Sunday, April 5, 2015

Review: Blood Prophecy One: Queen's Destiny by Barb Jones

Publication: 6-24-2011
Series: Blood Prophecy
Rating: 4 Blood Drenched Cherries


Amber Stone, once a child prodigy, has just become curator of a special collection of Macedonian artifacts for the Seattle Museum of Natural History. Chloe, a prodigy of a different sort, holds a position at the museum focusing on tribal art. The two become fast friends, united by Amber's unsettling dreams and Chloe's unorthodox ways of dealing with them. Two strangers arrive in town, bringing with them a prophecy recorded more than three-thousand years ago, a prophecy that places Amber directly in the midst of a battle that has spanned a millennia.

I really liked this story once I got into it a ways. Queen's Destiny is the first part of the Blood Prophecy Series. Amber and Michael, Chloe and Marcus, each character has their own personality and drive. They seemed like well thought out characters and each felt real. Confession time: I had a little bit of a hard time following the story line at first. It jumps from past to present and everywhere In-between through the four different characters POV's and half of the time I felt lost. The farther into the story you get the more you come to know the characters and understand what you are reading.  The themes from the first part of the book that seem disjointed and confusing are reiterated later on in the story and end up making sense.  The story was intriguing, the goal for the first book was met and it ends in a logical way. That doesn't mean the story is complete though, there is still so much left unresolved. Book Two The Queens Enemy is out now and you will most likely want to read it right after you finish the first. It appears that there are only two books in the series for now. The author took about two years between the publication of the first and second books so there could still potentially be a third book but I couldn't find any information to confirm or deny that.  

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