Prophecy - Ellen Oh

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Prophecy - 
Ellen Oh
Released: January 2, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen

Synopsis: 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.

What I thought: Ellen Oh gives us a heart stopping, action-packed Fantasy novel full of demons, fighting and a girl who's different. She leaves no character safe - so don't become too attached! Of course, it all adds ups to the intensity of the story. The story doesn't even pause for a breath, throwing things at you left, right and centre. Kira is a well written main character, tough from a life-time of hate and being a complete outcast. But she's a demon-slayer and she protects the people - whether they know it or not. All her supporting characters are equally as well written and you can't help but feel connected to them.

This novel has it all - a yellow-eyed demon-slayer girl, demons and possession (of course), a cute boy, a courageous dog, a murderous betrayer and a whole lot of action. Like no joke, it doesn't stop. This was a great read and I can't wait to read the next one in the series!


The Good: I love Fantasy novels and the worlds that are created and this one was no different. I feel in love with the world that Ellen Oh created.


The Bad: Sometimes all the constant action and life-threatening situations became a bit too much for me.


Rating:

4 bookstacks

Claire Blennerhassett

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Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student

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