Book Review: Prophet of the Pentacle by Marilyn D. Privratsky
In ancient times, a great battle was fought between a ruthless evil, named Lord Jarden and a powerful sphinx, named Berecynthia. She defeated and imprisoned this evil, but was mortally wounded, so unable to vanquish it. After the passing of five ages, a royal advisor named, Randye of Corpus, sets out on a mission for the king of the Shandel, to investigate a mysterious and lonely isle named, Ice Isle. Unknowingly the advisor sets free the ancient evil and becomes its host. Now the only thing that is able to save the beautiful realm of Andora and her people from this ancient evil is a sacred alliance of prophets called the Osarian Knights. Trained by a mysterious sphinx known as Farro, ages earlier, these prophetic knights struggle to stop the ruthless creature from turning the mystical realm into a wasteland of burning ash and hell on earth, which would only be the beginning...
This short fantasy novel (it's only 45 pages long!) just didn't do it for me. I had a hard time keeping the characters straight and I found the basis of the book to be confusing. I did like the writing style, which was very descriptive, almost lyrical. Prophet of the Pentacle contains elves, dragons, spirits, and is set in a future fantasy world.
Just One Gripe: I thought the character development was lacking.
The Best Thing About This Book: I enjoyed the writing style.
Appropriate for a younger audience: Yes
Total Score: 8/25
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an impartial review.