The Shroud Of Prophecy Tests Fate To Discover What Happens When The Path Of Good And Right, The Triumph Of Light Over Darkness, The Only Path To Salvation Fails.Everyone Loves Mathias So Naturally, When He Discovers It S His Destiny To Save The World, He Dives In Head First, Pulling His Best Friend Aaslo Along For The Ride.Mathias Is Thrilled For The Adventure There S Nothing Better Than A Road Beneath His Feet And Adventure In The Air Aaslo, On The Other Hand, Has Never Cared For The World Beyond The Borders Of His Sleepy Village And Would Be Much Happier Alone And In The Woods But, Someone Has To Keep The Chosen One S Head On His Shoulders And His Feet On The Ground.It Turns Out Saving The World Isn T As Easy, Or Exciting, As It Sounds In The Stories Mathias Is Than Willing To Place His Life On The Line, But Aaslo Would Love Nothing Than To Forget About All The Talk Of Arcane Bloodlines And Magical Fae Creatures When The Going Gets Rough, Folks Start To Believe Their Only Chance For Survival Is To Surrender To The Forces Of Evil, Which Isn T How The Stories Go At All To Make Matters Worse Aaslo Is Beginning To Fear That He May Have Lost His Mind Stop me if you ve heard this before a small town boy from a remote village learns that he is the Chosen One, destined to fulfill The Prophecy and save the world from encroaching evil Sound familiar Fans of classic epic fantasy from authors Robert Jordan, David Eddings, Anne McCaffrey, and even J.K Rowling have spun their own versions of this time honored formula But what happens if the prophecy fails How would the world react when it is inevitable that the forces of evil will win Kel Kade explores this theme in the trope subverting, wildly entertaining Fate of the Fallen, book one of The Shroud of Prophecy series.This is a book where the less you know about the plot, the better, so I ll dance around the details and discuss the larger themes of the story Kade is skilled at capturing the essence of classic fantasy, focusing on strong character work and building outwards to reveal a world full of magic, monsters, multiple spiritual planes of existence, and the whimsical nature of gods It walks a fine line between conveying a familiar sense of comfort juxtaposed with some fresh and interesting takes that help to elevate it from other classic fantasy sagas of its kind The nature of prophecies is called into question can the future be changed if you know how it plays out in advance Why bother fighting if the foretold result is i
Could this summary be generic and uninformative Having doubts about even having this on my want to list. I liked this book It took the epic battle in a different direction The heroes are not who you think they are This book shows that things don t always go as they are planned The characters stay true to how they were written throughout the book. OMG that s the journey Kel, not all are fit to ride Great job ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
- 400 pages
- Fate of the Fallen (The Shroud of Prophecy, #1)
- Kel Kade
- 23 June 2018 Kel Kade