Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Enchanter Heir By Cinda Williams Chima|Review

The Enchanter Heir (The Heir Chronicles #4)
Published by Disney-Hyperion on October 1st, 2013
Genre:Young Adult Fantasy
Pages: 458
Format: Hardcover

They called it the Thorn Hill Massacre—the brutal attack on a once-thriving Weir community. Though Jonah Kinlock lived through it, he did not emerge unscathed: like the other survivors, Jonah possesses unique magical gifts that set him apart from members of the mainline guilds. At seventeen, Jonah has become the deadliest assassin in Nightshade, a global network that hunts the undead. He is being groomed to succeed Gabriel Mandrake, the sorcerer, philanthropist, and ruthless music promoter who established the Thorn Hill Foundation, the public face of Nightshade. More and more, Jonah’s at odds with Gabriel’s tactics and choice of targets. Desperate to help his dying brother Kenzie, Jonah opens doors that Gabriel prefers to keep closed. Emma Claire Greenwood grew up worlds away, raised by a grandfather who taught her music rather than magic. An unschooled wild child, she runs the streets until the night she finds her grandfather dying, gripping a note warning Emma that she might be in danger. The clue he leaves behind leads Emma into Jonah’s life—and a shared legacy of secrets and lingering questions. Was Thorn Hill really a peaceful commune? Or was it, as the Wizard Guild claims, a hotbed of underguild terrorists? The Wizards’ suspicions grow when members of the mainline guilds start turning up dead. They blame Madison Moss and the Interguild Council, threatening the fragile peace brokered at Trinity. Racing against time, Jonah and Emma work to uncover the truth about Thorn Hill, amid growing suspicion that whoever planned the Thorn Hill Massacre might strike again.

My Thoughts

Ten years ago, a community, consisting of Weir and Anaweir, flourished on the mines carved deep into the Brazilian hillside. Life could not have been better for the fleeing people. Until, a mysterious attack on the bases water supply left many dead and many more fighting for their lives. Most of the adults died, leaving behind their legacy with their weir children, who developed powerful abilities and clouded their stones. Only seven at the time, Jonah Kinlock knows first hand how powerful and dangerous he had become. With the help of Gabriel Mandrake, Jonah, his younger brother, McKenzie, and multiple future friends were able to beat the odds against survival, enrolling in Anchorage, Mandrake's school for those affected at Thorn Hill. Together, Jonah, Alison, Natalie, Mose, and Ruby make up Nightshade, battling the shades of Thorn Hill. Meanwhile, Emma Claire Greenwood spends most of her days in her grandfather's guitar studio, increasing her luthier skills. Her life soon gets turned upside down when she discovers her grandfather in a pool of blood in his guitar shop. Near death, Sonny Lee hands her a note, thrusting Emma into a world she believes is in fairy tales. Soon after meeting her long lost father, Emma learns more about her family and herself, only to have it all taken away in one night. Rowan DeVries, a wizard, takes Emma in, determined to find out what exactly happened the night his sister was killed. The only problem is, Emma cannot remember. As the story continues to go on, Jonah and Emma come together on common rocky grounds.  
This book is so different from the first three. We are thrust into even darker character backstories and tragedies. I very much enjoyed the appearances of the original characters within this book. I couldn't help but laugh and smile. This is by far one of my favorite series! I love how complex the stories are and how they intermingle with each other. Each time I read them, I go back and catch why a certain character spoke that way or why they acted as they did. Speaking of the characters, they are all well developed, bringing their own unique personalities to push the story further along. The wording was straight and to the point during the more action packed scenes and more calm and descriptive in the more tense scenes. There is something for everyone in this series. There is romance, humor, action, and emotion. An excellent read for anyone looking for an adventure into the world of magic.

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