Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Prophecy

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme held by Jill at Breaking the Spine to feature upcoming books that we can't wait to get our hands on. 

Title: Prophecy
Author: Ellen Oh
Publisher: HarperTeen
Date of Release: January 2, 2012 

Goodreads Description: 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.

Why am I waiting? It's a fantasy that sounds a bit like Kristin Cashore's Graceling ... but set in Ancient Korea. And, judging from what I've read from the author about how much she research she did, it sounds like her research was quite thorough. Also, Prophecy was blurbed by Marie Lu and Robin LaFevers, two authors whose novels I loved.


  1. Ohhh, yes. This sounds SO good! It also reminded me of Graceling when I read the blurb. Very cool to hear that the author did a lot of research! I bet that will pay off in some excellent world building!!

  2. Yes, I totally got Graceling/Katsa from the summary. A little bit of Throne of Glass in there as well. I'll definitely have to check this one out!
    Ninja Girl

  3. I'm a huge fantasy fan so I can't wait to read this! Great pick. :)

  4. I can't wait to read this book, it sounds amazing!

    My WoW -

  5. Great pick, I have this one on my wishlist/TBR piles already! Thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

  6. This book sounds great, I think I'll have to add it to my watch-out-for books. Great pick!
    Check mine out here if you like :)

  7. I'm really looking forward to this one too! I like that she's the only female in the king's army, it's making me want to root for her already:) Come on January! So many good books releasing then:)

  8. I hope all that research paid off! I can't wait to read this book too. The cover is simply gorgeous. :)

  9. I really like the sound of this one too. Great pick :)

  10. Anonymous7:12 pm

    Ohhh I love this growing trend of multicultural settings and characters in YA fiction! Along with Graceling, this book sounds quite similar to Shadow & Bone (which I loved). I can't wait for this one, too! Love, love, love your pick. ;D


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