The Heart Forger (Bone Witch Series #2)

The Heart Forger (Bone Witch Series #2)

by Rin Chupeco


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In The Bone Witch, Tea mastered resurrection—now she's after revenge...

No one knows death like Tea. A bone witch who can resurrect the dead, she has the power to take life...and return it. And she is done with her self-imposed exile. Her heart is set on vengeance, and she now possesses all she needs to command the mighty daeva. With the help of these terrifying beasts, she can finally enact revenge against the royals who wronged her—and took the life of her one true love.

But there are those who plot against her, those who would use Tea's dark power for their own nefarious ends. Because you can't kill someone who can never die...

War is brewing among the kingdoms, and when dark magic is at play, no one is safe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492635857
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 03/20/2018
Series: Bone Witch Series , #2
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 107,953
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.90(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Despite uncanny resemblances to Japanese revenants, Rin Chupeco has always maintained her sense of humor. Raised in Manila, Philippines, she keeps four pets: a dog, two birds, and a husband. She's been a technical writer and travel blogger, but now makes things up for a living. Connect with Rin at

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The Heart Forger (Bone Witch Series #2) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with the 1st book. And the 2nd was just as amazing. Couldn't put it down. Finished it in 1 day. Now I'm just upset I have to wait for the 3rd to come out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well worth the read, I am addicted to this trilogy, I will definitely read these stories more than once.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waited a long time for the second book and was not disappointed. Can't wait to see the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for book three!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had chills reading this book. Amazing word play and a never ending details.
ruthsic More than 1 year ago
While the first book had set up the world and the characters in the past, and with a little narration going on in the present as Tea is preparing to take on the world, The Heart Forger shifts the focus so as to simultaneously focus on the past as well as the present. In the past, Tea, after having bonded wit the azi, is hiding the fact of her having a daeva familiar. Meanwhile, some nobles across the land have been suffering from a sleeping sickness that even affects Kance. Coupled with the fact that the Faceless Aenah has been whispering secrets in her ear, Tea is starting to doubt the motives of the elders when it comes to Dark asha's well-being. In the present, Tea is waging war against the very elders who had exiled her, masterfully taking on the might of the kingdoms and the people who she called friends. An interesting effect that Chupeco wound into the tale was that the events in the past, as Tea is narrating to the the bard, sort of mirror the events in the present - so you get these parallels between the relationships that existed then and how they are now. Speaking of relationships, Tea and Fox both get romantic developments in this book. As for Tea, we already know it was Kalen who she fell in love with, and this book nicely slow burns that hate-to-love development into a amazing couple. As for Fox's love, Princess Inessa becomes a wonderful addition to the group as an ally and as a character who is pretty formidable. Speaking of additions, Likh features more prominently after being reluctantly inducted as an asha by the elders and demonstrating some pretty awesome magic skills, and is also being hinted as a love interest for Khalad. Khalad, the heart forger, is developed further as a character, because of his relationship to Tea in the present, as well as his work in the past to cure the sleeping sickness. Tea, meanwhile, gets the best turn in her character arc, as she goes from a celebrated asha in one time to a feared one in the other. The awe associated to her slowly becomes realized as she grows into her own power, and also realizes she was capable of much more than she was told. Narratively speaking, this was a strong sequel which felt perfect in nearly all aspects - pacing, plot, characters, world-building!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first book and couldent wait to snag the second. I have some issues with the characterization in this book but otherwise I really like it.
avidreaderMO More than 1 year ago
I love this series. It's so different from everything I've read. The characters are awesome. The settings are great. I love the way she writes. I love how you hear the past story from Tea and the current from Bard. However, the editing wasn't good in this book, though. Several times she slipped out of past tense into present tense. Sometimes I didn't know who was talking because she had two speakers in the same paragraph. She called King Vanor King Valor multiple times. She had Shaoyun's name wrong in one place. It took me a while to figure that one out. Maybe she was rushing to meet a deadline and her editor didn't have time to look it over. Maybe her editor was too engrossed in the story to notice these things. Who knows? But if she needs a beta reader to point these things out in the next book, I'd be more than happy to comply.
Lauren Watkins More than 1 year ago
Omg where do I even start with this review? How about the fact I’ve been up for close to 28 hours now. Not cause of the book, I’d finished that a few days prior. But because I’ve just travelled home from my vacation in Ohio. Future me maybe dont agree to things straight after your holiday (omg i have a book event tonight too oh no). Anyway now we are done with my excuses for this incoherent rambling of pure love for this book! Returning to Tea’s world was no chore. I fell back in easily and was instantly whisked away on her adventures. I still adore the dual narrative/time setting that Rin uses throughout but I must say the present day intrigues me the most. I love reading about Tea being very powerful and doing what she has too to prove everyone wrong and help put an end to some very nasty people but at what cost? Though now I’m typing this I also really loved reading about Tea’s past as she expands her knowledge and with the help of Fox and her friends piece together the information they have to find out the truth about the sleeping sickness. Another element that is really important in the past is that you start to see more examples of why Tea may have a black heart in the future. Its clear she’s not as strong against the dark any more, now she has the taste for it. The character development is just *mwah* I LOVE IT. I LOVE HER RELATIONSHIPS. FRIENDSHIPS. ALL OF IT. For those of you who have read it will understand me when I tell you I was lay on my friends bed squealing whilst reading about certain thigh scars. And on the other end of things when certain three headed good boys are good. (Meanwhile my friend is waiting to buy her copy of the book like Lauren will you shut up!!!) ((The answer was no)) As always I loved reading about the daeva, the variety of runes, and the faceless. I truly can not wait for book three because I can already tell its going to ruin me. P.S. Lihk has stolen my heart.
onemused More than 1 year ago
"The Heart Forger" continues Tea's story right where we left off in the first book. In this continuation, we still see the same double style with the present/future in italics told by a bard with the 'bone witch' and the brunt of the book in normal font of Tea's past, which leads up to the italicized present/future. It had been a while since I read the first book, and I quickly learned that I needed to remember more of the first book than I did, so I went back and reread it. These books definitely need to be read in sequence. We don't get any recaps of the last book for context of this one. That being said, it does leap right back into the plot, and it is extremely plot driven. For a little bit of background, the book primarily follows Tea, a 'bone witch' or dark asha. Asha are like witches with some powers, but most of their lives are more like geisha, where they entertain and the like. Dark asha have power over death and can bring back some of the dead (if they are willing). Tea is accompanied by her brother Fox, who is a familiar that she has brought back. The primary job of a dark asha is to raise and put down daeva, magical creatures who can wreak havoc when controlled by a evil master. "Bravery and courage are not passed down through blood." The heart forger in the book is Khalad, Prince Kance's brother, who was designated as a heartsglass forger by his ability. Heartsglass is an extension of a person, almost like a soul, that is a stone worn by everyone, not just asha. Heartsglass can be exchanged as marriage and must be maintained or it will whither. It is complicated to create, so this rare gift is treasured over Khalad's ascension to the throne. We learn more about Khalad and his process in this book. "Patience is the long pause between an action and its consequences." The language is again very flowing and poetic, and while it seems like the overall plot moves slowly, it progresses in a lovely way that gives you plenty of time to think about each action. With the back and forth (past and present), there are a lot of questions raised that slowly reveal themselves throughout the book. We are also introduced to the other kingdoms, which fleshes out this unique alternate world. I found myself enthralled in the descriptive journey Tea and friends make throughout the book. I think this will be a hit with fans of "The Bone Witch" and I look forward to reading the third book when it is released! Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The series is a slow reading series and initially confusing when understanding the timelines between the italicized font and normal font. The story is original and interesting.
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