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The Prophecy by Jennifer L Armentrout Book Review

Updated: Jan 19

The Prophecy

by Jennifer Armentrout

Published by Jennifer Armentrout

Book #4 in the Titan Series


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.


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.



Steamy #Mythology Exciting

Violence #Romance



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.

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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."

I laughed

Seth: "Damn, girl."

Josie: "You have a point."

Seth: "I know."

Josie: "You're just full of yourself today, aren't you?"

He winked

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."

Seth: "Sorry."

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."

Josie: "Really?"

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: "Why?"

I laughed

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 frowned.

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?"

Josie: "Yes."

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?"

I winced

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: "Geez"

Alex laughed

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 smiled.

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 snorted

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."

Josie: "Na-uh."

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."

His gaze searched mine as his finger found its way to my bottom lip.

Seth: "You never fail to amaze me."

Josie: "Why? Was I snoring again?"

He chuckled

Seth: "No. But the fact something so beautiful can sound like Chewbacca getting run over by a van is pretty amazing."

Josie: "I do not sound like that. You're a liar-liar pants on fire."

Seth winked and I rolled my eyes.

Josie: "I'm always going to be there for you. No matter what. I love you, Seth."

Seth: "Say it again."

My gaze met his and I said it again and then again, and I kept saying it until his mouth silenced me.

Seth: "I will never get tired of hearing that. And I'll never stop feeling it. What I feel for you increases every waking moment and sometimes that scares the hell out of me, but I love you. Yesterday. Today. A thousand tomorrows from now, I will be in love with you."

Seth: "Beautiful."

His voice thick as he trailed his fingers across the tip of one breast. I jerked as my heart jack-hammered as his hand dipped, drifting over my stomach in a way that was reverent.

Seth: "And I know in the upcoming months, you're going to become even more beautiful."

His gaze coasted over me.

Seth: "We need to do that first before the day gets crazy."

Josie: "Agreed."

I caught his gaze and grinned.

Josie: "We should get ready right now."

Chuckling, Seth rose once more, climbing over me.

Seth: "Oh, we are not doing that right now."

Josie: "We're not?"

Seth: "I think I must've misspoken. There is one other thing we are going to do first."

Josie: "And what is that?"

Seth: "Well, it's something you're going to do first."

Air hitched in my throat as his mouth took control of mine. Folding my arms around him, I held him close. His tongue swept over mine. Then Seth was on the move again, sliding down and taking his sweet time doing so. Somehow my panties were gone. There was nothing between my skin and his hands and mouth. It had to be godly magic, because they seemed to disappear, and then I realized it was magic, because his tongue found the oddly sensitive crease between my thigh and hipbone. I lost my grip on his hair as he worked his way down my inner thigh, nipping at my skin and then soothing the illicit little sting with his tongue. Each sweep of his tongue was like touching a live wire.

I shuddered as his warm breath drifted over the most intimate part of me.

Josie ; "What ... what am I going to do first?"

Seth: "You're going to scream my fucking name."

Josie: "Behave."

Seth: "Always."

Marcus: "Handing over that kind of information is serious. To be honest, I'm more comfortable with you having access to these records than anyone else in this room."

Alex's mouth dropped open

Alex: "Well, I'm kind of offended."

I shrugged.

Seth: "Meanwhile, I'm not at all surprised that you wouldn't be comfortable with me having that info."

Seth: "That's bloodthirsty. And it really turns me on."

Alex: "Gods. We didn't need to know that, Seth."

I shrugged and Josie flushed pink

Aiden: "I want to go with you."

Seth: "Are you trying to be my best friend?"

Aiden smirked

Aiden: "I thought we already were best friends."

Seth: "You just can't stop thinking about me, can you?"

Shrieking, my eyes shot open and I pulled my hand away.

Josie: "You have got to stop doing that. Or I will put a bell on you."

Seth: "That was possibly the hottest thing I've seen in all my years."

Seth pulled my hand away and climbed fully clothed into the shower.

Seth: "You have no idea how badly I needed to see that."

Seth: "Beautiful. But this?"

He brought my hand to his mouth, sucking a finger into his mouth.

Josie: "Oh, my ..."

Seth: "I'm jealous. Would've given just about anything to see how all of this started out."

Josie: "It really wasn't all that exciting."

Seth: "Are you out of your mind? It was probably exciting on a heart-attack level."

I rose on my elbow, grinning when he arched his brows at me.

Josie: "You're sort of stunning. But I'm sure you already know that."

He stepped out of the wet pants and leaned over me, placing a hand on each side of me, caging me in.

Seth: "You're one to talk."

I tipped my head back

Josie: "I love you, Seth."

He made a deep sound, brushing his cheek over mine.

Seth: "I know."

I placed my hands on his chest, lowering them over each hard ripple. He pressed against my thigh, warm and hard.

Josie: "You're supposed to respond with 'I love you, too.'

Seth grasped my hips and rolled me on top of him.

Seth: "I think I already did, in the shower."

I kissed the stubble along his haw as I reached between us, palming him. His back reared off the bed. My heart was already racing again.

Josie: "Not good enough."

He reached up cupping the nape of my neck. His eyes were startling in the darkness of our room, consuming me. My heart tripped over itself. Lust hardened the edge of his voice.

Seth: "I love you."

Josie: "That's better."

Sitting up in one fluid motion, he slipped deep inside me and captured my mouth, smothering my cry of surprise. He wrapped his arms around my waist, holding me tight against him as he flexed his hips upward while pulling me down. Toes curling, I gripped his shoulders as my surprise turned to pleasure.

Seth: "I love you now. I will love you always."

I pressed my forehead against his, my bottom twisting down. Both of our chests were rising raggedly.

Josie: "Always? I - I love the sound of that."

He pulled back and our eyes locked.

Josie: "I'll make sure they stay put and are safe. Meanwhile, I'm going to see if I can locate Medusa and try to get some info out of her."

Deacon pouted.

Deacon: "Well hell, that might sway me to stay behind."

Aiden: "Really? I'm sure -"

Alex: "Pretty sure Medusa doesn't like guys. We're stuck with Deacon."

Deacon: "Or I'm stuck with you two. That sounds more like what is really happening."

Seth: "You do not need to worry about me, psychi mou. No matter what, I'm coming back to you. Always."

Her lips brushed mine as I found her hand.

Josie: "I know."

Luke: "Dammit. Where is he going?"

Deacon was already halfway through the uneven rows. He looked over his shoulder when Luke shouted.

Deacon: "This is the most amazing thing I've ever seen. You guys have to see some of these tombstones."

Luke sighed heavily as he glanced at Aiden

Luke: "That's your brother."

Aiden: "That's your boyfriend."

Luke: "True."

He let out another sigh.

Luke: "I better go get him."

Aiden: "I wanted to say something to you."

Seth: "Do I even want to know?"

A faint grin appeared.

Aiden: "I'm proud of you."

I almost stopped walking when I looked over at him.

He let out a low chuckle.

Aiden: "Shocked you into silence? I'm going to take advantage of that before you tell me to shut up. You didn't go after Oceanus yesterday. The old Seth would've. And the old Seth would've thrown down with Zeus, no matter the consequence. You may have even killed him. At least, you would've put a hurting on him. The fact it appears you just talked with him shows how much you've changed, and I was wrong."

Aiden wrong?

Tartarus just froze the fuck over.

Aiden: "I was wrong when I said it appeared you weren't concerned and didn't care. So, I wanted to say that I'm proud of you."

Seth: "Shut up."

Aiden smiled as he looked away.

Doctor Morales: "I'm sorry. When I see you, I don't know if I should shake your hand or bow."

My grin spread.

Seth: "I do like when people bow -"

Josie smacked my back, and I thought for a moment Dr. Morales would pass out.

Josie: "You don't need to do any of those things."

Seth: "Well, that's no fun."

Seth: "Babe."

His gaze dropped and drifted over my bare chest

Seth: "What are you doing?"

Josie: "What does it look like?"

Seth: "I think I have a good idea, but we really shouldn't be doing that right now."

Josie: "Why not?"

I pressed my mouth to his, and Seth's opened, welcoming the kiss.

He was breathing heavier.

Seth: "Do I need to remind you that you were just hurt? And Dr. Morales said -"

Josie: "I have a pulled muscle, Seth."

Smiling, I rocked against him.

Josie: "And we can take this easy."

Seth: "Josie. You know I want you. Always. But when Apollo came for me tonight, I thought ... I feared the worst."

I squeezed my eyes shut

Seth: "Those seconds that is took for me to get back here, I feared the worst. That there'd be no more moments like this. They were only seconds, Josie, but they felt like an eternity."

Josie: "Seth. Then let's take back those seconds and make them ours."

Seth: "How can I say no to you?"

Josie: "You can't. Because you love me."

Seth: "I do. I love you so fucking much I think it's killing me sometimes."

Apollo appeared in front of me, in the center of shimmering lights, in all his golden glory. The moment he became visible, I slammed my fist into the fucker's jaw.

Aiden: "Gods."

Apollo turned his head back to me, his all-white eyes narrowed as he rubbed his jaw.

Apollo: "Was that necessary?"

Seth: "Not really, but it made me feel so fucking good."

Apollo: "I see some things never change."

Seth: "Yeah, ditto, fucker."

Seth: "I love you. Just want you to remember that."

Josie: "Always."

Josie: "What's going on with Erik?"

Seth: "Besides the fact he's arrogant, unpredictable, really doesn't want to be here, and has the ability to piss off everyone ..."

Everyone, including Josie, was staring at me expectantly.

Seth: "What?"

Josie grinned a little

Josie: "You're pretty much describing yourself."

Seth: "Am not."

Alex snorted

Alex: "Yeah, you are."

I opened my mouth, and then rolled my eyes.

Seth: "Whatever. My point is he's really a wild card right now and there's something about him I don't trust."

Alex: "And that has nothing to do with him answering the door almost naked?"

I tilted my head as I stared back at her.

Aiden: "Look, it's a rare day when I agree with anything Seth has to say, but I do. There is something off about him."

Josie: "And that also has nothing to do with him answering the door in a towel?"

Aiden shot her a deadpan look.

Seth: "We're confident in our sexiness. Thanks."

Brows lifting, I watched Alex and Josie twist their hair. I couldn't get over the fact that both of them were literally doing the same thing.

Seth: "Okay. You guys are freaking me out."

They stopped and looked at one another, not mirror images, but way too damn similar. It was unsettling as fuck.

Aiden must've seen it too, because he blinked as he shook his head.

Alex: "What? What are we doing? We're just sitting here, waiting for you two to get to the damn point."

Josie's grin spread

Seth: "You guys have very similar mannerisms. I don't know how you two haven't noticed it."

Josie lowered her hands as her lips pursed.

Josie: "Well, now we will."

Tipping her head back, Alex stared at Josie.

Alex: "It's because we're awesome."

Aiden: "I seriously doubt that Apollo will answer our summons and bop us over there."

Seth: "Did you just say bop?"

Aiden: "Shut up."

Alex: "I thought it was kind of cute. I like the word. Bop. Bop. Bop."

Alex: "The library? I hate libraries."

Aiden looked down at her fondly.

Aiden: "Not always."

Her cheeks flushed a pretty pink.

Sacrifice the one I loved to save the world, or sacrifice myself to save her so that she could raise our child in a better world.

There wasn't even a choice.

Apollo had asked me what I would do to protect Josie and our child, and I had said I would do anything.

And I meant that.

Seth: "Why this?"

Zeus: "Because love is selfless, and an act of love is the ultimate sacrifice."

Josie: "Seth! Please, stop."