Thursday, December 13, 2012

Day Thirteen - All About Prophecy + Giveaway!

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Name - Prophecy (Goodreads)
Author - Ellen Oh
Genre - Fantasy
Release Date - January 2nd 2013 

The greatest warrior in all of the Seven Kingdoms... is a girl with yellow eyes.

Kira’s the only female in the king’s army, and the prince’s bodyguard. She’s a demon slayer and an outcast, hated by nearly everyone in her home city of Hansong. And, she’s their only hope...

Murdered kings and discovered traitors point to a demon invasion, sending Kira on the run with the young prince. He may be the savior predicted in the Dragon King Prophecy, but the missing treasure of myth may be the true key. With only the guidance of the cryptic prophecy, Kira must battle demon soldiers, evil shaman, and the Demon Lord himself to find what was once lost and raise a prince into a king.

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The Insider's Scoop


True story – My mother told me this story ever since I was a little girl about how when she was pregnant with me, she had a dream about a tiger. She was sitting in a meadow, perched on a rock when she noticed yellow eyes gleaming from the bamboo patch. The next moment a great big tiger leapt out of the bamboo and raced toward her. She fell off the rock and flung her arms over her head, thinking she would be eaten, but nothing happened. When she sat up, she found the tiger in front of her, just staring at her. It lifted up a paw and placed it on her knee and in its claws was a red peony. She went to a fortuneteller who told her that the tiger was the spirit of her baby, who would be a strong spirited child. Whenever my Mom told me the story, she’d say how she could never forget the tiger’s great big yellow eyes. So it shouldn’t be a surprise to know that I’ve wanted to incorporate this story into a book ever since I was a little girl.

Prophecy came to me in its entirety on a beautiful early fall day in 2007. I was driving to work, stuck in traffic on the beltway. It came to me from the POV of the young prince, Taejo. He was telling the story about how he was supposed to be the hero of legend, only to find that it wasn’t him, it was his older female cousin, Kira. The only female in the army and despised for having yellow eyes, like a demon. But the reason she has yellow eyes is because she has a tiger spirit which gives her the magical ability to see and smell demons. Yes, that’s how my mother’s dream became the backbone of Prophecy. The first version of the book was flawed and Taejo was a whiny, selfish, unlikeable brat. It was only when it dawned on me that I was writing from the wrong POV that the story really got its heart.

~Giveaway~


Ellen is giving away a Signed Copy of Prophecy!

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40 comments:

  1. I wish my mom had a cool dream about me too.>A< I've played with the idea of having a protag who isn't the hero itself so I feel a tad bit closer to my dream of being an accomplished writer. JUST TEN THOUSAND MILES TO GO. Haha.

    Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  2. I love your mom's tiger story, no wonder you wanted to incorporate it into your novel <3

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  3. Thanks for sharing your sweet story from your mom. Awesome how it got incorporated in your story.

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  4. I love my mom's story also! I always thought of myself as a tiger because of it. So it made sense to dream up a girl with tiger eyes and tiger spirit. The story has been percolating inside of me for over 40 years! ;o)

    BTW - The Prophecy book trailer premiered today and is the Shelf awareness featured trailer of the day! Book Trailer of the Day: Prophecy http://www.shelf-awareness.com/theshelf/2012-12-13/book_trailer_of_the_day:_prophecy.html …

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  5. Interesting dream. It seems to have led to an interesting story.

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  6. Love your mom's story! I can't wait to read Prophecy!

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  7. THAT IS SUCH A COOL STORY!!! I believe in signs, and that tiger dream was definitely a great one to have! I am so glad that this worked out the way it did, Ellen. Thank you for sharing your story! And the giveaway!

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  8. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  9. Really looking forward to this read. I've heard nothing but great things!

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  10. Prophecy sounds like a fantastic story. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  11. Thanks for the sharing. :) Looking forward to Prophecy! :)

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  12. LOVE the idea of the novel
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  13. Absolutely love the dream :) Can't wait to read Prophecy!!

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  14. Well, we see where your story-telling gene comes from! My sister has yellow eyes, but they were green until her spleen ruptured when she was 17. Hmmm. Wonder what I could do with that.

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  15. Thank you for the giveaway! The story is wonderful. The dream about the tiger is really amazing and as a fact tigers fascinates me. :)
    -Riz B.

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  16. I like the background story, fascinating! :D Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I'd like to win, but I'm not on Twitter, so the comments will have to do. ;-) Ah, more entry points. :-(

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  18. Aww, I loved reading about that sweet story. :) Thank you!

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  19. That is such a cool background story.

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  20. You got to love strong females, especially when they have to prove themselves. I already feel like I'm going to love this book. ;) thanks for the chance!

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  21. I have heard rediculously good things about this book!

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  22. I was lucky enough to borrow a copy of this one from a friend and I really liked it! Dying for my own copy <3

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  23. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!!

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  24. I am not really big into the fantasy genre but I do love it in YA when it's done well. This one has piqued my interest. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win!

    Courtney
    Stiletto Storytime

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  25. The inspiration to this book is amazing! What a dream!!!

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  26. Thanks for saring your mom's story, and thanks for the giveaway.
    I can't wait to read this book !

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  27. Thanks for the story and the giveaway.
    I`m so excited for this book! :)

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  28. I can't wait to read Prophecy! Only a few more days now until its release ...

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  29. Thanks for the giveaway! Excited for Prophecy;)

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  30. I'd love to read this! Thank you for the giveaway! And the mom sounds awesome :)

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  31. The cover of Prophecy looks amazing! And that background story is so inspiring. (:

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  32. I will admit that at first this one wasn't on my list, but then I read a review written by a friend, and I immediately rectified that mistake. Can't wait for it!

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  33. Thanks for a chance to win, this boo sounds interesting, I`ve heard a lot of bloggers are excited to read/review them.

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  34. Thanks for sharing and giveaway :)

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