Title: The Titan Prophecy
By: A.M. Crawford
Genre: Epic Fantasy Fiction
Publisher: Murray Mclellan
Release Date: November 2011
There was a time, long before men walked this world, when the Titans ruled the universe. Then a prophecy foretold that they would be overthrown by the Gods who followed them. A great war ensued – the Titanomachy – and the Earth burned for ten years. Defeated, the Titans were then imprisoned in the hell realm of Tartaros, where they have languished ever since. Yet mankind’s reckless abuse of the of the world has now so weakened the foundations of Tartaros that the Titans could soon escape. For there has been another prophecy – The Titan Prophecy – warning of an even greater and more catastrophic war to come. A war that will be fought on Earth: a war that could destroy the whole universe. And, says this new Prophecy, the only hope of salvation lies with a Destined One.
I am usually a “chick lit” kind of girl, so when I was offered the opportunity to review this, I half expected not to like it. It did take me a while to get into the book, but once I did, I really enjoyed it.
The story follows two boys called Max, Charlie and Charlie’s sister Emily, as they embark on an adventure travelling to and from the ancient world and through different dimensions with a Time God called Parseus, and learning how to defeat The Dark One. It focuses very heavily on Greek Mythology, but in a way that makes it easy for the reader to understand.
The time travel aspect is explained well, so that the characters can spend weeks in another world, but be transported back to the very moment they left, therefore not arousing suspicion from their family.
The characters develop well. Emily starts off coming across as a bit of a brat, but I did find myself warming to her towards the end.
I liked the way the book ended, it finished off the one story quite nicely, but left you wanting more as it opened up the scene for the next book in the series.
Definitely worth a read.
*I was provided with a copy of the book to review, but all opinions remain my own.