Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (Spoiler Alert)
I- I'm mildly broken. For series like this where I love the books more and more because of how much it expands and how much more I become connected to the characters, I just never know what to say. How could I possibly sum up my feelings from 565 pages into a brief review? That I loved all the different featured perspectives when I wasn't expecting to? That I now have deep emotional attachment to a wyvern named Abraxos? I don't think it's possible, or at least not possible to do it justice, so I'll leave you all with some of the quotes that encapsulate what makes this book so special instead. What I must say, though, is that of course I loved this book for its story and characters, but it also holds incredibly strong commentary on war and human rights and what "makes" someone evil from all sides of the issues. Of course, you need to read it to get the full effect, but some quotes really stood out to me. Do you think they hate us or pity us for what we do to each other? “It is easy to be lied to when you do not know any of those people firsthand.” As one, they looked to the boxes, to all those jewels bought with the blood of a continent. And, of course, the final lines to this book, so similar to those of Celaena's (now Aelin's) past, were striking and such a strong and poignant end to this installment. She lifted her face to the stars. She was Aelin Ashryver Galathynius, heir of two mighty bloodlines, protector of a once-glorious people, and Queen of Terrasen. She was Aelin Ashryver Galathynius—and she would not be afraid.
Song I was reminded of while reading: Nina Cried Power