Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Before he knew about the Roses, sixteen-year-old Jack lived a normal life in a small town in Ohio. The ugly scar on his chest and his daily medicine the only things that set him apart from the other high schoolers. When Jack skips his medicine one day he notices newfound strength and agility he has never experienced before. At soccer practice, when challenged by his rival, Jack nearly kills the other boy in the fight to defend himself.
Shortly after, Aunt Linda pays Jack and his mom a visit and soon takes Jack and his friends on an trip to explore his heritage. Soon they are in a cemetary digging up a medieval sword with remarkable powers and running for their lives from an underground society of magical beings, the Roses. The adventure continues as Jack must learn to hone his skills as a warrior, wielding the sword and control his powers while protecting his friends. He travels to England and is forced to fight in an epic battle of life and death.
The Warrior Heir is fast paced and action packed. The beginning starts out a bit slow while Jack is figuring out who he is. But once they find the sword, The Warrior Heir is fast paced and action packed till the end. Jack is a character that the reader finds easy to root for while secondary characters like his Enchantress aunt, his buddies and Coach Hastings all add interest and humor to the story. A highly recommended read!