Title: The Witch of the Prophecy
Author: Victoria Jayne
Series: The Prophecy Trilogy (Book 1)
Page Length: 254
Publication Date: Dec. 4, 2018
Synopsis: Divina’s had it with the prophecy.
The vampire whose heart beats for a witch that belongs to a wolf shall save us all. He shall take his throne and rule over all kinds. If not, the vampire who belongs to the witch will end all kinds.
Divina’s not convinced the prophecy is about her. Her manipulative vampire ex-boyfriend, Rori, is reluctant to give up his love for her to pursue the throne. Meanwhile, the wolf shifter meant to claim Divina doesn’t believe in the prophecy. However, he does believe Divina is his mate.
With the pressures of the prophecy and the most powerful coven in the present-day United States, Divina is left to choose between complying with the prophecy and mating with Aric—or leaving it all behind to allow the catastrophic possibility of supernatural beings getting exposed to humans.
The Witch of the Prophecy is the first book in The Prophecy Trilogy and centers around three supernatural characters – Davina, Rori, and Aric. Years ago, Davina, a witch, made Rori’s vampire heart beat again. He also left her and shattered her world. Now he’s returned to convince her that she’s an important part of a supernatural prophecy.
There is a vampire whose heart beats for a witch, but she belongs to a wolf. That vampire shall take the seat.
Davina resents the prophecy and the idea that her fate is not her own. She doesn’t want to be involved in the prophecy or the Ember Witches, the most powerful coven in North America. Determined to be the master of her destiny and refusing to be a pawn any longer, Davina makes independent decisions and unwittingly begin to fulfill the prophecy. One of those decisions includes going on a date with Aric.
Aric is another player in the prophecy. He’s the wolf who finds himself manipulated by other ambitious antagonists. I enjoyed his character and the way he reacts to Davina. She is his mate, and their connection is strong, but is the connection exacerbated because of the prophecy, or is it genuine?
The story highlights the concept of fate vs. free will. I found this aspect of the story very interesting, as it made me consider a person’s sense of choice. Did Davina ever really make free choices? Were her choices fated to happen? Does a person ever really control their future?
Rori gave up his love to fulfill the prophecy, but is that really what he wants? He, much like Davina, sees flaws in the prophecy and questions his desire to fulfill it. He also understands and resents the manipulations of the Ember Witches. His character is really interesting. Ultimately, he has to decide if his ambition or his happiness is most important.
Readers who like love triangles will enjoy the steamy romances in this book. Davina has two major love interests that she feels connected to. Does Davina love Rori or Aric? She has amazing chemistry with both and feels drawn to each for different reasons. Unfortunately, both betrayed her or disappointed her as well, so I’ll be curious to see who she ends up with. Personally, I think both men are selfish and put their on needs and wants ahead of her, and if I were her, I wouldn’t pick either of them.
Filled with secrets, prophecies, witches, vampires, wolves, manipulative antagonists, and some spicy and explicit romance, The Witch of the Prophecy is an interesting urban fantasy. Thanks so much to the author for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
This story will appeal to readers who like steamy paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Readers who enjoy stories with love triangles, supernatural characters, and concepts like fate vs. free will might also enjoy the book.