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Dead to Me PDF, ePub eBook Peace just doesn't work for some people. Dead to Me is a 10-page short story that connects The Dragon Heir to The Enchanter Heir. It picks up with Leesha Middleton on, as she would say, "the blind date from hell." The date gets worse when she encounters the magically damaged, undead victims of the Thorn Hill Massacre for the first time. Cinda Williams Chima's new book The En Peace just doesn't work for some people. Dead to Me is a 10-page short story that connects The Dragon Heir to The Enchanter Heir. It picks up with Leesha Middleton on, as she would say, "the blind date from hell." The date gets worse when she encounters the magically damaged, undead victims of the Thorn Hill Massacre for the first time. Cinda Williams Chima's new book The Enchanter Heir (10.1.13) is the first of two new Heir Chronicles novels in which familiar faces return, new characters take center stage, and not everyone gets a happy ending. Free story, read or download it here on Goodreads via Read or Download Excerpt

30 review for Dead to Me

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tressa (Wishful Endings)

    I really love these books. This is more of just an excerpt, but I still really enjoyed it. It's only 12 pages and gives a little bit of an after to the last book and introduces a new character and a new danger. I forgot what happened at the end of the last book, so I might need to go back and read the last couple of chapters to get back up to date. Clean.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Preethi

    (Originally posted at www.keepersbookreviews.blogspot.com) **Actual Rating**: 4 stars **Book Format**: PDF Dead to Me is a 10-page novella linking The Dragon Heir to The Enchanter Heir. I'm very grateful for this because, as you might recall, I complained about the different characters in the two books just a while ago on one of my Waiting on Wednesday memes. So thank you so much Cinda for actually making the transition easier on your eager fans. This novella is available exclusively on Goodreads, (Originally posted at www.keepersbookreviews.blogspot.com) **Actual Rating**: 4 stars **Book Format**: PDF Dead to Me is a 10-page novella linking The Dragon Heir to The Enchanter Heir. I'm very grateful for this because, as you might recall, I complained about the different characters in the two books just a while ago on one of my Waiting on Wednesday memes. So thank you so much Cinda for actually making the transition easier on your eager fans. This novella is available exclusively on Goodreads, and even better, it's absolutely free. Of course, I doubt anyone would pay for ten pages of words anyways. Leesha Middleton - the girl everyone hates - happens to be the main character this time, and she's still in mourning over her not-so-boyfriend's death. I love how she's really changed from being a backstabber to a romantic; it proves that people really do change. Leesha is so deep in mourning (it's been a year) that she spends all her days and nights with her aunt, and never changes out of her sweatpants. Pretty good life if you ask me, minus the never-changing-clothes thing. To try and get her to cheer up, Leesha's aunt sets her up on a date, where she gets to take a short trip to London, go shopping, and try and keep her "date" from touching her. This includes blistering his hands and shooting fire at him; unfortunately, he still manages to get a whole bunch of slobbering kisses all over her. That is, before the zombie/revenants come and suck out all his magic. Even though you usually don't get much in ten pages, Cinda's writing was exactly what it claimed to be: a transition between the last book and the newest one. There was just the right amount of information; just enough to keep you reading 'till the end without wondering why the heck you're reading it. It's so much better than other novellas I've read. Dead to Me also happened to get me even more excited about the next book coming out. I can't wait to see what happens with the evil - at least I think they're evil - undead things that eat magic. There's also a bald, muscular guy in the novella, who I thought seemed perfect for Leesha, especially since he seemed to hate wizards so much. I hope that they become a couple in the next book! For those of you who don't know, The Enchanter Heir has many new characters, and is expected to be released October 1st of this year. The romance in it sounds great, yet it's obviously great anyways since it's written by Cinda. I mean, I've never rated any of her books any lower than 4 stars, which means that she's awesome. Her romances are super sweet and her plots are interesting without being too intense. I'm have similar expectations for the next book, and hope I'm not proved wrong. I guess that's just another book I'll have to desperately await. Doesn't mean I have to be patient about it though ;) /-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/- Author - Cinda Williams Chima Title - Dead to Me Publisher - Hyperion Released September 2013 Genre - Fantasy PDF, 10 pages

  3. 4 out of 5

    KrisC

    It is a great tease to get readers in the mindset for Enchanter Heir, aka Heir Chronicles Book 4. This short story is true Cinda Williams Chima, intense and funny, yet not corny. You download it from its page in Goodreads, look on the upper right corner; once loaded, I chose to "open in iBooks."

  4. 5 out of 5

    Katharine

    I want to read Enchanter Heir SO BAD now!

  5. 4 out of 5

    A. M.

    This was great, but alas, soooo short! I cannot wait to read The Enchanter Heir, needless to say.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    I had the pleasure of reading this early. Cinda Williams Chima weaves stories of pure gold and this short is no exception. As usual, a supremely enjoyable read.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    I loved this story! It was too short, but it was amazing! I loved reading from Leesha's point of view, because she changed so much since the events in The Dragon Heir. I honestly read this after I read The Enchanter Heir. It made a nice bridge over to the new story line. I think we got a glimpse of Jonah at the end there. Spoiler alert, Leesha DOES end up with someone in The Sorcerer Heir, and happy :). I was honestly kind of confused when I started The Enchanter Heir, because I was like, wait, I loved this story! It was too short, but it was amazing! I loved reading from Leesha's point of view, because she changed so much since the events in The Dragon Heir. I honestly read this after I read The Enchanter Heir. It made a nice bridge over to the new story line. I think we got a glimpse of Jonah at the end there. Spoiler alert, Leesha DOES end up with someone in The Sorcerer Heir, and happy :). I was honestly kind of confused when I started The Enchanter Heir, because I was like, wait, WHO is this kid again? Even though I read this afterward, it helped. I would certainly read this.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Charmaine Ohl

    A good little snippet to join the 2 together. I have always had issues with the big jump going from book 3 to book 4, this does a little to alleviate that jump. It could be nicer being a bit longer to explain a little more, however the prologue in book 4 also helps a little in the history part. Very quick to read explains a few things that come up in book 5 (the bald slayer seeming familiar with no other explanation in book 5 is explained here)

  9. 5 out of 5

    Liz

    Hard to rate something where not much happens - this is a short, 10-page PDF available for free. I read it immediately following Dragon Heir and is meant to bridge that book to Enchanter Heir (which I haven't read yet - so can't speak to the bridge). **SPOILER ALERT for DRAGON HEIR** I had hoped I might learn how Jason didn't actually die. Nope.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    I feel weird adding this as a "book" that I read....but I did read it. It's a quick story. A vignette, if you will. I mean, really quick. It's nice. It's fine. It seems somewhat superfluous, but maybe that changes with book #5? http://www.cindachima.com/Enchanter_H...

  11. 5 out of 5

    Teji

    This is a short story (it can be found and read online) that is intended to bride the gap between books 3 and 4. But, it adds very little and would make much more sense as the first chapter of book 4. Perplexed.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kc

    REVIEW BEFORE READING THE ENCHANTER HEIR: ( - star / "not starred" ) Its a novella, so I dont know if I can really review this.. its like a teaser trailer for a movie... The greatness of the novella depends on how well it sets up the next book. (On to the next book I go!!) EDIT & RATING AFTER READING THE ENCHANTER HEAIR: ( 4 stars ) Alright, so I was severly disappointed in the Enchanter Heir. But the Novella did a good job of setting it up as best it could. I gave the the Enchanter Heir 2 star REVIEW BEFORE READING THE ENCHANTER HEIR: ( - star / "not starred" ) Its a novella, so I dont know if I can really review this.. its like a teaser trailer for a movie... The greatness of the novella depends on how well it sets up the next book. (On to the next book I go!!) EDIT & RATING AFTER READING THE ENCHANTER HEAIR: ( 4 stars ) Alright, so I was severly disappointed in the Enchanter Heir. But the Novella did a good job of setting it up as best it could. I gave the the Enchanter Heir 2 stars, but an additional stars present for this novella are mainly because the Novella did a great job for what it was supposed to do, and I was genuinely excited to read the next book. 1 star off because after reading the next book, I almost felt like it shouldnt have happened, and by relation, neither should have the novella.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    A great look into Leesha's thoughts and feelings following the end of the third book, and a nice tease of the events that will take place in the future.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Constance

    (view spoiler)[Questions, questions. (hide spoiler)]

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jeannie Walker

    I can honestly say I am an award-winning songwriter (but I declined to tour and be famous) - Yes, I might have been crazy and out of my mind to turn that career down. I did not believe in fortune-tellers (until I encountered one who was actually clairvoyant). So when I learned that New York Times best selling author Cinda Williams Chima comes from a long line of fortune-tellers, musicians and spinners of tales - I had to check out her work. I think we all love to play board games, and I have no d I can honestly say I am an award-winning songwriter (but I declined to tour and be famous) - Yes, I might have been crazy and out of my mind to turn that career down. I did not believe in fortune-tellers (until I encountered one who was actually clairvoyant). So when I learned that New York Times best selling author Cinda Williams Chima comes from a long line of fortune-tellers, musicians and spinners of tales - I had to check out her work. I think we all love to play board games, and I have no doubt that (at times) we have all been accused of cheating. Leesha (Alicia) Middleton's aunt accused her of just that. Aunt Mille could not understand why such a pretty girl would be sitting with her (on a Friday night) playing chess and not out partying. Leesha and her Aunt Milliie wre both wizards (or at least Alicia would be after her aunt passed on. After the chess game, Aunt Millie told Alicia she needed to change into something more presentable. "Your date will be here in less than an hour. I have a very special weekend planned for you." Dressing up always brightened Leesha's spirits and a private jet to London, and a day spent shopping in Knightsbridge, Oxford Street was very therapeutic. There was, however, one flaw in Aunt Millie's plan and that was Leesha's date. Rutherford P. Claridge (an arrogant heir to a blue blooded wizard side in the War of Roses. Rutherford was a pale, pillowy man with an annoying tendency. I can tell you the date gets worse when Leesha encounters the undead from the Thorn Hill Massacre. "Dead to Me" was a 10 page free download (exclusively on Goodreads). The novella links The Dragon Heir to The Enchanter Heir. I plan to read "The Enchanter Heir" when it becomes available OCT. 1st, 2013. I hope you plan to read it too. I believe the very talented author and her work will hook you. Jeannie Walker Award Winning Author

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Classic. This was honestly the definition of just the classic connector between two stories, honestly. The story is over, wrapped up, done. But your fans don't want it that way (they never do) so you continue your series. And of course, also you need to do is add some creature we've never heard of before. There you go, a new story. I wouldn't necessarily consider this a bad thing, just a... Predictable thing, you be the judge. Despite the classic predictability of it, this short story was still Classic. This was honestly the definition of just the classic connector between two stories, honestly. The story is over, wrapped up, done. But your fans don't want it that way (they never do) so you continue your series. And of course, also you need to do is add some creature we've never heard of before. There you go, a new story. I wouldn't necessarily consider this a bad thing, just a... Predictable thing, you be the judge. Despite the classic predictability of it, this short story was still as beautiful as all of Cinda's stories. Her descriptions put me right there with the characters. I can feel the wind in my hair and the sun on my face. I connect with the characters immediately and even if they're wizards, their personalities are true to life and believable. I might consider this story going a bit too fast, but at the same time it makes sense that it should. After all, Cinda was placed with the task of connecting two different stories together in a story short enough that her readers will want to read it. Still, I would have liked it a bit longer. This story struck me as mostly informational, with just a few descriptions put in to even it out. I would have liked it to be a bit longer, and more enjoyable, a beautiful piece of writing to hold onto until the next book. Even though it could have been longer and more enjoyable, this story still had the perfect qualities to make me curious and ready for the next book.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Janelle

    This is a 12 page itty bitty lil’ bite- size novella. Well, actually, its ten pages as two of them consist of pictures. Any-who, although I adore Miss Cinda Williams Chima, I was never a particular fan of her Heir series because of how it changed the main character every book. However, this itty bitty lil’ bite- sized story has once again kindled my Chima-loving soul! Which means I get to go through and read the first three books again! Wahoo! As far as pros on this book, Miss Chima’s attention This is a 12 page itty bitty lil’ bite- size novella. Well, actually, its ten pages as two of them consist of pictures. Any-who, although I adore Miss Cinda Williams Chima, I was never a particular fan of her Heir series because of how it changed the main character every book. However, this itty bitty lil’ bite- sized story has once again kindled my Chima-loving soul! Which means I get to go through and read the first three books again! Wahoo! As far as pros on this book, Miss Chima’s attention to detail and word choice is, as usual, exquisite. Cons? I honestly don’t have any. Granted, there were only ten pages, which leaves little room for mistake, but she is my favorite author for a reason. Her books are always a work of art, and I am not disappointed. Can’t wait to read everything again! Read more reviews from me here: snarkybookbabes.wordpress.com/

  18. 4 out of 5

    Meaghan R. (YA-aholic)

    fast paced and a nice little intro to what the heck is going on in the next book, ITHOUT giving anything away...i really liked coming across this scene in The Enchanter Heir... the only thing that would have been better: some sort of brief summary of what happened in the previous books...it's been about 8 years since i read these last...i remembered some things, but definitely not a whole lot...i actually spent a day researching what major things happened in the prev books...

  19. 5 out of 5

    Emily de Moura

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I was never a big fan of Leesha, but after The Dragon Heir's events I felt some compassion for her. After all, feeling guilty all the time and having your sort-of-boyfriend dying isn't the best thing in the world. Dead to Me makes me like her more, even if it's just 10 pages long, and I'm super curious about the vampire-zombies sucking magic out of wizards and also the dudes who show up at the horror-boat to make it stop. Also, I really like Cinda's writing style.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Maggie

    I read all of the books in the "Heir" series. This short story was written to tie the two stories. I honestly think she should have started a new story. The last installment goes way off the main story. The introduction to the the Enchanted Heir connected by Leesha? Leesha is investigating the whole seen from the kids from the Montessori incident... Hello! You would think she should have connected the whole zombie thing after being witness to it on her date. This isn't worth reading. There is a I read all of the books in the "Heir" series. This short story was written to tie the two stories. I honestly think she should have started a new story. The last installment goes way off the main story. The introduction to the the Enchanted Heir connected by Leesha? Leesha is investigating the whole seen from the kids from the Montessori incident... Hello! You would think she should have connected the whole zombie thing after being witness to it on her date. This isn't worth reading. There is a connection to everyone in Trinity later, although it feels more like a huge disconnect!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Scott

    This is a short story that supposedly bridges the gaps between The Dragon Heir and The Enchanter Heir (which I haven't read so I don't know how successfully it bridges the gap). It's a story about Leesha on a first date that gets interrupted by vampire zombies who feed on magic - it's not as corny as it sounds. Decent story that is recommended if you are reading the series. If you aren't reading the series then you'll be utterly lost so don't read this one.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Leanne

    Leesha is my favorite character in this series so it's great to have something in her voice, even a short story like this. And it makes me very excited for the Enchanter Heir - I hope there's more how she's handling life after the Battle, and after Jason. But wtf this needed some editing. I'm not sure if it was my format, but there was more than one punctuation typo, and some of the structure felt unpolished. But it was enjoyable.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Nina

    Though Alicia isn't a favorite character of mine's in the series (sorry but I don't think the change of her character from bad to good was written very well), this short novella wasn't that bad. Liked the chess scene with her aunt Milli, it was cute! LOL the zombie thing was sort of random though... However, seeing as it ties with the next book, I can't really judge.

  24. 5 out of 5

    whoufflestories

    It was a bit sad at the beginning. I think it said a year or so had passed since the events of The Dragon Heir. I wished it said more about what happened to the others in that year (I wonder of they appear in the the fourth book.) The ending was really interesting and now I really want to read the next book.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Fatima

    Even though it's just 10 pages, this is a great excerpt to get you into the mindset for the fourth book, The Enchanter Heir. It introduces you to the main character and gives you a peek into what the main concept of the fourth book might be. Overall, this is a great, fun, and light six-minute read!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    While I appreciate the free short story, the quality of writing just isn't as high as I remember it being in Chima's first novels. Maybe the short story was rushed--it's obviously a marketing ploy, perhaps they gave her a short deadline--but it was a bit of a let down for me. Looking forward to the new novels, though.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Marla

    This is more like a chapter than a short story. I did like the Warrior series, so it did make me look for the next book. Just a quick 10 page short about Leesha Middleton encountering magic stealing zombies.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn

    I am all for short stories. I love the way that they compress a timeline and get to the heart of both character and plot in so few words. But I HATE teasers disguised as short stories. And no matter how much I love Cinda and her writing, this “short story” had a critical lack of “story.”

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ally

    It is interesting, and it brings the rising of a new enemy. I like how short it is, and the introduction of some new characters. It isn't a bad thing... In November... Short books are wonderful. Rating: Four out of Five

  30. 5 out of 5

    Tucker

    Not having read anything else in this series, the installment #3.5 free tidbit was a little bewildering, but I learned that wizards are just like regular people. Quote: "What's more disgusting than a zombie? A vampire zombie that feeds on magic."

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