The second thing I want to say about The Prophecy is what a stunningly enjoyable and exciting read it is. I've often said the one thing I like best about reading indie authors is that every so often you come across one that writes stuff that truly enthralls you. Fantasy, as a reader, is not generally my preferred genre, but The Prophecy overrode all my doubts about that. I found the story and the characters so compelling, I just had to keep turning the pages to find out what happened next in this book.
The basic premise of The Prophecy is that there lives amongst us a group of beings, collectively called The Chosen. The Chosen are comprised of four types; Vampires, Shapeshifters (Werewolves if you will), Wizards and The Originals. The number one tenet of these groups is that humans must never find out about their existence. Despite a loose coalition of The Chosen, there is intense rivalry and hatred between the groups. So, when Tasia, a wizard of immense and as yet, untapped powers, rescues a shapeshifter, being held captive by rebel shape-shifters, a fascinating tale of mystery, intrigue, and romance begins to develop.
I don't want to give away too much of the plot of The Prophecy. but the most fascinating dimension of the books was the interactions between Tasia and the Alpha of the Northern California shape-shifters Raoul, or simply Alph. The dynamic interplay between these two characters was beautifully written and full of tension, suspense, plus a fair degree of sardonic humour. I cannot wait to see how this relationship plays out in the next book of the series.
It appears that this is Landon's first novel and as such is worthy of considerable praise as a debut novel. It is fast-paced, always exciting and draws the reader into a world that possibly exists all around us, without us knowing it. I think Landon is a bright new talent in the urban-fantasy world and I, for one, will be waiting with baited breath for the next offering from this uber-talented, debut author.
A great job and kudos to the author. A five-star winner from this reviewer.