Warrior by Ellen Oh
"Kira, the yellow-eyed demon slayer who protected her kingdom in Prophecy, is back . . . and her dramatic quest is far from over. After finishing Ellen's first novel, Prophecy, School Library Journal said they were "ready for a sequel." Well, here it is! Filled with ancient lore and fast-paced excitement, this page-turning series is perfect for fantasy and action fans.
Kira has valiantly protected her kingdom—and the crown prince—and is certain she will find the second treasure needed to fulfill the Dragon King's prophecy. Warrior boasts a strong female hero, romantic intrigue, and mythical creatures such as a nine-tailed fox demon, a goblin army, and a hungry dragon with a snarky attitude."- summary from Amazon
I absolutely adored Prophecy last year and was so excited to read Warrior when I got it. I'm a huge fan of fantasy novels and Oh has created and written a wonderful world here filled with danger, magic, and some humor sprinkled throughout. The mythology and world-building is incredible, and Kira is as brave and kick-ass as she was in Prophecy. I also really like that there's only just a hint of romance in the books; the main focus though is on Kira's journey to protect the prince and to collect the three treasures of the Dragon King. There's also a great emphasis on secondary characters, and the reader really gets to know the whole crew traveling with Kira as well as some new characters encountered while on the journey.
Overall, a strong continuation from the first book and I cannot wait to see how it all ends in the third book. This book ends on a cliffhanger so I will be reading the final installment as soon as I get my hands on it.
Ellen was kind enough to give me a signed set of Prophecy and Warrior when I saw her earlier this month for me to giveaway on the blog! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Wednesday, March 5 at 9pm EST. Please include your email address, and this contest is open to US/Canada residents only.
FTC: Received ARC from publisher. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.
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