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Official Review: Dream Prophecy by Known as Lise

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Dream Prophecy" by Known as Lise.]
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2 out of 4 stars
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There's an ancient prophecy. Six pillars will fall and then evil will prevail. The third fell years ago; at which point, it seemed the prophecy was put on hold. Now, the fourth pillar has fallen, and it's about to get ugly fast.

Jaden and Jared's job is to protect the world against evil. They are Guardians and deal with demons, vampires, werewolves, and the like. The prophecy concerns them, as they somehow have a part in it. But, what's their role exactly? Who are the fifth and sixth pillars? Will they be able to stop evil from taking over?

Dream Prophecy by Known as Lise is a science fiction story. It's a classic good versus evil storyline, yet it was interesting enough to keep me involved. The profanity was prevalent, there was an abundance of violence, and, with mature themes, the book wouldn't be suitable for a younger crowd.

The book was action-packed from start to finish. The author draws you in right away, with the excitement beginning immediately. The ancient prophecy was mysterious and enigmatic, as it should be. This is the first in a series, and, as such, it has a cliffhanger ending. In fact, the plot is just getting to the apex when it ends, which is a bit of a let down.

Jaden tells us much of the story from her perspective in the first person, but there are scenes that are narrated in the third person as well. Mostly, the switch was easy to notice, and it was interesting to be able to appreciate the story from multiple angles. Jaden is a strong woman who's very likeable; she seems younger than the mid-twenties the author gave as her age, though.

Speaking of immaturity, the writing itself was juvenile. The descriptions were lackluster and could have been more vivid. The characters didn't develop; they didn't grow. The story would be great as a young adult novel, and the characters would have made perfect teenagers. If the book had less profanity, I would recommend it for high schoolers.

The last issue worth mentioning was the lack of editing. Tenses were incorrect, there were extra words, and the wrong words were used. Also, the perspective changes in the middle of a sentence. Jaden is telling us her story, and she switches from "I" to "she." The author tends to repeat words within a sentence as well. Here's an example. "...the dusted remains to the hellhound from laid on the cement in a dusted pile."

To summarize, the book is interesting, but it would have been better as a young adult novel. It, also, needed much more editing. I, therefore, give Dream Prophecy 2 out of 4 stars. With better editing, it might've ranked higher, but the story was only mediocre. I recommend it to those that enjoy a supernatural story without much depth.

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The idea sounded good but its a shame there were so many issues with the writing.

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Amy747 wrote:
16 Feb 2020, 01:21
The idea sounded good but its a shame there were so many issues with the writing.
Yes, but I'm convinced it can be fixed. That's the good news. Thanks for commenting.
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Thanks for another well-written, insightful review. I don't care for cliffhanger endings so I am going to take a pass on this one. Even if a book is part of a series, that doesn't mean readers will want to read every book in the series. There should be closure for the main plot! It's too bad about the poor editing.
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I completely understand your concerns about the book. It’s a bummer that the character development didn’t match the excellent action that the author seems to have packed the book with. Thank you for your insightful review!
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bookowlie wrote:
16 Feb 2020, 12:01
Thanks for another well-written, insightful review. I don't care for cliffhanger endings so I am going to take a pass on this one. Even if a book is part of a series, that doesn't mean readers will want to read every book in the series. There should be closure for the main plot! It's too bad about the poor editing.
I agree. Some of the best books I've read are part of a series but still give you closure. The author is able to hint at things to come while still wrapping the plot of the first book up. Thanks.
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I completely understand your concerns about the book. It’s a bummer that the character development didn’t match the excellent action that the author seems to have packed the book with. Thank you for your insightful review!
Yes. It is. It has potential, but it needs more reworking. Thanks!
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A prophecy about the fall of Pilars, that results into evil. That sounds horrific! I would like to read and see what happens after the sixth pillar has fallen. Thanks for the review.
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A classic good vs evil tale would be captivating and plus the plot line involving the prophecy of six pillars is intriguing. Thanks for the wonderful review.

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Julius_ wrote:
16 Feb 2020, 21:51
A prophecy about the fall of Pilars, that results into evil. That sounds horrific! I would like to read and see what happens after the sixth pillar has fallen. Thanks for the review.
To find that out, you might actually have to read the entire series. Thanks!
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Wyland wrote:
17 Feb 2020, 06:19
A classic good vs evil tale would be captivating and plus the plot line involving the prophecy of six pillars is intriguing. Thanks for the wonderful review.
It was interesting. I do hope good wins! Thanks.
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This science fiction novel sounds intriguing and captivating, from your well-thought-out review. Its themes and storyline also sound engaging. Not for the faint-hearted either. I would enjoy reading it. Thanks!

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There are so many books out there so better to skip this one. Thank you for your review. Sci-fi/fantasy is never a genre where I would appreciate juvenile writing. I hope your next read is amazing.
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Nkoo wrote:
18 Feb 2020, 14:55
This science fiction novel sounds intriguing and captivating, from your well-thought-out review. Its themes and storyline also sound engaging. Not for the faint-hearted either. I would enjoy reading it. Thanks!
It was engaging. It just needed to be a bit more refined. Thanks.
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AntonelaMaria wrote:
18 Feb 2020, 15:04
There are so many books out there so better to skip this one. Thank you for your review. Sci-fi/fantasy is never a genre where I would appreciate juvenile writing. I hope your next read is amazing.
I understand. There are a lot of good versus evil books out there, so each must be well done to want to read it. Thanks.
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