The Reluctant Prophet by Gillian O'Rourke

The Reluctant Prophet

byGillian O'Rourke

Kobo ebook | August 31, 2013

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There’s none so blind as she who can see . . . Esther is blessed, and cursed, with a rare gift: the ability to see the fates of those around her. But when she escapes her peasant upbringing to become a priestess of the Order, she begins to realise how valuable her ability is among the power-hungry nobility, and what they are willing to do to possess it. Haunted by the dark man of her father's warnings, and unable to see her own destiny, Esther is betrayed by those sworn to protect her. With eyes newly open to the harsh realities of her world, she embarks on a path that diverges from the plan the Gods have laid out. Now she must choose between sacrificing her own heart’s blood, and risking a future that will turn the lands against each other in bloody war. The Reluctant Prophet is the story of one woman who holds the fate of the world in her hands, when all she wishes for is a glimpse of her own happiness.
Title:The Reluctant ProphetFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 31, 2013Publisher:Kristell InkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1909845205

ISBN - 13:9781909845206

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from For fans of fantasy-romance with dark undertones Well-written with some really tender moments and a few heart-tugs. I liked that the gods were real, and that there was a theme of free-will vs gods'-will here. And it wasn't an easy one to decide which was better. Free-will had nasty consequences, but the gods were hardly nice... I wanted to spite them. But, those consequences. So, which to choose, which to choose? But, grey areas are what make for truly compelling fiction (IMVHO). While I wasn't 100% convinced on the fledgling romance at times, when things didn't go smoothly, my heart bled a little... that's a good thing. There were a few things I would have liked to see delved into more. For instance, one character's despicable behaviour would seem to have been caused by an outside influence (those pesky gods again). Rather than anyone seeking to help, he was still loathed and ostracised. Yes, he did wrong, but it wasn't something he would have done on his own... at least, that was my interpretation. No, you can't take back the wrong, but... I don't know. Maybe I err too far towards mercy? Generally, though, I think any fan of fantasy-romance with dark undertones will find this an enjoyable read.
Date published: 2014-12-08