Series: Prophecies of the Nine, #.05
Author: Brynn Myers
Format: Paperback, 246 Pages
Published: June 19, 2012 (Amber Leaf Publishing)
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Rating: 4 ½ out of 5 Wine Glasses
Kylah is the granddaughter of two Celtic goddesses but due to a tragedy Kylah's memories were taken to protect her. She has no idea who she really is but soon she will find out...soon she will have to confront her past in order to save her future.
**This book is not a YA read. This book contains a detailed sex scene and is not suitable for young readers.**
“To some, you are a way to the light and to others you will be their true destruction.”
All of Brynn Myers’ books have been on my want-to-read list ever since I met her at the Coastal Magic Convention last February. She originally came to my attention when she was one of the brilliantly funny panelists on a highly entertaining panel. I still laugh when I think of the hijinks that took place in that panel! Shortly after the convention, I read and was blown away by Brynn’s Jorja Graham series.
Now, I’ve dived into her Prophecies of the Nine series with Entasy. It’s a rich, uniquely original Celtic myth and magic urban fantasy series. Brynn has shared that there will be five total books in this series including Entasy. Entasy is the fast-paced prequel to the series and introduces the characters and the deep-rooted conflict. I’d highly recommend that you start the series by reading it.
This story is told from multiple points of view and it took me a few chapters to get into the groove with it. Once I did, I was in – hook, line and sinker. In hindsight, I should have realized that I was reading from different POVs as the character’s name is displayed right under the chapter number. Duh!
Also, be aware that there’s much detailed word building with a lot to take in at first. While reading, I kept wishing for a glossary of some sorts. Well, lo and behold, there’s a very useful one at the end of the book!
Entasy focuses on Kylah’s story. She is a goddess, but, when the story opens, she is unaware of her lineage because her grandmothers – Celtic goddesses, Morrigan and Brighid - erased her memories to keep her safe and sane. Kylah believes that she and her siblings are normal humans. She has a successful career as a costume designer and her brothers run Keenan’s, a thriving Irish pub in New York City. However, all might be lost when her parents’ killer finds Kylah, if she doesn’t quickly embrace her destiny.
I thought Kylah was a great heroine. My heart went out to her as her sad memories were revealed. The half Seelie and half Unseelie villain and his cohorts were twisted malovence. The Sluagh, the spirits of the restless dead, were especially yucky creepy. I loved how protective and possessive Aerric, Kaylah’s dragon phoenix mate was. Just try to imagine Aerric’s shock seeing her alive after he had thought her dead for two hundred years! Both the O’Cianain brothers were yummy. If you’d like to get an inkling of the delicious fun coming with the rest of the Nine, you can check out all the main characters on Brynn’s website: http://www.brynnmyers.com/.
Following please a few of my favorite quotes from Entasy:
Morrigan moved across the room as if she were floating. “I will acknowledge your anger, Aerric, but only for a moment. The others will lead the charge against the fledglings, but I want you to track Liam and report back to me directly. How many Sluagh did you take out today?”
I shook my head. “Five total, but with all due respect, Goddess, I am going to need a bit more of an explanation as to why the love of my life is lying here before me, alive and well, when she was supposed to have died two centuries ago.”
I needed this cold shower for more than one reason; the sexy male from my dream this morning returned during my little siesta. His sultry baritone was still fresh in my mind as I waited for the water to heat up. My Gaelic may have been a bit rusty, but from what I could understand, he had planned quite the erotic encounter under a sacred willow tree. I wasn’t sure I understood the reason for the tree, but he was quite adamant about it. Hey – tree or no tree, when he spoke and kissed my neck, I would have found a way to steal the Eiffel Tower if he had asked.
These words you want to remember: if you do not learn to control the power within you, it will consume more than just your enemy.
Brynn has quickly become one of my favorite authors. I now consider all of her books to be must-reads. Entasy is an intriguing and extremely promising start to her Prophecies of the Nine series. I have already jumped into the next book, Redemption, and am happy to report that it’s mind-blowing awesome. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!
In the meantime, Brynn has a stand-alone read, Falling Out Of Focus, releasing later this month. It’s about a girl who falls into a magical world inhabited by fae. You better believe I’ll be picking it up!
Suggested Reading Order:
Entasy (Prequel #0.5)
Redemption (Book #1)
Devotion (Book #2) – coming soon (late 2017 or early 2018!)