Not the Heir

A jealous prince. A legendary key. An enchanted forest.


In the kingdom of Silverkeep, seventeen-year-old Basil Avington is accustomed to his opulent life as a prince. That is, until the king’s unforeseen death. Now the future is approaching sooner than Basil thought. His twin—eldest by seven minutes—has stolen his first love, his dignity, and soon, will take the throne. There’s only one way for Basil to attain power: embarking on a perilous venture to find King Philip’s key, which, according to ancient lore, bestows the kingdom upon its possessor. But it’s been lost for centuries.


Armed with only a bejeweled sword and imaginative wit, Basil is not prepared for what’s to come. The magical forest of Golden Grove will pull him into a world of horse-legged satyrs, a stunning nymph, and the evil Ambrosia—a forest tyrant with baffling powers. His selfish hunt for the key will endanger his life, but failure would lead to an unbearable existence second to his undeserving brother.


Unfortunately, the Silverkeep throne seats one.

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"With surprise twists and turns, a magical relic, nymphs and satyrs, and family drama Hudson Warm has spun a tale that will make you fall in love with the characters, break your heart, and leave you wanting more of Silverkeep, Golden Grove, and Basil's story."

- Rebecca

"I would recommend Not the Heir to any YA fantasy lovers. Hudson Warm is an up and coming author to keep an eye on! "

- Reviewer

"The characters here make Not the Heir addictive and exciting to read! Trust me, the need to see how it all comes together is irresistible!"

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"I couldn't put it down. It has a deliciously evil villainess."

- Lisa Dawn