Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite
The Prophecy by Petra Landon is the first book in the Saga of the Chosen series. Tasia has kept her true power hidden all her life, warned that she should stay in the shadows as a Level 2 Wizard. One night, while on a job, she finds an injured Shifter trapped in a silver lined cage as a wolf. When she releases him, not only does she gain the attention of his Pack, but she ends up caught between Shifter mercenaries and vampires. In order to protect herself, she's forced to work with the Pack and accept their protection under the watchful and suspicious eyes of the Alpha Protector. As the Pack investigates a decades-old mystery, she must search for her own answers while keeping her secrets safe.
Surprising, unique, entertaining, The Prophecy is a humorous and modern take on werewolves, magic, and vampires. Petra Landon breaks stereotypes of these themes, creating layered characters that are flawed and real. Tasia describes the Shifters as aggressive, constantly fighting the beast within - they are aggressive and short tempered - but they're also loyal, friendly, bright, and witty. Raoul is a bit of a brute and has a strong willed personality that he uses to run the Pack, but he's also fiercely loyal. Landon has a phenomenal history and system in place with the levels of the Wizards, the way the vampires operate versus how the Shifters run things, complete with jargon. The humor is spot on through the clever situations, including one of my favorite scenes where Tasia is on the plane with the Pack, and they discover she's a vegetarian. The idea of a vegetarian eating with werewolves is still making me laugh. Landon leaves an impression through the characters. A must-read for any urban fantasy lover!