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Grades 6 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.3108066

Before he knew about the Roses, 16-year-old Jack lived an unremarkable life in the small Ohio town of Trinity. Only the medicine he has to take daily and the thick scar above his heart set him apart from the other high-schoolers. Then one day Jack skips his medicine. Suddenly, he is stronger, fiercer, and more confident than ever before. And it feels great—until he loses control of his own strength and nearly kills another player during soccer team tryouts.

Soon, Jack learns the startling truth about himself: He is Weirlind; part of an underground society of magical people who live among us. At the head of this magical society sit the feuding houses of the Red Rose and the White Rose, whose power is determined by playing The Game—a magical tournament in which each house sponsors a warrior to fight to the death. The winning house rules the Weir.

As if his bizarre magical heritage isn’t enough, Jack finds out that he’s not just another member of Weirlind—he’s one of the last of the warriors—at a time when both houses are scouting for a player.
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published on March 28, 2006 by Disney-Hyperion
ISBN-10: 0786839163
ISBN-13: 9780786839162
2 Book Reviews
  • spinnypeeps
    spinnypeepsFriday, May 15, 2015 at 11:36 am33 stars
    Honestly, this book had a very sloooow beginning. The only reason i was able to get through it was because my friends recommended the series to me. But when I read on, I saw that the author had woven a rich web of connected stories that linked together, complete with a major climax. Chima created a world of magic I've never seen before.
    • haler1119
      haler1119Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 6:11 pm44 stars
      Honestly, my sis picked out this book for me. But I liked it. Like, alot. If you like Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, than you will love this...