The Wizard Heir (The Heir Chronicles Series #2)

The Wizard Heir (The Heir Chronicles Series #2)

by Cinda Williams Chima

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Overview

Sixteen-year-old Seph McCauley has spent the past three years getting kicked out of one exclusive private school after another. And it's not his attitude that's the problem. It's the trail of magical accidents-lately, disasters-that follow in his wake. Seph is a wizard, orphaned and untrained—and his powers are escalating out of control.

After causing a tragic fire at an after-hours party, Seph is sent to the Havens, a secluded boys' school on the coast of Maine. At first, it seems like the answer to his prayers. Gregory Leicester, the headmaster, promises to train Seph in magic and initiate him into his mysterious order of wizards. But Seph's enthusiasm dampens when he learns that training comes at a steep cost, and that Leicester plans to use his students' powers to serve his own dangerous agenda.

In this companion novel to the exciting fantasy The Warrior Heir, everyone's got a secret to keep: Jason Haley, a fellow student who's been warned to keep away from Seph; the enchanter Linda Downey, who knew his parents; the rogue wizard Leander Hastings, and the warriors Jack Swift and Ellen Stephenson. This wizard war is one that Seph may not have the strength to survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423104889
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Publication date: 06/10/2008
Series: Heir Chronicles Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 67,655
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

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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DieselMonkey More than 1 year ago
I have never enjoyed reading much throughout my life, rarley finding anything that interested me. However, one day, in the bookstore with my Wife, I thought I would give it a shot. This book was in the sale section, later to discover, it is normlly sold in the teen section. Fortunately, I fully enjoyed the book, realizing after I read it, it was part two of a three part series. I picked up The Warrior Heir (part 1) and then the Dragon Heir (part 3) and loved them all. These books have really started a huge reading spree for me as within the week, after finishing this three part series, im in to a new series, barely able to put them down, see below under recommendations. I highly recommend this series if you have a flair for fantasy types and love a good story, its very PG but the Author does a good job of making you not notice. This series is certainly a good read, especially for young adults.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish people would stop saying this book is like harry potter. It is NOTHING like harry potter. Its way better. Ive read all three. My friend bought the first book and she let me read it. I didnt think it would be all that great but i was very wrong. So of course i had to read the other two. In my opinion the second book was the best. It so suspenseful and had me reading to the very end. Even a week after i finished i still kept going back to read it. This book is good for people who like teen fantasy/fiction.
carlosmock More than 1 year ago
This is the second installment in Ms. Chima's "Heir Chronicles." Joseph (Seth) McCauley has spent the last three years getting kicked out of one exclusive private school or another. He lands at The Heavens, a private school for the "difficult" children. The Heavens is run by Dr. Gregory Leicester-a wizard himself-who has controlled of fourteen "alumni"--all of the wizards who have had their wizard stones fused with Dr. Leicester to augment their power. Dr. Gregory Leicester tries in vain to get Seth to join his stone with him. Seth is tortured and made miserable until he finds help from another wizard, Jason Haley. Since Seth is very powerful, but has not been trained, Jason helps him survive the torments by Leicester until Linda Downey, an enchanter gets Seth to Trinity, Ohio, which was made a sanctuary by the last tournament. Linda, she discloses to Seth that he is a Weirlind, part part of a society of magical people that comprises sorcerers, wizards, enchanters and warriors. At their helm sits the feuding houses of the Red Rose-lead by Geoffrey Wylie-and The White Rose, lead by Dr. Jessamine Longbeach. Everyone has a Weirbook with their ancestry on it but since Seth is an orphan he borrows Jack's to train as a wizard (Jack is part wizard but with a warrior stone). Last year-the first Heir book-the control of the Hoards and their guilds have been in disarray. There was a tournament at Raven's Ghyll and an army of ghosts showed up, the players, Jack Swift and Ellen Stephenson, revolted and the rules were changed in favor of the lesser members of the guild, thus making wizards less powerful. Leander Hastings, who was involved with Linda and trained Jack to fight at the Raven's Ghyll, has called a council. Hastings wants to preserve the new order, but Claude d'Orsey, the prior head of the guild is plotting with Leicester and his alumni to restore the old order. A second council is called to approve a new constitution and all the players are caled. It is meant to be a trap to the Hastings group, but Seth, his friends Jason and Madison Moss join forces to save the day. This book sets the third installment since the constitution was stolen from the council and could be enforced unless someone stops the thief. Readers will be thrilled with this exceptional second installment of the series. Chima uses her pen a wand and crafts a rich web of magic. You'll be taken by her pitch perfect blend of high fantasy and small town reality. Better than Harry Potter-Chima brings to life the clash of magic and the ordinary that most authors would need an entire series to create. She has created an epic battle between good and evil. Could not put the book down!
NinjaReader22 More than 1 year ago
Just as I loved the Warrior Heir, I also love this one as well. At first, I was sad because it was about a different character from the first book, but then I'm like "OH SNAP!!!!! THIS IS FREAKIN' AWESOME!!!" because you feel for Seph and he is very likable. This book was so good, suspenseful, and thrilling that I believe it surpassed the Warrior Heir by a long shot. But if you haven't read the Warrior Heir, you should find it and start with it first for more background information.
Ravenclaww More than 1 year ago
That feeling when I first started reading (Order of the Phoenix was my first book). I was so excited to be reading an adventure and since I read the Harry Potter series I haven't gotten that feeling. Yet as I finished the book at 3 in the morning, the feeling returned. I found myself turning pages as I craved for more information. The ending was amazing I mean it made me hate characters, it made me love characters and even gain respect for some. The beginning of the book when Seph (main character) went into the Havens and his time there. Felt like my freshman year of High School. Pure hell I felt just like Seph. And reading his adventure and as he lived there brought the memories back and I connected with Seph very very well. Chima's writing is so beautifuly put together. I never found myself questioning what I was reading. (Only questioning the characters and their actions and suchs which is a good thing). And I flowed through the book gracefully. For a book and author not well known is very sad. She has to be on the best sellers list because this book was amazing. I'm not talking about fan girls over Edward amazing. I'm talking about, people with brains and who love twists and turns and love to find out things themselves good. I would put her up there with J.K. Rowling. Because it's just that good. In my opinion at least. I can not wait to read The Dragon Heir and I recommend this book to anyone who loves reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You sould read: The Demon King The Exiled Queen The Looking Glass Wars Seeing Redd All these books are just as good as The Wizard Heir!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book loved it a must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish that they would make morw than just one book and keep the series going.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!!!
Slik_Mr_Clean More than 1 year ago
Dude just when you think man Warrior Heir was the best book ever, Chima smacks another right in your face!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice suspenseful plot it leaves you wondering what wil happen next.
Ameelove More than 1 year ago
I began reading the Heir series because I knew I liked Cinda Williams Chima's writing. She did not disappoint. This book was incredible. I couldn't put it down. I've ignored many of my classes to get this book finished. I was completely absorbed from the start. I recommend the Heir Series to anyone who enjoys well written books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful read. Definitely worth your time! A little darker than the first one, but in the end, it's all good. Overall a great series and wonderful author!
Elizabeth.Wong98 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Seph McCauley is a troubled child. He's been kicked out of four schools in three years when he finally goes to a school called the Havens. Seph is a wizard, and Gregory Leicester, the headmaster, knows it. Leicester tries to recruit Seph for his wizard army, but Seph refuses. Now Seph is tortured by nightmares and has no friends besides Jason. Jason is a rebel. He teaches Seph the basics of Wizardry and decides to escape himself. Seph is about to be killed by Leicester when his guardian, Linda, shows up to save. But Leicester doesn't quit that easily. He follows Seph and takes advantage of every opportunity to hurt him. Just when Seph has found a temporary home, his enemy won't stop hunting him. Also, he has to try and figure out who his parents are, stop Leicester from murdering innocent people, and make friends. This book surprised me. I didn't expect such an emotional struggle in this type of novel, but I think it added to the book. The characters were well portrayed and described. Also, the plot was awesome and I was up till the wee hours of the morning reading. One thing I didn't like was that Jason wasn't as involved as I would have liked him to be. Also, the book incorporated a couple of characters from a previous book, The Warrior Heir. And I also enjoyed how the characters grew off each other. Overall, this was a good book.
cmbohn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Seph, short for Joseph, is used to being sent from school to school. Ever since his first guardian died, he has been having a hard time settling in. And he can't get any straight answers about his family either.So after another tragedy, Seph is sent to a new boys' school in rural Maine. At first, he's hoping this will be the help he's been looking for, someone to train him in magic and teach him how to be a wizard. But it becomes clear very early that this school is more like a prison, and he's going to have to be very lucky to escape with his life.This was a great followup to the exciting first book, The Warrior Heir. I liked Seph, even though he was a bit cocky, and loved his courage and resourcefulness. This is a darker type of magic, in some ways, and certainly violent. There's no question that these are some nasty folks Seph is facing. I still can't decide whether to trust some of the folks in here. Unlike most teen fantasies, I really can't tell what to expect next or how this will all turn out. I can't wait to read the next one in this series.
DF1A_ChristieR on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sixteen-year-old Seph McCauley has spent the past three years getting kicked out of one exclusive private school after another. Unfortunately it's not his attitude that's the problem; It's the trail of magical accidents lately, disasters that follow in his wake.& nbsp; Seph is a wizard, orphaned and untrained--and now that the only person who could protect him has died, his powers are escalating out of control.& nbsp; After causing a tragic fire at an after-hours party, Seph is sent to the Havens, a secluded boys school on the coast of Maine. At first, it seems like the answer to his prayers. Gregory Leicester, the headmaster, promises to train Seph in magic and initiate him into his mysterious order of wizards; But Seph's enthusiasm dampens quickly when he learns that training comes at a steep cost, and that Leicester plans to use his students' powers to serve his own mysterious agenda. In this companion novel to the exciting fantasy The Warrior Heir, everyone's got a secret to keep: Jason Haley, a fellow student who's been & warned to keep away; from Seph; the enchanter Linda Downey, who knew his parents; the rogue wizard Leander Hastings, and the warriors Jack Swift and Ellen Stephenson. This wizard war is one that Seph may not have the strength to survive.
df2A_kevinh on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The book begins with a new character to the series, Seph, burning down a public area. I love when a book begins with a band(ha). This book is a good pick for the intense readers. I enjoy the almost poetic description of the battle seens and this book also recieves 5 out of 5 rating from me.
chibimajo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sequel to Warrior Heir. In Wizard Heir we meet Joseph, Seph for short. He's a wizard, but hasn't had any training so far in his life. This means little accidents go off every once in awhile, and eventually he gets sent to the Havens, an elite private school specializing in reforming troubled young men. There is much political intrigue in this book as well, as we learn from one side of the lines the plots and secrets that could spell disaster for the underguilds. Eventually, Seph finds himself in the company of Jack Swift, the Warrior from the first book. Good action and storyline.
TheDivineOomba on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not quite as good as the "Warrior Heir" but still a good book in the series. The series while fantasy, has a good set of rules that the book follows. Things don't just magically happen, even though the characters might be able to do magic. Everything is worked for, even learning about ones inheritance.The plot was good, fast moving, but a bit predictable.
jennclack on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Heir universe grows more brilliant in this book. We learn a lot more about the characters we loved in the first book and the plot gets even more riveting.
katekf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A wonderful addition to the continuing Heir series by Chima, The Wizard Heir follows Seph McCauley as he tries to discover who he is. At sixteen, Seph's spent most of his life being bounced from private school to private school as his untrained magic flares out and creates disasters. Things seem to be looking up when he is sent to The Havens in Maine and it seems as if he might learn more of the wizard world. Instead his trouble is only beginning. This book can stand alone though a reader will understand the setting more if they read The Warrior Heir and find the world more comfortable. A realistic fantasy that does not stint on showing what people will do for power and the struggles of trying to figure out who you are when your entire life has been bound up with lies. Readers who grew up on Harry Potter or enjoy him will find this series an intelligent next step as it considers what does it really mean when some people have more power than others including the power to control others. All of the characters ring true in their troubles from trying to find the courage to talk to a girl to simply trying to fit into a new school.
dave24 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the Sequel to"Warrior Heir". This book is the best book for Wizard and magic fans. I belive that this book is better then J.K Rowling's Harry Potter books.
midkid88 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The second book in the trilogy that I was extremely excited to read. It starts out with a new main character but all the original ones are also part of the story. After The Warrior Heir, you think the story could be done but the author twists the plot enough to keep you guessing and then surprised you more with the ending. The author does a wonderful job of making you either love or hate the characters and you just can't wait for them to triumph or be thwarted.
seescootread on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
dbhutch on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Its been a couple years since Jack and Ellen turned the Wizarding rule of the Weirs upside down. But their opposition, Leicester and D'Orsay, have secretly been busy, plotting revenge, and to remake the old agreement, but only more powerful. The opposition has found a way to collectively link wizards' power so that it can be directed by one. And they have found a new wizard they want in their pack - Seph. But Seph is powerful on his own, and fiercely independent. He refuses to link with them, and they torture him for months on end, until Jack's Aunt Linda rescues him and take him back to Trinity. There he starts getting real training about his power, meets Jack and Elle, and a friend with the ability to absorb magic and charms. He also gets some insight into who his parents my have been. But Leicester and his group aren't thru, and make plans to take their revenge on the Wizards Council and Seph.Chima does a great job of bringing the new Heir into the folds of her first book, and adds plenty of new drama, and intrigue int he series. Her characters are very well developed, and they all end up feeling like old friends or familiars.