Early Review: The Prophet by Amanda Stevens ★★★★

The Prophet by Amanda Stevens
Genre: Paranormal mystery
Series: Graveyard Queen #3
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
ISBN: 978-0778313397
Page Count: 352
Summary:

Older than time. Darker than night. Stronger than death.

My name is Amelia Gray.

I am the Graveyard Queen, a cemetery restorer who sees ghosts. My father passed down four rules to keep me safe and I've broken every last one. A door has opened and evil wants me back.

In order to protect myself, I've vowed to return to those rules. But the ghost of a murdered cop needs my help to find his killer. The clues lead me to the dark side of Charleston—where witchcraft, root doctors and black magic still flourish—and back to John Devlin, a haunted police detective I should only love from afar.

Now I'm faced with a terrible choice: follow the rules or follow my heart.

REVIEW


Book three in this beautiful, Gothic Paranormal Mystery series sees much more emphasis on character relationships this time around, and also on providing answers to the many questions raised in book one.

As you'll recall from The Restorer, the Prophet is actually a man named Robert Fremont. A police detective and former friend of John Devlin who was murdered on the same night John's wife and child died in a car accident. This story unravels the events of that night with some startling outcomes. Amanda Stevens is the queen of red herrings. She even made me doubt characters I totally trusted for a few seconds here and there. The way the story was told was both gripping and emotionally charged.

I felt there was a definite shift in our main character Amelia's opinion of herself and her role as well. She mentions often a need to fulfil some kind of higher calling. That perhaps her father's rules regarding the ghosts- which are basically to pretend like heck you can't see them so they don't haunt you for eternity- might not actually be the answer. Maybe she should be doing something else, like helping them move on. I hope this is something she continues to explore as the series goes on.

And go on it will. After the way this book ended I have no doubt that the next book will be equally full of revelations and shocks. Not all of them good. I can't wait!

4 Stars! ★★★★

3 comments:

  1. I love series, and I have no doubt that I will enjoy these books, thanks for the review. I normally get my weekly review from The Book Report - http://www.bookreportradio.com/, go give it a listen.

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  2. I read this series out of order...started with The Kingdom. I know...bad. But I plan I reading the first one before moving onto The Prophet. Your review has me wanting to move this one up on my reading list! Thanks for posting.

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    1. Actually the Kingdom is a slight departure plot-wise so if you were to read any book out of order (tsk, tsk), that would be the best one to do it on. Books one and three are more closely linked:)

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