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Overview

Before he knew about the Roses, 16-year-old Jack lived an unremarkable life in the small Ohio town of Trinity. Only the medicine he has to take daily and the thick scar above his heart set him apart from the other high-schoolers. Then one day Jack skips his medicine. Suddenly, he is stronger, fiercer, and more confident than ever before. And it feels great until he loses control of his own strength and nearly kills another player during soccer team tryouts. Soon, Jack learns the startling truth about himself: He is Weirlind; part of an underground society of magical people who live among us. At the head of this magical society sit the feuding houses of the Red Rose and the White Rose, whose power is determined by playing The Game a magical tournament in which each house sponsors a warrior to fight to the death. The winning house rules the Weir. As if his bizarre magical heritage isn’t enough, Jack finds out that he’s not just another member of Weirlind he’s one of the last of the warriors at a time when both houses are scouting for a player. Jack’s performance on the soccer field has alerted the entire magical community to the fact that he’s in Trinity. And until one of the houses is declared Jack’s official sponsor, they’ll stop at nothing to get Jack to fight for them.
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Children's Literature
Young adult fiction meets the fantasy world in this thought provoking new novel. Sixteen-year-old Jack Swift thinks he has a heart condition that warrants him swallowing a spoonful of blue medicine every morning, until one day he forgets, and his world is turned upside down. Soon Jack finds out from his quirky aunt that he is not really sick at all, but special. He is one of the last remaining Warriors in an ancient underground society known as the Weirlind. Amidst the everyday struggle of high school, girls, soccer practice, and just plain teenage life, Jack must train for the ultimate fight between the ever-feuding houses of the Red and White Roses—a fight to the death. In this novel Cinda Williams Chima brings to life the clash of magic and the ordinary in an intricate web of literary genius that most authors would need an entire series to create. 2006, Hyperion Books, Ages 13 up.
—Jeanna Sciarrotta
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Jack is a typical sixteen-year-old-good friend, average soccer player, living in Ohio with his mom who works too much. When he skips his medicine one day, the unthinkable happens: Jack is much stronger and faster and feels as if he is truly alive. Only now there are wizards coming out of the woodwork, seeking alternately to woo and kill Jack. Because of the stone implanted in his chest during infancy, Jack is a warrior expected to duel to the death on behalf of one of the wizarding houses. Quicker than he would like, training begins for the most momentous event in his young life, and Jack must decide whom he will serve and how he will survive. Twists and turns abound in this remarkable, nearly flawless debut novel that mixes a young man's coming-of-age with fantasy and adventure. Fast paced and brilliantly plotted, Jack's journey is physical, mental, and emotional as he discovers his own identity and makes tough choices that impact others. Original, well-drawn characters are frequently revealed to be more than they appear, and Chima's writing richly portrays the mounting tension as Jack's options are methodically taken away. Readers of all ages will find in Jack a hero, who seeks above all to make the right choices regardless of the cost to himself (reminiscent of Harry Potter and Frodo Baggins). The resolution is clean but not idealized and fortunately leaves the door open for a sequel. VOYA CODES: 5Q 5P M J S (Hard to imagine it being any better written; Every YA (who reads) was dying to read it yesterday; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2006, Hyperion, 426p., Ages 11 to 18.
—MelissaMoore
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Gr 5-9-An apparently ordinary 16-year-old boy turns out to have magical powers that make him a target of a covert society of wizards, enchanters, and warriors called "the Weir." Jack's small-town world in Ohio begins to unravel when he starts to unleash unintentional bursts of wizardry. When he recovers a powerful sword from an ancestor's grave, he begins to realize how different he really is. A battle with a wizard and some magic-laced conflicts at his high school keep the pages turning while the truth about Jack's destiny slowly emerges. The scene switches to Great Britain, where he learns that he must participate in a duel to the death against a mysterious opponent. Many details about the Weir are initially hidden from readers, as well as from Jack, so the gradual revelations about the society are involving and often surprising. Jack makes a fairly convincing hero. He is disbelieving at first and reluctant throughout, but ultimately finds a way to utilize his new powers without sacrificing his honor or basic decency. An appealing mixture of supporting characters includes relatives with various magical abilities, a couple of nonmagical but loyal friends, and an engaging assortment of villains. Occasional plot developments are unconvincing, as when Jack's protective aunt, an enchanter, takes him straight into the clutches of a wizard who clearly wants the young warrior in her power. For the most part, though, the teen's unavoidable involvement in the intricate world of the Weir is suspenseful and entertaining.-Steven Engelfried, Beaverton City Library, OR Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Stop me if you've heard this one before: Ordinary youth unearths a mysterious artifact, discovers his secret heritage and becomes the pivotal figure in an epic battle between Good and Evil. The hero this time is Jack Swift, average Ohio teenager, until one day he skips his dose of "heart medication" and nearly kills a classmate. Suddenly sinister dark strangers are in pursuit, and Jack frantically attempts to master a magical sword and his warrior powers, in a centuries-long wizards' game in which Jack is both pawn and prize. Chima's writing is graceful, if cliched, with an acute ear for the rhythms of Midwestern small towns. Jack is a likable fellow, but his confusing muddle of friends, family, allies and enemies are mostly shallow stereotypes issued directly from central casting, each with the requisite Deep Dark Secret awaiting dramatic revelation. While the plot draws heavily on standard fantasy tropes, they are skillfully rendered, building to a predictable but well-scripted showdown and a genuinely unexpected climactic twist. A competent, unexceptionable addition to teen fantasy shelves; the sort of thing you'll like if you really like that sort of thing. (Fantasy. YA)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786839162
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Series: Heir Series , #1
  • Pages: 432
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Cinda Williams Chima

Cinda Williams Chima made her debut as a young adult author with The Warrior Heir. Cinda is a graduate of the University of Akron, where she now teaches. A freelance writer, she has published more than 100 reviews, feature articles, and essays in local and national media. Her nutrition column appears regularly in the Taste section of the Plain Dealer. Chima lives in Ohio with her husband and two sons.

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  • Posted July 25, 2009

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    An amazing author who wrote an amazing novel...

    The Warrior Heir is about a sixteen-year-old called Jack. He lives a pretty regular life. Trying out for soccer and crushing on girls. You know the regular old stuff. But all of a sudden he's thrown into a life that's completly different than what he's used to. A life where magic exists, where warriors compete each other in a tournament held by wizards, and where people such as enchanter and seers are considered low life. A life where he is in danger.

    The Warrior Heir started with a strong opening and concluded even better. Through-out the whole novel questions were being brought up that made you think. I still remember being introduced to a character and saying oh they're evil. All of a sudden it turns out they're good. But wait another twist, he's like a mix. He's doing good but for himself which puts people in danger and makes him seem evil. And it continues from there. Every character in The Warrior Heir had a story. Even though not all were told you can't help but think about how their life is.

    It's not like most novels where let's say you're introduced to a bully and he's just the bully. Cinda Williams Chima introduces a bully and makes you think to yourself, why does he do this? What is he going through to do this? And you begin to question and think of ideas on why.

    Cinda Williams Chima is an amazing writer that doesn't get as much credit as she deserves. I can finally say that I have found a writer who I can say, hey she's up there with J.K. Rowling in this kind of genre. She's not number one but she's up there. I can not wait to finish reading The Wizard Heir which already is making me drop my jaw.

    I recommend this book to everyone who loves to read. You will not be dissapointed.

    38 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

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    It took a little while but then I was hooked!

    I don't know if it was my mood or what but I read the Prologue and just put the book down. It took me almost a month to come back to it. I reread the Prologue and then the next chapte, and then the next. I could not WAIT for school to be over so I could read in peace. This is not a book you should read if you have anything important to do; I have ignored my research paper that is worth half my grade just to finish this it.

    I have to admit, it has been a long time since I have read a book that could get my heart pumping with fear or excitement and literally feel the adrenaline rush as the climax approached. This book has a wonderful mix of adventure, magic, intriguing surprises and complex characters you can't help but root for. With an ending that leaves you scrambling for Cinda Williams Chima's next book it is a must read!

    31 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2009

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    I couldn't put this book down....

    When I first got this book, I said, "Oh, this sounds cool, I'll try it out..." And when I actually got into the first five chapters, I found it hard to put this book down. It got to the point where I acted like a Twilight Fangirl over this book. Great story, great characters, awesome prophecy, and just downright great. Plus it blends high school life, which ROCKS. I LOVED this book! Five stars!!

    16 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2009

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    One of the Best Books Ever!

    This is one of the best books i have ever read. This by far is the best Magical world ever. Unlike other books where crazy things. Like Harry Potter is not one of my favorite magic world. This a must read for anyone who like magic and fantasy.

    13 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2011

    Must read

    After the first hundred some pages it becomes hard to put it down. Very good plot twists, its just a good book in general. I highly recommend it!

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2009

    Loved it

    I loved this book it keep it interesting I never really got bored. Which is good because I can't stand to many books where I am bored out of my mind.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2009

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    A Must Read

    this book(and the ones after) are amazingly fantastic. it's mix of real world worries like high school and fictional ones like wizards trying to kill you blend together impeccably well. this is one of my most favorite books.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 15, 2010

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    The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima was a story that left with me many questions, and not the normal.what's going to happen next? type of questions. This was a hard read for me to get in to, which is usually not the case with young adult material, let alone fantasy.I usually love everything about being taken into a different world, far away from reality, and normally I enjoy the vacation from reality so much I never want it to end. This was not the case for me with The Warrior Heir.

    So I found myself wondering if I was just in a reading rut...I've found myself in those every once in a while and because I wasn't flying through the pages I may have just been expecting too much from a book that no matter what...because of my rut, just wasn't going to sustain my appetite for the unattaiable, I'm not sure. Cinda Williams Chima is a talented story teller, this I can say with absolute certainty. Her characters were fun and likeable when she wanted them to be, and awful and frustrating when she was going for that angle. She controlled the story, and the reader was only along for the ride...and it was a good ride, just not the best in my opinion. The main character, Jack, was a good character but hard for me to relate to. I'm not sure if it's just that as a female reader I find that I enjoy a strong female lead more than a male lead or what, but this is just one of the many quetions I was left pondering.

    One of the supporting characters, Leander Hastings who becomes close to Jack as his teacher/mentor reached the top of my favorites list for characters in this novel. He was mysterious and I was never sure if Jack should be putting his trust in him so completely. But I think it was Leander's questionable nature that made him so interesting to me.

    Jack's aunt Linda was another character I found myself liking. She was strong and formidable.a real source to be reckoned with, but she also left me frustrated at times when she was unable to reach the goals she was hoping to obtain. No one is perfect and I often found myself being unnecessarily harsh with my criticism of her lack of "perfection" while I was reading. I'm not sure why I expected so much from her, but I did nonetheless.

    Despite this not making my top 10 favorites of all time, I must say that although the book was difficult for me to make my way through, the prologue of this story was excellent! The way Chima set up the story and tied up the prologue...I was shocked at how much I wanted to uncover the secrets and mysteries she laid out in only the first few pages of the novel. My dad always said, before you buy a book you're unsure about, sit down and read the first chapter or at least the first few pages to see if you find yourself interested. Now I know this is unfair for all books, some need more than a chapter to pull a reader in and this does not make them any less wonderful all the time, but if I tested my dad's theory on The Warrior Heir, I would have snatched the book from the shelf and run for the register to buy it. The prologue, like I said would pull any reader in right away, it was that good. So while this book was not a favorite of mine, I was glad I read it and I did enjoy it for the most part.

    This was the first book in a trilogy and I did add the next two installments to my TBR list. Maybe I'll fall in love with them.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2009

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    best book i have ever read

    i saw a friend readding it and asked him about it he didnt say any thing so i thought he was really in to the book so i went out and read it i love this book i just wish the other 2 were about jack and not diffrent

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 18, 2011

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    EXCELLENT SERIES!

    This entire series (or what's out so far) is absolutely wonderful and each book brings something new to the table. Tension also mounts as the series progresses and I guarantee you won't be disappointed. Cinda Williams Chima has become one of my favorite authors, and I suggest that readers of this series check out her Seven Realms series at all. As much as I LOVE the Heir books, the Seven Realms book are just wonderfully written and unpredictable.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2011

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    Enjoyable

    It took me just a little bit to warm up to this book, but after a while I did and it was pretty enjoyable...especially the 2nd half of the book. Looking forward to the next book in the series, The Wizard Heir, which I will be starting shortly. If you are into fantasy stuff, consider checking out this series. So far, so good.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 15, 2010

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    Kinda boring

    I read this book at part of our book club selection. I had a very hard time getting into it. It wasn't until at least halfway through the book that is even started to pick up. There were certain aspects of the book that were somewhat redeeming. I liked the characters. They were interesting and the author tried to show growth. The ending was surprizing but to get there was a real snoozer.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

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    A thrilling read, and a great first book in an epic trilogy!

    I guarantee by the end of this book you will be on the edge of your seat cheering for Jackson Swift! Chima constructs a fully-realized world of magical intrigue and sinister wizards within the small-town world of Trinity, Ohio. The prologue immerses readers in this complex and deadly plot, effortlessly mingling the medieval and the modern, the fantastical and the actual; the book only gets better from there. All the trials and travails of high school are here - romance, schoolyard bullies, best friends, soccer try-outs - mixed in with the fascinating world of The Weir. The pace is excellent, never boring yet never bewildering, either.

    The rest of the books in the trilogy are just as engaging. Chima's dialogue is sharp and smart, her characters engaging and believable. All three books would make a terrific gift for any young adult reader - or adult readers who appreciate truly great young adult literature!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 7, 2009

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    Warrior Heir: Training or Betraying?

    When you think mythology, magic, fighting, and dragons, you probably think the traditional: everyone being magical. The interesting thing about Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima is that in order to be one the magical people known as the Weir, you must have a Weirstone located behind your heart. This story has struggles of a typical teenage kid mixed with power in adolescence and ending with a fantastic battle of everything they know. It will have you always wondering what is coming next.
    The fictional settings that usually occupy books of similar tastes are not totally lost. The initial setting of the story is in the small town of Trinity where everyone knows everyone's business. Jack, along with his family and occasionally his aunt, live there. Many impossible acts take place leading the story to Europe to encounter the many more problems there. You really never know what idea will come into the heads of the characters to direct them to the next location.
    However, you may not always know what's happening because that is what is intended. The mystery that comes with the only knowing certain parts of the story makes it that much more entertaining. Although at times it can be predictable it is also addicting.
    The life of Jack Swift takes a sudden turn when he learns a secret that has been kept for years. He has great power. He is suddenly whisked into many things he's never even heard of and not all of it willingly. Betrayal takes a turn on Jack, and he is protected by someone trusted. Betrayal is always around the corner and soon enough he's betrayed again. In all of this Jack is learning, strengthening, and pushing his limits. Jack is becoming a warrior. The real question is whether or not he'll survive long enough to know what that means.
    If you have ever read a fictional book about magic, you'll find similarities. There is excitement and an interest that keeps you in this book. The magic that manifests when you're an adolescent changes the way of tradition. In the end Warrior Heir is one of a kind, and all in all it should be read by any young book fan.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 14, 2009

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    A Letdown

    I read all of the positive reviews on here and decided I wanted to read this book. I was very disappointed. It was very predictable and SLOW. I didn't even think the author developed the characters as well as she could have. I haven't even read the ending yet. I just put it down because it has gotten so tedious. Maybe I am so disappointed because I just finished reading The Mortal Instruments series, and it paled in comparison. There are much better books out there.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2007

    This book rocks!!!!!!!!

    The Warrior Heir is an outstandingly awesome book!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Mee

    Tgis book has alittle bit of bad words but it helps tell everything much easier!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Hi

    At first i couldnt find a book to read , i read hunger games,catching fire, mockingjay, divergent,insurgent,matched,crossed,reached,the demon king series, legend(waiting for prodigy), and conffesions of a murder suspect. At first this book seemed boring. I put it off until now. The crimson crown was the best book in the world. AND IT WILL ALWAYS BE. But i figured " this book cant be all that bad it is still by the same auther" i was wrong this book was amazing! ( not as good as crimson crown of course) but still , it was way better than i thought it would be. The begining was slow , but the middle on was just the picture perfect writing that you expect from someone like cinda. Screw you people who stop at the begining before making it to the good parts.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Help

    How do i do one million stars?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    Great Book

    The book was amazing. I had read the series already and wanted to read it for a second time because it was so good. Definitly one of the greatest bbooks i have ever read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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