Mini Review: Prophet (Struck #0.5) by Jennifer Bosworth
In Prophet, Rance Ridley, the teenage son of a cult leader, lives on an isolated compound, disconnected from modern civilization. There is no running water. No electricity. And no law but the Prophet’s. When Rance is caught in an act of flagrant disobedience, his father delivers the ultimate punishment, and Rance is set on a course that will change everything.
Prophet is a disturbing glimpse into the past of the villain of Jennifer Bosworth’s debut novel, Struck.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
My rating: 3.5/3.8 Stars (Not really sure yet)
To put it simply: “Prophet” is a nice teaser for “Struck”. Bosworth provides just enough in this short story to make readers curious about her upcoming debut.
At first, Rance appears to be a normal teenage boy. He seems harmless. Until the storm hits, that is. After the storm, something in Rance has changed. The harmless teenage boy we first meet is soon replaced by a villainous Prophet.
It’ll be interesting to see what Rance does in “Struck” (I have started it, but I haven’t gotten very far yet). I’m not sure what to expect with his character, and that is something I like about him.
I do wish that the story was longer, as I would’ve liked to know more about Rance. But it is definitely worth checking out.
You can read the story for free here: http://www.tor.com/stories/2012/04/pr…. Or if you’d rather purchase a copy for your e-reader, it is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.