Saturday, December 29, 2012

My First Trade Review!

I got my first Kirkus review for Prophecy a while ago but wasn't allowed to share it. I was really nervous about Kirkus so it was a relief to finally see their review. As you can see, not too bad! ;o)
PROPHECY (reviewed on November 15, 2012)

In a magical ancient Korea, a demon-slaying princess defends her family and her kingdom.

Kira may be the king's own niece and Hansong's lone female warrior, but that doesn't make her popular. Her yellow eyes and demon-hunting abilities make the citizenry fear her; her male clothing and fighting skills make the nobility loathe her. At least in her role as bodyguard to the heir, her young cousin Taejo, she has a purpose in the court. Hopefully that purpose will be enough to convince her parents not to marry her off to the attractive but vicious nephew of the king's advisor, Lord Shin. Despite all her suspicions, which are aided by prophetic visions, Kira doesn't foresee treachery soon enough. Lord Shin lets Yamato soldiers into the castle—many of whom are possessed by demons only Kira can see. She flees with Taejo, and thus begins a prophecy-driven quest to take back their kingdom from the Yamato and avenge their lost. Muddling through on equal parts martial arts and stubbornness, Kira finds new allies and gains desperately needed magical skills.

Fans of Kristin Cashore's Graceling (2008) will be drawn to the despised warrior princess; fans of Cindy Pon's Silver Phoenix (2009) will love the setting. (Fantasy. 13-16)

Pub Date: Jan. 2nd, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-06-209109-3
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Harper/HarperCollins
Review Posted Online: Oct. 31st, 2012
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 2012


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Anonymous said...

Korean princess KICKS KIRKUS' BUTT! In a good way. Congratulations!

Jenn Reese said...

Oh, that's a wonderful review! YAY!!!

Jeannie Lin said...

Congrats and looking forward to the release of Prophecy!

Barbara Etlin said...

Yah! That's a fabulous review!

-- Barb (Owl from Verla's)

Jaye Robin Brown said...


Charles Gramlich said...

Wonderful. So glad to see it!

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Lori M. Lee said...

Woohoo! Congrats on the review :D

Angie said...

Great review, congrats! :D


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