About the Book:
Title: The Wizard’s Heir
Author: Devri Walls
Publication Date: November 2015 by SuperStorm Productions
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?
You know how sometimes all you want to do is escape to a place nobody knows but you? A place where you can relax, or a place where you can be a hero, a wizard, a fighter, a king, whatever or whoevrer you want. This book is your world.
I started this book later than I should, but it came at the right moment. Devri Walls creates a stunning place, I would even dare say a perfect place for us readers. It’s the kind of book you go to in order to escape reality. I’ve had enormous fun reading it. The writing style is easy to follow with the exact amount of everything you need. It keeps you connected, keeps you right in the middle of the action. Oh, you might have to dodge a storm or two, and maybe some fire balls and tree branches… all magic induced.
The story brings together wizards, hunters and common people, all believing they are doing right for their island Erriroc. After loosing his mother and sister in a terrible storm that changed to worse the life in the land, Tybold is raised by a strange man who later sends him to live at the castle, where he learns how to be a hunter. He learned how to fight, resist magic and bring in front of the king the wizards who have brought so much disaster to his city. The story takes a different turn, once he finds out he is of royal blood and has the power to take the throne and do good by the poor and hungry people in Erriroc. Go on and find out who stands by his side and who his true enemies are.
From characters perspective, all are well developed and all have a purpose in the story. Tybold is a fighter with a good heart, he is kind to the poor and brings them food and some confort when needed. He is willing to sacrafice his well-being for that of the villagers, so when the opportunity to becomr king apprars, he decides to take the risk, being fueled not by the desire for power or revenge, but by wanting to bring back the land’s prosperity and peace. Auriella is seen as the Ice Qeen. A strong hunter, with a kindness not seen by anyone. Her desire not to let her guard down is only defeated by her affection for Tybold. The wizards and thiefs that are also present in the story are also very well built and for that I cannot ignore the author’s attention to details.
A lot of themes are also quite visible. Most evident is family. The link between father and son, father and daughter, cannot be broken, regardless of distance or words. Love, under all forms, is also present.
All in all, this is a complex story, with action, action and some more action. As I mentioned in the begining of my review, this is your kind of escape book. With magic at every page, with affection and kindness. I loved it, all my five stars go to “The Wizard’s Heir” and Devri Walls. An author who I will for sure follow. ENJOY!
About the Author:
Devri Walls lives in Kuna Idaho with her husband and two kids. She has worked as a music teacher and currently, a preschool teacher. She majored in theater and her love of a story still drives her today. Thankfully, she has finally found an outlet for all the voices in her head.