Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Favorite Book With a Prophecy

There are a lot of books out there that involve prophecies.  Some of them, let's face it, most of them, are fantasy books, giving you a prophecy to save the world.  Rhapsody has one such prophecy (in fact, I think the second book is even called "Prophecy")  So, today, we're talking about our favorite books with a prophecy in them.

I really like the Percy Jackson series.  And, even better, there's not one prophecy, there's a billion.  They have an oracle in an attic that constantly gives prophecies, in fact, she gives one every time someone goes on a quest.  They're required to go see the oracle before they leave on their quest.

It's a fun series and it teaches a LOT about mythology, but in a fun way, which is great for a kids book.  It's a perfect mix between educational and just plain awesome.  There's a lot of twists and turns and crazy characters.  Some characters you love, others you can't stand, and still more you just feel sorry for.

If you're big into mythology, you should pick them up and read them.

This is probably no surprise. I choose Harry Potter as my favorite book with a prophecy.

I love the idea that, had Voldemort not assumed one minor thing about a prophecy (from Sybill Trelawney, someone who seems like such a minor, unimportant, crazy side character but who happens to turn out to be extremely important from the outset) the series might have been named after Neville Longbottom instead.

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