Seph McCauley has spent the past three years getting kicked out of one exclusive private school after another. And it's not his attitude that's the problem: it's the trail of magical accidents - lately, disasters - that follow in his wake.
Seph is a wizard, orphaned and untrained, and his powers are escalating out of control.
Worse, as the magical accidents that plague him grow in intensity, Seph makes a discovery: the stories he's been told about his parents' life and death are fabrications.
The people he most trusted have been lying to him.After causing a tragic fire at an after-hours party Seph is sent to the Havens, a secluded boy's school on the coast of Maine.
Gregory Leicester, the headmaster, promises to train Seph in magic and initiate him into his mysterious order of wizards.
Maybe here he will find a community he can trust? But Seph's enthusiasm dampens when he learns that the training comes at a steep cost.
Who can he trust, when everyone around him is keeping secrets? And where can he turn, when he finds himself at the centre of a war he may well not survive?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 464 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 01/10/2011
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781780620503
- EPUB from £4.49
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Review by wyvernfriend
Following on from events in Warrior Heir this has a new character enter into the scheme of things, this new character is a Wizard, so the start of the book investigates some of the Wizard socieity in Chima's world. Seph McCauley has spent the last few years being kicked out of boarding schools due to unusual things happening around him, now he's being sent to a secluded school, The Havens, which promises to reform him.Little do they know that this school is a matter of life and death for him. I liked the story, when the older characters came back in it made things believable but the battle was over very quickly and there was unresolved stuff left, so book 3, I'm looking forward to it.
Review by boppisces
Sixteen year old Seph McCauley was orphaned as a baby and the woman who raised him has died, leaving him to bounce from one place to another. He knows he is different, especially as he is plagued by magical accidents and yearns for someone to train him. Then he is sent to Havens a school for boys. The headmaster, Gregory Leicester, is a wizard, and wants to train Seph - it seems all his problems are over. But what does Leicester want in return, and is Seph strong enough to resist him.A great second book in the series from Chimera. I like how the character is separate from the first book but then eventually it is all linked together.