The Warrior Heir

Cinda Williams Chima

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Before he knew about the Roses, fourteen-year-old Jack lived an unremarkable life in the small Ohio town of Trinity.Only the medicine he has to take daily and the thick scar above his heart set him apart from the other high-schoolers.Then one day Jack skips his medicine.Suddenly, he is stronger, fiercer, and more confident than ever before.And it feels greatuntil he loses control of his own strength and nearly kills another player during soccer team tryouts.Soon, Jack learns the startling truth about himself:he is Weirlindpart of an underground society of magical people who live among us.At the head of this magical society sit the feuding houses of the Red Rose and the White Rose, whose power is determined by playing The Gamea magical tournament in which each house sponsors a warrior to fight to the death.The winning house rules the Weir.As if his bizarre magical heritage isnt enough, Jack finds out that hes not just another member of Weirlindhes one of the last of the warriorsat a time when both houses are scouting for a player.Jacks performance on the soccer field has alerted the entire magical community to the fact that hes in Trinity.And until one of the houses is declared Jacks official sponsor, there are no limits to what theyll do to get Jack to fight for them. . . .

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