Oracle of Delphi Blog Tour ~ Book Review: Prophecy of Solstice's End (Oracle of Delphi #3) by Diantha Jones

on Aug 7, 2013

 Summer solstice is here. let the games begin.

Nothing but lies (some of them her own) and deceit have brought Chloe to Olympus for the Solstice Olympic Games. As the Oracle and the special guest of the King of Myth, Chloe becomes immersed in a life of unfathomable luxury, taunting history, and overwhelming excitement. Though scheming and untrustworthy the gods remain on their best behavoir as tension and anticipation builds around the outcome of the Quest of the Twelve Labors, the deadliest of the Games. All seems well on the celestial front...until athletes start turning up dead and a philosopher missing for months returns with a most terrifying story...

But that's not all.

As Strafford confronts his troubled past and more is learned about the Great Unknown Prophecy, Chloe grows close to another, setting off a chain of events that will bring her face-to-face with a truth that will rock both of her worlds to the core.

And it'll all happen before Solstice's end....

Genre: Young Adult / Mythology / Fantasy / Romance

Review: The best Oracle of Delphi novel yet! 

I'll start with Chloe and Strafford, because lets be honest they are one of the cutest YA couples ever. That's probably the only time Strafford Law could be called cute...hehe, though I don't think Chloe would mind. The chemistry between these two is off the charts, they are so in love you can't help but love them, too. Their relationship faced some pretty intense challenges in this novel and watching them grow, and grow closer was awesome. I find myself rooting for them and many other characters as thought they are real people. 

I loved that author choose to alternate between different characters, it keep things interesting, especially when it comes of Strafford and Chloe. It helped that you could see into each character as their relationship unfolded rather than just the woman's side as most YA novels are. 

This series is beautifully written, the mythology is expertly told and everything about the books draws you in and doesn't let go. That being said the mystery was upped in this novel and I just keeping 'turning the pages' of my kindle faster and faster. Slowly the secrets are revealed and enemies become friends and the reverse. 

And Torrent, oh, Torrent. I predicted it in my review of the second book and it has come true. I love him and hate him. But he is definitely one of the most fascinating characters of the novel. Though Zeus, Apollo, the Fates, and practically every other character didn't disappoint either. ;) 

Also I have come to the conclusion that Diantha is evil. The ending was just...crazy! I loved it and hated it all at the same time. Though the hate is only because I have to wait until next year for the fourth book. Noooooo. 

But wait I will because this is a series too fantastic to miss! 


About the Author:
Diantha Jones was born the day thousands of turkeys sacrificed their lives to fill millions of American bellies
on November 22, which also happened to be Thanksgiving Day (Her mother says she owes her a turkey).
She is a Journalism graduate who wants to be a career novelist (of books, not Facebook posts). When not writing or working, she is reading on her Nook, being hypnotized by Netflix or on a mission to procure french fires. 
The Oracle of Delphi fantasy series is her first series. She is also the author of Mythos: Stories from Olympus, a companion series, and there is another fantasy series in the works. She also writes (new) adult fantasy/paranormal romance under a name A. Star. Invasion (an Alien Romance) is her first title released under this pen name. Future releases under A. Star include, the Love and Steampunk series, the Purr Inc stories and more. 



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