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Apr 30 2013

Blood prophecy by Alyxandra Harvey

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Drake Chronicles. Bloomsbury, 2013. ISBN: 9781408836699.
Blood Prophecy by Alyxandra Harvey is another beautifully written and the last instalment to the Drake Chronicles. Solange Drake, the youngest of the unusual Drake family is prophesised to be queen of the un-dead but this is not something Solange had ever wanted. Plagued by strange visions of another life and another time Solange loses control of her actions and this affects herself, the rest of the noble Drake family and the whole of the vampire world.
This novel is written from Solange's point of view as well as her bestfriend Lucy Hamilton and her vampire hunter friend, Hunter. The fact that the author has written in these three different character perspectives gives the reader the opportunity to see different aspects within the one story. Solange gives the reader a sight into the vampire world and the Drake family life, Lucy gives a human perspective upon the events in the novel. Lucy has grown up with the Drakes but attends the vampire hunter school Helios-Ra with the skilled and highly academic Hunter. Hunter gives a view of the novel from a Helios-Ra hunting student perspective with greater knowledge on the hunters and their traditions.
The recommended age for this novel in my opinion would be a teenage audience due to the supernatural themes and violence. Even though this is the last book in the Drake series there are also novellas and smaller instalments for the chronicles but in my opinion this is a fantastic way to finish a fantastic series.
Sarah Filkin (Student)

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