Search Results: "Cinda Williams Chima"


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FLAMECASTER by Cinda Williams Chima
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 19, 2016

"A welcome return for loyal fans and a splendid jumping-on point for new ones. Both will be panting for the next installment. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Chima revisits the Seven Realms for the next generation of warfare, intrigue, romance, and magic. Read full book review >

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THE WIZARD HEIR by Cinda Williams Chima
Released: May 1, 2007

"This sequel improves on the original, leaving fans eager for the foreshadowed resolution. (Fantasy. YA)"
A fantasy trilogy of high-stakes magical politics gains depth with this second entry. Read full book review >

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THE ENCHANTER HEIR by Cinda Williams Chima
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A smoldering story soaked in tears, sweat and blood, constantly threatening to blaze into an inferno. Spellbinding. (Fantasy, 14 & up)"
Chima returns to her best-selling contemporary fantasy series with an entry that is almost entirely setup—but such delicious setup. Read full book review >

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THE GRAY WOLF THRONE by Cinda Williams Chima
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Indispensible for those already committed to the series; those who aren't should go back to the beginning and start. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Secrets are revealed, oaths sworn, alliances forged and hearts broken in the third volume of this epic fantasy tetralogy. Read full book review >

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THE EXILED QUEEN by Cinda Williams Chima
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Riveting. (Fantasy. YA)"
Duty, love, expedience and revenge fuel the labyrinthine intrigues of this second entry in an epic fantasy series. Read full book review >

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THE WARRIOR HEIR by Cinda Williams Chima
Released: April 1, 2006

"A competent, unexceptionable addition to teen fantasy shelves; the sort of thing you'll like if you really like that sort of thing. (Fantasy. YA)"
Stop me if you've heard this one before: Ordinary youth unearths a mysterious artifact, discovers his secret heritage and becomes the pivotal figure in an epic battle between Good and Evil. Read full book review >

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SHADOWCASTER by Cinda Williams Chima
Released: April 4, 2017

"By no means a stand-alone but—like the entire saga—essential for any epic-fantasy collection and catnip for lovers of the genre. (Fantasy. 12-adult)"
The storyline shifts to the reluctant princess-heir of the Fells in this second chronicle of the next generation of wizards and warfare in the Seven Realms. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Simply brilliant. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Torture and treasure, treason and trust, and the triumph of true love: All come to fruition in the stirring conclusion to this epic fantasy series. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON KING by Cinda Williams Chima
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Few readers will mind reaching the end with the protagonists still separated by hundreds of miles only to realize it was naught but prelude to the real action; instead, they will clamor for the sequel. (Fantasy. YA)"
Rich characterization and exquisite world building make up for a leisurely pace in the dense first volume of a new epic-fantasy trilogy. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON HEIR by Cinda Williams Chima
Released: Aug. 12, 2008

"A superlative accomplishment. (Fantasy. YA)"
Centuries of wizardly scheming, slavery and slaughter reap apocalyptic fallout in this final volume of Chima's trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. WILLIAMS by Karen Barbour
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"What a delightful way to show young readers 'how it was back then.' (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Mr. J.W. Williams grew up in rural Louisiana during the Depression. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2004

"Despite the tawdry ending, Montville clearly had fun creating a playful buzz of words to raise the ghost of The Splendid Splinter."
Snazzy biography of The Kid that manages to be subtly characterful and thorough at the same time. Read full book review >