Title: Prophecies Awakening (Legends of Marithia #1)
Author: Peter Koevari
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Dragons,
Release Date: May 23rd, 2012
Book Blurb from Goodreads:
When her sorceress mother and vampire king father are brutally murdered, Kassina makes a pact with Shindar, the Demon of Darkness. In exchange for her soul, Kassina obtains power to become the most feared sorceress in all the lands, and vows to exact her revenge on the people for the deaths of her parents. Granted eternal life, Kassina and her evil are never far away.3.5 stars but rounded up to 4stars. :)
For many years, the humans and elves of the mystical world of Marithia have lived in an age of peace. But that peace is shattered when King Arman is slain by his own son, a pawn of the vampire sorceress Kassina. Arman’s murder sparks the most brutal and bloody war ever seen between the Forces of Darkness and the peaceful Marithians.
In the midst of the conflict, Vartan, a young knight wrongfully outcast from King Arman’s court, reluctantly discovers he is the subject of a prophecy involving the fabled weapon, Talonsphere. In alliance with the legendary dragons, he finds himself with the opportunity to rid the world of Kassina and her dark armies forever, and finally return Marithia to an era of peace.
First of all, this book was given to me by the author, himself, in exchange for an honest review. So, Peter, thank you for letting me read this book. :)
This is not the typical type of book I read. I mean, I don't usually read books that has a setting of ages ago. I don't really read dragons book since the last time I read one, I didn't even finish it cause of the English that was used. Thank God that the English used here is not the Old English. >_< I decided to read it cause it's new to my eyes. Meaning, this book have Dragons, Sorceress, Elvens, Faeries and, vampires.
I was hooked from the first page cause I was intrigued by the story. In the first few pages, Koevari gave a brief background how did Kassina, the sorceress, became twisted like that. And yes, I understand her. She wanted revenge for the murder of her parents. That's why she made a pact with Shindar, the Demon of Darkness.
And I like how Vartan is. Though I wished that the world building and the character building would be more elaborate cause it doesn't say much about Marithia and the characters. It's mostly action packed. Yes, I like it when it is action-packed but still, it should be balanced. :) And I want to see more how Vartan spend his time in the island of the Dragons. And I was kinda astonished that he accepted it (his true lineage and the prophecy) just like that.
But over-all, I like it and I enjoyed reading it. Like the sarcastic comments of some character like Keturah. I recommend it to everyone who wants something new to read. :)