Thursday, June 18, 2009
The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima young adult fantasy first in a trilogy. Jack our hero discovers that he has been marked at birth to be the hero [a gladiator who will fight to the death at the behest of wizards]. This is a good example of a summer read a book that is fast paced and enjoyable as long as you don't actually think about the plot or characters. The world building is occasionally laughable. Wizards want to stay secret but they sure do destroy a lot of property. Characters are cardboard and unsympathetic. I found myself humming it's a small world after all at several times. There are coincidences and characters that just happen to be involved. There is action we certainly don't get bogged down in characters thoughts and feelings. This is fluff and I'm actually going to pick up the sequel, well used not new.