One normal day turns into horror when Earth is attacked. Now ER nurse Alexandra Bock is imprisoned aboard an alien slave ship with no way out. She deems all aliens untrustworthy, including the handsome blue-skinned Matiran captain who shares her cell.
A betrayal from within…
One night of treachery leaves Senior Captain Gryf Helyg a prisoner of his enemies. Because of him, Earth’s inhabitants face extinction and his home world is threatened. But his plans for escape are complicated by his inexplicable draw to the Earth woman imprisoned with him.
A chance to save both their peoples…
One ancient prophecy holds the key to free Alexandra and Gryf’s war-ravaged worlds. Can two wounded souls who have lost everything learn to trust and forgive in order to fulfill the prophecy, and find a love that will last for eternity?
Prophecy is a contemporary story, not futuristic and we are introduced to Alex, a nurse, who happens to be one of the few who survive when Earth is invaded by the hulking green Anferthians. Alex wakes up hurt and confused only to realise she has been taken captive, although luckily she's not alone, but what she hadn't expected was to be greeted by even more aliens and this time they are blue! Now okay, one of them is cute but he is still an alien and if Gryf is to be believed then he is the reason for the invasion. The longer they are held captive, the more a strange pull is exerted on them but unknown to Alex an ancient prophecy is most definitely at work!
I've no wish to give too many spoilers but this book is far more than just a romance between two very different people. There's a distinctive culture clash as the blue Matirans are a matriarchal society and certain advances are fundamentally the responsibility of females which somewhat clashes with our human ways. I didn't really get this as Gryf is in charge of his group of warriors and in a society such as theirs, I would have expected female commanders. Gryf did not come off as submissive but he was respectful and didn't wish to force Alex into fulfilling the prophecy.
Alex turned out to be a whole lot more than she at first seemed but to say more might ruin the surprise. What I can say is the initial incarceration dragged a little and I wasn't happy with the violence and torture although that is handled retrospectively. The romance is sweet, with scenes of passion that don't linger too long. A good variation on the usual alien abduction stories with possibilities to further explore the world Ms Kirk has created.
I was overjoyed to discover my copy has a short story that reconnects a couple introduced in Prophecy and can only wonder where Salvation will lead these characters when it's released.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.