Monday, July 25, 2016

The Wizard's Heir by Devri Walls ~ Review

Title: The Wizard's Heir
Author: Devri Walls
Genre: Fantasy
Length: 270 Pages
Publisher: SuperStorm Productions
Release Date: November 2015
Source: Review Request
Rating: 3 Star
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Tybolt’s a Deviant, a hated race immune to direct magic in a world where Wizards ensure survival. But when he loses his entire family to a spell-made storm he joins an elite group of Wizard hunters, organized beneath the new non-magic wielding king.

Now eighteen, he spends his days capturing Wizards. But the nights are his, reserved to feed the starving villagers of Eriroc under cover of dark. There’s always more people in need than he can help, and one of these days he’s going to hang for theft from the royal kitchens.

Although Tybolt and his fierce partner, Auriella, have imprisoned many Wizards, the one partially responsible for the storm that killed Tybolt’s family is still out there: Alistair. When an old informant claims to have information regarding their elusive prey, everything changes.

In a cruel twist, Tybolt realizes he isn't who he thought he was at all. How can he save himself, the people, and those he loves while keeping his secrets safe? Can he hide his true nature and allow the corrupt king to remain on the throne?

Or will he have to unveil himself and risk possible execution to save them all?

Lots of really great fantasy elements weave their way through The Wizard's Heir. We have magic users, fighters, a beautiful lady that caught the eye of the evil king, and a hero ready to rescue everyone. There's a lot going on the world and sometimes it got a little rushed. There are rivalries and enemies that I don't quite understand how they began. Perhaps I'm too much of a series girl and just like to always know more.

The middle was my favorite part. As Tybolt realizes his past and what that means for his future, there are some really great scenes that are incredibly well written. But then we move into chase scenes that seemed to be filler, that just didn't seem to actually move the story forward.

Overall this was a fun read. I enjoyed it, but I think it needed a little more at some points and a little less at others.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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