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The Prophecy by Gill James

Saturday, July 23, 2011
Kaleem Malkendy is different – and, on Terrestra, different is no way to be.

Everything about Kaleem marks him out from the rest: the blond hair and dark skin, the humble cave where he lives and the fact that he doesn’t know his father. He’s used to unwelcome attention, but even so, he’d feel better if some strange old man didn’t keep following him around.

Then the man introduces himself and begins to explain the Babel Prophecy – and everything in Kaleem’s life changes forever.

Good Reads Summary

This novel is very interesting.  The plot is unusual and not typical for many books.  There is a poisonous could hovering over this planet, the people have to escape below the surface of the planet.  There they wait, unable to do much of anything until the cloud disappears.  Marijam, one of the main characters, finds herself pregnant.  She leaves her home and travels to Zzone, where she is lauded as the Mother and her child the child from a Prophecy.  Kaleem is that child.  The novel continues at a fast pace from that point on and the reader will not be bored as he/she delves into a world very different from our own, but with key similarities.  The reader will enjoy the main character, he is very likable and easy to relate to.  The setting is very interesting and will help to pull the reader into the novel.  This book is a very good read and will be easily enjoyed by young adult and adult readers who like fantasy novels.

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