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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Review- Prophecy by Ellen Oh

Ellen Oh
Release Date: January 2, 2013
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN:  0062091093
Source: ARC from the San Francisco Book Review
Rating: Liked!

From Goodreads.

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.

Prophecy by Ellen Oh was an enjoyable read. It was also a much hyped book in the blogosphere so when I got a copy to read I was pretty excited to see what the hype was all about. I don't think it deserved the hype as there are other High Fantasy books out there that are better. But they story was good, well written, and very detailed. I had a problem connecting with the heroine or any of the characters for that matter so I think that’s why I didn’t like it more. The story was fast paced and full of action so that’s what kept me reading and even though I didn’t enjoy the characters I did enjoy the story and I will definitely read the next book in the series.

I decided not to share a passage with this review as I didn’t even put a single post it in the book to mark any. 


  1. That sucks that it wasn't what you were hoping for.

  2. It's disappointing when hyped-up books become well . . . disappointing. As for me I can't wait to dig into this book. Sounds exactly what I need to read. Nice review!

  3. The description does sound awesome. The cover would have made me pass it by, but from the description I would totally have been pulled in. Sorry to hear that it wasn't quite what you thought it would be.

    I had heard that there was a lot of chatter about the book, but until you, I just assumed it was the next IT book.

    Maybe I'll wait to see what you think of the sequel before I jump into this series. I'm a bit picky with my high fantasy, as you know. And if you didn't love the characters and there are a number of HF books with amazing characters and a great story, I think I'll wait to see if that aspect gets developed in future books.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts Jaime. Sorry this one wasn't a win!


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