The Wizard Heir (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Wizard Heir In this companion to the exciting fantasy "The Warrior's Heir," everyone has a secret to keep, as the story of 16-year-old Seph McCauley, an orphaned and untrained wizard, continues.
- Published: 10 June 2008
- Format: Paperback 458 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781423104889 ISBN 10: 1423104889
- Sales rank: 316,386
Reviews for The Wizard Heir
Reviewed by Carrie Spellman for TeensReadToo.com
Sixteen-year-old Seph (Joseph) McCauley is a double orphan. His parents died in a tragic accident so long ago that he doesn't remember them. (At least that's what the paperwork says; Seph's pretty sure it's fake.) Not too long ago he lost Genevieve, the woman who raised him and cared for him. Since then he's been shipped from town to town, from school to school. The only thing that stays the same is the reason he keeps having to leave. Weird things happen around Seph--birds attacking, explosions, fires--and the last time, somebody died. Seph knows that if he could find someone to train him, he could control, or harness, or even use his magic. If it doesn't happen soon, he might just self-destruct. Literally.
His latest prison is an all-boys school in the middle of nowhere on the coast of Maine. Seph expected that the other students might be a bit different from what he's used to, but these kids are beyond weird. And the teachers, well, that's a whole other thing. Wonder of all wonders, the headmaster, Gregory Leicester, is a wizard, and wants to train Seph! It seems his prayers have been answered. But something still feels - off. The way the students behave towards the headmaster, the way the other teachers treat him, the "research students" in the special dorm... Leicester seems to want more than Seph is willing to give. A battle of wills, of frightening proportion, begins. The more Leicester wants him to do something, the less Seph is willing to give in. The only answer is escape or death. But what if escape is just the beginning?
Fun, exciting, non-stop reading. I didn't let it out of my sight until I found the time to finish it. I think I may have a crush on Seph. What can I say; I like the dark, edgy guys.
There is another book written by the author that fits in the timeline before this, called THE WARRIOR HEIR. That book is not at all necessary to read first. I haven't read it yet, and I really liked this book. Although you can bet I plan on devouring that one shortly! For readers of THE WARRIOR HEIR, I believe the main character is Jack, and rest assured he plays a big part in the second half of this book. Which gives me hope that Seph might turn up again. by TeensReadToo
Better than first book! Good read
I enjoyed this book even more than the first in the series (The Warrior Heir). The Wizard Heir was well written and I never felt the story was too choppy or slow. I really liked Seph and enjoyed following him as he learned more about who he was and how to use his magical abilities. The emotions felt realistic and believable as Seph is 'run though the wringer' across the storyline. I liked the big twist about Seph's life and thought it built well upon the first novel. Also, it was great getting to return to characters from the first novel as they interact with newly introduced ones in this novel. The book is entertaining, without being too lighthearted - Cinda definitely doesn't hold back the danger from characters we love. The storyline is fast paced and has plenty of action; I didn't want to put the book down! The Wizard Heir is a great story and I look forward to reading the third in this series. by Scoot