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THRONE OF GLASS 3 Has A Title! Hooray!

THRONE OF GLASS
So, after many, many, many months (years!) of keeping it a secret and forcing myself to refer to the novel as TOG3, Bloomsbury has finally revealed the title for the third TOG novel over on the TOG facebook page!

HEIR OF FIRE

What do you guys think?! This probably goes without saying, but I’m gonna say it anyway… I love it.

Normally, finding the right title is a lengthy back and forth process (mostly because I’m useless when it comes to making up titles), but this book was HEIR OF FIRE from Page 1—before Page 1, actually. It was a title that hit me during the brainstorming process, and was my working title while drafting the third novel. And over the course of drafting the book, I developed this irrational attachment to the title—I couldn’t think of it as anything other than HEIR OF FIRE. So it was suchhhh a massive relief and joy that Bloomsbury was 110% on board with the title, too.

If you’ve read CROWN OF MIDNIGHT, then you can probably guess who this title refers to, and guess why “fire” might play a big role. But one of the reasons why HEIR OF FIRE has always been THE title for this book is because of the “Heir” bit. This book isn’t just Celaena’s story, but also the story of a few other Heirs—of Dorian, heir to the throne of Adarlan, of Chaol, heir to Anielle, and of Manon Blackbeak, a new character (who I am so, so, SO excited for you guys to meet) who is heir to the Blackbeak Witch-Clan.

There are a bunch of other new characters, too—but the three storylines of Celaena, Dorian/Chaol, and Manon make up the bones and heart of this book.

HEIR OF FIRE will be out this September, and even though it feels realllllly far off, I’m already BEYOND excited for you guys to read it. In the meantime, THE ASSASSIN’S BLADE (the novellas bind-up) will be out in March (you can pre-order it here), featuring some brand-new material (and perhaps a sneak-peek at HEIR OF FIRE)!

I feel like I should share some of the HEIR OF FIRE playlist to celebrate, but…it’s literally 801 songs, and picking just a few to share is impossible. The music that inspired this book ranged from Kanye’s Yeezus album to James Horner’s The Land Before Time score (not even joking) to Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. So…I’ll just pick the first song from the introductory scenes of each of the three narratives, since I think they set the tone of each pretty well:

Celaena: “Waking Up” from the Oblivion soundtrack by M83, Anthony Gonzalez, and Joseph Trapanese (Side note: the movie was Eh, but the music is freaking AMAZING and inspired big parts of HEIR OF FIRE.):



Chaol/Dorian: “The First Ambush And Remembering The Wilderness” from The Patriot soundtrack by John Williams (a glorious soundtrack that inspired a lot of CROWN OF MIDNIGHT and HEIR OF FIRE):



Manon Blackbeak: “Welcome to Fright Night” from the Fright Night soundtrack (another AMAZINGGG soundtrack) by Ramin Djawadi:




Back to drafting TOG Book 4 (alas, the title secrecy begins again)!

Comments

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meredith_rose
Jan. 17th, 2014 10:13 pm (UTC)
SO excited for this book. Your pictures of Manon have been taunting me since you started posting them. And I am in love with the title. I can't wait to see what the cover will look like!!! I might have been stalking tumblr all morning waiting for the reveal. Just maybe.

I also love how much you and Sooz bring up Fright Night. <3

Much love!!!
Mer <3
sjmaas
Jan. 17th, 2014 11:43 pm (UTC)
Eeeee! I can't wait to see the cover, too! (I've only seen the very preliminary sketches!)

FRIGHT NIGHT IS THE BESTTTTTT.

Also, random, but I swear I saw someone pin one of YOUR wedding photos (like, a complete stranger) onto one of their "Fairytale" boards!
lamouette83
Jan. 17th, 2014 10:43 pm (UTC)
Holy crap, I just screamed! Heir of Fire... SO FREAKING PERFECT! God, I feel like I'm going to die before September comes.

Can I just say that I cannot wait for the Chaol/Dorian storyline. I am so damn curious how this is going to play out. I mean, I'm obviously curious about ALLL OF IT, but especially for these two. And this foreboding Patriot music is doing NOTHING for my nerves! And Manon, after everything you've said/shown about her I'm pretty sure I'm going to love her. EEEEEE I just need this book in my life right now! Clearly what I really need is a time machine *looks on ebay*.

And can we just talk about how awesome Ramin Djawadi is? I've been listening to the Pacific Rim main theme non stop.

lovelovelove and happy drafting,
Alex
sjmaas
Jan. 17th, 2014 11:44 pm (UTC)
Awww! THANK YOUUUU!

And YES! Ramin has the BEST scores.
flabuttandsing
Jan. 17th, 2014 10:45 pm (UTC)
OMG HEIR OF FIRE ... it's amazing!! Stupendous. and listening to these little glimpses makes my mind go crazy in anticipation. I am so looking forward to more Chaol! and your pinterest pictures for Manon ... wow. I cannot wait. I CANNOT WAIT TO GO TO WENDLYN! :)
sjmaas
Jan. 17th, 2014 11:44 pm (UTC)
Eeee! THANK YOUUUUU! :D :D :D
Angelica Barone
Jan. 17th, 2014 10:48 pm (UTC)
Heir of Fire? That is an awesome title! ^_^ I am so excited for book three... though I do wish that it was coming out this summer, instead of this fall. I have been on pins and needles since last August and I am SO excited to meet a new character! *Squee* So exciting! ^_^
sjmaas
Jan. 17th, 2014 11:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!! September seems so far away, but hopefully time will fly quickly!
cactus_rs
Jan. 17th, 2014 11:14 pm (UTC)
Heir of Fire, you say:



Punning aside though, awesome news! I hope I'll be able to find a copy here in Stockholm!

Edited at 2014-01-17 11:15 pm (UTC)
sjmaas
Jan. 17th, 2014 11:45 pm (UTC)
Hahahahahaha! That is fucking awesome. <3
mary_pi
Jan. 18th, 2014 02:53 am (UTC)
I CAN'T WAIT TILL SEPTEMBER! I've read ToG and CoM at least 5 times. Seriously. I need more material to keep going. Thankfully The assassin's blade is coming out in march, so I have that going on for me, which is nice.
Needless to say, we're all pretty excited for you. Hooray for Heir of Fire!
akame_koi13
Jan. 18th, 2014 09:48 am (UTC)
Yay!!! Looking forward to it ^^
janijon
Jan. 18th, 2014 10:15 pm (UTC)
Congrats!!!!!! I can't wait! With each new book, I grow more and more excited because I don't know what to expect anymore. :) It brings me back to my fictionpress days, when I'd click on the newest chapter uploaded and start reading, soaking up every word, never knowing whether I'd be cackling or sobbing by the time I reached the end. ;)

BTW, the HAIR of fire picture above? Freaking amazing!! hahahaha love it.
alexalovesbooks
Jan. 19th, 2014 10:51 pm (UTC)
I AM SO EXCITED! Seriously,I can't wait for Heir of Fire, and for the rest of this story to unfold. I'm certain it's going to be EPIC.
arshia_mufti
Jan. 29th, 2014 05:10 pm (UTC)
INCOHERENT
September September September! This is definitely the most anticipated sequel ever! Yay for awesomely named characters like Manon :D
Hristina Pencheva
Jan. 30th, 2014 09:46 pm (UTC)
Throne of Glass Series
Hello Sarah,

Thank you so much for creating this amazing world that is Throne of Glass!
It is absolute pleasure reading each line and every chapter. I love all your brilliant characters and their complicated lives.
I literary cannot wait to find out what happens in the next book, and then in the next, and in the next! Absolutely looking forward to reading the whole series!
Thank you again!!!!!

Hristina Pencheva
Star Ramirez
Feb. 10th, 2014 12:17 am (UTC)
T.O.G. Book 4
First of all I must say I LOVE your series Throne Glass. Just finished Crown of Midnight. It was very hard to put down. Was on the edge of my seat so many times. Love how brave, strong, determined and fearless Calaena is. So glad Chaol is her love interest. I can picture Dorian, Chaol & Calaena becoming friends/Allies in the end. Provided they all live and hoping Calaena makes Chaol the King of her country. September can not come soon enough. Glad for the Assasins Blade coming out. Learning more about Calaena's life will be great and fill in the blanks. Finally glad to see there is a book 4 coming. I assume 2015. Thanks for your creativity and the Love of Fantasy. HUGS

Edited at 2014-02-10 12:21 am (UTC)
Nathaly Bonilla
Feb. 18th, 2014 04:30 pm (UTC)
saludos !
Desde Ecuador!! I read this book and I'm totally in love with the story... I hope Dorian get more involve in this story 'cause I really think he's the best...
You rock !
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I'm Sarah J. Maas, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series (Heir of Fire, Book 3, will be out in September 2014). The Assassin's Blade, a bind-up of all five TOG novellas releases March 2014!

I'm represented by the awesome and lovely Tamar Rydzinski of The Laura Dail Literary Agency. Starting in Spring 2015 - my New Adult Fantasy series, A Court of Thorns and Roses, will be published by Bloomsbury as well! Hooray!







In addition, Bloomsbury published four THRONE OF GLASS e-novellas, all set before the events of the novel. The novellas, The Assassin and the Pirate Lord, The Assassin and the Desert, The Assassin and the Underworld, and The Assassin and the Empire are available wherever Bloomsbury e-books are sold! In March 2014, the novellas will be bound up as one physical book in a collection called The Assassin's Blade! The collection will feature all four novellas, PLUS a fifth brand-new novella, PLUS a bunch of extra content, so... yay!

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