot to become something great.
The crescendo is: oh my, oh my. Amazing and kick-a(ss)-licious!
The finish/ending is: funny and promising.

Would I recommend this book? Yes/no? Why/why not? Absolutely! This book, this SERIES, is incredible!

– Sofia Sundfors

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