Review: Prophecy

Dec •  10 •  2012

Title: Prophecy

Series: The Dragon King Chronicles # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Fantasy
Author: Ellen Oh
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: January 2, 2013
Book: ARC Sent by publisher
Video Review: HERE

“The greatest warrior in all of the Seven Kingdoms… is a girl with yellow eyes.
Kira’s the only female in the king’s army, and the prince’s bodyguard. She’s a demon slayer and an outcast, hated by nearly everyone in her home city of Hansong. And, she’s their only hope…
Murdered kings and discovered traitors point to a demon invasion, sending Kira on the run with the young prince. He may be the savior predicted in the Dragon King Prophecy, but the missing treasure of myth may be the true key. With only the guidance of the cryptic prophecy, Kira must battle demon soldiers, evil shaman, and the Demon Lord himself to find what was once lost and raise a prince into a king.
Intrigue and mystery, ancient lore and action-packed fantasy come together in this heart-stopping first book in a trilogy.”

 A tantalizing tale the captured me, I loved this book!

What captured me the most about this book is the great plot. It had a nice fantasy world building to it that is drew me in like a fly to a bright light. The beginning of the plot began with a girl, a warrior, strong, capable, and bitter. I like that all of these elements worked well with Kira’s life. She is so busy helping others that she fails to take care of herself. Kira sacrifices  everything for her loyalty to the prince after a war breaks out. What she discovers about herself, left my mind reeling and really waning more.

The characters in the book all play an important role in Kira’s life and the future of the kingdom. Each character had secrets, lies, and keys to unlock what lies ahead. I really loved getting to know each character through Kira’s eyes. She assessed everyone inside out, questioning every question, every motive. She has such a touch shell that she never gives anyone a second thought…which brings me to her love life…

Because of her tough exterior Kira’s never allows herself to love. There is not really a love yet, but a nice slow-building friendship that allows Kira to feel safe. She can relax around him, not feel the need to be tough, she can be….well she can be a normal girl.

Prophecy is a pleasurable, rich fantasy that is hugely entertainingly. Every facet of information, creates a vivid and beautiful world for the reader to dive into. The source of the story, the prophecy wields great information that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. Fulfilling and thrilling, Prophecy is crafted to be wondrous!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!

9 Comments

  1. Amy
    Dec 10, 2012

    I have been getting more into fantasy books lately and I have heard such awesome things about this one. Your review has me even more convinced that this book is one I want to pick up. Awesome review!!

    • Thanks Amy! I too had been on fantasy reading kick! I love them so much 🙂

  2. Jenny
    Dec 10, 2012

    I loved the concept of this one Savy! The whole lone-girl-in-an-all-male-army setup had me instantly supporting Kira, and I love that she turned out to be as badass I was hoping she’d be when I started reading. Glad you loved it!!!

  3. Bailey
    Dec 10, 2012

    Ooooh I’ve been dying to read this one and your review has me wanting to read it even more. 😀 I love that the most likely soon to be romantic interest starts as a friendship in this one. 🙂 That always makes for the best story. And the plot sounds amazing!! Awesome review. 🙂

  4. Glad you loved this — it sounds really unique and original. Great review!

  5. Oh Kira sounds like a good heroine. Love to read how her tough exterior cracks a bit. Hm… I do think I need to add this to my huge wishlist. 🙂

  6. Heather
    Dec 10, 2012

    I’m loving the upsurge of fantasy novels on the market! This one looks and sounds great.

  7. Kat C
    Dec 12, 2012

    I have heard so much buzz around this book. I’m glad you enjoyed it, I may see if I can make it to the Launch Party since Oh is a local author !