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The Prophecy (Saga of the Chosen Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B01NBZ8OLM
- Publication date : January 27, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 1174 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 419 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #126,471 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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I, obviously, loved this book. I loved the storyline which kept me intrigued the entire book. I loved the characters and want to become best friends with them. The writing was superb. I'm really looking forward to more from this series and from the author!
All I can say if you love shifter books, with a really good story, a little bit of romance, it's really only in it's infancy but I just don't care, and I'm die hard romance lover.. This story was just so good, I don't want to say anything and spoil it for people, it's just that good, I went in blind and it was the best thing that I could have done.
The Prophecy itself centers around Tasia Armstrong, although the story is told through multiple viewpoints. Tasia is a Magick, a being with magic in her blood. Collectively known as the Chosen, four factions exist among these magical beings: The First Ones or Ancients, Wyrs or Shape-shifters, Wizards, and the Undead or Vampires (Blutsaugers). Discovering what exactly Tasia is, although she claims to be a Wizard, is part of the mystery for her heritage threatens her very existence.
Tasia is living in San Francisco, trying to avoid unwelcome attention, when one night during her work as an Mfector cleaning sites where Chosen blood has been spilled, she comes across an injured and caged shape-shifter. When she makes the risky decision to come to his aid, she is thrown into the politics of the Chosen world. Eventually, she finds protection with the local shape-shifter Pack under the leadership of the enigmatic Alpha Protector Raoul, but her enemies are many and her journey is just beginning.
Moreover, the Chosen world, already tumultuous, is thrown into further chaos as a prophecy, foretold years ago, once again begins to make itself known through the ambitions of those who seek to manipulate its outcome. One thing is incredibly clear: great change is coming.
One thing I enjoyed about this book was the large cast of characters. By the end, I was not only rooting for Tasia, but also many of the secondary characters, including Hawk, Sara, and Duncan, to name a few.
On a side note, interestingly enough I actually found myself connecting more with Raoul that Tasia. However, I enjoyed seeing her come more into her own as the story progressed and hope she continues to do so in the following books.
I will admit that I was worried about the world-building at first because several aspects reminded me of a couple of popular urban fantasies that I had started previously (and admittedly quit for varying reasons), such as the Kate Daniels and Mercy Thompson series. However, Landon manages to add new twists to what has become popular lore regarding various supernatural races—not to mention that with every consecutive book in the series, she adds more intricacy and depth to the every-expanding mythology and cultures of the various Chosen factions.
Although there were some bumpy moments for me, such as encountering abrupt transitions between several viewpoints and unusual punctuation, I enjoyed Landon’s writing. The world was interesting, and the mystery aspects were multi-faceted.
I have so many questions that I cannot wait to see answered, from Tasia’s mysterious past to the fulfillment of a prophecy that will reshape the Chosen world as they know it. Not to mention, I am also eager to see how the bonds between various characters develop as the story progresses.
I have my fingers-crossed for the rest of the series!
However, there were some place that needed editing and lots of redundancy. Also the foreshadowing was really heavy handed.
Top reviews from other countries
•Complex and mysterious main character with a hidden past. Although some of her secrets are revealed in this book, I think even at the end of this book there is some secrets she is still holding onto tightly - can't wait to find out what they are in future books.
•Through-out this book we get a ever growing cast of secondary character which are developed in such a great way. All of them have their own personalities and characteristics, such a great group which are deep and complex as individual characters but to read about their interactions just highlights their complexities and I feels as though I got to know them just as much as the main character.
•Complex super natural communities, which all have their own governing structures with power plays happening all over the place both inside these communities and between them.
•I really enjoyed the 'investigative' aspect of the plot. As this unlikely group of allies work together to piece together the complex plan put together by Lady Bethesda many years ago and trying to made the connection between her action then to some more current events.
•My favourite kind of romance - hate to attraction for a hostile but caring alpha.
•The only con for me is the sudden time and character perspective jumps. I found these a bit disorientating although it did keep you on your toes, and I can understand why the author would do it.
Over all I enjoyed this book, I look forward to the release of the sequels, where I hope that answers will be discovered, secrets revealed, and friendships and alliances strengthen and evolve.