Author: Margo Maguire
In: The Mammoth Book of Irish Romance (Trisha Telep)
Rating Out of 5: 3.5 (Liked this)
My Bookshelves: Easy reading, Romance
Format: Short story
Publisher: Running Press
5th sentence, 74th page: It was more vivid than any I’ve ever had.
A future oracle of her people travels to save the world. But she finds herself and her future instead.
I don’t get the obsession with virgins. The idea that a virgin woman (it’s always a woman) has some kind of mythical powers or prowess. It’s not something that’s ever made sense to me, and when I started reading this short story, part of me was going oh god, here we go again. And it was kind of like that… she has to be a virgin to become an oracle. She finds a temptation. But it wasn’t anywhere near as horrifying as I was expecting.
The immediate attachment between the two main characters was fun and potent. Although a little too predictable. The battle that they have to fight, and the storyline, were really well written and developed. Although I didn’t have much of an interest in the romance aspect of this tale (which is kind of new for me), I did like the rest of the story.
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