Prophecy (Dragon King #1) by Ellen Oh
Release Date: January 2, 2013
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: 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.
My Thoughts: I had this one on my TBR pile for quite a long time. I wanted to get to it but I had heard so many good and bad things both.
We are introduced to Kira who protects the Prince and is the only female in the King’s army. It helps that she’s related to them all! Kira was such a hero! She loved and protected her family with everything she had. Even, the few who didn’t exactly deserve it.
Kira is sent out on a mission with the Prince and it’s her job to protect him. They run into so many bad situations. They go through real heartbreak and things are just so tough. They also meet a few friends along the way who I really liked.
There is also a prophecy that a lot of people believe in. And, Kira has some doubts but it’s hard not to believe it when things are thrown in your face.
I really liked Kira’s brother. He was always there and always thinking about Kira. I also loved The Prince! What a sweet sweet young man.
However, I did like this one but I didn’t love it. I will read the next one in the series to see what happens next since this does end on a somewhat cliffhanger.
Overall: It took me a while to get through this one. I did like it but I didn’t love it. I did like the characters but things just happened too slowly for me. Or things were drawn out too much maybe.
It just took me some time to actually read it! I’d say this is probably more of a 3.5 cupcake rating for me!
Cover: Like it! I’d want to know what it’s about! Like the colors!
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