Today I was going through my blogroll and such when I came upon Faye's "Waiting On" Wednesday. The book sounded so cool I wanted to feature it too. What makes it so appealing? It's high fantasy, one of many genres I've been craving lately, and it has a non-Western setting. I'm hoping for something like Cindy Pon's SILVER PHOENIX. So what is this book?
It's PROPHECY by Ellen Oh, available January 2, 2013 from HarperTeen. The following blurb is taken from Faye's post:
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. Followed by Warrior, and King!