The Warrior Heir
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,... show more
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.
Publish date: February 27th 2007
Publisher: Hyperion Paperbacks
Pages no: 426
Edition language: English
Series: The Heir Chronicles (#1)
Dang, this was tough to read. My 6th grader brought it home from school at the recommendation of the school librarian..."It's one of my favorites" she said. Well crap. That's the last time I rely on the recommendation of that school librarian. I actually enjoyed the story, so I may be over reactin...
Book 1 qualifies as Ohio for my USA by the book challenge. Book 2 is more than 50% set in Maine, so I'm counting it as fulfilling that state. This series was a re-read for me. It is more urban fantasy, less high fantasy, with a Harry Potter'esque (wizards among us) conceit. There is a completed st...
“Just remember who you are... The world will try to change you into someone else. Don't let them. That's the best advice anyone can give you.”“The Warrior Heir is a contemporary fantasy and coming of age story. It is the classic tale of boy who finds out he has a gift and learning how to hone that ...
Jack lead a life filled with ordinary, granted there were bullies who picked on him in school but they were pretty ordinary. His life changes when he forgets to take his daily medicine and suddenly he's stronger and faster. But he nearly kills someone and it's the start of an adventure. He's actu...
Liked it. Didn't love it. Will review later.Pre-book reviewWTF. Why are audiobook covers so awkward looking compared to the paper book?