They called it the Thorn Hill Massacre—the brutal attack on a once-thriving Weir community. Though Jonah Kinlock lived through it, he did not emerge unscathed: like the other survivors, Jonah possesses unique magical gifts that set him apart from members of the mainline guilds. At seventeen, Jonah has become the deadliest assassin in Nightshade, a global network that hunts the undead. He is being groomed to succeed Gabriel Mandrake, the sorcerer, philanthropist, and ruthless music promoter who established the Thorn Hill Foundation, the public face of Nightshade. More and more, Jonah’s at odds with Gabriel’s tactics and choice of targets. Desperate to help his dying brother Kenzie, Jonah opens doors that Gabriel prefers to keep closed. Emma Claire Greenwood grew up worlds away, raised by a grandfather who taught her music rather than magic. An unschooled wild child, she runs the streets until the night she finds her grandfather dying, gripping a note warning Emma that she might be in danger. The clue he leaves behind leads Emma into Jonah’s life—and a shared legacy of secrets and lingering questions. Was Thorn Hill really a peaceful commune? Or was it, as the Wizard Guild claims, a hotbed of underguild terrorists? The Wizards’ suspicions grow when members of the mainline guilds start turning up dead. They blame Madison Moss and the Interguild Council, threatening the fragile peace brokered at Trinity. Racing against time, Jonah and Emma work to uncover the truth about Thorn Hill, amid growing suspicion that whoever planned the Thorn Hill Massacre might strike again.
Going into this book, I had high hopes. Unfortunately, I was let down. It’s not that it was HORRIBLE, but it definently wasn’t an A+ either.
After coming from an EPIC trilogy, I was ecstatic to find out the fourth book was entitled “The Enchanter Heir”. In fact, one of my favorite people in the previous books was an enchanter. I imagined this book would be full of spying, high stakes, manipulation, and have of karate, making it the PERFECT book.
Unfortunately, what I got was a rip off, literally. (Do I have to say anything else)?
-Below are the covers of book one and book four-
Anyone looking at the covers? If you’re like any other person who can recognize the problem here, it’s exactly the same thing!
Both MC’s are males. Their first name’s both start with a “j”. In both the books the MC’s are UNUSUALLY good at fighting with a sword, and live in the state of Ohio. Both also have girl sidekicks, but in the end we find out that they are WAY better at fighting than we would’ve imagined at the beginning of the book.
Unlike the first book, this book doesn’t really have a good ending. It was MASHED together, and left a TON of strings undone. WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL OF THE ZOMBIE WIZARDS THAT SAID THEY WERE PLOTTING TO KILL EVERYONE? WHAT HAPPENED TO EMMA AT THORN HILL? HOW DID A BOY ON FREAKING FIRE CALM DOWN WHEN HE MEETS A NORMAL, AVERAGE GIRL, WHO SAYS TO BREATHE SLOWLY? HOW ARE THEY NOT DEAD?
Another thing I was let down with was that their was NO Enchanter power. AT ALL! The only way Cinda used it AT ALL was when she was describing how he always was SUPER buff and that he seemed to put a spell on the girl every FREAKING time they looked at each other. COME ON! He was more like a warrior than an Enchanter! Just cut us the time of re-creating the same character and do a part 2 to the first book. I don’t know, just DON’T copy your same exact character as before (Even if it’s yours).
Overall, I wasn’t a fan of this book and would just recommend that you read only the first three books in the series. Looking back, it was satisfying enough that it felt like an ending for me. I think I’m just going to forget I read this and stick with only reading the trilogy.
Grade Rating: D+
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