Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Wizard Heir

Seeing as Aella is recovering from a disease that is fondly known as The Plague, I'm reviewing a book. Said book is called the Wizard Heir (sequel to the Warrior Heir, which Aella reviewed a while ago... *scrolls through numerous pages* a really long time ago) by Cinda Williams Chima.

Seph grows up, well, kind of all over the place. Canada, Europe, you get the picture. It's not that Seph and schools don't get along... ok, yes it is. He occasionally (by which I mean quite frequently) has outbursts of a strange and often devastating nature. Yes, Seph is a wizard, big surprise. When he accidentally burns down a local hangout, his guardian (mysterious unknown type of guardian) has to call in the lawyers to get Seph off the hook. Seph is then sent to a private school in Maine.

At first everything seems ok, until Seph notices that all of the students are terrified of the headmaster, Gregory Leicester. The no-eye-contact-ever-do-what-you're-told-without-complaint kind of terrified. When Seph refuses to join a secret cult of Alumni led by the headmaster, he learns why everyone lives in a state of perpetual fear.

The first part of the novel was great. The creepy, everything-is-out-of-my-control eeriness is fawesome (reminded me of Raven's Gate, kind of), but once that feeling was gone I lost interest a little. Just a little. All around it was a wonderful book, and I give it 5.5 out of 7 lightnings *thunder crashes*

{Imagine magnificent flashing lightning graphic here, it's done I swear... I just have to configure it for blog usage}

From the Shadows,

~Medeia Senka~


The Whirlwinds said...

I liiiiiive. (chokehackcoughdie) Okay. I'm working on it.


Anonymous said...

yeah, the suspenseful first half was definitly superior.
and this was definitly better than the Warrior Heir, in my opinion.

i seem to remember liking his wizard friend Jason a lot more than the main character though.

Medeia said...

Me too!

BooksandLove said...

I've been wanting to read this series! I had forgotten about them..thanks for the reminder!

Anonymous said...

i think it's because he had a much, much cooler haircut, and cooler angst plots that involved faked deaths.

Medeia said...

Definitely the hair. And the wealth of secret amulets.

Anonymous said...

a wealth of secret amulets is quite the attractive characteristic in my book, at least.