The Unwanted Prophet


The Unwanted Prophet by Carolina Cruz

Quincy Sauer is in jail. As far as she’s concerned, that's where she belongs - until a god of death decides otherwise. He’s got a plan to undermine his own priests and Quincy is his pawn of choice. Going from criminal to prophet would be a difficult transition under even the best circumstances, but Quincy’s luck is about to turn from bad to worse as corrupt priests, cults, and threats unknown stand between her and the answer to her greatest questions: Has the god of life and death made a terrible mistake? And if he has, who is going to pay the price for it? The Unwanted Prophet is the debut novel of Carolina Cruz. If you enjoy low-magic fantasy, character-driven stories, and diverse fictional worlds, the Unwanted Prophet has something for you to enjoy!

AdultDiversity Representation/BIPOCDiversity Representation/Mental HealthFantasy/Cozy, Low, Mundane, and Slice of LifeFantasy/Dark

Content Warning: Some characters in the Unwanted Prophet experience symptoms of depression, including intrusive thoughts about self harm and suicide. these are not discussed at length or portrayed in graphic detail, but are still present.

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Booksthatburn avatar Booksthatburn book blogger

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Strong emotions
Thought Provoking: Did some research after reading
Cover: Matches the story well
Content Warnings: Graphic/Explicit CW for classism, religious bigotry, grief, confinement, drug use, emotional abuse, blood, physical abuse, violence, torture, murder, death. Moderate CW for alcohol, ableism, vomit, injury detail, self harm, suicide attempt, animal death.


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SKaeth avatar SKaeth author

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: Did some research after reading
Cover: Adequately represents the story
Content Warnings: Depression, self-harm, suicide attempt

What a fantastic story, with an incredible voice that takes a dark, low fantasy and makes it funny at moments. Definitely check content warnings!

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