The Wizard Heir (#2 The Heir Chronicles)

Posted: July 9, 2013 in Reviews, Young Adult
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Author: Cinda Williams Chima

Paperback, 458 pages

Published in 2007 by Hyperion Paperbacks

Reader Category: Younger (contains some violence, use judgement)

From the Publisher: Sixteen-year-old Seph McCauley has spent the past three years getting kicked out of one exclusive private school after another.  And it’s not his attitude that’s the problem: it’s the trail of magical accidents – lately, disasters – that follow in his wake.  Seph is a wizard, orphaned and untrained, and his powers are escalating out of control.

After causing a tragic fire at an after-hours party, Seph is sent to the Havens, a secluded boys’ school on the coast of Maine.  Gregory Leicester, the headmaster, promises to train Seph in magic and initiate him into his mysterious order of wizards.  But Seph’s enthusiasm dampens when he learns that training comes at a steep cost, and that Leicester plans to use his students’ powers to serve his own wicked agenda.

My Review:  This is a great book for younger and older readers alike.  It is easy enough to read for mid-grade levels yet good enough to hold the attention of older readers.  In this second book of the Heir Chronicles we meet Seph, a high school student who is struggling to control his powers.  Because of his potential, Leicester will stop at nothing to control him and use him for his own evil gains.  The main characters in The Warrior Heir are present as supporting cast in this second novel.

If you liked The Warrior Heir, you will surely like The Wizard Heir.

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