Holy crap. This book was even better than the first book in the series. Where The Warrior Heir was a little slow in the beginning, The Wizard Heir is full of action from start to finish.
This novel follows Seph McCauley who, although he knows he is a wizard, is mostly unaware of the goings on in the magical world. After a tragic accident at a late night party, Seph is sent to The Havens, a school for troubled boys that is not what it seems. Soon, Seph is fighting to survive and avoid being recruited into a war he knows nothing about.
Although we follow a new protagonist in this book, we get to revisit most of the previous characters that we love. A new villain is introduced and I despise him with every ounce of my being. I haven’t hated a character so much since Dolores Umbridge, which says a lot about Cinda Williams Chima’s writing. The plot if this novel kept me guessing and I was genuinely surprised by all the twists. As in the first novel, the combat scenes were exceptional and I was completely engaged while reading them. Overall, this book blew me away. 5/5 stars. Would definitely recommend.