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
WARNING: THIS REVIEW HAS SPOILERS. YOU CAN GO TO THE SUMMARIZED LAST PARAGRAPH OR NOT READ THE REVIEW AT ALL IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED.
Ah…Heir of Fire. I really don’t know what to do with you. I loved you, then I hated you, felt teased, then cheated, then wanted more. Seriously, my mind is torn and conflicted what to feel about you in general.
Please don’t get me wrong here. I love this series. Well, to make that crystal clear, I loved it after Crown of Midnight, so I anticipated this one so, so much that I expected a 5-star read. Plus, if you scoop around the world wide web, bloggers left and right are saying it’s the best thing since sliced bread (and sliced bread is pretty damn awesome if you ask me). So I was absolutely bewildered why I wasn’t loving it as much as I expected to. Yes, I did enjoy it as a whole – there were many good aspects, but I didn’t feel satisfied… especially not if the first thing I thought of when I turned the last page was, “Well, that was a hundred or so pages longer than it should have been…”
I have a lot of positive and negative points, so I’ll write them in a “list form”.