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The Great War of the Gods means nothing to the proud people on the mortal planet--until Akhran the Wandering God decrees the union of two mighty feuding clans. Though the families are fierce Warriors, they are few in number. Even the marriage of Khardan and Zohra is not enough to over power the strength of the invading army or prevent the imprisonment of their peoples. NowThe Great War of the Gods means nothing to the proud people on the mortal planet--until Akhran the Wandering God decrees the union of two mighty feuding clans. Though the families are fierce Warriors, they are few in number. Even the marriage of Khardan and Zohra is not enough to over power the strength of the invading army or prevent the imprisonment of their peoples. Now, with Khardan and Zohra mysteriously missing--seemingly cowards who hid from certain defeat--the two clans have lost all hope of ever again seeing their beloved open skies. But Prince Khardan and Princess Zohra, aided by the wizard Matthew, have been given another mission. . . a mission that at first seems less useful than counting the many grains of the desert sands, but soon proves to be of far more lasting importance....

Title : The Prophet of Akhran
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ISBN : 9780553281439
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 390 Pages
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The Prophet of Akhran Reviews

  • Paul
    2019-05-18 08:29

    10/10 for young adults9/10 for adults who are still in touch with their imaginative side.Always thought this 'Arabian' trilogy was the best of Weis and Hickman and seriously underrated. There's much more on offer when compared to the other Weis and Hickman novels, although the Darksword series was also very good. This was a brave fantasy for its time, exploring notions of identity. It is also a wonderfully entertaining adventure

  • Logan Grey
    2019-06-01 08:22

    I was so sad when this story ended. I love a good series because you really get to know the characters and see them evolve over time. I feel like this story could have gone on for three more books! I found this trilogy in a secondhand bookstore and didn't realize at the time that I had truly uncovered a treasure. Weis and Hickman are known for their fantasy work but this early trilogy doesn't get credit for the masterful work of storytelling that it is.

  • Dayna
    2019-06-06 10:22

    The third book in the Rose of the Prophet series, and this is the book that brings it all together and concludes the story begun in The Will of the Wanderer.This book is the rise of the hero, there are some great desperate odds to overcome, emotional journeys continue, and some villains might just get what’s coming to them.Khardan and Zohra continued to delight me, both great strong characters, and Matthew was quite an interesting counterpoint to the both of them. The djinn, and Pukah in particular, continued to entertain. With an amazing Pukah moment that was very important, and kinda bittersweet.Everything was tied up very nicely in this book to conclude the series, you got some great endings for characters and also some not so great, and I felt quite contented on finishing an old favourite series that I hadn’t read in quite a number of years.

  • Mark Dewey
    2019-06-15 12:32

    Excellent book. I liked it as much as the rest of the trilogy.

  • William
    2019-05-25 14:22

    Great Fantasy

  • Anna Irving
    2019-05-21 10:41

    I still have the rose of the prophet sitting on my shelf, next to the empire series by fiest and wurst. They've been read and loved many times and were my youthful literary version of girl power!

  • LENA
    2019-06-16 08:30

    Me encanta la fantasía, adoro la fantasía épica y soy fan de este libro. Mi película favorita, por daros una referencia, ha sido siempre "La princesa prometida". Y me gustan elfos, enanos, duendes, hadas, kenders, djinns, valerosos guerreros, inútiles paladines y temerosos magos.Y ahora sigo con lo que es el libro.¿Lo mágico del libro?. Su mundo. Ambientado en el desierto. Nómadas, zonas desérticas inmensas, genios, tribus pastoriles. Si tienes imaginación suficiente es hasta cálido. Ambiente total de Las Mil Y Una Noches. No conozco otro libro de este tipo que aporte tan bien esa sensación.Lo siguiente más llamativo es cómo presenta a la Dioses: el Mundo es una gran Gema de 20 caras. Cada una de estas representa a un Dios y cada uno tiene su opuesto en la otra cara.Promenthas, es el Dios del Bien Supremo y Astafas es su antagonista.Al principio los dioses estaban en el Mundo, pero se cansaron de que los mortales no dejaran de incordiales con sus peticiones. Así crearon a los Inmortales (o djinns), como representantes entre ellos y los humanos. Lo malo de esto es que los djinns llevan tanto tiempo ya entre los humanos, que han adoptado muchas de sus costumbres y debilidades, llevándolas al extremo.En el caso de unos de los protagonistas (Ma-teo), su pueblo tiene como representante divinos a ángeles en lugar de djinns (que se asemejarían mas a genios).Hablando de Ma-teo, es bisexual. Y esto no lo he visto en ninguna otra historia de este tipo por el momento. Seguidor del dios Promenthas, fue hecho esclavo al confundirlo con una mujer. Acaba en el harén del principe Khardan; y finalmente forma parte del trio protagonista: Khardan, Zhora y Ma-teo, siendo el punto de inflexión entre los otros dos orgullosos protagonistas obligados a entenderse y "amarse" por acuerdo entre los dioses para que no se acabe el mundo, que es el punto de partida de esta historia.El libro tiene muy buen ritmo. Yo lo leí en tres volúmenes separados, creo que sigue siendo la edición que hay actualmente, y el final sólo me servía para empezar a devorar el siguiente. Al final, desee que hubiera más final, ya que de repente es un poco abreviado todo. Tiene notas humorísticas, como siempre, y que a gente "seria" les descolocan y abandonan la lectura, pero que a mi me encantan.A los que os guste la fantasía, hayáis leído o no, algo de estos autores, deberíais darle una oportunidad. No es un libro muy conocido. Está entre la saga de La Espada de Joram (que me aburre horrores y del que me falta leer el cuarto, escrito por sorpresa cuando todo se había acabado en el tercero) y el Ciclo de la Puerta de la Muerte (que vuelve a ser una gran obra de estos autores).

  • Laura
    2019-05-26 08:25

    InThe Prophet of Akhran,everything that has been accumulating in the previous books comes to fruition. If the desert nomads lose the war that looms over them, their tribes will cease to exist. Achmed, Khardan's brother, has forsaken his family and has instead sided with the Amir, whom he sees as a father figure. The djinn must fight against the immensely powerful Kaug, for taking him out would see a major dent in Quar's growing power; however, beating him comes at a price.This book would have earned five stars from me if it hadn't ended the way it did. It was fantastic otherwise, but I was so disappointed with it that it lost two stars. Not just one, but two. When I finished the last chapter, I went to turn the page only to find that it was over! The book just trails off, leaving us to imagine what will happen based on a couple of clues. It felt like the actual last chapters (emphasis on the plural) had been torn out of my copy of the book.(view spoiler)[ Achmed, according to a vision, will kill Khardan and eventually rise to be emperor. The Amir will die. Lots of people in the tribes will die. Mathew will stay with the nomads as a weird sort-of wife whose love will never be reciprocated and an guardian angel whose first love is trapped with Kaug in an iron prison.(hide spoiler)]And when the Rose of the Prophet finally blooms, Khardan and Zohra just brush it off and go have an angry make-out session that turns into a love-making session, leaving Mathew to pick up the flower. Quar's defeat happens so simply. (view spoiler)[ The Imam dies, and then BAM! Quar's a shriveled husk beginning for mercy.(hide spoiler)]What happened with Astafas in the previous book also didn't amount to anything. I guess Asrial must have wiped Mathew's soul clean... but I still wished Mathew had had more involvement with "the dark side," or at least that it came back to haunt him again. Mathew inadvertently murders a whole bunch of people in Kich and gets over it pretty quickly.

  • Vicenç Sanz
    2019-06-07 12:21

    A medio camino en lo que a calidad se refiere entre la primera y segunda novelas de la saga, no acaba de hacerle justicia a lo que ésta trilogía podría haber sido.Tiene elementos suficientes como para ser atrayente: su ambientación, diversidad de dioses y de caracteres, batallas, magia, amor, aventuras… y todo tratado con el peculiar sentido el humor que saben imprimir los autores a sus obras.Pero quedan como una obra muy menor dentro de su ya extensa bibliografía. No tiene ni el carisma ni las sorpresas que pudieron tener la Espada de Joram, la Puerta de la Muerta o sus novelas de la Dragonlance. Y eso que en más de una ocasión tienes la sensación de estar metido en cualquiera de esos mundos gracias a los personajes y sus problemas.El principal problema que le veo al libro es que el crescendo prometido queda muy descafeinado, siendo la guerra entre dioses apenas una nota al margen y un ligerísimo juego de ingenio con un bruto bastante tonto.Y en el plano mortal tres cuartos de lo mismo: los personajes sufren un viaje de autodescubrimiento y una serie de aventuras para dejarlo todo dispuesto a una batalla final de la que no sabremos el resultado.Lo mejor es que en el plano personal quedan las cosas resueltas, pudiendo tomar la trilogía como una historia de amor con el trasfondo de la guerra entre dioses y humanos.Se deja leer y puede gustar a todos los públicos, pero está lejos de grandes exponentes más modernos del género (como Nacidos de la Bruma) o las ya nombradas obras de los mismos autores.Simplemente se queda como una trilogía más dentro de un género que tiene trilogías de ésta calidad para aburrir.Reseña completa en: http://darlantan8.blogspot.com.es/201...

  • Jared
    2019-05-18 07:30

    When I first began this series in middle school I remember being completely taken in by the first two books, but never got around to reading the third and final book in the series. The Rose of the Prophet series addressed topics such as sexual identity, and religious and cultural distrust in a fantasy setting that I was not yet ready to look at as a young boy, but I was enthralled by the world nonetheless. A fantasy world based on Arabia, it had a flavor of Lawrence of Arabia meets Aladdin. To read the Prophet of Akhran I felt a need to reread the first two books in the series as I did not remember much of them. Again I found the first 2 books to be very good, and pertinent to modern issues, but the third book to be somewhat anti-climactic. After reading the Prophet of Akhran, it made me re-rate what I thought of the first two books and may see them as somewhat less now than I did as a 14 year old. In short, the series is very original, imaginative, and addresses modern issues, but will leave the reader wondering if there should be more substance to these three books than there really was.

  • Chip Hunter
    2019-06-18 14:24

    This final book of the Rose of the Prophet trilogy really did it for me. All of the loose ends were wrapped up and the mysteries revealed. While some people seem to think that the ending wasn't satisfactory, I disagree. The book ends with a pretty clear picture of what the future holds for the characters and the resolution of the plot was complete. This was my favorite book of the trilogy because of the fast pace and intense action. While the first two books seemed a bit drawn out and slow due to the neccesities of character and plot development, this book was right to the point and brought the whole trilogy to an exciting climax.In my opinion, this final volume makes the whole trilogy really worth reading. While not Weis and Hickman's best story that I've read, I still enjoyed it very much.

  • John
    2019-06-05 13:21

    The first book in the series that didn't totally irritate me with its writing style. It's still juvenile, but better. The characters were a little more weak and some plot moves had little or no reasons behind them.There were so many things left unsettled, you would think they'd revisit the story.This is not a series to rush out and buy. Buy the series for a buck or two if you come across it and save it for one of those days you just have to read something new and have no money. At best, you'll be mildly entertained. At worst, it will inspire you to get back to work so you can get something better.These aren't horrible, just poorly written by two authors who've done so much better.

  • Iain Kaslar
    2019-06-03 10:37

    Was a great book right up until the end. it has what I consider to be the WORST ending of any book I've ever read. I've read stories from children that were finished off in a more enjoyable and complete manner. It was like the authors just got sick of the story line and couldn't be bothered finishing it properly. The only way it could of possibly been worse was if it ended with, "and then they woke up and realised it was all a dream".I can't recommend this series to anyone and if I could of given it a zero star rating I would of.

  • Ben
    2019-06-04 10:39

    I probably should not give this a full four stars, but it is a thoroughly enjoyable ending to a pretty original and fun series. While it is undoubtedly pulpy and only the main characters stand out (or in fact are mentioned at all), the ones which do are endearing and interesting. Plenty of action, and a great wrap up to the story. One of Weis and Hickman's better offerings. Perhaps not quite as good as I originally thought when I read it in my early teens, it was still very enjoyable - and I suppose the healthy dose of nostalgia did not hurt.

  • Lani
    2019-05-30 12:41

    I've read this series so many times that I can't really keep the books straight. See my review of The Will of the Wanderer for a general review of the whole series. Love it.*** As others have pointed out, the book does leave you with a ... wait what!?! kind of ending. Very little wrap of a lot of loose ends. Still love the series, but I had forgotten how sharp and rushed the wrap up is.

  • Todd
    2019-06-13 10:26

    The 3rd, and final (thank god) installment in this trilogy. They make a tidy ending to the story that left me wanting more. The characters in this trilogy could have been so much more, yet this story always came up short. I guess I expected more from the authors of "The Darksword Trilogy", Chronicles and Legends Trilogies, to say nothing of the outstand Deathgate Cycle.An alright story that could have been SO much more.

  • Sara Forsberg
    2019-05-18 07:35

    All in all, I really enjoyed this trilogy. The third book brought home a concept I really love in all stories, which is the idea that good and evil are for the most part just prejudice and perspective. The ending was a little rushed but satisfying in its own way. As with all fantasy-worlds I enjoy, I wish there were more stories from this world, there are enough seeds planted for several books exploring the different ways and cultures. An enjoyable read!

  • Richard Houchin
    2019-06-13 14:23

    This series is a lot of fun! It reads suspiciously like a chronicling of a D&D campaign...but the characters are enjoyable. These books feel shallower than the other Weiss/Hickman stories I've read -- I didn't get much philosophy or ethics out of Rose of the Prophet. But hey, I once heard that fantasy novels are for entertainment; if you want to send a message use Western Union.

  • Merchy
    2019-06-04 07:49

    Realmente serían 3'5. Me ha gustado, hay partes geniales y estaba deseando ver como iba a terminar todo lo que había empezado en los libros anteriores pero si hay cosas que me han dejado un poco decepcionada

  • Theresa
    2019-06-13 07:40

    the history of akhran and how they find the solution to the religious and idological problems they have a great series with strong female role characters

  • Marc
    2019-05-31 09:34

    A great ending to a terrific series.

  • Finmaarala
    2019-05-24 12:40

    Me gustó y mucho...Para más detalles, pasaros por mi blog (La Taberna de Los Vientos). Acabamos de abrir. Sois todos bienvenidos. Habra grog gratis durante el periodo de inauguración.

  • Steve
    2019-05-23 13:41

    Rose of the Prophet