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The Art of Prophecy
The Art of Prophecy: A Novel | Wesley Chu
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A superb fantasy saga (Helene Wecker) of martial arts and magic, about what happens when a prophesied hero is not the chosen one after allbut has to work with a band of unlikely allies to save the kingdom anyway, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lives of Tao An ambitious and touching exploration of disillusionment in faith, tradition, and familya glorious reinvention of fantasy and wuxia tropes.Naomi Novik, New York Times bestselling author of A Deadly Education So many stories begin the same way: With a prophecy. A chosen one. And the inevitable quest to slay a villain, save the kingdom, and fulfill a grand destiny. But this is not that kind of story. It does begin with a prophecy: A child will rise to defeat the Eternal Khan, a cruel immortal god-king, and save the kingdom. And that prophecy did anoint a hero, Jian, raised since birth in luxury and splendor, and celebrated before he has won a single battle. But thats when the story hits its first twist: The prophecy is wrong. What follows is a story more wondrous than any prophecy could foresee, and with many unexpected heroes: Taishi, an older woman who is the greatest grandmaster of magical martial arts in the kingdom but who thought her adventuring days were all behind her; Sali, a straitlaced warrior who learns the rules may no longer apply when the leader to whom she pledged her life is gone; and Qisami, a chaotic assassin who takes a little too much pleasure in the kill. And Jian himself, who has to find a way to become what he no longer believes he can bea hero after all.
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Ddzmini
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One great read and will get the second book to continue the story can‘t wait 🥰📖

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So distraction… just look 👀 at this 🗺… I mean come on 🥰

RaeLovesToRead 😯😍 5mo
MoonWitch94 Ohhh I am a sucker for a beautiful map 🗺 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm I love maps in books! 5mo
Ddzmini @MoonWitch94 @erzascarletbookgasm right and this one is beautiful (edited) 5mo
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I‘m starting this now… no really I‘m starting it in 1,…2,…3 🤪

IndoorDame Love the cover art! 5mo
Ddzmini @IndoorDame it is great and the map inside is awesomely beautiful 5mo
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Ddzmini
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Book mail 🤪 can‘t wait to read the tagged book 📖

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TorieStorieS
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Wow! This start to a new epic fantasy series really surpassed my expectations! Not being into martial arts, I worried a little bit that this one would be too violent & focused on fighting. While there‘s definitely plenty of action, the strength of the setting & the development of the characters is what dominates this well-written novel. Chu takes a common trope- the Chosen child & turns it into something fresh & fun! I can‘t wait for the sequel!

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Mybookcafelife
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I read this wonderful Arc during my stay in the mountains. I loved this book.
The world building was excellent. The characters were both hilarious and wild, and as with any fantasy book, there are plenty of characters and storylines. If you‘re into Wuxia/Xianxia with incredible world building this is for you.
#fantasybooks #wesleychu #wuxia #bookstoread #mybookcafelife

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