Tuesday, July 5, 2011

[Review] - The Perilous Prophecy of Guard and Goddess

Title: The Perilous Prophecy of Guard and Goddess
Author: Leanna Renee Hieber
Series: Strangely Beautiful
Genre: Victorian Urban Fantasy
Release Date: May 2, 2011

I received this book for review from Netgalley
& Dorchester Publishing.

Summary:  The Goddess:

In the beginning, there were lovers: a winged deity of power and light, and a queen of grace and beauty. Phoenix was murdered, his beloved stolen away to the Whisper-world. But their passion inspired the Muses. Through great sacrifice, it could live again.

The Guard:

There are always six, mortal hosts for the divine. Battling spirits through the ages, they defy Darkness, Lord of the Dead. In 1867, a shadow rises. The tide turns against them, and all hope falls on a child of prophecy, an eerie, snow-white girl yet to be born. But her path must be cleared. A Great War is coming, and song, wind and stars whisper that the eighteen-year-old Beatrice Smith must give everything to prepare.

Thoughts: The Perilous Prophecy of Guard and Goddess is a  prequel to the events that happen in the Percy Parker books.  Not always a fan of prequels I was a little bit leary about reading this book.  But since I love the world Leanna Renee Hieber has created, I wanted to give it a go.

Beatrice and Ibrahaim's story is beautiful and passionate. While that isn't all that happens in the book I enjoyed the story of them. It was interesting seeing the London guard come together. A dark and seductive world. Hieber breathes life into the Victorian setting that makes you want to experience it for yourself first hand. I have to say I didn't love this book as much as first two books, but I did find that it was intriguing and enjoyable.
Score: 3 Stars

Author Website: http://www.leannareneehieber.com/

Upcoming Releases:
Miss Violet and the Great War (Strangely Beautiful #4)- 2012
Darker Still (Magic Most Foul #1)- November 1, 2012


  1. Anna,

    I have the first two in this series on my shelf....one day, I'll get to them. LOL

    Hope you feeling better today.


  2. Oooh they are good. You should definitely check them out. :)



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