The Wizard Heir is by Cinda Williams Chima. The second book in the Werelind series. Seph is a sixteen-year-old wizard. He has spent most of his life being kicked out of one school after another. He is orphaned and untrained and his powers are out of control. He is sent to The Havens and thinks he has finally found an answer to his questions. The headmaster, Gregory Leicester, is training a group of young wizards and he wants Seph to join. When Seph discovers Leicester has a dark purpose for his group and he kills two of Seph's friends, Seph decides to fight back. Will he survive? Will he find a way to control his powers and discover the secret of his birth? A great addition to this series.
Ratings: 8th grade - 8 out of 10 - V (violence).