King is the third, and final, installment in the Prophecy series. Kira is a female warrior and she is ultimately a demon slayer. She’s the tiger spirit of the Yellow Eyes, and now Kira is prepared for her final quest. Kira used to be an outcast in the village she once called home, however, things have definitely changed. She is the only being who can save her kingdom. The person she has to save is her own cousin; it’s his destiny to be King of the new Kingdom.
Kira is a strong character as she is the only female warrior in an army full of men. Kira’s character definitely grows in the finale and she is finally learning to realize her own potential and worth. She must find her place in the army and the Kingdom; she also has to prove herself to others and even herself. As a demon slayer, she’s an epic character that many women will be able to relate to on a personal level. She faces many tasks along her journey but she has the willpower to keep moving on with her mission.
Furthermore, a romance occurs with Kira and one of the male leads. Love triangles in young adult fiction can oftentimes be irritating but the one in King is well executed for the most part. Kira’s choice in the end was decent, although I much rather prefer the other male lead. The actual plot was interesting, and the world building aspect was fascinating as well. There is humor in the novel, and the dialogue is compelling and well-written. The twists and turns were intriguing to read about; there were many surprise twists in the series as a whole that I definitely did not expect.
Unfortunately, the previous novels in the series were quite a bit better. This was by far the weakest book in the trilogy but it was enjoyable nonetheless.
Benish Khan has her B.A in Psychology and Religion from the University of New York. She’s a psychologist and artist by day, and a bookworm by night. She currently blogs at feministreflections.com.
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