The Pantheon Prophecy (Paladin, Book 1) by A. Maureen Burns
ABOUT THE BOOK
We live in a world where demigods, gods, and Ancients from the Pantheon are sworn to protect humanity. So when an exiled member of the Pantheon decides to kill everyone on earth, a demigod knight is given the mission to stop it with the help of a human.
Twenty-eight-year-old book store owner, Elspeth, is about to find out she’s a natural-born witch when she’s approached by the immortal knight in charge of protecting her.
Luka has been offered ascension into the Pantheon as a god if he completes his mission and stops the moon from colliding with the earth but his charge doesn’t truly know the first thing about her gift of mind-reading or anything about her rightful place within the Pantheon.
Everyone on the planet will die if Elspeth and Luka can’t find a way to trust in their own abilities and work together despite their growing attraction for each other.
When the earth is coming to an end, who do you call? A hunky, immortal demigod, of course.
Elspeth’s life changed forever when she lost her parents at 18 and they refused to tell her an important part of her heritage. She always knew she was special, but when a stranger warns her the world is coming to the end in a few days and she is the only one that can save it, she needs to step up her game and become the person she was meant to be. What about this stranger, Luka? Can she trust him? He would die for her and he doesn’t even know her.
Luka is a Paladin, a demigod, and his mission is to protect the human and become a god. However, he becomes more than Elspeth’s protector, he becomes her friend and her confidant. He’s attracted to the human, but he cannot fail this mission. Why does she aggravate him one minute, and impress him with her strength and bravery the next? Why did they choose him to protect her?
Elspeth and Luka are a good combination with her spunk and stubbornness and his natural ability to take charge and protect her. Watching them become frustrated with each other is fun, but it’s their work as a team that is impressive with an interesting twist at the end. I also enjoyed Elspeth’s grumpy friend, Fiona, and Elspeth’s practical friend, Charlotte. Two friends that also have special abilities. The characters of Garreth and Kali, gods, and demigods, Jelani and Binh are also great additions to the whole interesting Citadel and Pantheon worlds.
Overall, this is an exciting action and adventure fantasy filled with surprises and compelling characters. I can’t wait to hear more about the Paladins, gods, and witches.
Thank you to Ms. Burns for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Maureen is an Air Force vet and world traveler. When she’s not hanging out with family, friends, and a menagerie of family pets, she’s dabbling in photography. Reading and writing have been a part of her life for just over three decades and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. This is great because this world-creator has dozens of souls living in her head that are waiting to be written down and shared with the world.
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