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REVIEW- The Enchanter Heir by: Cinda Williams Chima

 


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.
Overall Reaction:
      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+
Star Rating:
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Thanks!
-Jared
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The Warrior Heir By: Cinda Williams Chima

Author: cinda Williams Chima

# of pages: 426

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Summary: Sixteen-year old Jack Swift lives a quiet life in Trinity, Ohio. And he’s as normal as you can get beside taking his heart medication every day. However when Jack forgets, weird things start to occur. When Garret Lobeck (The Bully) The star of soccer league trys to start a fight with Jack. And Jack sorta didn’t touch him but Garret sorta how do I put this Went flying across the soccer field. then his quiet Aunt Linda starts showing up and wherever she goes, trouble comes with her. Aunt Linda asks Jack if he can help her dig up one of there ancestors graves for genealogy. but what turns from a casual day, they end  up being hunted by a wizard. Soon Jack finds that he is a warrior, and his aunt an enchanter, part of a secret society with different powers that lives with us in hiding. And Wizards on of the groups of people in this society are not allowed to fight each other. Therefore they need warriors to do it for them none other than Jack.

Characters: Well I thoroughly enjoyed this lot of characters. I thought all the characters were really realistic and they all had there flaws. the dialogue was awesome but I think If i had to choose one of the characters it would be Aunt Linda. I just love her enchanter powers. she’s an enchanter so she can enchant people to do things. If I were to choose a power I would totally choose this one! and I did find a few historical references!

What I liked: I really enjoyed Cinda’s magic system this was one that I just really enjoyed! The imagery was just so perfect and I would highly suggest this to be a movie! And the climax oh the climax was just plain glorious!
What I didn’t Like: I wish that this book would mention more about the neighbors on Jefferson street. Blaise, Iris, Mercedes, Nick Snowbeard…. Uh hello what happened to them how did they end up on Jefferson street I wanna know!!!Rating:

Rating: 4/5

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