Knowing the future can save her city - but not her heart.
Born to serve the merciless Oracle, Clio wants nothing more than to break free. But when her entire family is murdered by Mannix, the king's adviser, Clio inherits the Oracle's power, a power she never wanted and doesn't understand.
Hunted by Mannix, Clio is forced to flee her home in Sheehan and seek refuge in a foreign city where oracles are forbidden. If she's found out, she will be sacrificed atop its great pyramid.
Clio has no choice but to win the trust of Riece, an enemy warrior. Despite the undeniable attraction between them, Clio knows that if he finds out who she really is, he won't hesitate to execute her.
Clio tries to hide her budding powers, but the Visions she keeps having of Mannix and his barbarian army slaughtering her people torture her conscience. She alone has the strength and foresight to stop him, but only if she can embrace her destiny and sacrifice everything.
"Must-Read Romantic Fantasy" - USAToday.com
Why you should read it: With contemporary-styled, reader-friendly language and dialogue, this violent and vivid novel introduces readers to a unique world inhabited by oracles, cannibals, slaves, warriors and power-hungry conquerors who will stop at nothing to achieve their aims. The setting and fight scenes are packed with details that put the reader “right there” in the midst of the blood, filth and gore. The added tension of a could-it-be-a-triangle attraction between Clio, an old friend (who happens to be a prince), and warrior Riece ensures that once you’re into this book, it will be hard to pry yourself away. A subtle but deep moral theme tracks Clio’s growth through the novel, ensuring this YA fantasy, which is the first book in The Last Oracle series, will earn a following eager for the next book in the series.