I am so pleased and excited to be a part of this blog tour. In just a few weeks, the final installment of Cinda William’s Chima’s Heir Chronicles series, The Sorcerer Heir, will be hitting bookstores. I, for one, am bursting with excitement for this release and was honored and happy to be able to help promote it.
I was asked to compare the Heir Chronicles to something, to bring in people to reading this series. I knew immediately what I wanted to compare it to. The first time I picked up a Cinda Chima book, I immediately fell in love and I think it was because it reminded me of an author that means the absolute world to me. I talk about her often so here it goes: Tamora Pierce.
Tamora Pierce has been writing fantasy novels since the 80s, long before the boom of young adult literature even happened. Her writing is brilliant, her stories are addicting and her characters are fantastic from beginning to end. She is one of my biggest influences, easily, and I’m not lying when I say that if I meet her one day, I’ll probably cry. No lie. I will cry.
Anyway, when I first read Cinda Chima’s books, I immediately thought of Tamora Pierce. Not only are their writing styles fairly similar, they have the same passion for fantasy. They both come up with these absolutely incredible worlds. But what makes it so great is that it feels very familiar at the same time. They are able to bring you into worlds that are so new and so exciting but you don’t feel lost. You fall into step with the story as easily as if you’d always been there.
If you’re a fan of Tamora Pierce, you also know that she creates these incredibly familiar and wonderful and one of a kind characters. That is one of the biggest reasons I love her so much. Alanna, Daine, Kel, Aly, Beka and the rest all stick with you long after you’ve read the novels. This is something that Cinda nails too. Jack, Ellen, Seph, Jason, Madison, Jonah, and Emma all stay in my head. They crawl up in there and they just stay there. They’re part of this incredible magical world but they feel like your best friend. You feel every single up and down, you laugh with them, you cry with them, and you feel as much a part of their journey as those along side them.
But I think the real concrete reason that Tamora Pierce fans will love the Heir Chronicles is that they both have such amazing stories. Tammy has been writing YA fantasy for 30 years now? More than 30 years? An epicly long time and she has SUCH a handle on it. Every story she brings to the table is fresh and new and exciting. She can make you laugh, and cry, and she makes me turn the pages so fast that I have legitimately ripped pages while reading. Cinda does the same thing. She has a five part contemporary fantasy series and she also has a completed epic fantasy series, as well. And each novel that she releases has a way of taking the world she’s already built and making it explode into a brand new, exciting story. Its incredible and its continues to blow my mind. With the Heir Chronicles wrapping up this October, I’m getting even more excited to see what amazing stories she comes up with next!
Basically, its simple: Tamora Pierce fans will LOVE Cinda Chima. Fantasy fans will love Cinda Chima. Readers will love her. She’s fantastic and you should definitely pick up these books.
Let’s learn more about them, now that I’ve convinced you to read them ;)
About the 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’s 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
Obviously I’m part of week one :) Yay!
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’s 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 Cinda Williams Chima
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.
Oh yes, that’s right, you heard it :)
Thanks to the amazing generosity of the of blog tour hosts, I have a set of The Heir Chronicles, minus the newest one. A BRAND NEW SET. That’s awesome, right? Now, seeing as I own all these books, I’ve decided that the best way to convince all you lovelies to read these books is to GIVE them to you!
But I want to give you ALL of them. So while this giveaway will be going on now, it’ll be the longest one I’ve had because I want it to end on the release date of The Sorcerer Heir. FIVE books guys! Five books!
Giveaway runs from today until October 21st!
Its SUPER simple, just follow the instructions on the rafflecopter and good luck!
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