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The Dragon Heir
 
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Cinda Williams Chima
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The Dragon Heir (The Heir Chronicles #3)

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The covenant that was meant to keep the wizard wars at bay has been stolen, and Trinity must prepare for attack. Everyone is doing their part — Seph is monitoring the Weirwalls; Jack and Ellen are training their ghostly army; even Anaweir Will and Fitch are setting booby traps around the town's perimeter. But to Jason Haley, it seems like everyone wants to keep him out of

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Paperback, 528 pages
Published June 8th 2011 by Hyperion Books for Children (first published August 12th 2008)
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Teri
I just can't rate this book as highly as the first 2 which is a bummer as it's the conclusion. The two main characters were soooooo whiny I felt like I was reading Harry Potter #5. Then it seemed like the author had to go somewhere so she just tied up the end real quick. . . "and he died and she lived and the other two lived happily ever after, the end"
Afton Nelson
A great finish to the "Heir" Trilogy. I had a few issues with some of the characters in the story.

SPOILERS***

Linda and Leander's brief stint in this book was annoying. Why couldn't they come back and help in the battle? Bring a few weapons from the castle's stash? Could they buy a cell phone and call to check in? The Trinity Weir people were in desperate need all the while Linda and Leander hang out in a castle and have basically no part in this book.

I was confused about the dragon/lady. Was s...more
Wealhtheow
Magic is real, and the people who use it are dicks.

Wizards have been engaged in a bloody battle for supremacy for generations, and they don't care who they destroy in the process. In The Warrior Heir, young Jack finds out that he has magic and that the wizards plan to use him as a pawn in their latest scheme. With help from the few wizard rebels, he manages to badly damage the wizards' power over the other magic guilds. In the second book, The Wizard Heir, the growing band of rebels continue th...more
Krista (One Love) (Critical)
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Michelle
The final book in the excellent ‘Heir’ trilogy wraps up the conflict centered on the talented youths Jack, Ellen, Jason, Seph, and Madison. The war between the different factions of wizards has come to a head and the discovery of a powerful weapon, the Dragonheart, has each side fighting for its control. I think this volume even edged out ‘Warrior Heir’ for my favorite of the three – this one was so much more developed and the characters matured in many ways.

One thing that really bugged me was...more
LastMonk
Jan 11, 2009 LastMonk rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Good grief, stop asking me! I recommend it to anyone who wants to finish the stinkin' series!
Recommended to LastMonk by: *sigh* Nobody, it's the third book!
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Alright. Here we are. I assume that if you've gotten this far, you've read and enjoyed the previous two. Good for you. We finally have something in common. I feel like I know you already, nameless reader.

The Dragon Heir is the third and final installment of the Heir Trilogy. (For those among you who do not understand the meaning of the word "trilogy" means.) I really have mixed feelings about this one--hence the four-star rating.

The book starts strong, and moves along nicely, weaving together se...more
Arminzerella
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DJ
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Denae
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Tiffany
I don't really lnow what I was hoping for in the last installment of this trilogy, but what I got was the same, same, same (not a bad thing). A teensy prologue that I to skim through (I'm not a big fan of prologues) followed by a couple hundred pages of people waiting around for something to happen, which builds into a giant, amazing, epic scene that leaves me breathless and makes me forget about the not-so-exciting start of the book. Unless you really have a pet peeve for slow beginnings, this...more
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The Dragon Heir

In The Warrior Heir trilogy written by Cinda Williams China the lives of Jack Swift, Seph McCauley, Madison Moss and Jason Haley are connected through life events that were struck in motion the day Jack realized he was a warrior. The 5 magical guilds were sorcerers, seers, warriors, enchanters and wizards. They were all gifted people who were born with Weirstones, a crystalline source of power that sits behind the heart.

In the beginning of the trilogy J...more
Alex Marriner
I really enjoy this book even though i am only part of the way into the book. I really liked how the book started and it gave the reader good background information before starting into content of the book. I feel that by doing this a reader who hasn't read the first two would be able to pick this up and read it without a problem. Now I don't know who your favorite character is but mine is definitely Jason. From what i have read it seems like he will be one of the most influential characters in...more
Abigail
So now its come to the last book.... Jeez this series went by way too fast! But now I'm happy to finally be writing this review to close the door to this wonderful trilogy. To say the least I was not disappointed by this last book.
I liked the narrative of Madison I felt like she was a respectable person who puts everyone before herself. She was so strong and I loved her attitude and her Southern roots.
It took me awhile to really grow fond of Jason. At first I felt like he didn't have the right i...more
Scott
The 3rd book in the series and it delivers. The first half was generally pretty slow and for no reason but the 2nd half of the book is non-stop action, suspense, battles etc.

The book has flaws (quite a few in fact) and it's predictable (sometimes it's nice when you are ahead of the characters because you can watch them develop but sometimes it's just sloppy writing) but for entertainment value alone I'll round this up to a 4 star book.

Nothing to write home about but if you liked the first two in...more
Tess
This is really good. The series get much better. The first one was.. pretty good, but not one of my favorites. The second was very good, but still not my favorites, but this one, wow. I hate the ends of series, they're so depressing. This is the ONLY book EVER that i actually liked what happened on the last 5 pages. It was so good, and so much better than the others. This is deffently a book i will remember. AND i got to meet the author!
Kelly
I was very disappointed in this book and the author. Ms. Chima made it feel like she had a very tight deadline that she needed to make and so she didn't spend the time or the effort on this book that she spent on the previous two. I had high hopes for her trilogy but this last book ruined it.

SPOILERS AHEAD....

Firstly, the two main characters were not very lovable this time around. Madison's entire storyline seemed fairly pointless. All of the drama and the tension was set up because Madison was...more
Branwen *Blaidd Drwg*
"It's not enough to do something. It's important to do the right thing."

"Falling in love was like falling off a cliff. It felt pretty much like flying until you hit the ground."


In this next installment of the Weir series, the conflicts between the wizards and the other guilds have come to a head as the infamous dragon stone is borrowed (ahem, stolen) from the Ghyll and the power structure of the guilds begins to come apart. Surrounded and without many options, the young wizards and warriors read...more
Jen
Oh, I wish they had a 2 1/2 stars rating...I'm still sort of smarting from the drop-on-my-rump letdown I got from this final installment in what is otherwise an excellent teen fantasy series. It all started out intriguing, with Chima picking up a supporting character from the previous book and fleshing out his role a bit more. (He happened to be one of my favorite characters, so I was happy about that!) The plot thickens, characters from all the books enter onto the playing field and more histor...more
Chase2
I thoroughly enjoyed the book The Dragon Heir. In fact, I greatly enjoyed the entire heir series. It had all elements that a good book requires. It had comedy, romance, action, comedy, great amount of details, and more. The main characters are all in thier seventeens and eighteens and so they are all very relatable. The book is filled to the brimm with action and mystery. With warring wizards, warriors, enchanters and more, this books great details make the battles and action very real. The myst...more
Joey
The Dragon Heir by Cinda Williams Chima. Part #3 of The Warrior Heir trilogy.
The Dragon Heir is so far the best of the three books that I have read. This book is very compelling; the book starts off at a slow start but gets very interesting after just a few pages in.
I will first begin with the characters; the characters are well thought through and are very detailed with personality. The characters are believe able with some of their stories on how they were raised and their past.
I thought this...more
Maythavee
I really wanted to give The Dragon Heir 5 stars but there were several things that bugged me so it lost a star.

The main characters of The Dragon Heir are Jason Harley and Madison Moss. In the previous book, The Wizard Heir, I really like the both of them. However, when Jason became the main narrator, I didn’t like him as much as before. His desire to be known and his rebellious behavior became really annoying. I do feel bad for him at the end. Even though he was annoying, he didn’t deserve that...more
Nathan
A bit of a letdown to an otherwise decent series. By this point nearly all the characters seem to be roughly the same. You could describe them all as moody, rebellious, sarcastic, and a bit of an outcast. None of them are very likable this way either, and you don't really get pulled in rooting for them.

The grand war that occurs is somewhat silly too, you have a couple hundred wizards fighting half a dozen people and the author attempts to describe it in ways that sound like a massive fight with...more
Heather Constantino
Last of the series, Dragon Heir reaches it's dramatic conclusion. All the characters we met in the previous two books are welcomed back. Trinity becomes the final battle ground for power over the guilds. Jason is itching to be a player worth something. Wanting to do good and be recognized for his importance. After uncovering the Dragonheart he sets forth a set of events that brings the magical guilds to an epic battle. Madison Moss, after events at Second Sister in the previous book, just wants...more
Sarah
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Robin (Bridge Four)
3.5 Stars rounded up

The Dragon Heir is much a story about Madison and Jason who played roles in the Wizard Heir. This is the third book in a series that will be five books long. I have read both of Cinda Williams Chima’s series and while I prefer The Seven Realms Series this one is also a solid fantasy series. The characters are full of flaws, making good decisions and bad. Sometimes I think the pacing of the story tends to drag a bit throughout and then all the action ends up being at the end....more
Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms)
WOW. I started out giving the first book 3 stars (it was the author's debut novel), the second one 4 stars, and then bang - 5 stars! Now I would give the trilogy (and there is another book coming out so it really is a series) 5 stars! I had read her Seven Realms series first which is super amazing, so was a bit disappointed with the first book - don't be! It's good, just not great, but the WHOLE STORY is a wonderful read.

Okay, to this book. So many characters I have come to love are facing the c...more
Adam Veeser-Johnston
"The Dragon Heir" by Cinda Williams Chima, is a fantasy mythological book that is exciting and unpredictable.


The characters of the book are a strange people called the Weir or wizards, and the Ana-weir or non-gifted. The book focuses on a magic stone embedded with the soul of a dragon called the dragon heart. This stone is unknown in power and is only settle when near Madison Moss. She is an eliciter The heirs form a small army of wizards and start a campaign to end the destruction of the 'norma...more
Shannon
The Dragon Heir was a strong finish to the story begun with The Warrior Heir and continued in The Wizard Heir. All of the characters from both previous books find resolution here, one way or the other. There's double-crossing galore, redemption for some characters and not-so-gentle resolution for others.

The Dragon Heir begins with the wizard world in turmoil. The events that ended The Wizard Heir are recent and the old powers are struggling to deal with the rebels who want to find a new path for...more
Misty
I was kinda disappointed by this. It felt like I had to wade through unnecessary backstory for the first 400 pages. And I was annoyed with Madison's inability to just open her mouth and talk to Seph. She would have saved herself a lot of trouble that way. I don't understand why Hastings and Linda weren't in the book at all really. I get that Seph is powerful but having him on "performance enhancing drugs" for most of the book so he can single handedly save the world seemed like a stretch. His pa...more
Cassie
I enjoyed reading this book at least as much as I enjoyed reading the Wizard Heir. But I do think it could have been much better written. The ending is very abrupt, then the epilogue is just a series of statements about what happens to some, but not all, characters. And I feel like the hex from the previous book was never explained.

I wish there had been more background about the dragon and all of that. Instead, I had to flip back to the first book to reread parts.

My only other dislike is that t...more
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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,...more
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