In this sequel to Citadels of the Lost, Drakis is now back and waging his war against the elven Rhonas Empire. With his new dragon allies, the victories are beginning to come, and some are very satisfied with the massacres of elven armies. But, Drakis wants more than war, and killing, and death for all involved. Just what can he do to save his followers, and bring them the freedom they deserve?
But, there are more players in the drama of The Prophet than just Drakis, and they each have their own agendas. Each wants to pull the rebellion in their own direction, for their own purposes. Just what does this mean for the future of the entire world?
First off, I must say that I loved Song of the Dragon and Citadels of the Lost, and was very happy to get the final book in the series. I disagree that this book stands entirely on its own. If you don't read the first two books, you will lack a key understanding of just what Drakis is up to, and the ending will feel very muddy and unsatisfying. So, am I telling you to not read the book? Heavens no, I am telling you to read ALL THREE books! This is a great series, and you will love reading it from start to finish.
I like its interesting races, with the humans and dwarves being just what you would expect, but the elves being excitingly different. And, I really like the lion-man manticores and the four-armed chimerians. The story itself has lots of great action, with interesting magic and great fight scenes.
If you liked first two books of the series, then you WILL like this book. I highly recommend this wonderful series to all fans of great fantasy literature!