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The Sorcerer Heir

(The Heir Chronicles #5)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  5,059 ratings  ·  303 reviews

The delicate peace between Wizards and the underguilds (Warriors, Seers, Enchanters, and Sorcerers) still holds by the thinnest of threads, but powerful forces inside and outside the guilds threaten to sever it completely.

Emma and Jonah are at the center of it all. Brought together by their shared history, mutual attraction, and a belief in the magic of music, they now
ebook, 512 pages
Published October 21st 2014 by Disney-Hyperion
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May 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
This one was probably the best out of all the Heir books, but boy does Chima love to screw with the lives of previous main characters!
And, no, nothing happened to anyone that made me throw the book across the room, but in those opening pages I was like...


I think the action and pacing was waaaaay better in this last one than in any of the previous books. And when you couple that with the fact that (I thought) Emma and Jonah were both just more interesting characters than the others, The
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Just so I don't forget to mention it -- What a great read!

The Sorcerer Heir is the fifth and last book currently in The Heir Chronicles series by Cinda Williams Chima. The Wizard's guild ruled the world of magic for hundreds of years but that's all changed. Now the Underguilds (Warriors, Seers, Enchanters, and Sorcerers) are in control and the Wizards don't like it at all.

Emma just wants to be a normal person, play her guitar in the band she's joined, and try and get over the tragedy of her
Robin (Bridge Four)
Great conclusion to the Heir series.

While I did prefer the Seven Realms Series to this one Cinda Williams Chima has again proven that she really knows how to punch out a series ending that is full of twists, turns, drama and gut wrenching angst until the very end.

I didn’t reread any of the other books going into this and so I had forgotten a lot it seems from the last book. But no worries I just went along for the ride and there was just enough recapping along the way that I caught up quickly
Molly Mortensen
Even though there was a lot I loved about this book, it took me forever to read. It just wasn't calling me. I blame Emma. Why did Sorcerer have to have the same characters as Enchanter? Jonah's a good character but I can't stand Emma!

After that cliffhanger I wanted to know what happened with Jonah and he doesn't come back in until page 50!

Lesha gets a POV. She's certainly grown up since Warrior. How cute a are Lesha and Fitch together!

Can I just say how much I love Kenzie? Jonah's brother needs
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Aghhh what a conclusion!

Chima has totally outdone herself. I thought I loved the way The Dragon Heir ended, but I loved the end of this installment even more. Tension and deception are running high as the savants, shades, Trinity council and the Wizards try to figure out what went wrong at Thorn Hill all those years ago. So many people are out for blood and blood will be spilled.

There are so many characters in this book who are determined to see their truth of events be revealed. And all
Jun 09, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-releases
So this book needs to come out. Like, now. After a cliffhanger like that, I can't be expected to wait until October.

May 11, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed
This was decent - definitely better than The Enchanter Heir - but I'm left feeling that there was really no purpose to the story. Not only from a plot standpoint, though the entire plot does feel tacked on, but even the writing didn't draw me in.

I think there are more Seven Realms books coming. I really hope those aren't as unnecessary-feeling as the most recent additions to the Heir series.

Some book thoughts unrelated to the plot: (view spoiler)
Dec 03, 2013 marked it as to-read
I need this book now if not sooner!
This book is EVERYTHING. Everything I could have wanted. Getting to read a new Cinda Williams Chima book every year has become an annual treat for me since 2007, kind of like Halloween and pumpkin spice lattes. Her writing style is one of my absolute favorites; she has a gift for making things come alive, for fleshing out characters, for writing awesome action scenes.

When I read The Enchanter Heir a year and a half ago, I wrote, “Enchanter Heir never feels like more than just the intro to a
Leia Rose
Dec 27, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
*sigh* What do you do when you find a series you like but it goes downhill at some point? Well after the disaster of The Enchanter Heir I couldn't help thinking this wasn't going to help. To be fair I liked it better then Enchanter, but I'm still VERY disappointed with the turn this series took.

I loved the original setup of the guilds and the battle to first stop wizard domination and then set up a working new system. Enchanter took a drastic turn from that and Sorcerer follows up that path.

Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So I finished this book, and it's just like, pure perfection. I actually fell over on my bed after I finished it. I think I'm still incapacitated. Just Jonah, and Emma, and...ugh. This was perfectly perfect in the most perfect of ways. AGH. Why didn't I pace myself? Why didn't I take my time? Oh, right. Because this is CWC we're talking about, and I'll eat up anything that woman writes in less than a week. (It would be less than a day, but that's college for you, folks.) And...and...this
Diena Riding
Oct 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My favorite in the series.
Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms)
Great final book of a really good YA series about Supernaturals in a small town in Ohio. I"ve enjoyed all of these books but particularly liked Jonah, the hero in this book. I am sure I made a mistake by not re-reading the previous book before I started this one as some of the previous story and characters were a little hazy. It was kind of a 4.5 read for me, but I believe it would be a solid five if I had done that. This is the final story of the children who were survivors of a terrible ...more
Cinda Williams Chima, you have done it again. You are, by far, one my all time favorite authors. You create stories and characters and worlds that sink into my skin and into my bones. Your writing is beautiful and a reader could not ask anything more from her favorite author (except for the request for more, please, please, please, PLEASE???).

Okay, Chima is another author who creates boy characters that I fall absolutely head over heels in love with. First, I absolutely fell for Han
Originally Reviewed For: Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy

Several years ago my oldest daughter came home from school with a library book and basically said, "Mom you have to read this book!" That book was Cinda Williams Chima's The Warrior Heir.. I read that book and a love for a certain YA author was born.

The Sorcerer Heir is the fifth and final book in Ms. Williams Heir Series.. A world where gifted individuals born with a "weir" stone inside gives them powers and puts them in one of
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a worthy finale for a great series. I have to admit that I was a little skeptical at the seeming left turn in the plot in the previous book, the Enchanter Heir, which seemed to separate it almost entirely from the previous three books. I am totally on board after reading this book, however. Chima did a wonderful job of tying it all together, and providing an action packed, gut wrenching end to all of it.
Saurabh Tripathi
Dec 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I love your works!! But that doesn't mean that I won't throw the thing across the room if you give me all those twists and head-aches!!

Loved the characters!!! That madness streak?? The way everything was a chaos but still marvellous-ly beautiful!!! Everything!!

Maybe its the genre that's got tiring!! But still one'f the best books I'd read this year!! RUN for it!!!
~Cyanide Latte~
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: contemporary readers who want to try out fantasy.
Shelves: cwchima-series
Given how up-and-down my history with this series has been, I was not expecting to go into this book and come out of it satisfied, but here I am.

This installment absolutely did wonders with keeping the story engaging while moving at a much better pace than previous books in the series, and I do feel like I largely was satisfied with the majority of what happened by the end. Most of the characters come out of it for the better and have excellent plot resolutions, and the entire conclusion itself
Colleen Earle
A lovely conclusion to this series. I liked how everything wrapped up. Unlike The Dragon Heir, this ending didn’t feel rushed or too tidy. Like The Dragon Heir, the ending is Ione so more could be added, though this time I doubt it will (but I would be happy if the story continued).
I liked how in this book more of the original characters played a larger role.
Overall, a fun series. glad I decided to reread/read it this year.
Jack Whitmore
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good book and a pretty good series. Ended nicely but dragged on a little.
Amanda Fioravanti
Dec 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great book but this should not have been the last book in the series! I have so many questions!!!=[
Darren Hagan
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**4.25 stars**
Chris Strehlow
Sep 19, 2017 rated it liked it
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May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Barb Middleton
Apr 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, ya
Book #4 ends on a cliffhanger, but this plot doesn't get around to addressing where it left off until page 50. The first chapters introduce Leesha as a character who has changed from a self-centered person to one who is trying to make sense out of the tragedy of her boyfriend's death in the previous book. Problem is I never had much interest in the superficial Leesha. Actually, I didn't remember her much from the previous books. The author is setting up for Emma to stay with her but I thought it ...more
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, high-fantasy
"The Sorcerers Heir" is the final installment in a high fantasy series rich in the paranormal and filled with shocking disclosures. It opens in Trinity Ohio where the tenuous peace between the wizards and the underguilds is strained after an influx of killings. With Madison Moss's twelve year old sister one of the victims at Seph McCauley's party not only do the police begin investigating the crime, interviewing their chief suspects Emma and Jonah but the wizards implement their own task force ...more
Emily (Infinite Lives, Infinite Stories)
Secrets, secrets, and more secrets.

Jonah's and Emma's relationship is something that is rare in the books that I read. I liked how it was different from most other novels where the characters instantly fall in love and there's smooth sailed here on out. I enjoyed how rocky it was. Even when something earth-shattering was thrown at them, I still silently hoped that they would find a way to make it work. Although, I wanted to yell at them a few times when the other concealed a secret that could
3.5 stars. Final book (again) in the Heir Chronicles. I like seeing all the characters again, but it is a lot of people to keep track of. This is a continuation of The Enchanter Heir and should be read back-to-back with that book. Kind of dark story and only some of the characters got a happy ending or closure.

* Less musical details
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Jul 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
It's like the end of a era which is weird to say because i read the first book back in the summer but to think of where book one was is absolutely crazy to think about. I have grown to love so many of the oldies as well as the new ones and i honestly feel like there is more to their story. Leesha is probably one of my most characters ever now who has had insane character development and having a book about her would be super cool to see (plus her and Fitch: SO CUTE). More people need to read ...more
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Jack shrugged. I'm a hero. What can I say?"

This. Book. Was. Amazing. A perfect ending to a great series! As a whole, this entire series was hit or miss for me. Some books I adored and others I hated. But the Enchanter Heir and Sorcerer Heir were my favorites. I loved that we followed the same characters from Enchanter Heir and got to know them even better in this book. Jonah and Emma are my favorite characters from the series as well. I loved seeing all the old faces and seeing everyone kick
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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.


Other books in the series

The Heir Chronicles (5 books)
  • The Warrior Heir (The Heir Chronicles, #1)
  • The Wizard Heir (The Heir Chronicles, #2)
  • The Dragon Heir (The Heir Chronicles, #3)
  • The Enchanter Heir (The Heir Chronicles, #4)
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