Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Heir Chronicles 02 - The Wizard Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

Oh my nerves, due to work I have been holding on to this book for nearly A MONTH! Not that it's not good, it just work commitment! Talk about having commitments with work and book at the same time. It's never easy to juggle when it is given a higher task that has been bestowed on us.

Screw my rambling, and back to book reviewing. I thought the second installment of the book is going to leave out all those favourable characters from "The Warrior Heir". Boy, I was dead wrong! Let's start with the core stuff:

World building
The setting is urban fantasy and I love how Cinda builts the world at "The Havens" while Seph was being held captives in there. Furthermore, we get to know more about the so-called NEW "Trinity" in Ohio that was briefly mentioned after the event takes place at the Raven's Ghyll from the first book.

We are being introduced with Seph as the lead character here with some of his friends that stood by him. So far, I realised that the characters are somewhat relatable but I don't have a favourite one. The author has brought us back to memory lane by re-introducing Jack and Ellen, Linda and Leander, and of course Nick Snowbeard.

Now, after some gruesome torture from the first half, I didn't expect to have such a PLOT TWIST towards the end. It was mind blowing and my jaw literally drops when I got to know what is it. Magic system was placed into the plot with successfully and it doesn't seem TOO dodgy. Cinda kept the love story to a minimal which I appreciate it  A LOT! Pacing was ok.

Overall, I love this book. It was because of the twist, I have bump this up back to a 5 star rating. I will continue on with the 3rd installment soon which entitled "The Dragon Heir".

Ratings: 5 out of 5 stars

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