After discovering her parents had kept a whole world secret, Callan races to discover her past. Not easy to do with an increasingly agitated entity inhabiting her soul.
Going to her long-lost elvish roots should answer all her questions. Instead, she ends up in the middle of a nightmare.
The elves are on the verge of an apocalyptic war. Their enemy, King Aurek of Icaimerith, will only be appeased if Callan marries his heir. It's either her life getting messed up, or an entire country's lives lost. Simple enough, right?
Because when the entity wants the elves blotted out of existence, saving them gets taken to a whole new level of complicated.
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Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite The Heir's Choice by M Gerrick is the second book in the War of Six Crowns Series. I read the first book in the series so it may be safe to say I’m hooked. This is a saga of medieval magic and war. The protagonist is a young orphan girl, Callan, who is cursed with dreams and visions by an entity inside her that she cannot control or understand. The entity makes her life unbearable until she slowly gains a measure of control over it. There are two worlds involved here, and the big question is who exactly is Callan? The Heir's Choice answers that. Who Callen is and what she chooses to do and who she decides to ally herself with will have repercussions for everyone in both worlds. I liked The Heir's Choice because I like medieval warfare and internecine strife. The writing is good and the characters and personalities are vivid. Good guys and bad guys stand out and you either love them or hate them, but you will never forget them. The story reminds me a lot of the classic struggle between the houses of York and Lancaster in English history. M Gerrick has a knack of showing how epic struggles between warring factions are a lot like the conflict between high school cliques. It’s all about weak and strong personalities, but loyalty, friendship and honor matter a lot too. Young people will love The Heir's Choice, especially if they happen to be fans of medieval life and history.
The Heir's Choice is the sequel to The Vanished Knight and starts with Callan's insistence on going to meet her grandfather, King Keill of the elves, despite everyone else's warnings and protests that she's making a really bad decision. There's something of a love quartet going on here - actually kind of like 3 guys going after 1 girl, who really has too many things on her mind to even start worrying about who she might or might not eventually hook up with. Especially when she's being forced to marry the enemy in order to avert a war. More is also told of James and Ward, Callan's new foster brothers, and their role in the unfolding drama, although it's not quite clear yet what they are capable of. I do realise I tend to have rosier views of first books in a series and then get a reality check in the next book. But I will say this, I do like this series and hope to continue all the way to its expected end in book 6.