Sunday, May 07, 2006

The Warrior Heir by Cinda Chima

This is a great book for young adults and even adults looking for a page turner of the "Harry Potter" variety. My praise for this fantasy novel is particularly high because the author, Cinda Chima, is the parent of two great boys who have been AP English students of mine. Cinda came in to talk to my students this month about the process of writing a novel, finding a publisher and even finding the right cover art. This book is set in a fictional town modeled on Oberlin Ohio and she showed slides of some of the location that were inspirational to her. The greatest thing I can say about this book is that the sequel is on the way next fall. You will want to read more of this talented author's work!