Title: PROPHECY OF ASHES
Series: WRAITH HUNTER CHRONICLES BOOK ONE
Author: JOHN R. MONTEITH
Genre: FICTION, PARANORMAL FICTION, SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY
Length: 279 PAGES
Publisher: STEALTH BOOKS
Type of Book: SOFTCOVER
Received From: THE AUTHOR
Release Date: JANUARY 1, 2018
Price: $10.99 USD (SOFTCOVER)
Price: $3.99 USD (EBOOK)
Rating: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Master your powers or become the next sacrifice.
Magical daggers. Books of ancient secrets. Wraith hunters. Human sacrifices…
Dianne uses her prophetic powers to pay the rent with tarot readings, but when telepathic shocks, ghostly warnings, and cryptic cautions from a secret book burst into her life, she needs to embrace her full abilities–fast.
An immortal savage is seeking her as a sacrifice, leading her to partner with strange men who use modern technology and ancient magic to hunt her potential murderer. Racing against time and learning her powers while defending herself, Dianne must battle a relentless enemy, guide the efforts of her protectors, and prove her inner strength and empathic competency to survive.
Author John Monteith has created a new book series. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and getting to know the main characters.
This book is not just a single story, it is also the evolution of an entirely new series. There are multiple plot lines, each starring its own character, and each character has their own fully formed history.
PROPHECY OF ASHES is meticulously plotted so that at key moments a new twist is revealed and that twist neatly answers questions readers had earlier in the story. If I sound cryptic, it is only because I do not want to give anything away that would ruin the next readers experience with “Prophecy of Ashes.”
I use the word “experience” above and that is exactly what this book is – an experience. You don’t just read it, you dive into it. The author skillfully takes the reader on a journey that made me think of Dan Brown’s novel, The DaVinci Code.
Prophecy of Ashes has a completely new and different storyline, but it is similar to The DaVinci Code in that modern day skepticism and ancient mystical concepts are brought together and combined to create an unforgettable tale.
The concept of ‘Good versus Evil’ has been around since humans began walking upright. It is used repeatedly in both film and literature. Sometimes the concept works, and sometimes it does not. In PROPHECY OF ASHES, IT WORKS!!!
The story involves reluctant psychics, a five-hundred year old serial killer, ghosts, feisty grandmothers, a secret society sworn to rid the world of wraiths, and an autistic young man with a brilliant mind. It is impossible not to get drawn into the story and you literally will not want to put this book down. In fact, I read the entire tale within twenty-four hours. In my mind, any book that makes me forgo sleep deserves a rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I am excited about the WRAITH HUNTER CHRONICLES and will be eagerly awaiting Book Two.
*A special thank you to the author for providing me with a free print copy of this book. *
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
After John Monteith graduated from the Naval Academy in 1991, his career in the U.S. Navy included service aboard a nuclear ballistic missile submarine and a tour as a top-rated instructor of combat tactics at the U.S. Naval Submarine School. Since his transition to civilian life, he has continued to pursue his interest in cutting-edge technology. He currently lives in the Detroit area, where he works in engineering when he’s not busy cranking out high-tech naval action thrillers.
Novels by John Monteith in the Rogue Submarine series include ROGUE AVENGER (2005), ROGUE BETRAYER (2007), ROGUE CRUSADER (2010), ROGUE DEFENDER (2013), ROGUE ENFORCER (2014), ROGUE FORTRESS (2015), ROGUE GOLIATH (2015), ROGUE HUNTER (2016), ROGUE INVADER (2017), and ROGUE JUSTICE (2017).
He also kicked off the Archangel’s Wrath series with WRATH OF THE ANGEL (2016), where a young man who takes cybernetic control of predatory animals is challenged by an exorcist who believes the source of his power is demonic.
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Watch “AWC interview with John R Monteith 2” on YouTube:
This book is one of my contributions to the #2018AtoZChallenge being hosted by GINGERMOMREADS