Book one in The Last Oracle Series
Knowing the future can save her city – but not her heart.
Born to serve the merciless Oracle, Clio wants nothing more than to break free. But when her entire family is murdered by Mannix, the king’s adviser, Clio inherits the Oracle’s power, a power she never wanted and doesn’t understand.
Hunted by Mannix, Clio is forced to flee her home in Sheehan and seek refuge in a foreign city where oracles are forbidden. If she’s found out, she will be sacrificed atop its great pyramid.
Clio has no choice but to win the trust of Riece, an enemy warrior. Despite the undeniable attraction between them, Clio knows that if he finds out who she really is, he won’t hesitate to execute her.
Clio tries to hide her budding powers, but the Visions she keeps having of Mannix and his barbarian army slaughtering her people torture her conscience. She alone has the strength and foresight to stop him, but only if she can embrace her destiny and sacrifice everything.
To say this book was amazing, is an understatement. I loved this book. There was so much action and the author still managed to add in some romance. 😉 (definitely Team Riece by the way) Anyway, several times I had to simply lay down my iPad to process what had happened. The story was that good! Clio was so brave and she is one of my favorite female characters. I especially loved the character she became by the end of the book. The character development was amazing. Emily’s writing was beautiful!
*may contain spoilers*
Okay, can I just talk about the ending for a minute? When she told Riece she didn’t love him, I was heartbroken. I laid the iPad down and refused to read more, only for 10 seconds of course. 😉 But seriously, they have to be together! And what about Mannix?! He’s her brother? What? Mind. Blown. What about Derik? Will he become king? So many questions! Can’t wait to read the sequel!
I recommend to anyone who likes YA fantasy or a good book with a strong female lead.
Special thanks to the author for sending me a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. 🙂