The Warrior Heir

The Warrior Heir

Book - 2006
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After learning about his magical ancestry and his own warrior powers, sixteen-year-old Jack embarks on a training program to fight enemy wizards.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780786839162
Characteristics: 426 p. ; 22 cm
Call Number: Y CHIMA, C


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This action-packed fantasy set in the modern world includes mysterious family problems and characters with fun quirks.

The day he stops taking his heart medication is the day Jack’s life changes. He has a stone on his heart, giving him Warrior powers, and he finds there are forces who want to capture him so he can fight for their battling armies.

Jack is unextraordinary until he stops taking his meds and discovers his new abilities, and that his heritage isn’t exactly what he thought. An urban fantasy with a medieval twist about becoming the warrior you are destined to be.

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Jan 23, 2020

Geared more to a teenage audience. Very good.

Nov 23, 2018

I wanted to get into the book and I tried to, but nothing ever really seemed to happen. I got about 60 pages in and gave up. I even opened the book to a random page further in and still nothing was really happening. So, I returned all the books.

Now, yes I know we had the first scene in the prologue and that was sad. Then, we had Jack who (supposedly) threw the bully into the goal with the ball. Without even touching him. However, none of those scenes had any real action. It was just nothing....

Anyway, I see a lot of other people were entertained by the book so, maybe you (the reader of this review) will be. In my opinion though, I was not impressed.

Dec 03, 2017

I've got admit, this was a very interesting book! I learned a little bit about Medieval Culture even though it's mostly fictional. Did anyone else find this a little similar to Game of Thrones? I feel like this is a smaller version of it. I totally ship Hastings and Linda! My favorite part was the twist in the plot, when Jack Swift's opponent was revealed to be Ellen Stephenson.

☆☆☆☆ - Lyla, age 12

Dec 29, 2015

It's a good book with all the twists and turns, but the ending doesn't sound like there is another part to it. It is just a happy ending for all with no more conflicts

Dec 28, 2015

It was a good book. I like the twists. I also agree that the ending was a little confusing.

millerjn Jun 20, 2015

This book is an amazing book filled with fantasy and magic. It's a great way to start a new series to keep the people reading

Eshaan_Tyagi Oct 08, 2014

It was a good books, though not the best and no where near as good as Chima's Seven Realms series for anyone who hasn't read it yet!!!!!!!
But overall this was a good book with a good plot and some decent characters, some harder to like than others....

Jul 29, 2014

This was a pretty good fantasy book. Not the best, but it was good.

The characters were well rounded and the overall plot was interesting. The rules of the magical world and all the magical guilds were unique.

It's worth reading!

Dec 27, 2013

a very good book. it kinda ends so that you know there is going to be another book yet it doesnt end at a cliffhanger.

Aug 06, 2013

This book is very good. It is a good book because it has many good twists.

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millerjn Jun 20, 2015

Sixteen year old Jack Swift is a normal high schooler. He head heart problems when he was a baby and had to have surgery. In surgery, a wizard implanted a warrior stone in him, instead of a what he was suppose to get- a wizard stone. Jack is now a warrior, but he doesn't know until he finds a sword named Shadowslayer. He gets trained in the art of warrior and wizardry. His trainer tricks Jack into participating in the Game, a competition to the death for warriors to win power for the two wizard houses- The White Rose and the Red Rose. Jack's trainer, Hastings, creates a new house called the Silver Dragon. This book is filled with amazing twists and turns you will never see coming, so I'm not gonna type the ending. Enjoy reading it!


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