Title: Athena’s Oracle: An Heirloom Vampyres Novella (An Ema Marx Novel, #0.5)
Author: J.D. Brown
Published Date: August 18th 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Her love was doomed from the start…
Leena’s ‘gift of sight’ secures her place as the next great oracle of Athena. Instead of being groomed for wifehood like other girls, Leena spends her days within the walls of the Acropolis, shuffled around by the clergy and doomed to be a virgin forever. Before her ascension, Leena decides to take matters into her own hands. With the help of her father’s book of alchemy, she casts an incantation calling forth her own personal hero. But when that hero turns out to be a rogue vampyre prince with a haunted past, Leena begins to question if her feelings for him are the work of divine intervention, or a love spell gone horribly wrong.
Athena’s Oracle is a prequel to the novels Dark Heirloom and Dark Liaison, also by J.D. Brown. Set in 4th century B.C.E., Athena’s Oracle chronicles the romance between Leena and Jalmari during the very early trials of their immortal lives.
Clever… clever… This is the first book I have read from this author and it won’t be my last. I liked mixing some basic Greek mythology and changing the vampire mythos a little bit to suit the authors story. I thought it was VERY CLEVER.
I do love historical romances and was a bit disappointed to learn that this was a flashback to the VERY EARLY BEGINNINGS of Jalmari and Leena’s life together. BUT from the sneak peak into the upcoming book when the novella ended, I can’t wait to dive into book 1! BUT it does kinda bug me, should I have read the first two books before this one??
Of course with any new to me book, the introduction to the characters was interesting and intriguing. Brown was able to create characters who’s feelings and emotions lept from the page. The world was exciting and new and creatively enchanting.
I can’t wait to see what’s next for the two or “behind the scenes” for the two since the synopsis for book 1 doesn’t mention Leena.
I still tip my Nerd Girl Hat to you and give Athena’s Oracle 4 stars.
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