Monday, February 4, 2013

A Prophecy Revealed by Jennifer Selzer & Daniel Huber

After having read and enjoyed their first book in the Destiny's Kingdom series, Legend of the Chosen, I was contacted by these authors again to read and review their second book, A Prophecy Revealed. I can honestly say I was thrilled to be able to get a copy of their second book, because the first book was a 5 star winner to me and I couldn't wait to get back into the world that these two talented authors have created.

From the publisher:
Having seemingly committed the most heinous act of attacking the Keystone and leaving him for dead, Quade Dacairus seeks sanctuary with the galaxy’s most powerful magic user, the Avè. Hunted by the SanFear, an ancient entity as old and as powerful as the gods, Quade’s limited time to save his world ticks away as he searches for the chosen spoken of in legends to join him in this quest. Uniting the chosen is Quade’s only hope to defeat this evil and save his world from certain destruction. In a world rich with magic and technology, a seamless blend of Fantasy and Sci-Fi, Destiny’s Kingdom follows Quade’s journey as he battles to save a galaxy that has always known peace and prosperity, from a powerful evil that he alone can see. A Prophecy Revealed is Book two in the Destiny’s Kingdom Series.

My thoughts:
Needless to say, A Prophecy Revealed earns itself 5 out of 5 stars for being just as entertaining and fast paced as its predecessor. While it took me a few chapters to get back into the plot, and remember just where all these characters had left off previously, I was just as drawn into the story and anxious to find out if the Chosen are successful in defeating the SanFear. Fantastic blend of action and plot, with humorous dialogue well placed to avoid overly dramatic or emotional chapters (there was a lot of revelation in this book, that left me feeling feelings that Trina was hiding so well through her strength).

There are two quotes that I bookmarked on my Nook and felt that they needed to be shared:
The bulb-shaped space station glowed like an ethereal toy top in gargantuan proportion, hanging against the darkness like a decorative ornament might hang. Its honeycomb lower half was a celestial hive with dozens upon dozens of docking berths to accommodate ships of all shapes and sizes.
This is a fantastically unique way to describe a space station, and I'm not sure yet how I feel about it..

It is a blind faith we keep in so many of the things we hold most dear. It is that which we cannot grasp and cannot guarantee. But that we simply know.
I just really liked this quote, and wanted to share it with everyone. 

Almost all my questions from the first book were answered, although I'm still interested in learning more about Shylo and how things will play out between him, the Seer, and the rest of the Chosen. I did, however, get more confused about the Avé. He was almost affected by the SanFear, which sort of implies mortality or at the least a lack of power to fight the SanFear, and I spent the whole time up until this point thinking he was akin to a deity... Is the SanFear really that strong, or is the Avé weaker and less omnipotent than I originally thought?

Overall I was very pleased with A Prophecy Revealed, and definitely recommend to anyone who likes science fiction, fantasy, adventure, or really any type of genre as this is definitely a 'between the genres' kind of book. Elements of so many different topics and genres are introduced and blended so well together, and I look forward to seeing more from Ms. Selzer and Mr. Huber.

- Justin

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