Kyle Wadsworth has mastered sex magic, dreamwalking, and even poetry in his years at Veritas. But in this conclusion to the Magic University series of new adult paranormal fantasy romance, Kyle begins his senior year full of doubt. Will the dire ancient prophecy he has been studying come true if Kyle cannot find true love? The signs of the Burning Days seem to be everywhere——odd storms, earthquakes, and people losing their magic——and though Kyle has many loving friends and eager acquaintances, he has no true love in sight. The only person in Kyle's heart is Frost, and the last time they laid eyes on each other, it didn't end well.
Frost has a troubled past and deep secrets. Kyle begins to hope, though, when it appears he and Frost will be in a class together. A poetry class. Maybe Frost will start to thaw after all, though Kyle has a long way to go from nemesis to lover. If the prophecy speaks true, our hero will need love to keep the world, his friends, and himself from losing magic forever.
"The Magic University books really need to be read all together to be understood. You should definitely grab all four books and get comfortable – you’re in for an exciting ride! The Poet and the Prophecy is a satisfying conclusion to the series, and one that adult Harry Potter fans will no doubt enjoy." —Lucy Felthouse, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"I love that in The Poet and The Prophecy Kyle needs to draw on everything about himself to succeed, from his talent as a poet to his bisexuality. How often do bisexuals get to save the world in books? Kyle accomplishes things that a 'typical' straight hero would fail at, including the 'enemies to lovers' relationship we've all been waiting for since book one." –BookPost
"Tan has long been one of the foremost voices in writing and publishing erotic sci-fi and fantasy. With her New Adult paranormal romance Magic University series, Tan combines her favorite elements from the Harry Potter books with LGBT characters and eroticism. Her protagonist Kyle Wadsworth, studying at the secret magical university Veritas, learns to harness sex magic to combat sirens and prophecies alike. With Kyle starting out knowing less than Jon Snow, he experiences the kind of in-depth sexual apprenticeship that Anastasia Steele should have learned at the hands of Christian Grey." —Tor.com
"Very nice series of books that I look forward to rereading some day. The frequent description of 'Harry Potter for Adults' made me fear it would be totally derivative, but it really wasn't." —BookLikes
About the Author:
Cecilia Tan is "simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature," according to Susie Bright. RT Magazine awarded her Career Achievement in Erotic Romance in 2015 and their prestigious Pioneer Award. Tan's BDSM romance novel Slow Surrender (Hachette/Forever, 2013) also won the RT Reviewers Choice Award in Erotic Romance and the Maggie Award for Excellence from the Georgia Romance Writers chapter of RWA. She lives in the Boston area with her lifelong partner corwin and three cats.
About the Author
Cecilia Tan has been writing professionally since she was a teenager in the 1980s. She sold her first fiction in the early 90s, and her short stories have appeared in Nerve, Ms. Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Best American Erotica. She is the author of many books, most with fantasy and science fiction themes, including Black Feathers, The Velderet, White Flames, Mind Games, The Siren and the Sword, The Hot Streak, The Tower and the Tears, and Telepaths Don't Need Safewords. She is also the founder and editorial director of Circlet Press. Find out more at http://blog.ceciliatan.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Poet and the Prophecy by Cecilia Tan is the fourth book in the Magical University series. This book is an erotic novel with a magical theme (the cover makes it look like a young adult or children’s book). Kyle Wadsworth is entering his senior year at Veritas (next to Harvard). It is a college for magical students. Kyle has been asked to move back into Gladius House (like a dorm), and that Timothy Frost will be moving back in as well (Kyle is in love with him). Kyle cannot forget Frost, but Frost wants Kyle to keep his distance. Frost is a man during the day and a girl at night (Frost thinks it is a curse and dislikes his female form). Kyle broke the enchantment that kept Frost a man full-time and no one has been able to fix it. Kyle wants to try fixing the problem for Frost (and hoping it will mend their relationship). There are some big problems in the magical world. People are losing their abilities (the Sight) and people are saying that the Burning Days (the end of magic) are coming. Kyle and his friends work to find a solution. Can they fix the problem in time? Will Timothy Frost ever let Kyle get close to him? I find Timothy Frost to be a very weak character. I got very tired of him pushing Kyle away and the whining. He was dealt his lot (and he has suffered a lot in his short life), but he has to find a way to live with being two genders. The Poet and the Prophecy got much better in the second half of the book. It is not as good as the first book in the series, but much better than books two and three. The book does have a good ending and a nice epilogue. I give The Poet and the Prophecy 3.75 out of 5 stars. I think the author made the magic a little too complicated (I started skimming through the technical talk after a while). I also do not think this series lived up to its potential. The first book was very good and interesting, but the rest of the series just to live up to that first novel. Please be aware that the novel does contain foul language and explicit sex scenes. You do have to read the other book in the series in order to understand what is going on in The Poet and the Prophecy (otherwise you will be lost). I received a complimentary copy of The Poet and the Prophecy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.