There's none so blind as she who can see . . . Esther is blessed, and cursed, with a rare gift: the ability to see the fates of those around her. But when she escapes her peasant upbringing to become a priestess of the Order, she begins to realise how valuable her ability is among the power-hungry nobility, and what they are willing to do to possess it.Haunted by the dark man of her father's...
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Science Fiction & Fantasy
Date posted to ACX:
May 22 2017
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Kristell Ink, Grimbold Books
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Nominated for The Rubery Book Award for best debut novel and best novel, Gillian O' Rourke's tale of faith, lies, deception and feminine strength in the face of adversity grips the reader by the heartstrings and fails to let go.
Esther, an unassuming and gentle priestess, is thrust into a world of gods and political treachery. This first person narrative is as much literary fiction as it is fantasy and Esther's voice is strong, pure and hypnotising and as a character, she burns her way into your thoughts.
..."I'm surprised this is Gillian O'Rourke's first novel. She writes beautifully. There is a poetry to the words, and I really felt as though the character Esther was talking to me: I could hear her voice in my head and that is really really hard to do..."..."The Reluctant Prophet tugs at the heartstrings in parts and I cried for Esther a few times. I found it very hard to put The Reluctant Prophet down. It had me drawn in from the start and made me want to read it from start to finish. The Reluctant Prophet is an amazing book and I will definitely recommend it for others to read..."
..."Overall this book captured my imagination and made my mind wander in an exciting and fulfilling way. With strong world-building and rock solid characters The Reluctant Prophet made a great impression on me and it makes me want to read more fantasy..."
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