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Prophecy of Three by Ashley McLeo
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“It begins with a burning library, a lost scroll, and an enchanted prophecy.”

McLeo’s debut novel, Prophecy of Three, the first in the Starseed Trilogy, starts off with a fast-paced introduction into the world of magic, enticing the reader with a dark secret hidden in an ancient time. Forward to the present, the reader is introduced to the protagonist, Lily, a young woman raised in an unconventional environment, a circumstance that adds both depth to her character’s growth throughout the novel and highlights her naivety about the hidden truths that surround her.

The characters in the novel are well-developed, unique, and interesting and the story is captivating, more so as the book develops backstories, provides information about the past, and explains the magical elements contained within the real world. The deliberate build of tension adds to the overall story-line and creates an emotional trigger of varying degrees for the reader as dangers, magical connections, and otherworldly characters are revealed.

McLeo delves into Irish myth and superstitions to create a real world where magic exists all the while cultivating an interesting and genuine storyline full of meaningful dialogue and informative exposition. Old-world beliefs and factual history combine to create an atmosphere that keeps the reader engaged and curious.

The Prophecy of Three is a great start to the “witchy” trilogy with similarities to Melissa de le Cruz’s The Witches of East End and Deborah Harkness’ The History of Witches. Those interested in urban fantasy fiction with a touch of history, myth, and magic will find this book compelling.
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Reading Progress

July 12, 2017 – Shelved
July 12, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
July 13, 2017 – Started Reading
July 13, 2017 –
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July 13, 2017 –
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8.46%
July 18, 2017 –
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12.69%
July 20, 2017 –
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31.54%
July 24, 2017 –
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46.54%
July 25, 2017 –
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58.46% "Having a difficult time putting this down now!"
July 27, 2017 – Finished Reading

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