The Art of Prophecy
by Wesley Chu
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Pub Date 29 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 15 Jun 2023
Out now in ebook, out 4 April in hardback
Prophecies don’t make heroes: they only choose them. When Chosen One Jian falls short of his prophesied quest, he must find his own path to greatness.
The prophecy is clear: Wen Jian is the Chosen One, born to defeat the immortal Eternal Khan and save the kingdom. The only problem is that the prophecy is wrong.
Jian has been raised in splendor, trained by the best warriors, and celebrated before a single battle has been won. After all, he’s the chosen one, selected by prophecy to defeat the immortal god-king and free the kingdom for good. But when the prophecy is proven to be incorrect, Jian still has to find a way to succeed—and maybe even become a hero in his own right.
To save the kingdom, an unlikely band of heroes rise: Taishi, an old grandmaster who swore her days of battle were over; Sali, a warrior re-evaluating her allegiances; and Qisami, an assassin with questionable values. Together, the four embark on a journey more wondrous than any prophecy could foresee.
A Note From the Publisher
Out now in ebook, out 4 April 2023 in hardback
“The Art of Prophecy is an ambitious and touching exploration of disillusionment in faith, tradition, and family, and but also unexpectedly funny. I loved following Wesley Chu’s intricate narrative through this sprawling universe full of glorious reinvention of fantasy and wuxia tropes.” —Naomi Novik, New York Times-bestselling author of A Deadly Education
"A whirlwind tale rich with politics and fantastical martial arts. Chu tells a refreshing coming of age story with a 'Chosen One' who faces real challenges to become a hero." —Robin Hobb