The Perilous Prophecy of Guard and Goddess

The Perilous Prophecy of Guard and Goddess

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by Leanna Renee Hieber
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781428511163
Publisher:
Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/02/2011
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Leanna graduated with a BFA in Theatre, a focus in the Victorian Era and a scholarship to study in London. She has adapted works of 19th Century literature for the stage and her one-act plays have been produced around the country. Her novella Dark Nest won the 2009 Prism Award for excellence in Futuristic, Fantasy or Paranormal Romance. The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker won double 2010 Prism Awards for Best Fantasy and Best First Book, the 2010 Orange County Book Buyer's Best Award (Young Adult category) and the rights have been sold for adaptation into a Broadway musical theatre production currently in development. A member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Romance Writers of America and International Thriller Writers, she’s thrilled to have been named RWA NYC’s 2010 Author of the Year. A member of actors unions AEA, SAG and AFTRA, Leanna works often in film and television. A devotee of ghost stories and Goth clubs, she resides in New York City with her real-life hero and beloved rescued lab rabbit Persebunny.

 

 

 

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Perilous Prophecy of Guard and Goddess 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Thyan More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book! Leanna is a very talented author and her books are like the Gothic stories I devoured as a child. I love the characters she creates as they are well defined. I wish this book were in Nook format and hope it will be soon.
Kujo222 More than 1 year ago
Started out slower then I hoped, but they had to set up the past Guard so we knew who they were. The beginning was also great to have because it went in detail how all guards were selected in the past before the final group that was part of prophecy. Most of the beginning was just greater detail of things that were shorlty explained in the other books. The book is a great prequel to the strangely beautiful series. It explains many things that were only touched on in the first couple books. I loved that Hieber switched viewpoints throughout the entire book, mainly between Beatrice, Ibrahim, Alexi, and Persephone as the goddess. Every now and then it would switch to one of the other guard members or Pheonix's spirit. Towards the end of the book it was fun to see the guard we are familiar with from the viewpoint of the past guard who were forced not to speak to them of who they were. A few of the things that were actually gone through in this book that I was glad to understand better from the past books, were of course the relationship between Beatrice and her second Ibrahim, Persephone and Pheonix's relationship and their experiences in more detail, how exactly Alexi's grandmother died and how she knew about Alexi and his powers, the London Guard's first job, and how the cafe came into Josie's hands. One thing I was disappointed about was that they didn't explain how Ahmed came into the whisper world. I will say when Persephone had to take her next form as baby Percy Parker I was crying. It was quite an emotional scene, the fall and rise of a goddess. It was wonderfully written. Another of the things that got me really excited was that it had a couple hints into what will happen in the fourth book Miss Violet and the Great War. I wasn't sure about the hint but after reading the excerpt of the 4th book in the back, it proved that it was an explanation of how something came to be in the 4th book. I was disappointed at first when I found out this was a prequel and not a continuation of the other guard, but I fell in love with the Cairo guard and thier story and it was a fun to read. Love this series and can't wait to keep reading.
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