I have been waiting (impatiently) for the third book in the Throne of Glass series which is entitled, The Heir of Fire. I am a huge fan of this fantasy series, and this novel did not disappoint (though Throne of Glass is still my favorite). This novel begins with Celaena in Wendlyn, the land of the Fae. Her task, as king’s champion, is to assassinate the royal family, which as usual she refuses to do. Instead the Fae queen, Maive, sends Prince Rowan to train Celaena how to use her magic (which comes back to bite Queen Maive). Meanwhile, Chaol remains in Adarlan at the palace working behind the scene with rebels while Dorian experiments with his magic. Why does Dorian have magic when magic is outlawed and banished from Adarlan? (That question is not answered in this novel.)
This novel is exciting and fun, like the others. Celaena is a little more crass in this book, but I really enjoyed the relationship developing between her and Rowan. I never liked Chaol for her!
If you have not read the others in the series, they are fantastic! I highly recommend them. Also, the novellas compiled in The Assassin’s Blade are worth the read to fill in the backstory of Celaena before she arrived at the glass palace and became the king’s champion. I have a feeling that people from her past will be making an appearance in the next book. I can’t wait!