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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 the sanctuary of Trinity must prepare for attack. Seph monitors the Weirwalls, while Jack and Ellen train their army of ghosts to face an onslaught of wizards. Even Anaweir Will and Fitch are setting traps around the town's perimeter. To Jason Haley, it feels as though everyone but him has a ro ...more
Hardcover, 499 pages
Published August 12th 2008 by Disney-Hyperion
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3.5 stars

This was better than I remembered, but maybe not so good that I'd shove this series in anyone's face & beg them to read it.


I guess more specifically, dragon. Because there's only one heir to the Dragon...thingy. Guild? I don't know. Whatever. It's not important. Just know that, unlike all the rest of the magical people, nobody even knew this type of person could exist.


This one has all of the characters from the previous two books in it, but the main focus is
Apr 28, 2009 Teri rated it liked it
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"
Jan 22, 2011 Wealhtheow rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, ya
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
Afton Nelson
Nov 09, 2008 Afton Nelson rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
A great finish to the "Heir" Trilogy. I had a few issues with some of the characters in the story.


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
Krista (I remember you, Min) (Critical)
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Jun 19, 2010 DJ rated it did not like it
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Mar 30, 2009 Michelle rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, fantasy, 2009
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
Feb 08, 2016 Jill rated it liked it

Alright heres the thing....The first half of this story was not the was very slow and the main POVs were very annoying and whiny. At the end of Wizard Heir, my favorite character in this whole series was Jason. In this book he turns into this whiny, attention seeking ass. He did improve but it took him a majority of the book and he still never compared to the Jason in the previous book. Also, Madison was just generally annoying idk why honestly. SEPH was the shining light in this
Jan 11, 2009 LastMonk rated it really liked it
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!
Shelves: new-favorites
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
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Denae Christine
Aug 15, 2008 Denae Christine rated it really liked it
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Jbb Lim
Nov 15, 2014 Jbb Lim rated it really liked it
I was a little surprise that I took longer than usual to finish this book. The book is fast pace and I didn't get into it as much as the first 2 books. Maybe my mind was per-occupied with work and I can't get in to the mood of reading for the past few weeks. I hope to get into it.

We are back with all the characters that we were being introduced from the 2 books and most of them are playing a more prominent role in this book. Each of them has a task to protect Trinity.

As Chima's usual way of plot
Apr 03, 2012 Tiffany rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012, modern-fantasy
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
Jan 26, 2009 Celines rated it it was amazing
Shelves: free-time
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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
Jan 31, 2012 Kelly rated it it was ok
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.


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
Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah*
"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
Alex Marriner
Mar 14, 2013 Alex Marriner rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 03, 2009 Nathan rated it it was ok
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
Dec 14, 2008 Sarah rated it it was ok
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Robin (Bridge Four)
Aug 22, 2013 Robin (Bridge Four) rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-stars, sexy
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.
Mar 06, 2009 Abigail rated it really liked it
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
Apr 05, 2008 Tess rated it it was amazing
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!
Steve Weller
Mar 25, 2015 Steve Weller rated it really liked it
Once I started this book I couldn't put it down. I'm glad I stumbled on this one after the whole series had been written so I could jump from one book to the next. It had a few lag points where complicated plot points needed to be explained, and the war that was building up from book one didn't last as long as I thought it might, but considering how few characters there were total, that's probably for the best. This series has been fun to read, and it's been clean. No dirty teenage scenes and ve ...more
Jan 18, 2016 Jessica rated it it was amazing
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Charlie Lewis
Dec 10, 2015 Charlie Lewis rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed The Dragon Heir because it was a book about friendship, loss, good triumphing over evil, and it is in the view of many different people. It's also about a girl named Madison Moss who is an elictor who wakes up the Dragon Heart and receives great power when it helps her. It names her ‘’the dragon heir’’.

The main event of the book is the attack on Trinity. When the Red Roses, White Roses, and D’Orsay all attack Trinity they all become greedy and want the Dragon Hea
Sep 16, 2008 Jennifer rated it liked it
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
Dec 15, 2011 Chase2 rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 01, 2012 Joey rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 15, 2013 Maythavee rated it really liked it
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
Heather Constantino
Sep 11, 2012 Heather Constantino rated it really liked it
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
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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.

Her Heir Chronicles series (magic comes to contemporary Ohio) comprises The Warrior Heir The Wizard Heir . The Dragon Heir The Enchanter Heir, and the Sorcerer Heir.

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The Heir Chronicles (5 books)
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