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New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima comes from a long line of fortune-tellers, musicians and spinners of tales. She began writing romance novels in middle school, which were often confiscated by her teachers.

The Warrior Heir was named to Voya’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2005-2006, is a 2006 Booksense Summer Reading Pick, was named to the 2007-2008 Lone Star Reading List, and was a finalist for the 2006 Great Lakes Book Award. Warrior Heir received a starred review in the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books and a “Perfect Ten” (5Q, 5P) in Voya. The Wizard Heir also received a “Perfect Ten” from Voya and appears on Voya's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2007. The Dragon Heir received a starred review in Kirk
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The Demon King (Seven Realm...
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The Warrior Heir (The Heir ...
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The Exiled Queen (Seven Rea...
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The Crimson Crown (Seven Re...
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" Not this year, but I'm writing four more books set in the Seven Realms. The first of those, Flamecaster, is scheduled for spring, 2016. If you want to ...more "
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“Weird is good, strange is bad.”
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“Ellen could have killed me," Jack said quietly, "but she didn't. She saved my life."
"How come?" Fitch demanded. "After all this?"
Ellen turned scarlet and stared at the ground. "Maybe none of my opponents ever gave me flowers before," she mumbled.”
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message 69: by Lucinda

Lucinda Thanks so much for accepting my friendship request here on Goodreads!


message 68: by Judith

Judith Thanks so much for accepting my friendship request Cinda. I love your Heir Chronicles and am keen to read the Seven Realms series too. It is great to see you like Code Name Verity as much as I do too. Hope you have a brilliant holiday season and wish you all that is good for 2015 from Judith xxx


message 67: by Nikki

Nikki Hello Ms. Chima! I absolutely LOVED the Seven Realms series, I could hardly put any of them down! I took The Demon King with me on a trip and my family was practically pulling the book from my hands. The Heir Chronicles is wonderful as well and I am so excited to read The Enchanter Heir! Thank you for writing such wonderful books!!


message 66: by Cinda

Cinda Vetsy wrote: "Just wanted to say that I love the Seven Realms series and I just wanted to know when The Crimson Crown will be out in paperback format?"

Paperback edition of The Crimson Crown is set for release September 24, 2013.


message 65: by Vetsy

Vetsy Just wanted to say that I love the Seven Realms series and I just wanted to know when The Crimson Crown will be out in paperback format?


message 64: by R

R Hello! I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed reading the Seven Realms series! Your books are definitely one of my favorites. I'll be reading the Heir Chronicles which I'm pretty sure would be great too. Thank you!


Катя Czaja Thank you for giving this series such a beautiful and satisfying ending. I have spent the most wonderful day lost in Raisa and Han's world.


Stella  ☢FAYZ☢ Chen Your books have changed my life! It's hard to find great fantasy books nowadays and yours are my favourites! Don't stop writing because I'll always be there waiting for them to come out. Always.


Tea in Chapter Three Hello Mrs. Chima. I must say, I am an avid reader of your novels, and do quite enjoy the experience that each gives me. Right now, I am anxiously awaiting to get a hold of the second Realms book, for a long waitng list at my public library prevents me from reading it. Thank you so very much, and I really loved the Heir novels. Simply fantastic!


message 60: by Cinda

Cinda Tiko wrote: "thank you so much for accepting my friendship request!!!!
i sooooo enjoyed your seven realms series.... cant wait for a forth book!!!
i really think that you are one of the "BESTEST" fantasy au..."


Tiko, thanks for the kind words and for spreading the word!


message 59: by Tiko

Tiko thank you so much for accepting my friendship request!!!!
i sooooo enjoyed your seven realms series.... cant wait for a forth book!!!
i really think that you are one of the "BESTEST" fantasy authors!!! thanks for giving us such great books to read...


message 58: by Natasa

Natasa Hi! I just want to say that you and your books are brilliant and I'm completely fangirling right now that you liked my pre-review for The Crimson Crown. Holy shiz yay!! xD


message 57: by Cinda

Cinda E. wrote: "Hi Mrs. Chima!

You recently skyped with Baxter County Library and I was so inspired (even if I did pop in late). I held on to every word you said.

Thank you for being such an inspiration!"


E, I had a great time Skyping with Baxter! Thanks to the kind words!


message 56: by E.

E. Hi Mrs. Chima!

You recently skyped with Baxter County Library and I was so inspired (even if I did pop in late). I held on to every word you said.

Thank you for being such an inspiration!


message 55: by Cinda

Cinda Nerwen Elendil wrote: "Hi Cinda! Thank you so much for accepting my friend request. I've recently bought "The Warrior Heir" and, I have to admit... IT'S FREAKING AWESOME!!!
Can't wait to order the rest.

Thank you for s..."


Thank you! for the book love. Hope you'll keep on reading


Leonor (Ner) Hi Cinda! Thank you so much for accepting my friend request. I've recently bought "The Warrior Heir" and, I have to admit... IT'S FREAKING AWESOME!!!
Can't wait to order the rest.

Thank you for such a wonderful story ^_^


Shelley (Bella) Hi Cinda! It was so amazing meeting you. Love the blog post and our pic is so great! I can't stop bragging. Thank you again!
Cheers!
Bella


message 52: by Toni

Toni Thanks for accepting, I love your books!!


message 51: by Jen (last edited Sep 21, 2011 02:21PM)

Jen Hey Cinda,
Thank you for accepting my friend request. I am dying to read your books. I hear such amazing things about them. :)


message 50: by Stacy

Stacy Eaton Cinda - thank you for the friendship!


message 49: by Tia

Tia Just finished Gray Wolf Throne... I Loved it, and can't wait for book four.. this is an amazing series.. and I just gotta tell ya that I love Han and Raisa together, I'm so hoping at the series end we see those two end up together and happy...


message 48: by Jackie

Jackie Zhou Daniel wrote: "Can't wait for book four of the seven realms series (i think you can stretch the series into several more books but that's just my wishful thinking :D) Gray wolf throne was the best book i have rea..."

meh too


message 47: by Jackie (last edited Sep 08, 2011 05:15PM)

Jackie Zhou Cinda wrote: "Jackie wrote: "Cinda after you finsh the seven realm series will write another book that Han and Raisa in it. Like in The Heroes of the Olympus series"

It's possible I may write more books in the ...but first I have to finish the two Heir books promised. "


Thank a lot Cinda! I can't wait for the The new Heir books! And i can't wait to what you will do after book 4 of the seven realm series that wold be awesome if you write more of it! I LOVE ALL YOUR BOOK!


message 46: by Cinda

Cinda Jackie wrote: "Cinda after you finsh the seven realm series will write another book that Han and Raisa in it. Like in The Heroes of the Olympus series"

It's possible I may write more books in the Seven Realms world..but first I have to finish the two Heir books promised.


message 45: by Daniel

Daniel Can't wait for book four of the seven realms series (i think you can stretch the series into several more books but that's just my wishful thinking :D) Gray wolf throne was the best book i have read yet, kept me on my toes throughout the whole story and i could not stop reading, i will be depressed until next fall knowing i can't find out what happens next until then :/


message 44: by Jackie

Jackie Zhou Cinda after you finsh the seven realm series will write another book that Han and Raisa in it. Like in The Heroes of the Olympus series


message 43: by Jackie

Jackie Zhou Sara wrote: "I just finished the Gray Wolf Throne today... SO sad that I have to wait for the last book!! It will be bittersweet to see the series end, but you did such an amazing job with this book!! I absolut..."
me too i finish the 3 day after it come out


message 42: by Sara

Sara I just finished the Gray Wolf Throne today... SO sad that I have to wait for the last book!! It will be bittersweet to see the series end, but you did such an amazing job with this book!! I absolutely love your ability to tell stories and draw the reader in! I just wanted to thank you for writing a series I can truly get excited about and read over and over! You are AMAZING!! Can't wait for the last book to come out!!!


Branwen *Blaidd Drwg* Hi Cinda! Thanks so much for accepting my friend request. :) I just recently finished the Heir Chronicles and I absolutely LOVED them! They are such great books! I can't wait to get started on the Seven Realms series! :)


message 40: by Cinda

Cinda ~dragonrider~ wrote: "I cant wait for the next one!!! I am absolutely IN LOVE with HAn Allister. I love how you write and am very picky about my authors you're the top of the list by Chritopher Paolini and Homer. I love..."

TRUTH: I love Micah, too!


message 39: by Cinda

Cinda Ward wrote: "Thanks of the books! It meant a lot to me and Lisa to have you at our party. We can't wait to read them all :)"

Hi, Ward! Thank your Mom! She brought me the books nd asked me to sign! Good meeting Lisa and seeing you again. CWC


message 38: by Ward

Ward Thanks of the books! It meant a lot to me and Lisa to have you at our party. We can't wait to read them all :)


message 37: by Cinda

Cinda Corey wrote: "Hey! Love your books- they were part of the reason i have begun to write my own! Hope to see more from you soon! - Corey"

Good luck with your writing. As for more from me, The Gray Wolf Throne comes out September 20. CWC


message 36: by Corey

Corey Elkins Hey! Love your books- they were part of the reason i have begun to write my own! Hope to see more from you soon! - Corey


message 35: by Em

Em - of Everything Books thanks you for accepting my request. I love your books! Especially the Exiled Queen.


message 34: by Sophie

Sophie :)Thank you and your welcome! You're such a good author!


message 33: by Lizzie

Lizzie Thanks for accepting my request, and for the comment! :) I may be coming to your signing at the Stark County Library on Monday. I'm looking forward to it!


message 32: by Pamela

Pamela Hey Cinda...Thanks for accepting my friendship.


message 31: by Ralph

Ralph Thanks for advertising here on Goodreads! I'd much rather see more book reviews on here than some of the unrelated ads that normally come up. So thank you for supporting this awesome site! I'll definitely buy your book the next time I'm at a bookstore!


message 30: by Cinda

Cinda Richard wrote: "Thanks for the add. I remember the day I first read "The Warrior Heir" I was volunteering at the library when it kind of just feel into my hand when organizing a shelf."

My books are enchanted, you know. Don't try to resist. CWC


message 29: by Cinda

Cinda Richard, well, they are enchanted, you know. Don't try and resist. CWC


message 28: by Richard

Richard Thanks for the add. I remember the day I first read "The Warrior Heir" I was volunteering at the library when it kind of just feel into my hand when organizing a shelf.


message 27: by Cinda

Cinda Thank you, thank you thank you--good to hear this early feedback on EQ! Cinda


Sab H.  (YA Bliss) OMG! Yay for coming to Houston! I was the first in the tour for Exiled Queen and I just finished it. I have to say WOW! I absolutely adored it! I'm such a fan of that series (I haven't read Heir Chronicles yet though) I need book three NOW!! :)

Love your writing and originality and your excellently plotted story. I'm stunned and breathless. I want to read it over and over again!

Best,
Sab


message 25: by Cinda

Cinda Glad you enjoyed the Heir Chronicles. Re Houston visit--Possibly! I put Texas on the list, but am waiting to hear from my publisher the finals. I also will be in Houston in May 2011 for some school visits.

CWC


message 24: by Emily (last edited Jul 28, 2010 02:19PM)

Emily Are you by any chance coming near the Houston area on your next tour? I loved the Heir chronicles, by the way.

Thank you,
Arya


message 23: by Kelly

Kelly Cinda Chima,

Thanks! That really did help me a ton! There have been times when I've questioned myself on many of the things you wrote.

I'm going to try, yet again, to write a story\book. I'm very good at writing songs...I've never fully finished a story or book well enough to show to anyone, however, as I've always felt sort of shy towards them.

Thank you, yet again
- Kelly


message 22: by Cinda

Cinda Check out my blog post on this topic!
http://cindachima.blogspot.com/2010/0...


message 21: by Kelly

Kelly I can imagine the amount of stress that’s put on your shoulders per book! However, doesn’t it pay off when you see the readers whom are very strongly into your books, as well as the hunk of pay you receive via it?

I have a strong lust for reading, as well as writing. I write my own songs, as well as play them live, & used to write short stories, but they were more-or-less the type of things that are lacking the fundamental to have a better overall story. I tend to just describe one specific thing for pages & pages. For example, I can describe the water, the dock the character’s standing on; everything. Just not continue on with the story itself!

I’m just not sure how to go about it. I have character names, as well as the general plot. I’m just always confused as to how to ‘start’ a book. I suppose that’s my weakness?

-Kelly


message 20: by Cinda

Cinda Pure, unadulterated panic! That's what goes through an author's mind when begins a novel and she's lucky enough to be under contract. It's like signing up for a 500-page term paper. And because I work without an outline, it's like working without a net. And yet...and yet I'm working on my seventh book now. You just have to work through the panic.


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