When a series comes to an end it’s like saying goodbye to a good friend.
That’s just how I felt with Ellen Oh’s Prophecy series. King is the final installment in her series. It sat on my table for a few weeks because I didn’t want to say goodbye to Kira and her world. But I finally picked it up and read right through it.
- Print Length: 288 pages
- Publisher: HarperTeen (March 31, 2015)
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Girl warrior, demon slayer, Tiger spirit of the Yellow Eyes—Kira is ready for her final quest. In this thrilling finale to the Prophecy trilogy, fans will get even more of the fierce Kira and her quest to save her kingdom!
All eyes are on her. Kira, once an outcast in her home village of Hansong, is now the only one with the power to save her kingdom. She must save her cousin, the boy fated to be the future king, uncover the third lost treasure, and face innumerable enemies in order to fulfill the famed prophecy.
Kira braves a sea of tigers and battles armies of demons as she musters her inner strength and learns to trust herself, the romantic feelings for Jaewon that are growing within her, and the destiny that must be hers.
King was a fast read that I thoroughly enjoyed. It was a great conclusion to the Prophecy Series. It didn’t take much time to finish the book. There were some surprises I didn’t expect coming, which I love! It had been fun reading about Kira and seeing her adventures through all three books. I’m a big fan of Legend of Korra and Last Airbender so this series had been right up my alley because it had a similarity of those shows. Add dragons to the mix and I’m a happy girl, which there were dragons! That’s just what the last book of this series made me feel, happy.
King begins just as Warrior left off, with Kira reeling over Taejo’s capture. She will do anything to get him back. A female warrior in a man’s army isn’t easy but Kira is tough and one hell of a fighter. This’s what I loved about the book. A strong female lead that can stand out on her own is such a pleasure to read. She did have doubts about herself during the journey. During the course of the books Kira relied on herself but soon found life long friends to help her save and cousin.
Romance plays a part in this book compared the other two. It’s a love triangle, and of course you know I hate love triangles. But when done right it doesn’t distract from the plot. We have Jaewon and Shin as the doting suitors. There is always a choice to pick and Kira does that. It may not be the choice I thought it would be but it was acceptable. It added to the ending of the book and didn’t distract me from the reading.
Ellen’s writing was vivid and the world building fantastic. Even in the third book she creates new characters and wonderful places to visit. King was a wonderful wrap up to a series that explores Korean myths. Dragons, tigers, epic battles and a heroine demon slayer that kicks ass begins this story to life. Ellen’s books were epic and I can’t wait to see what else she brings to the reading world.
Should you read it? Yes! An epic adventure that concludes a wonderful series. You won’t be disappointed.
NOTE: I received a ARC from Harper Teen for reviewing purposes! All opinions expressed are my own and aren’t influenced in any way!
About the author:
Writer, lawyer, college instructor, donut-slayer, chocolate lover. Addicted to diet coke. Likes to quote extensively from the Princess Bride, Monty Python and Godfather movies. Never leaves home without her iphone, chapstick, a book and her American Express card. For a more detailed bio, please check out her website.
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