Heir of Fire

Heir of Fire - Sarah J. Maas This feels like the book where SJMaas really came into her own and TOG arrived as a series. The first couple books were solid epic fantasy, but the character development finally hits in Heir of Fire.
Beyond impressed at the complex enormity of the plot, world and cast - Maas has truly created her own fantasy universe, and told an inspiring human story within it. The added thread of Manon's character development through this book - wow. Just. Wow.

Twisty and challenging high stakes storytelling at its best.