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King (Prophecy, 3) Paperback – February 2, 2016
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King by Ellen Oh, founder of #WeNeedDiverseBooks, will be loved by fans of such fantasy and action/adventure book as Kristin Cashore's Graceling, Tamora Pierce's Tortall novels, and Marie Lu's Legend series.
This thrilling and romantic conclusion to the Prophecy series brings Kira her final quest. Girl warrior, demon slayer, tiger spirit of the yellow eyes—Kira is one captivating heroine. Author Marie Lu raved, "After finishing my journey with Kira, all I wanted was more!" Here is the much-anticipated final installment in the Prophecy series!
Kira, once an outcast in her home village of Hansong, is now the only one with the power to save her kingdom. All eyes are on her. Kira braves a sea of tigers and battles armies of demons as she learns to trust herself, the romantic feelings for Jaewon that are growing within her, and the destiny that must be hers.
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Strong and fully realized. An attractive historical fantasy with appeal that crosses gender lines. — ALA Booklist
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Ellen Oh is the cofounder of We Need Diverse Books and author of the award-winning Spirit Hunters series for middle grade readers and the Prophecy trilogy (Prophecy, Warrior, and King) for young adults. Originally from New York City, Ellen is a former adjunct college instructor and lawyer with an insatiable curiosity for ancient Asian history. Ellen lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with her husband and three children and has yet to satisfy her quest for a decent bagel. You can visit her online at www.ellenoh.com.
- Publisher : HarperTeen; Reprint edition (February 2, 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0062091166
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062091161
- Reading age : 13 - 17 years
- Lexile measure : HL690L
- Grade level : 8 - 9
- Item Weight : 7.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.2 x 0.9 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #969,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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As well so some lack of consistency in things. For example the "evil" monks, we are shown some of the things that they do, that clearly support the idea. Then suddenly like with a snap of the fingers, like "Oh so you have tiger spirit - then we are now very sorry and very good monks" Never mind assassination attempts kidnappings and introduction of evil water spirits to prey on villagers.
Dispose some misspelled words found throughout the text, the book is easy to read and just a good distraction from every day life.
Kira was, by far, the best part of this series. I loved her character so much! She’s so brave, strong, and loyal. She also had her funny, witty moments, too, which I loved. She was up against a very powerful enemy who threatened to destroy everything she loved, so seeing her overcome her reservations that she’s “not good enough” and embracing the idea of being the “Dragon Musado” was great. Things changed a lot for Kira in this last book and it was gripping seeing how she handled everything. Her emotions and turmoil were written so well, I really felt for the girl. She definitely surprised me at the end and it nice to see her finally bear her heart and soul to the world.
Much of the book is Kira and her friends preparing for the battle against the Dark Lord, so there isn’t a lot of battle scenes, but Oh gives readers enough action and intrigue to keep the story going. I honestly never felt bored while reading this book. Everything just flowed nicely and fit well with the progression of these characters and their story. Oh gives you just the right amount of detail. The fantasy and magic aspect of the book was amazing, and I loved that Oh threw in a bit of humor and romance to spice things up, which totally added to the appeal of the book.
Overall, King is an amazing conclusion to one of my favorite fantasy reads. It’s on the lighter side of fantasy, I’ll give you that, but that’s exactly the kind I tend to like. The story is unique and riveting and I love the sense of empowerment and strength Oh conveys with her characters, especially Kira. She’s definitely one of my all-time favorite YA heroines. If you’ve read the rest of the series, you’ll definitely want to see how it ends, and you won’t be disappointed. If you’ve yet to start the series, get on it now, because it is unbelievably awesome and a series I”ve already added to my “favorites” shelf.
I've been hearing great things about Ellen Oh's books for years now. I've been wanting to read one for a long time. However, I wanted to wait until the hype died down so I could form my own opinion, and not be influenced by those around me. Recently, I had decided that enough time had passed, so I decided to read her Dragon King Chronicles, which consists of Prophecy, Warrior, and King. While I'm not sure it was worth all of the hype surrounding it, I did find it enjoyable.
I did enjoy The Dragon King Chronicles. I read the whole trilogy within a few days time. I found myself flying through the books. However, it just didn't hold the magic for me that it held for others. I never found myself thinking that it was the best trilogy to come out in recent years, or anything like that.
The first book in the trilogy, Prophecy, was really good. It was fast paced, exciting, and had me wanting more at the end. The second book, Warrior, suffered from a classic case of second book syndrome. It was still exciting, but there were several times where I was bored, and thought the story line was dragging. By the third book, King, the story line was most definitely dragging out. It felt like most of the book was filler, just to get to the final battle. There were a few plot points that I did enjoy in King, such as how things were settled. For the most part, I just wanted to fast forward to the final battle. Then the final battle was kind of disappointing. While parts of it were awesome, I was expecting so much more.
Even though I wasn't thrilled with The Dragon King Chronicles as a whole, I did have fun reading it. I'm looking forward to reading Ellen Oh's other books, to see how her writing has matured, because this was her first series. I recommend this trilogy to teens who are looking for a fantasy read with a diverse cast of characters. Just don't go into it believing all of the hype.