I am absolutely thrilled to be kicking off the World of Weir blog tour for Cinda Williams Chima’s The Heir Chronicles. In my opinion, Cinda Williams Chima is one of the very best fantasy writers out there! Her world building is incredible!!! You need to check out her books!
The World of Weir Blog Tour:
Those with magical powers in The Heir Chronicles series by Cinda Williams Chima are known as the Weir. The World of Weir blog tour leads up to the release of the can’t-miss series finale, The Sorcerer Heir (in-stores October 21st) by celebrating the magical fantasy world and the five types of magical guilds. Follow along for playlists, nail art, and more inspired by the series, plus exclusive excerpts from the upcoming finale.
WEEK 1: THE WARRIORS September 14 – September 20
WEEK 2: THE WIZARDS September 21 – September 27
WEEK 3: THE SEERS September 28 – October 4
WEEK 4: THE ENCHANTERS October 5 – October 11
WEEK 5: THE SORCERERS October 12 – October 18
The blog tour is starting things off by taking a look at The Warriors. Check out more on who the Warriors are (provided by publisher)
Who are the Warriors?
Warriors are physically powerful magical beings that are elite fighters. The Warrior Guild is one of the five lesser magical guilds who joined forces to free themselves from the dominion of the powerful Wizard Guild. Also called Weirlind, the Warriors almost died out during the Wizard Wars before The Rules of Engagement were established in 1532 which created a system of tournaments where warriors would fight on behalf of the Wizards. These tournaments are called “The Game,” and warriors fight to the death on behalf of the Wizards to determine who becomes the Head of the Wizard council. The Game can also be played as a form of combat between two warriors. Because of these tournaments, Warriors became a dying breed and wizards began to search for new warriors that they could use for their tournaments. Warriors’ powers include enhanced magical weapons such as swords and armor, as well as enhanced physical prowess. Wizards can control Warriors though mind magic, but Warriors can physically overcome Wizards in a fight. Warriors cannot use magic, cast spells, or manipulate minds, and are associated with the color blue. However, Warriors can create a fire that is similar to Wizards. They do not develop their powers until adolescence, at which time they gein to develop their strength.
How fierce are the Warriors?!?! Learn more about them this week:
About the Series:
The Heir Chronicles series will keep readers glued to their seats through riveting fight scenes, deadly political machinations, burgeoning romance, and the unfolding intrigues of a contemporary magical world.
The Sorcerer Heir is a self-contained story accessible to readers just discovering the Heir series, but loyal fans will be rewarded by visits from beloved (and lovingly reviled) characters.
Praise for the series:
“Chima offers a pitch-perfect blend of high fantasy and small-town reality…” –The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
“Chima uses her pen like a wand and crafts a wonderfully rich web of magic, while thankfully leaving some dangling threads for subsequent tales.” –VOYA (starred review)
“A smoldering story soaked in tears, sweat and blood, constantly threatening to blaze into an inferno. Spellbinding.” –Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
About The Sorcerer Heir:
The delicate peace between Wizards and the underguilds (Warriors, Seers, Enchanters, and Sorcerers) still holds by the thinnest of threads, but powerful forces inside and outside the guilds threaten to sever it completely. Old friends and foes return as new threats arise in this stunning and revelatory conclusion to the beloved and bestselling Heir Chronicles series.
The Sorcerer Heir is a self-contained story, accessible to readers just discovering the Heir series, but loyal fans will be rewarded by visits from characters they love (and love to hate) from the earlier installments. Readers will be glued to their seats through riveting fight scenes, deadly political machinations, burgeoning romance, and the unfolding intrigues of a contemporary magical world.
About the Author:
Cinda Williams Chima is the New York Times bestselling author of The Warrior Heir, The Wizard Heir, The Dragon Heir, The Enchanter Heir, and the four books of the Seven Realms series: The Demon King, The Exiled Queen, The Gray Wolf Throne, and The Crimson Crown. Cinda is a graduate of The University of Akron and Case Western Reserve University. She lives in Ohio with her family.
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