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Maya Bellegarde has spent her entire life searching for a way to break the curse hanging over her and her People. As part of her quest, she volunteers to investigate an anomalous burial at a Swedish archaeological dig where a rare cache of documents has been discovered side by side with an ancient symbol linked to the Seven Sisters, the progenitors of the People.While in SMaya Bellegarde has spent her entire life searching for a way to break the curse hanging over her and her People. As part of her quest, she volunteers to investigate an anomalous burial at a Swedish archaeological dig where a rare cache of documents has been discovered side by side with an ancient symbol linked to the Seven Sisters, the progenitors of the People.While in Sweden, Maya meets James Terhune, an attractive archaic language expert, and invites him to take on a position at the Institute for Early Cultural Studies, the People's main historical research branch. James is thrilled by the opportunity Maya extends and intrigued by the attraction he feels for her. He soon begins to suspect, however, that the secrets of the grave are minor compared to the secrets Maya holds, secrets that could hamper their burgeoning relationship and cripple the work they've undertaken for the IECS.The People aren't the only ones interested in the newly-discovered documents. An ancient enemy of the People resurfaces, threatening the lives of Maya and James' loved ones, and setting in motion a chain of events that could save the People, or destroy them....

Title : The Prophecy
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ISBN : 9780990773085
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Number of Pages : 293 Pages
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The Prophecy Reviews

  • Terry
    2019-05-04 00:01

    *SPOILERS INCLUDED* *I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review* This book was a very unique read! I loved the archaeology idea and setting. A few times when Maya or James went into detail about their job or the process/findings I became a bit lost and bored. I think maybe if we could learn more early in the story what the actual term "Daughters of the People" meant and what the whole "curse" was it would make the story better. I found I was a bit confused well through half the story until I read what it all meant. There was lots of archaeologist terms that made no sense and I skimmed past lots of them. I was confused when I was introduced to Dave the first time, wondering whether he was good or bad. I thought James and Maya were excellent characters with powerful personalities. Their children were great, too. I absolutely loved Maya's relationship with her daughter Dierdre (did I spell that correctly?). India was interesting, too. And I fell in love with the scene where Maya and India fight. I experienced female pride for Maya because she was a strong, independent woman, and not a damsel in distress. The enemy in the story sounded like a beautiful monster— which I suppose he was. When Maya gets shot, that added great suspense. The sex was bangin'— literally. I thought James was a real sweetie, with him being shy and whatnot. But I'm with Maya in the hopes that he gets more bold and brave when it comes to their relationship. I was so glad that James's daughter and Maya's daughter became such good friends. And I sincerely hope that in the next book (which I'm about to start after this review) start something up between them because they have good potential to be another relationship in the story. I hope we get to see more of Indigo and also Maya's eldest daughter, too. Great ideas! I worship authors like this who can use their imaginations so well! I'm off to the second book now!

  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    2019-05-01 02:10

    I had read other books by this author and wanted to see if I could like a new series by her as much as I did the Pruxnae series. Uhmm, YES! This was a unique story and I really enjoyed it. The beginning started off strong and having a race of strong women survive the centuries, fascinating. The premise, you come to find out, is that the People descend from the Amazon women and they have been protecting their secret since the seven sisters were cursed. Yeah, I definitely think that curse was unfair. Throughout the centuries the People have protected their secrets while at the same time have strove to discover the truth to the Prophecy of Light.Brought together by remains at a burial site, Maya and James have an instant attraction to each other. Which of course they try to deny because they do not want to have that kind of complication in their life. Although their attraction is instant the love portion is not. There is a slow building smolder that turns into a great fiery passion. Yep, sexy times in this story but they are not truly explicit.There is a sinister force long thought dormant that is out to thwart the sisters search for the truth. This good versus bad vibe gives depth to the story as there is a conflict that has to be overcome. I really enjoyed the start to this series and I am looking forward to continuing it!

  • Marisa
    2019-04-30 20:22

    This was a great start to the series. I was captivated by the story of the People and how the mythology was weaved with history. As I mentioned in my review of “The Enemy Within”, Varna cleverly layers romance and mystery on top of an adventure without detriment to any of the genres. As adventure novels alone, I would have loved the series.Packed into the “The Prophecy” we learn about the curse the People live with and how each woman must struggle with their challenge individually. Maya is endearing, strong and a wonderful role model with her managing her daughter as a single parent. I love her interaction with her daughter; such a good portrayal of a precocious 13-yr old. I’d highly recommend this series to folks looking for a little of everything in a fun and modern mythological tale.Warning: Contains repeated sexual content and some violence.Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review courtesy of the Enchanted Book Tours promotion for “The Enemy Within”.Rating: 5 stars!Who should read it? Folks who enjoy fantasy, mystery and romance rolled into one!See all my reviews and more at or @Read2DistractRead for the First time in Jan 5, 2015

  • Tracy Ehlers
    2019-05-14 04:30

    Having a passion for PNR I was thrilled to find this book added new and intriguing elements to the paranormal genre. An enjoyable read that really got better as the story progressed. Daughters of the People! Strong female characters nothing wrong with that.I liked the concept that they consider their immortality a curse and what the author wrote as a way for the Daughters to break it..The dialogue between James and Maya did get a little slow in places, but with the addition of other characters including two teenage daughters, a little romance as well as the developing story of Dani and Dave( which I'm hoping to read more about)made that easy to over look.What is the Prophecy? I'm not one to give things away so would suggest reading it. The story with many interesting developments has left me asking what will happen next.Looking forward to reading the next book. *I received this book in exchange for an honest review*

  • T.
    2019-04-22 00:08

    I received The Prophecy as an ARC (advance reader's copy) book from Reading Deals. The gifting did not determine the review/rating, which reflects my honest opinion. I had a hard time getting through this story. Too many characters introduced for it's complex story line, and I never really grew to like Maya too much, so I was impatient to finish the story. The concept was excellent, although I'm not sure how immortality would be a curse. It might have been more understandable to the reader, if the author explored why the women weren't enjoying their long lives.

  • Jess McDermott
    2019-05-05 00:04

    This book caught me by surprise. I really enjoyed it.

  • Torrina
    2019-04-23 22:02

    Loved It! I thoroughly enjoyed this different take on the Amazonian women's mythology and the inclusion of the Native American history as well. The book was well written and original. Other than that I won't say as I hate to spoil a good book!

  • Linda
    2019-05-04 21:06

    Good story, but can be a little confusing. The prologue grabbed me fairly quickly, but then jumps to the future and it takes a while to understand that not much of what happened to the sisters would be told in this book. I really wanted to know what happened to them and it isn't until about 3/4 of the way through that we learn more of their fate. That isn't to say that I did not come to quickly enjoy reading about Maya and Dani. I have to admit, I liked them both for very different reasons. Maya was intelligent, strong, and level-headed, whereas Dani was independent, tough, and yet fun. When the story jumped between them, I actually enjoyed it. There are times when jumping around seems to happen during really good parts so I resent those leaps, but these were both interesting women and what they were doing tied into the overall story so I looked forward to both. James was sweet rather than nerdy or overwhelming male. I liked knowing she was so strong, but he was still a good match for her when he was obviously a little outside of his comfort level and in some ways, she was more dominant. It wasn't in an obvious way and their interactions, along with their families really worked.A very good intro to the series and I can't wait to continue with the next book. I'm definitely interested in seeing Dani meet her match (although I suspect she has), and the storyline itself has become quite intriguing with the awakening of the oracle, the mysterious woman, and the details of the prophecy.

  • Chris Meads
    2019-05-11 04:15

    This is the first in the series, Daughters of the People.Maya Bellegarde works for the Institute of Early Cultural Studies. She is also a Daughter, one that is an immortal. She and the rest of the Daughters are wanting to break the curse of immortality and also to be able to have a son, since immortals are only able to have daughters. She is called to an archeological site where a body with an arm band and other artifacts have been found. There she meets James Terhune and they both feel an attraction to each other. But the artifacts have been stolen and it's up to the Daughters and Terhune to find them. Will they find the artifacts and also who is behind it, and will they find how to break the immortality?I like how this book gives you the background of the seven daughters and the beginnings of the Amazon women. The idea of being immortal may be something that some people could want but I doubt I would be happy with it, watching people grow old before my eyes while I didn't. So I can understand why these women would want to break the curse. Ms. Varna knows how to layer the romance, mystery, history and adventure to make it a great story. One that I think others would find appealing and one to follow. I'd like to read the rest of the series.I won this book on a Goodreads giveaway.

  • Karen
    2019-05-08 00:24

    This standalone series opener lays the groundwork for Daughters of the People, about a race of Amazons descended from seven sister's. Maya Bellegarde, a Daughter, works for the Institute for Early Cultural Studies. She has been called to an archeological site where the bodies of several ancient women have been discovered. James Terhune is an expert in obscure ancient languages, also consulting on the site. Before artifacts can be secured and transported, however, they are stolen from the site. Traveling to IECS and working from pictures of the artifacts, James begins to piece together fragments of text that lead to secrets that Maya isn't ready to share. Because they will initiate what she's sure will send James running from a truth that he won't be able to accept. Including the reemergence of an enemy set on destroying three Daughters.

  • tessbehuniak
    2019-05-18 02:13

    Science and faith. Believing all things are possibleThis book had all the qualities of a good read.Action, suspense, mystery and of course love. Strength of the Women was wonderfully designed to where it didn't seem false or egotistical. More like matriarch of righteous goodness. Mystical in power. Necessary to make the story believable.I'm not keen on sequels. With that said at the end of the book I didn't feel it left you hanging. But a possible promise of something just as entertaining with the next story.

  • Linda
    2019-05-04 04:09

    This book introduces you to an interesting series about a race of women who struggle with their curse. They are strong women who work hard to break the curse and keep their secrets at great cost. In addition to the great mythology and strong, female characters, you also get a very good romance. It is a creative storyline that hooked me in and left me eager to read more.

  • Rosa Maria Garcia
    2019-05-06 23:09

    Great BookI enjoyed the book immensely and the author is very creative. The characters were awesome, full of surprises and lot of action to keep you on your edge of your seat. A must buy and keep them coming.

  • Theresa
    2019-05-04 20:23

    Great read!! It does end abruptly!!