Who should read The Heir Chronicles?
Before I start telling all the Fantasy fans out there why you should be reading this series I’d like to say that I was honored to be asked to join in on this blog tour for Cinda Williams Chima. I adore her writing; I am definitely a fan. I can unabashedly say that I jumped on this opportunity. So thank you to the group who put this blog tour together, reading all the blog posts has been loads of fun.
I love her writing, and now I’m going to do my gosh darn best to sell you guys on it too.
I’m going to dive right in and say, anyone who likes the idea of a magical sub-world underneath our every day lives as humans should read these books. Anyone who has ever wished to be more than a mere mortal should pick up and start this series. If you waited on pins and needles for Harry Potter, or currently are addicted to Percy Jackson, I’m pretty sure you should pick these up and try these out. The Heir Chronicles contains the fun of sitting and imagining what House you would be sorted in, or which Camp Half-Blood cabin you belong to. It makes you look at your neighbors and wonder if they’re Enchanters, Wizards, Warriors, Seers, or Sorcerers. It made me look at myself and try to figure out, if I had a weirstone, what would I be… Sorcerer, probably.
What I think The Heir Chronicles offers, in addition to all the fun and magic, is a plot that’s full of real world problems. These books are about the idea that everyone is, or should be, equal despite one group of people having more advantages than another. It’s about fighting for everyone’s rights, not just your own. Actually, now that I’m writing this blog post I’m recognizing another correlation between this series and another that I love. Vampire Academy/Bloodlines. Before you look at me skeptically just hear me out. Vampire Academy and it’s spin off Bloodlines are, in essence, stories of classification. A good majority of the strife between the characters comes from the social structure of the Moroi/Dhampir/Humans. Well, the same is true of the guilds in The Heir Chronicles. Except, in The Heir Chronicles striving to change the social rules is the plot. It leaves readers feeling empowered.
Who should read The Heir Chronicles? Well, if you nodded or showed interest in any of those comparisons above, it sounds like you should.
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