Review: The Art of Prophecy by Wesley Chu

Title: The Art of Prophecy

Series: War Arts Saga #1

Author: Wesley Chu

It has been foretold: A child will rise to defeat the Eternal Khan, a cruel immortal god-king, and save the kingdom.

The hero: Jian, who has been raised since birth in luxury and splendor, celebrated before he has won a single battle.

But the prophecy was wrong.

Because when Taishi, the greatest war artist of her generation, arrives to evaluate the prophesied hero, she finds a spoiled brat unprepared to face his destiny.

But the only force more powerful than fate is Taishi herself. Possessed of an iron will, a sharp tongue—and an unexpectedly soft heart—Taishi will find a way to forge Jian into the weapon and leader he needs to be in order to fulfill his legend.

What follows is a journey more wondrous than any prophecy can foresee: a story of master and student, assassin and revolutionary, of fallen gods and broken prophecies, and of a war between kingdoms, and love and friendship between deadly rivals.

Jian is meant to be the hero of a prophecy but unfortunately his training hasn’t been up to scratch so when Taishi, a old, great warrior meets him, she sets out to set him straight but then it all goes wrong!

Their journey, with some friends made along the way, starts off…..oh and we meet Salminde trying to save her fallen people and an absolutely fab assassin, Qisami, who basically wants to off everyone!

I absolutely loved the premise of Jian. Meant to be a hero of a prophecy but it never and probably never will, come to pass (I’m wondering if it will though, but cant see how!!!)

The star of this book for me was Taishi, she was totally amazing! Old, crochety and didn’t stand for any messing. She also totally knew her stuff.

This book was full of humour, action, violence, fab world building and brilliant fight scenes. Was a great read!

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