Updated: Jan 22
by Jennifer Armentrout
Published by Jennifer Armentrout
Book #4 in the Titan Series
HISTORY IS ON REPEAT…
Seth never thought he’d have a future. Now he’s on the brink of having it all: A tomorrow. A family. All that’s standing in the way of that forever with Josie is the Titans.
A PRICE MUST BE PAID…
For Josie, entombing the Titans is what she was born to do. But she also knows she’s not fighting just for herself — she’s fighting for the man she loves, for their future, for the world. Together, Josie and Seth will face the unthinkable. And to win this war, the ultimate sacrifice must be made.
FOR THE END IS HERE AND THE PROPHECY WILL BE FULFILLED….
RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
Steamy Mythical Exciting
The Prophecy by Jennifer L Armentrout is the fourth, and final book in the Titan series. As with the previous three, we have two narrators: Josie, a demigod, who is charged with the task of entombing the escaped Titans, while pregnant, and Seth, the god of life and death, who not only is trying his best to keep Josie out of the fight, but is also preparing to be a father his child can be proud of.
Holy. Daimon balls.
I had to say that at least once.
The Prophecy was everything you want in a final book of a series. The action started right away, and built to a very climatic end. Fun fact: 3 hours later, and my face is still puffy and blotched from the amount of BAWLING I did. Not only did The Prophecy keep me entertained (I couldn't put it down), but it left me emotionally hung over. One of the things I enjoyed, was how surprised I was throughout the book. I had my predictions, and none of them panned out. None.
Holy redemption arc! I was one of those readers of the Covenant series who always felt Seth wasn't the villain. Well ... I mean, that's obvious at the end of the series, but he did some terrible things. I always had hope for him though. While I loved what he did for Aiden and Alex, I hated it for him. This series might have been called the Titan series, but the real story here, is Seth's arc. Jennifer wrote Seth's arc in a way that made him worthy of all the good in his life, but still keeping the things we love about Seth the most (like his dry sarcasm, and hell, even his arrogance). And the Seth we get after he meets Josie? Oh. My. God. Don't kill me JLA fans, but he may have bypassed Aiden for me in the whole Aiden vs. Seth argument. If not bypassed, they are pretty equal at the very least. And Josie? What a perfect match for Seth. She has gone through a significant change over the last year (hard to imagine these books span a year), going from mortal, to a demigod who has mastered her powers, and is strong, not just physically, but emotionally as well. She went from someone who never even thought about kids, to being a mother. Much like Alex and Aiden are perfect halves that make a whole, Seth and Josie are as well.
Well, that's it for the Titan series. I'm left ... happy for most of our characters, but sad that it's done. In Acknowledgments, I noticed the JLA said that this is the end ... for now, which has me thinking she has more ideas bouncing around in her head. I hope so. I really do. It's hinted that Aiden and Alex have been wanting a child ... does it happen for them? Deacon mentions wanting a child, and Luke said maybe a long time in the future ... will they eventually adopt? And I feel like there is a whole story that could be written about Seth and Josie's child (nope, I will not spoil the gender or name, but I will say, the name is perfect) when he/she comes of age. For now though, I will have to settle for this being the end.
Seth bringing Josie food, but bringing all her favorites, and included broccoli because he figured with the baby, she needed something green.
Luke, Deacon, and the rest of the gang finding out that Josie is pregnant
Zeus giving Seth advice
Seth walking popping in on Josie in the shower, and climbing in fully clothed
Aiden telling Seth that he is proud of him
The baby ultrasound
Josie scolding the gods for fighting amongst themselves when they came to them for help.
Josie and Seth's goodbye
The Titans being defeated
Boy or Girl?
The proposal and wedding ceremony
The epilogue ... and Leon.
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Seth: "You're beautiful. Have I told you that yet today?"
Josie: "This morning, and then right after lunch."
Seth: "But I haven't in the last hour?"
Seth: "Do you think we should get out of bed now? You said there were important things to do."
She bit down on her bottom lip
Seth: "That's not an answer, Josie."
Her eyes narrowed
Josie: "I think you can find a better use for your mouth instead of talking."
Seth: "Damn, girl."
Josie: "You have a point."
Seth: "I know."
Josie: "You're just full of yourself today, aren't you?"
Seth: "Full of love for you."
Seth: "I know you want to be a part of this and you want to be out there, fighting the good fight, but -"
Josie: "I really don't."
Seth blinked, obviously caught off guard.
Josie: "That's a really terrible thing to admit, isn't it? In the movies and books, the badass woman is still a hardcore warrior even if she's pregnant. Like Maggie from The Walking Dead! She was pregnant, but she still led the Hilltop to battle. With only a revolver. Or maybe it was a different gun. I don't know. But I have super powers, so whatever."
His jaw softened
Seth: "Josie, that's a TV show and not real life."
Josie: "I know it's a TV show, but if it were a real zombie apocalypse -"
Seth: "But a zombie apocalypse isn't real."
Josie: "Ugh! I know, but what I'm saying is that the Titans are the zombies and I must lead the -"
Seth: "The Hilltop to battle?"
His lips twitched
Josie: "I'm seriously going to hit you in like five seconds."
Josie: "I mean, a part of me does want to still be that badass. I want to be out there, rounding up demigods, and I want to bitch slap the Titans back into their tombs."
Seth: "Bitch slap them back into their tombs?"
Josie: "Yeah. But I also don't want to do anything that jeopardizes this baby. I know we didn't plan this and the whole idea of being pregnancy is, frankly, terrifying, but I love it already."
Those eyes of his turned a brilliant amber as he cupped my cheek
Seth: "So do I, babe. This wasn't something either of us planned, but I love it with every part of my being."
Josie: "People are going to think I'm weak."
Seth: "Josie, I don't give a fuck what people think."
I opened my mouth
Seth: "And you shouldn't give a fuck what people think. You're not backing down from this fight. You're being smart. You're trying to come up with different options and you're picking you're battles. That's not being weak. That's being wise."
Seth: "You're incredibly strong, Josie, and you don't give yourself enough credit."
Seth: "Yes, psychi mou. Everything you thought you knew about the world changed in a matter of seconds and you adapted. You've lost your family and you've dealt with that. You were captured by Hyperion, not once but twice, and you survived that. You found out you were pregnant and you've accepted it. And through all of that you never gave up on me. Even when I was an asshole. Even when I left you, you never gave up. You are the furthest thing from weak and I never - never, Josie, want you to think for one second that you're weak."
It was due to Josie.
From day one, she had my back and saw me for more than who I had been, but for who I was ... and who I was becoming. Sounded cheesy as hell, but it was t rue. She was why I was able to start moving on, and she was why I was becoming a better man.
But I was still an asshole on most days.
All anyone had to do was ask Aiden.
Aiden: "Why don't you tap into some of the special god power and get rid of this thing? You know, before we find out if this things is hungry or not."
Seth: "Gods. Your breath smells like a divorced man's ass.
Aiden: "How in the hell did you not bring any daggers?"
Seth: "I'm a god. I shouldn't need them."
Aiden: "Well, obviously being a god is about as useful as a hole in the head at the moment."
Seth: "True dat."
Alex: "Guys are such caveman douchebags."
Cora: "I've heard about you."
Deacon: "It was all me. I gave her the unofficial but true biography of Alex Andros."
Alex: "That worries me. A lot.."
Deacon: "Aw, poor little Alex was left out. Do you need a hug? You need a hug so you feel loved and cared about and cherished?"
Holding her hands up, Alex quickly backed away.
Alex: "I do not need one of your hugs. Nope. Not today, Satan."
Josie: "I like his hugs. They're all warm and squishy."
Alex: "What? He must give you nicer hugs than me."
Alex darted behind the couch, away from Deacon.
Alex: "I'm pretty sure I end up bruised after his hugs.
Deacon lowered his arms and pouted.
Deacon: "You gave me a sad."
Cora: "Are you ...?"
Luke: "Are you what?"
Luke frowned as he glanced between Cora and me. His eyes narrowed on me.
Luke: "What is going on?"
Cora: "God, I'm sorry. I really need to learn to keep my mouth shut. I just see things and blurt them out, and then this happens."
Alex: "Oh, boy."
Deacon's pout grew.
Deacon: "Okay. Now I'm feeling left out, and if you think Alex bitching about being left out is bad, you haven't seen anything yet."
Luke: "There has never been a truer thing spoken."
Gable: "I feel left out too. Then again, I feel like I never really know what is going on. Probably because I don't."
Josie: "Um ..."
I glanced over at Alex, but she wasn't much help at all. If anything, I was think she now looked grateful that she's been left behind to witness this.
Cora: "I really am sorry, Josie."
Luke: "Wait a second ... Holy shit."
Deacon: "What? Oh my gods, if someone doesn't tell me what is going on, I'm going to start a fire."
Josie: "Okay. I'm sort of pregnant."
Slowly, Deacon turned to me. His face was devoid of emotion.
Alex: "Sort of. How are you fort of pregnant?"
I rolled my eyes.
Josie: "Okay, I'm totally pregnant -"
Deacon: "You're pregnant?"
Deacon: "Like you're pregnant with an actual baby?"
I started to frown
Josie: "Verses being pregnant with what?"
Deacon: "How did I not know?"
Josie: "Please don't be mad -"
Deacon: "I'm not mad! Not at you. I'm just mad that I could've been obsessing over the baby shower, like, days ago."
A surprised laugh burst out of me
Josie: "Baby shower?"
Deacon: "Of course! We're going to have a huge one. Like, the baby shower to end all baby showers. It'll be Supernatural-themed."
My brows flew up
Luke's grin was now a full-fledged smile
Deacon: "How far along are you? Do you know if it's a boy or girl? When are you due? Can I name it? If it's a boy, it has to be Sam or Dean. No other options."
Alex: "Come get your boy, Luke."
Deacon: "They're going to have a baby."
He paused, eyes widening as he locked gazes with me.
Deacon: "Seth is going to be a dad."
Josie: "Yeah. He is."
Deacon: "Wow. And he knows?"
Alex: "Did you seriously ask that?"
Deacon: "I's a valid question."
I nodded my head.
Josie: "He knows."
Deacon: "I bet he is so happy."
It was so obvious that was a genuine statement that I felt tears start to crowd the back of my eyes.
Josie: "He is. I thought he was going to pass out at first, but he's happy."
Deacon: "Good. You deserve it. He deserves it."
Josie: "Thank you."
Josie: "So, now that the cat is out of the bag on that -"
Alex: "Or the bun is out of the oven? Heh."
Alex: "That was clever of me."
We all stared at her.
Alex: "What? I thought it was hilarious."
Zeus: "We've all made mistakes - mistakes that have laid waste to entire civilizations. Mistakes that have destroyed countless lives. You are a new god, the start of a new era. And you're already beginning to learn the hard way. You do not need to follow in our footsteps. I would think you of all people would want to avoid that. You have a lot of reasons to be angry. I get it. Your mother was a cold, heartless woman. Your father a man you never got the chance to know. You were used as a tool in a war you did not know was brewing, and you struggle with countless decisions, but you cannot let your emotions rule you. Not anymore."
Seth: "He asked me if this was a world I wanted to bring a child into. And I don't want to bring our child into a world like that, but most importantly I don't want our child to grow up and have to learn what I've done. Who I am."
My eyes flew up
Josie: "You're an amazing -"
Seth: "I've done a lot of bad, Josie. A lot of bad shit, and I wanted to be better for you. Killing Hyperion may make you safer, but it didn't make me better."
Josie: 'I know you have done bad stuff, but that isn't the sum of who you are. You are making amends. You're not a bad person, and I know, without a doubt, that our child will never be ashamed of who his father is."
Seth: "I want that to be true. I need that to be true."
Seth: "Sorry to pass out on you on the couch."
Josie: "It's okay."
A different kind of smile played out on his lips. Not a bad one. More of a boyish one.
Seth: "You're lying."
His finger skimmed down the center of my nose
Seth: "That couch is about as comfortable as a two by four. Then again, I was there, so it was probably the best sleep you've ever had."
I let out a sleepy laugh
Josie: "Your ego never fails to amaze me."