Synopsis on GoodReads:
“A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached.
It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend.”
From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.
Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.
Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena’s world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie… and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.
Oh god, I’m sobbing; even knowing everything before it becomes writing, it still hits you like a ton of bricks. Even if this book was completely political in a way, I enjoyed it as much as the first book.
Celaena is a bloody badass, oh wow, I have no words for how much I love and admire her badassery and bravery. I love that she has to go through everything bit by bit and figure everything out about the kingdom by herself. Yet I love that how the book goes on, she finds those to rely on and can depend on to help her.
Not to mention how her true self is found out and those who love her most accept that change and the trouble and risk that comes with it.
Chaol has become a favourite of mine-and how much I love to say I can’t pick who I would ship-just like Celaena says, I’d always pick him. He has more loyalty and love than any of the other characters, and that is something that is inspiring. The love he holds for her is something that cannot be comprehended. I’d like to think she feels the same. But for him to be the one who found her identity at the end, oh the feels! I’m sobbing!
As for Dorian, I hate him half the time and want to pat him on his head the rest of the time! I’m curious as to how he’s going to deal with this ‘magic’ because I can see him getting all power happy and walking all over everyone because of it. He’s already treating his best friend like dirt on his shoe.
What happened with Nehemia I didn’t expect, but it didn’t hit me as hard as I expected. Though I didn’t like that she was offish at he beginning, it was more comforting to know why she was the way she was.
When it came to the poems and riddles, I got overly excited because I had been trying to figure that specific one out, knowing what kind of word play it was!
I can’t wait to see where things go in Heir of Fire. I imagine that poop is going to hit the fan!
***** 5/5 stars