Prophecy of Ashes: A Supernatural Psychic Thriller

Wraith Hunter Chronicles, Book 1
Narrated by: Karen Krause
Series: Wraith Hunter Chronicles, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Master your powers or become the next sacrifice.

Dianne suspects she’s a psychic empath, but when telepathic shocks, ghostly warnings, and secret books suggest an immortal savage is hunting her, she needs to embrace her full abilities-fast.

A human wraith is seeking Dianne as a sacrifice, forcing her to partner with strange men who use modern technology and ancient magic to stop her potential murderer. Racing against time to learn her powers and defend herself, she must battle a relentless enemy, guide the efforts of her protectors, and prove her inner strength and empathic competency to survive.

Clive Cussler Society Adventure Writer's Competition Finalist and best-selling author John Monteith brings you this thriller that blends supernatural, metaphysical, and paranormal elements in one page-turning adventure.

©2018 John Monteith (P)2019 John Monteith

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Incredibly entertaining

Prophecy of Ashes is a brilliantly written urban fantasy thriller with plenty of excitement. I was blown away by John R. Monteith; he is an exceptional author with the ability to captivate his audience with his phenomenal imagination and world-building. The premise for the storyline is quite fascinating and engaging; I was entirely immersed from start to end. Monteith introduces a new supernatural species called the Wraith. The Wraiths grant human immortality in exchange for basically becoming their minions. The price for immortality is to preform ritualistic human sacrifices. The characters are well-rounded, intriguing, with distinct personalities. Liam, and his adoptive father, Connor, are part of an ancient order charged with hunting the Wraiths, and the trained but possessed operators. Dianne, a psychic, joins the father and son team and learns to use her abilities and tacking clues to the murders. The supporting characters are well-developed, providing great dialogue and interaction. Excellent narration by Karen Krause. She does a stellar job portraying the characters' personalities and intensity of the scenes. Overall, the Prophecy of Ashes is a fast-paced supernatural thriller with quality plot and marvelous characters. I'm eagerly anticipating the next installment in the series. I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook, and strongly recommend it. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A Strong Start For A New Series.

"Prophecy of Ashes" is an interesting story of father and son hunters who are after a supernatural being called a Wraith. The wraith likes to work through human operatives that it grants immortality to in exchange for doing its bidding. Unfortunately, the wraith's bidding requires his operatives to regularly perform human sacrifices. "Prophecy of Ashes" unfolds through multiple story threads and multiple characters who will eventually converge to make for a very good reading/listening experience. Although there were some slow spots for me, the storytelling, overall, is excellent and the characters are well developed. The choice of narrator was also top notch. I really enjoyed "Prophecy of Ashes." I consider it a strong opening entry for a new urban fantasy series. I look forward to the next book. Finally, this free, review copy audiobook was given to me at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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a very good beginning to a series

it was a wonderfully routing book it was very very good not as simple as you think it should be but it was very interesting and the complications just added to the great book it was I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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Intriguing story!

This story develops around the groups before they all merge. There are wraith hunters who hunt every 50 years. Diane a woman who believes she's an empath and the wraith who is a psychopath. There are thrills and suspense but I have to admit I didn't really like Diane. She was kind of whiney through most of the story and I wished the wraith would have tortured her. On the other hand there was enough elements to keep me listening. One of them was wondering when the wraith was gonna kill her and how he'd do it. Would it be bloody and quick or slow and painful? I loved the hunters and their use of technology. That was clever but it was the young stud hunter who thought of it and it was a nice touch. If the police and FBI use this stuff why not a couple guys searching for a wraith? It makes sense and added a lot to the story. Overall it was enjoyable with its quick pace and action. The characters are developed as well as the plot. The narrator does a really great job with the voices of both the male and female characters. I received this book free for an honest review.

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GREAT READ!

I absolutely loved it! This book is full of action, suspense and adventure. The narration is superb and gives the story that extra flair. It will keep you entertained. This author does a great job with the character builds and plot. This was my first book by this author but definitely not my last. I look forward to reading more of his books. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Didn't quite work for me, YMMV

I got this book for free. My opinions are my own. I did not enjoy this as much as I wanted to, nor as much as I thought I would, and I'm not entirely sure why. However, some of the reasons include: -- I really did not enjoy spending so much time in the POV of the Wraith (the sicko "bad guy"). I began skipping over his sections quite early on. Perhaps just the prologue and a few brief & scattered additional sections would have sufficient. -- I never really clicked with either Dianne or Liam. -- The dialog didn't seem quite natural to me DIVERSITY: The main character's brother is autistic, and plays a very important role in carrying forward the plot. I am unable to comment on how accurate his portrayal is, although it sounded like the author was including authentic details for interacting with him. / Some MCs are Chaldean Christians with roots in Iraq. CONTENTS (for those who care): Minor swears / Antagonist engages in all sorts of problematic behavior including sexual aggression & multiple "owned" partners (nothing explicit) / Violence, including ritualistic murders NARRATION: Acceptable, but not high quality / Sound quality issues, including slightly hollow sounding / Slow, listened on 1.5 instead of my usual 1.25 and that was just a touch fast / Accents - can't judge accuracy, didn't bother me

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Great start to a Great Series!

Very strong heroine. She has got what it takes to finish off the bad guys. I enjoyed the way the characters were developed throughout the story line and it kept you on your toes all the way to the end. The mixture of ancient and modern tech was great. Just wish the narrator had a little more ump-ff in her reading. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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Entertaining

Prophecy of Ashes is a supernatural thriller and first book in the Wraith Hunter Chronicles. The story involves a 20 something female who is the caregiver for her autistic sibling. Both siblings have unique abilities that are revealed as the story rolls along. There is ritualistic murder, kidnapping with chains, and some physical violence. I found the story entertaining and interesting but may not be for all thriller enthusiasts due to the items listed in the above sentence. The characters are likable and relatable but don’t have a lot of depth, which may be revealed as the stories continue. The narrator did a good job. I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Prophecy of ashes

I enjoyed this book.Dianne does tarot card readings for a few dollars to keep the lights on.She tries to keep them positivie,though some don't really read that way.She has an autistic brother who is very smart and knows that she posesses more power than she knows. Karen Krause was a fine narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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Good Psychic Thriller

It took some time to get used to the multiple POV but once I grasped who the characters were it was smooth sailing. The narrator did a fine job bringing the story & characters to life. The pacing was steady and overall I enjoyed this first in series.

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  • Mia Harper
  • 03-22-20

Demonic Stalker!

I really liked the story over all, but found it a bit slow to get started, and the narrator was a bit flat. The father and son team of wraith hunters were interesting having dedicated their lives to this one goal. I liked the heroine Diane, the way she used her powers to help Judith was impressive, but felt she should have trusted her instincts and her family more. I definately want to start book 2.

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  • Helen
  • 08-31-19

amazing book

this thriller that blends supernatural, metaphysical, and paranormal elements in one page-turning adventure. amazing book enjoyed from start to finish

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  • Tony Bough
  • 04-30-19

A brilliant story with great characters

This book is very well written. It’s a great story. It’s full of thrills and suspense. I liked Diane’s character. I also really liked the hunters and their use of technology. The quick pace and action kept me hooked throughout the story. The characters are well developed as well as the plot. It’s well plotted so that at key moments a new twist is revealed and that twist neatly answers questions. The author skilfully weaves a really great story. I like the way that modern day skepticism and ancient mystical concepts are brought together and combined to form the world in which the story unfolds. What a variety this story offers including; reluctant psychics, a five-hundred year old serial killer, ghosts, bold grandmothers, a secret society, and an autistic young man with a brilliant mind. I loved the variety and the characters that the author crafts. The narration adds to both the pace and the general feel of the book. I really enjoyed it. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer)
  • 04-25-19

I’ll just listen to another chapter.....

10 chapters later. It keeps you captivated although it started slow introducing the characters when the story gets going you can’t stop listening. This is the first I have listened too from the author and he does a great job with the characters especially the bad guy as he made me really hate him and his hatred of women. The narrator does a great job with the characters and the different accents. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.