They called it the Thorn Hill Massacre - the brutal attack on a once-thriving Weir community. Though Jonah Kinlock lived through it, he did not emerge unscathed: like the other survivors Jonah possesses unique magical gifts that set him apart from members of the mainline guilds.
At seventeen, Jonah has become the deadliest assassin in Nightshade, a network that hunts the undead. Emma Claire Greenwood grew up worlds away, raised by a grandfather who taught her music rather than magic. An unschooled wild child, she runs the streets until the night she finds her grandfather dying, gripping a note warning Emma that she might be in danger. The clue he leaves behind leads Emma into Jonah's life - and a shared legacy of secrets and lingering questions.
Was Thorn Hill really a peaceful commune? Or was it, as the Wizard Guild claims, a hotbed of underguild terrorists? The Wizards' suspicions grow when members of the mainline guilds start turning up dead. They blame Nightshade, bringing tensions between the groups to a head. Racing against time, Jonah and Emma work to uncover the truth about Thorn Hill, amid increasing concern that whoever planned the Thorn Hill Massacre might strike again.
©2013 Cinda Williams Chima (P)2013 Recorded Books
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who reads Fiction.
This may be similar to other books like the Mortal Instruments series where both create worlds parallel to our own, or rather an equally thrilling series to Chima's other work with the Seven Realms books.
There was a good differentiation between characters but it took me a bit to get accustomed to Ramirez style of presentation.
Boy Blue... with the kind of eyes you could get lost in.
I wish all the books where available in audiobooks! so I could dive in.
Yes I would suggest this book to a friend, but if they had the time to read it, instead of listening to it. The narrator sucks.
any one else
I hope that they never try to make this in a movie. Too many time they try and move turns out to be horrible, and dose not do the book justice.
I thought Chima continued the Heir world well. The introduction of "new" magical guilds brought some freshness to that world. I enjoyed the book and thought it was on par with her other books in the series. The first book in this 2 part continuation created many more questions than answers and seemed to mostly set up the final book. Be prepared for many cliffhangers.
In my opinion, the narration was really slow. There were a lot of unnecessary pauses. If the narrator had a little bit quicker pace, I would have enjoyed the narration. The voice fit the male character well.
Yes. The changes to the main plot of this book are so different than that of the first 3 books that I will defiantly re-read it prior to the next book coming out.
The ending had me triple checking to make sure that was the end. I went on every chat I could find to see when the next/last book in the extended series would be available. Anticipation is coursing through me in wait for the next one.
The narrator should not swallow so loudly into the microphone, it was very distracting. Editors should take more time to filter out or prevent background noise and lessen gaps between patches. This was an issue with the entire series.
I've listened to some truly great audiobooks, and Chima's work is at the top. I loved both the Demon King series and her Heir series. I was excited when I heard she was continuing with the Heirs and can't wait to read the next.
I fell in love quickly with both of the main characters. Jonah the misunderstood assassin with a heart of gold. And Emma, the talented misfit with spunk. Wonderful character development and interaction. It was nice to see familiar characters weaved throughout the story, even though they were not the focal point this time around.
I was enthralled with the image of Jonah captivated the first time he heard Emma play. It was a magical, ethereal moment. It makes me smile just thinking of it.
I could barely put this one down and nearly did it all in one sitting.
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