As a newbie lover to the Throne of Glass series, I read all three books this summer, I was delighted when I was asked by Alexa from Alexa Loves Books, Rachel from Hello Chelly, Judith from Paper Riot, Katie from Polished Page-Turners, and Jaz from Fiction in Fiction in Fiction to take part in the Thirteen Days of Ash and Fire Tour to help celebrate the release of Sarah J. Maas’ newest book in the series, Heir of Fire with the other 12 fabulous bloggers on the following schedule.
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #3
Publication Date: September 2, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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?
Sarah J. Maas is the New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, and Heir of Fire, and the series’ prequel, The Assassin’s Blade. A New York native, Sarah currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog.
August 25 – Jaz @ Fiction In Fiction In Fiction
August 26 – Katie @ Polished Page-Turners
August 27 – Kelly @ Belle of the Literati
August 28 – Elena @ Novel Sounds
August 29 – Nicole @ The Quiet Concert
September 1 – Gillian @ Writer of Wrongs
September 2 – Judith @ Paperiot
September 3 – Melanie @ The Daily Prophecy
September 4 – Magan @ Rather Be Reading
September 5 – Andi @ Andi’s ABCs
September 8 – Gina @ Behind the Pages
September 9 – Rachel @ Hello Chelly
September 10 – Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books
I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do for my stop on the tour. I haven’t posted my review for Heir of Fire yet so I thought about doing that but it just seemed too dull. So then I started to brainstorm and I came up with what I always like to do, dress the character(s). So I decided to dress Celaena Sardothien.
Celaena is an assassin. She kills people for a living and has for a very long time. That is what she has been trained to do. She’s hardcore and she would look hardcore. When pulling her look together I went for leather and lots of it. Since she needs to be able to move I found pants that also had some stretch to them and flat boots of course. And no assassin is any good without their sword. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to meet her in a dark alley.
The other side of Celaena is the girly side and that I love about her. She has killed and maimed more people than she could count. She has a reputation of being a cold blooded killer. But she is also a girl. She loves pretty things; dresses, shoes, jewelry. She has to hide that part of herself but it is still there. Because of that I chose a blue dress with sparkle detail and gold accents. Celaena would want people to notice her, but would also want to be able to blend in. I felt this dress fit that part perfectly and would work for any of the events at the palace.
So there you have it, the two sides of Celaena Sardothien. She is definitely a puzzle and grows into a bigger and bigger one with every book.
And that brings us to the GIVEAWAY. The Bloombury has kindly offered to giveaway copies of Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, The Assassin’s Blade & Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas + tote bag + signed print of Crown of Midnight and to open the giveaway internationally to the UK and the US ONLY. It is a fnatatic giveaway and something you don’t want to miss. Make sure you click on the picture below to enter!
Thanks again for inviting me to participate. It was a lot of fun.
*Side note: Tonight I finally get to meet Sarah J. Maas in person and moderate a Q & A. I’m both excited and nervous. Wish me luck!
**Banner by the amazing Rachel!