Ages 12 and up
They called it the Thorn Hill Massacre-the brutal attack on a once-thriving Weir community. Though Jonah Kinlock lived through it, he did not emerge unscathed: like the other survivors Jonah possesses unique magical gifts that set him apart from members of the mainline guilds. At seventeen, Jonah has become the deadliest assassin in Nightshade, a network that hunts the undead.
Emma Claire Greenwood grew up worlds away, raised by a grandfather who taught her music rather than magic. An unschooled wild child, she runs the streets until the night she finds her grandfather dying, gripping a note warning Emma that she might be in danger. The clue he leaves behind leads Emma into Jonah's life-and a shared legacy of secrets and lingering questions.
Was Thorn Hill really a peaceful commune? Or was it, as the Wizard Guild claims, a hotbed of underguild terrorists? The Wizards' suspicions grow when members of the mainline guilds start turning up dead. They blame Nightshade, bringing tensions between the groups to a head.
Racing against time, Jonah and Emma work to uncover the truth about Thorn Hill, amid increasing concern that whoever planned the Thorn Hill Massacre might strike again.
Review: First off I would like to say how I adore Cinda as an author, plus she's from Ohio. Woot Woot! To say the least I am pumped she has come out with a new book that is based on her Heir Chronicle world. The best part of this new book for me was the fact that a ton of characters from the other books are still involved slightly but we are exploring a whole new aspect of the series. The author really invents some interesting new characters and keeps that essential balance of action and lovers tension. Jonah and Emma defiantly have a spark and when the stories done you will be screaming for the next one to hurry and come out.
The thing about this story is we get to learn about all new environments, as well as, delving deeper into Trinity. Another aspect I really appreciated is how tough the hero and heroine are, they can both hold there own.