Diviner's Prophecy

Diviner's Trilogy Book 1
Narrated by: Anna Castiglioni
Series: Diviner's Trilogy, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
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The prophecy foretells the rise of evil intent on ruling all the kingdoms. For generations, Maea's family has met this foe and destroyed it before it could be unleashed. But now the power that her ancestors used to stop it in the past is lost. A sorcerer's spell has wiped Maea of all her memories, including the prophecy that can save her kingdom.

Maea is trapped at court, controlled by her foster mother who wants to use Maea's power to see into the future for her own gain. At court, secrets and betrayal are common fare and Maea's powers give anyone who controls her the advantage. With no one to trust, she can only rely on herself to break the curse. When she meets the charming prince Adair, she thinks he is just another courtier intent on using her. His reputation as a rogue proceeds him, and she has no intention of being his next conquest. But his offer to help her break the curse is too good to be passed up.

Together they uncover a plot that stretches back centuries and centers on Maea's family. Her quest has thrust Maea into the middle of a struggle for thrones. If she chooses the wrong side, she just may lose her head. With lives on the line, Maea must use her powers to find who to trust before it is too late.

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3.45/5 Decent start to a much wider tale


Summary: A girl gets visions of the future and finds herself at the center of dangerous political games.
Additional Comments:
• No ending. The end is more like the ent of Act 1. Large portions of the story are therefore unresolved.
• Characters are okay. Maea's powers are cool. I loved Princess Sabine.
• Plot kind of meandered. The beginning didn't make much sense. Johai and the lady stole her memories? Why?
• The thing with the handsome prince didn't seem to make much sense either. One second she's appalled by his casual sex with a lady during a party. And the next she's inextricably attracted to him.
• The end twist was decently handled.
Conclusion: The beginning of a much longer tale that doesn't really hold up on its own, but if you're willing to read the whole trilogy, it offers a lot of magic and political intrigue.
*I received a free copy of the audio version, please excuse the spelling. I chose to review the book.

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Cliffhanger, Yuck

I got this story via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. The narrator almost made me want to stop listening but I plodded on. The first three chapters did not make me feel any better but still, I continued to listen. I was not sure if I was in the past or the present in several scenes. Her memory was taken away. Then she was called by a woman in a dungeon, then suddenly she awakens in the arms of a man she does not like but keeps carrying her. What? Yet I continued to listen until the end and was angry by then because nothing was resolved. At least some part of the plot should have been resolved in my mind. I thought I was missing something but no, it just ended. I guess in order to understand some of the things going on I will have to listen to book two. Can I say this? I hate cliffhangers. Even if it is a series each book should resolve something and end so that it can be a stand alone. A mind good enough to create a book is good enough to end it on a note that leads to the next book but makes this one stand on its own.

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Book 1 of Trilogy....Ends on Cliffhanger

Diviner’s Prophecy by Nicolette Andrews is book one in the Diviner’s Trilogy that I listened to on audio narrated by Anna Castigloni. This book is outside my usual reading genre but I did enjoy it and look forward to reading book two Diviner’s Curse. I did find the story to be a bit slow, but Nicolette did pull me in and I had to know how it was going to end. Anna did a great job narrating. I enjoyed the different voices she used for the different characters. I cannot wait to find other projects that she has worked on. The book does end on a cliffhanger. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Fantasy or Royal storylines.

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A great read!

What a wonderful start to a series! Narrator Anna Castiglioni did an amazing job at transporting the listener into a world full of mystery and politics. I was so engaged throughout the book I just couldn't push pause. The characters were so distinct and each had unique qualities. I found myself unable to determine who to trust and who Maea could rely on truly. The setting was vivid and imaginable. I loved all the secrets and intrigue that kept the story flowing and kept the listener curious and always wanting more! I can't wait to get my hands on book two.

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Prophecy..To Discover, To Survive

There are definite possibilities to the story, but it felt like I was dropped into it midway which felt frustrating...it felt like catch up.
Eventually more of the story is revealed..but we are in the dark, just like the 16 year old heroine. Not sure I like that she is only 16, but perhaps this will work it’s way out in the following books.
I can’t blame her for not trusting anyone..she’s kept in the dark and feels everyone is plotting to use her.
I go back and forth on how I feel about both heroes, but that is part of the mystery.
I’m not enamored of cliffhangers, but I can see why this story needs more to fill it out to completion.
The narrator did a nice job...drove the story along.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Enjoyable story

I enjoyed this story and am looking forward to the next in the series. I felt that the narrator did not bring the characters to life the way they deserved to be brought to life, but the story itself is very good and the character development within the story is very good. I'd definitely recommend the book and can't wait to listen to the next in series. One big thing to know before listening or reading - this is Book 1 in the series and is NOT standalone. It is a cliffhanger, which I don't like, and does not resolve anything before ending.

I received a review copy of the audiobook and am leaving my honest review.

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idk

I don't really know quite what to think about this yet...this is book 1 of the Diviner's Trilogy and the first book I've read / listened to by this author. While the story line was okay I found it a bit confusing to keep all the character's straight and then there's all the plot twists and deception involved you don't really know who is to be trusted (which I thought added a bit to the suspense and thrill of read). I also really have to say that the narrator didn't really do a whole lot for me on this read. I felt she was a bit monotone...the longer I listened I was able to pick up on pitch changes to tell another character was speaking or a vision was taking place but really I thought it could have been delivered better. I really hate writing so much negative because overall I really did think this was a pretty good read and I'm looking forward to seeing where this series takes me, because now I'm invested in Maea's story

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Fun Story

Great story and the narrator did an amazing job getting everything together. I can't wait to read about the further adventures.

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It ends with a bang

This review is based on an audio-book that I received. It is an honest review and the complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.

'Divener's Prophecy' by Nicolette Andrews is the story of Maea.
This is the first audio-book in "Diviner' Series.
This series has 3 books.
This audio-book is about 8 hours and 2 minutes long and has an open end. It is easy to continue the story from this point on.

The narrator, Anna Castiglioni has a nice and soft spoken voice. I always need to get used to someone voice, but in her case I did not get used to her way of speaking. Her voice is very clear, but I think that she doesnt have a nice pacing so that I cant follow the story clearly. I find it very distrubing that she doesnt take the time to pause on certain points. I think that is why I missed a bit of emotion from the characters. The sound quality is good.

This book is a good way to start the 'Diviners series'. The story is about magic and profecys.
Diviner's Prophesy is the story of Maea, the last diviner, a line of women who can into the past and future.
I am not sure if I really enjoyed this book. But at the same time I totally did.
This is the first book I have read from Nicolette Andrews.
I didn't finished this audiobook very quick. It took me several days to finish it.
I find the start of this book very confusing and it takes a while to get the feel for this story.
But when it does I was cought in her web of intrique and lies.

The story starts with Maea having no memory and her powers weak. I didn't know what would happen and who was really on her side throughout most of the book, just like Maea. It is a good book, full of mystery and politics.
Maea is a believable character who is only trying to sort through the maze of politics as her own fuzzy memories and visions.

Maea is cursed. A sorcerer took away her past, leaving her with little more than her name.
When she discovers that the sorcerer took her memories to cover up a plot that threatens her kingdom, she realizes it is up to her to stop him.
But she has to break her curse first, and that means finding the sorcerer.
He never intended for her to remember, so she must rely on her ability to see into the future to guide her.

This will not be an easy task, the spell weakened her powers and her visions are very unclear.
The few clues she has, lead her to court where she is plunged into a world of royal intrigue.
Though many offer assistance, no help comes without a price.

There is no one she can trust, or so she thought. Her visions bring her to Prince Adair.
His reputation as a ladies man proceeds him. Maea fears he is just like the other courtiers.
But he may be the key to revealing the sorcerer’s identity. He offers to aid in her search and asks for nothing in return. Maea doubts his motives, but her visions do not lie.

She foresees a dire future if the sorcerer and his allies cannot be stopped. As she unravels the mystery surrounding her curse, she finds the plot goes deeper than she could imagine.
If she does not hurry, the sorcerer will unleash an ancient evil that will destroy her kingdom.

I would definitely recommend this book if the summary sounds like something that you'd like.
It's a good, solid listen and a promising start to the series. It may happen that will need to relisten to certain parts to be sure what just happened.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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ARC review

For honest review. Lady Maya is a diviner and she "Must Remember" finding the key ,she must use the clues to find the answers to prevent the rising or it will be the destruction of all things .As she finds who took her memories and who she can trust as she find a way to claim her own house back that was dishonored . Awesome story