Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Sorcerer Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

The Sorcerer Heir (The Heir Chronicles, #5)Several people are killed during a party, including Madison Moss's little sister. Blame is directed at the savant students of the Anchorage, specifically Jonah, a Nightshade assassin. Savant weir stones were experimented on, and their powers were mutated. Wizards want to get rid of the school and all the savant survivors of the Thorn Hill massacre. Jonah has been protecting the wizards from attacks by shades, kind of like zombies, but he's being secretly framed as a wizard-killer. Pressure is building from the wizard guild, and its members want action. Emma was a witness at two murder scenes, and she's determined to uncover the truth about Thorn Hill, the murders, and Jonah. She's not happy with what she discovers, and the truth is devastating to her. The weir world is ready to explode, and it may be too late for anyone to stop it.

You must read the other books in the Heir Chronicles series, as this book picks up exactly where the previous book stopped and brings the series to a conclusion. This book is the first one to have all the main characters from the series involved in the plot from the very beginning, although it mainly focuses on Jonah and Emma. This plot has more mystery, as answers to previous questions are revealed. Who killed the thousands of children at Thorn Hill? Who's been attacking wizards and anaweir? Is it possible for Jonah to overcome his poisonous touch and find love? Jonah's character can be a ruthless killer, but he also feels empathy for others. He questions the killing of shades, the spirits of dead savants, and wonders if he's being used. Previous books had more action/fighting scenes, although this climax makes up for it. 

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