A couple of years back, I came across this book in my house, ‘Prophecy of the Sisters’. To this day, I have no clue as to who actually bought it.
Regardless, already being into fantasy back then, I found the cover and the back story interesting and set about reading it.
And, a little ashamed, I’ll admit that I didn’t understand a single word. The book was too complicated for me to make heed of any part of the story.
A year back, I came across the book again and decided to read it again and see if it was my type.
Surprisingly, I absolutely loved it.
The Prophecy of the Sisters is a book series by Michelle Zink. It follows the stories of two twin sisters Lia and Alice Milthorpe and their lives from the day their father passes away.
The three books, Prophecy of the Sisters, Guardian of the Gate, and Circle of Fire follow their lives as they finally figure out their roles in the prophecy of the Guardian and the Gate.
The first book is about the two of them finally figuring out their roles in the prophecy they’re thrust into. Entangled in a mystery like no other, they have to figure out who they are. All they have is their parents’ death, a boy, and a book. And all they know is that they cannot trust each other.
The second book continues as Lia attempts to complete her quest in understanding the prophecy and unveiling the secrets of generations of sisters. Tied to her role as the gate, Lia enters Altus as the first Gate to ever enter the land and continues to search for the rest of the pages. Alice, on the other hand, continues to fulfil what she believes to be her true destiny as the Gate. The two will stop at nothing to fulfil what they believe.
The final book brings the girls to the end of the prophecy. Lia finds the rest of the pages and the keys. While Lia has Dimitri by her side, Alice holds on to Lia’s ex, James. The two continue on their quest, both hoping in their hearts, that they’ll find a middle ground.
The three books are among the most compelling and interesting stories I have ever read. A splendid portrayal of the language, but the book might be just a tad hard to understand. But once you get into the book, there’s no getting out until you finish.
I’d give the series a 3.5/5.