Monday, January 14, 2013

Prophecy by Ellen Oh

Prophecy is the story of Kira, a girl who defies the conventions of her world. She can sense demons possessing people around her, and she hunts and slays them. Because of these abilities, and her breaking of gender roles, other people shun her. They spread rumors about the yellow-eyed girl who is fighting like a man.

Kira also has prophetic dreams, lately about a vast army of demons attacking the palace. As the prince's bodyguard, Kira escorts him away to safety. The Seven Kingdoms are falling to the demons. If they ever hope to restore power, they have to find the fabled treasures told of in the Dragon King Prophecy.

I'm a big fan of girls who kick butt. Kira definitely fit that bill, with bonus points for doing so during a less liberated era. She's like a Korean Mulan, except awesomer because she's fighting demons and cutting their fricking heads off! Move over, Bella Swan, this is a real role model for today's youth.

I received my copy of Prophecy from Edelweiss, courtesy of HarperTeen. It's available for purchase now.

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