The Prophecy Con

The Prophecy Con Book Two in the Rogues of the Republic series Who would have thought a book of naughty poems by elves could mean the difference between war and peace But if stealing the precious volume will keep the

  • Title: The Prophecy Con
  • Author: Patrick Weekes
  • ISBN: 9781477824719
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Paperback
  • Book Two in the Rogues of the Republic series.Who would have thought a book of naughty poems by elves could mean the difference between war and peace But if stealing the precious volume will keep the Republic and the Empire from tearing out each other s throats, rogue soldier Isafesira de Lochenville Loch to friends and foes alike is willing to do the dishonest honoBook Two in the Rogues of the Republic series.Who would have thought a book of naughty poems by elves could mean the difference between war and peace But if stealing the precious volume will keep the Republic and the Empire from tearing out each other s throats, rogue soldier Isafesira de Lochenville Loch to friends and foes alike is willing to do the dishonest honors With her motley crew of magic makers, law breakers, and a talking warhammer, she ll match wits and weapons with dutiful dwarves, mercenary knights, golems, daemons, an arrogant elf, and a sorcerous princess.But getting their hands on the prize while keeping their heads attached to their necks means Loch and company must battle their way from a booby trapped museum to a monster infested library, and from a temple full of furious monks to a speeding train besieged by assassins And for what Are a few pages of bawdy verse worth waging war over Or does something far sinister lurk between the lines From Patrick Weekes, one of the minds behind the critically acclaimed Mass Effect video game series, The Prophecy Con continues the action packed fantasy adventure that kicked off in The Palace Job.

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    1. You know how sometimes you’re watching a big-budget blockbuster movie and there’s a crazy action scene going down, with heroes and villains throwing haymakers and blasting each other with futuristic weapons and explosions explosioning and the camera is zoomed in too close and the lighting is a bit murky and you’re thinking, “Hey, this looks pretty cool…wait, what just happened? Did he just—ooh, that was awesome! Wait, huh? How did she get—is that the same person as…whoa! Boom! Th [...]

    2. This is my kind of fantasy.It's got that unputdownable thing going for it that just KILLS my ability to function as a normal person, with normal person things to do. I made deals with myself for a few days while I was reading this. Bad deals, but deals, nonetheless.Deals like: I will feed the kids nutritious (yet delicious!) meals once I finish Prophecy Con. Tonight, though, I can throw a frozen pizza in the oven for them, and we'll call pepperoni a vegetable!Because that's what books like this [...]

    3. This sequel to the Palace Job was an improvement in almost every way possible. As the first book nicely wrapped up its plot line, one wonders where the next book will head to. Let's just say that the title is an important clue as to what's in store for the Rogues of the Republic. Everything in this sequel was bigger. The world-building was more expansive as Loch and her crew had to find and steal back the very same item that they have stolen from the Republic. What is so important about this man [...]

    4. The prophecy Con is full of interesting characters, weird magic, different lore and a whole host of craziness. It has a very interesting story and I like it but…due to the jumping PoVs and the sheer number of things happening at the same time sometimes it is hard for me to become really invested in the story. I get a little OCD with fantasy books wanting to understand the world and the magic and sometimes I struggle with this particular series as it brushes on the magic but I never really unde [...]

    5. A.W.E.S.O.M.E.Mr Weekes, thanks ever so much for rescuing my poor soul after the Iced fiasco. The Prophecy Con was just what I needed to get my book life back on track. As I was reading the character recap at the beginning of the book I just knew this was going as fantastic as The Palace Job. I was wrong. It wasn't as fantastic as The Palace Job, it was even better. Non-stop kick-ass action, ever-expanding world-building, brilliant plot and hilarious character interactions. What I like most abou [...]

    6. Wow. I liked the first book in the series. I loved the second.Right from go, we've had great action scenes directly in the service of both story and character development. I can't tell you or anyone how much I love it when great action actually and truly does service to the story.In this case, we have yet ANOTHER manuscript that needs to be procured, and as a reader I'm wondering how it's going to be twisted in comparison to the surprises we had in the previous book, but soon enough I'm satisfie [...]

    7. I considered reviewing the first three books in the Rogues of the Republic individually, but in retrospect these books aren't so much discrete books but parts of one overarching story (and in no way related to the fact I took so long to get around to reviewing them I had forgotten some details of them). While there are distinct heists in each of the books there is one plot line that winds its way through each book. I would recommend anyone reading this series to read them consecutively, I think [...]

    8. *** 5 *** Wonderful!! Fun! Action and never-ending rolercoaster of fighting and highly implausible but tremendously entertaining situations. As I had seen in some of the other reviews, this felt like a supper-actionny high-adrenaline heist flick in 3D! There were many new characters introduced, among them my favorite Veiled Lightning, the princes of the Imperium, and a second talki9ng "trinket", which mixed in with our core crew was a formula for one of the most fun books ever!!! There were some [...]

    9. 12/7/15 Review: This was even better than the first. Non-stop action and witty banter between all the characters make this a win in my book. The pace moves very fast so there are times when I had to go back to make sure I understood the world building. We get some new players in this installment and even though there were plenty of characters to keep track of before they don't seem superfluous. They add to the rich world and don't clutter it up. A lot of times with ensemble casts it can be easy [...]

    10. So when I finished Palace Job I wasn’t particularly impressed with it. After saying as much in my review I was assured by one of my friends that the second book was better and I should continue on with the series. I filed it away, not really a priority, but when I saw the books were on sale I decided to pick up the second one and give it a shot. On a whim I picked up the third as well figuring I could handle the loss if I ended up not liking the second book either. Now, after finishing Prophec [...]

    11. Everything that I loved about the first book is back in this second one. I cant say enough good things about the wit and banter between these characters, its full of awesome one-liners and has a good mix of some pretty incredible action set pieces as well! I love, loved it! Weekes has fleshed his characters out so well you immediately connect with them! They are full of personality, charm, and quirks and I cant help but wish I was right along side of them - even when they are in the most dire of [...]

    12. ASDGFHJKL. I have no words for the absolute delight that is this book.There is a lot that is good about the Prophecy Con. And - this is going to sound tangential, but bear with me - it reminds of the new Barbie doll line in the way it finally, finally, embraces diversity of all kinds. So I thought I'd review it like the launch of a new doll line. Well, basically I copied the description from the Barbie site and changed a few words, so all credits to them.Welcome to the Dollhouse, where you can b [...]

    13. I loved The Prophecy Con - I started off wondering how it would fair against The Palace Job but I really needn't have worried as this book more than lived up to the promise of the first. In fact I think I might have enjoyed this story even more to be honest.The story gets off to a pretty rapid start with Loch and Kail getting into trouble almost immediately. It seems that their short period of being seriously legit is coming to a crashing end. The Elven book that the Rogues stole in the first of [...]

    14. I'm not sure what it was that this novel lacked that the first one had, but where I loved the first one, I just couldn't finish this one. Honestly, it could have had more to do with my state of mind than the novel itself.

    15. [I received a copy of this novel through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.]I read the first book not long ago, and a lot of what I posted in my review at the time is valid again in here. The heist(s), with several levels of deception, double-crossing the opponent, thwarted plans, having to do with a situation turned for the worst And with twists that aren't always planned by all members of the team, ending in somewhat hilarious moments that nicely counterbalance the overall "they're a [...]

    16. You should definitely read Book 1 first to get the full background of Loch and her bizarre crew of eclectic characters, as well as an introduction into the high-fantasy world that this series takes place in. In the first book we see Loch and her crew breaking into a magic vault to retrieve her family treasure, with some things going awry on the journey, but now they have to steal a book of elf-porn to stop a war. Yes, you read that right! This is comedic fantasy, witty, droll, occasionally laugh [...]

    17. Are you kidding me?! Really?! I hate cliffhangers luckily it is very obvious how this one will be resolved. That's the problem with twist at every turn, you learn to never believe what you read is actually happening. XDCareful spoilers for book one in the series coming.The Prophecy Con is the second book in Rogues of the Republic series. It's set a while after the end of book one. Loch has decided to follow her boyfriends suggestion to join the Justicar and she and Kail are on a diplomatic trip [...]

    18. Another fun romp with the Rogues of the Republic. Perhaps not quite as good as the first, now that some of the jokes are a bit old and--oh who am I kidding. Kail's your mother jokes will never get old.

    19. The adventures of Loch and her friends continue in the second instalment of what is now called the 'Rogues of the Republic' saga.Fresh off her deadly encounter with Archvoyant Silestin, Loch escorts a diplomatic mission to the Temple of Butterflies where they must assuage the Empire's fears over the firing of the Heaven's Spire. But when Imperial Princess Veiled Lightning traps Loch and Kail a ploy is revealed to surrender Loch to the Empire in order to prevent the breakout of another war. Narro [...]

    20. I was so excited to be approved on NetGalley to read all the books in the Rogues of the Republic series so far, and The Prophecy Con didn't disappoint at all!It starts pretty soon after the ending of The Palace Job, and we see our characters back in the thick of the action, at least Loch and Kail, because after the events of the previous book the diplomatic relationships between Empire and Republic are quite tense. We learn about the changes (Loch as a Justicar) and we see how everyone is dealin [...]

    21. Oh Patrick Weekes, how could you do this. You follow up what was one of the most awesome books of last year with an even better book. As witty, snarky and brilliant the last book was, this one turns the dial all the way up to 11. The team dynamics are as strong as ever though now with a few couples added in, its cuter as well. Loch remains a fantastic character and the best part really has to the point that she leads the team and there is hardly any special attention called to it. Make no mistak [...]

    22. Writing a lengthy book review is rare for me. Generally, I stick to the Tarzan style of review writing. You know, ‘Ummm, good! Me read again. 5 star!” And yet, this particular book deserves more, especially since I pre-ordered it back in July! First, the positives. Characters you love. Snappy dialogue, humor, horror, pain, tears, action and angst, all the things that make fantasy fantasy. Books with those characteristics make me go out and seek all that an author has written. I love the book [...]

    23. Oh, I loved, loved, loved this book!It was one of those books that I did not want to end; one of those books where you slow down as you get closer to the end. The dialogue is snarky, witty, sparking and very real. The action is intense and never drags, the complications and solutions are believable in the world created (no Deux ex Machina). But none of that captures the shear joy of reading this book. I love these characters! I am invested in their lives and desperately want to know what happens [...]

    24. I received an e-book copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.The Prophecy Con is book 2 in the series. I wasn't expecting too much from this book but it surprised me. I liked the humour and there were many twists in the plot that I wasn't expecting, especially towards the end. Overall, a great book.

    25. Very entertaining follow up novel that I felt had a much tighter, driven story than the first installment. The best of this series so far has been the characters and the humor. Fast reads that are pretty enjoyable. Will be continuing with it at some point in the future if only to see how Kail works in more mother jokes

    26. So when I picked this one up, I was worried that it had been so long since I'd read the first book that it would take a while for me to get reacquainted with the characters. I was so wrong LOL. In the first chapter Loch steals a legendary sword and punches a princess in the face AND I WAS RIGHT BACK IN! :D I also just realized that the book didn't have a whole chapter devoted to "here's what happened last time" and I LOVE that. Occasionally there will be a reference and explanation but it's wove [...]

    27. "You're afraid that caring will make you weaker. That seems very sad."The whole book is about caring: Caring about friends and two nations being safe. Loch and her crew are trying anything to stop the Republic and the Empire from going to war. The Elven Manuscript seems to be the key to all of their problems, but will they hunt it down and will it be enough to save them all? All in all, the second book was a real improvement compared to the first one. It was genuinely funny, I liked how importan [...]

    28. Readers of this heart-warming & truly fantastic fantasy know how difficult it is, for one to read it in a piecemeal manner. Hence, as I spent maximum time since last night in concluding the 2nd book of this immensely enjoying series, I felt like riding a rainbow of emotions full of light & darkness, love & loss, fun & fire, thoughts & action, hope & despair, magic & mayhem, and delicious bits of Casino Royale getting enacted with just the right amount of twists & [...]

    29. Sequel to The Palace Job, which I loved, this reunites us with the crew from the first heist and gives them another to pull off, to save the Republic from war. Only the reasoning for this heist falls apart under scrutiny - Loch has been blamed for the actions of the villain from the first book, so the Empire (generic Asian country next door) want her head for that and also for beating them during the war that was set before any of the novels took place. The only other thing they want is the item [...]

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