Death Eater (Devil Have Mercy)
It was changed by the employees of the Department of Mysteries so that Harry's name was shown. However, the Death Eaters lay in wait until he had done so and then gave chase through the Department of Mysteries , attempting to take the Prophecy from him. It was eventually smashed in a skirmish during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries taking place in the Death Chamber when it fell from Neville's pocket and Neville accidentally kicked and smashed it. The destruction of the prophecy infuriated Lord Voldemort, as it symbolised Harry triumphing over him once again.
Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore are the only two people who know the full contents of the prophecy. As the prophecy was made to Dumbledore, he had a memory of Trelawney telling it to him and thus could show it to Harry by means of his Pensieve. Harry soon realises that this prophecy is the catalyst for everything that ever happened to him. It is the reason he had a scar , the reason he could speak to snakes , the reason he had no parents, and the reason he shares a connection with Voldemort's mind.
It was all due to the fact of Voldemort trying to circumvent this prophecy in order to destroy the only one who could defeat him. Despite being the reason for his past, however, Harry also realised that the prophecy greatly affects his future: Despite this, Dumbledore makes it clear to him that it is not entirely because of the prophecy that Harry would try to defeat Voldemort, it is because of the type of person Harry is that he would not rest until he had defeated the person who murdered his parents, Cedric Diggory , and countless others.
In fact, the prophecy does not mean he has to do anything, but Voldemort sets store by the prophecy by marking Harry as his equal when he tried to kill him, as tyrants such as Voldemort are always afraid of those they oppress. Though Harry told Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger what the prophecy meant, he never told them its contents word for word. After Harry heard the full prophecy in Dumbledore's Office, he had to live with the knowledge that he would have to kill Voldemort in the end.
Rumours also were let slip to the Daily Prophet about what the battle in the Ministry was centred on, leading to Harry being called "The Chosen One" in the newspapers. Indeed, Harry was the "The Chosen One" because Voldemort chose to believe that the prophecy was talking about Harry, the half-blood like himself and thus his equal. Harry survived the Killing Curse because his mother sacrificed her life for him and gave him a protection from Voldemort until he comes of age at The so-called Chosen One either had to destroy Voldemort, or be destroyed by Voldemort.
Along with Dumbledore, Harry unravelled the secret of Voldemort's Horcruxes , objects in which pieces of Voldemort's soul were hidden so as to make him immortal, which were the keys to defeating him once and for all. Harry knew that the prophecy meant he was the only one who could stop Voldemort. Only he had the ability to vanquish the Dark Lord and that it was up to him to finish the Horcrux hunt after Albus Dumbledore died and end Voldemort's reign of terror. Love , the power Harry has that Voldemort cannot comprehend.
Dumbledore explained to Harry that by attempting to kill Harry, Voldemort himself singled out the only person who would be able to defeat him, and thus it was a grave error on his part to act as Trelawney said. Not all prophecies are fulfilled, and so it was because of Voldemort that the prophecy of someone being able to vanquish the Dark Lord came true.
Furthermore, Voldemort handed Harry the necessary weapons for the job. Voldemort also discovered, after the Battle of the Department of Mysteries , that it caused him excruciating agony to try to possess Harry because Harry is full of love. Voldemort didn't understand this, as in his haste to mutilate his soul to create Horcruxes he never paused to think about the power of an untarnished, whole, and loving soul.
Harry realised what Dumbledore said to him about the prophecy is that it his destiny was the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Harry knew that some would think there wasn't much difference between the two ways, but Harry knew with a rush of pride that both he and Dumbledore knew that it made all the difference in the world.
The prophecy was eventually fulfilled when Voldemort's Horcruxes were all destroyed, rendering Voldemort mortal and resulting in his final defeat and death at the hands of Harry Potter. Interestingly, while Voldemort chose to mark Harry as his target due to their similarities, Neville Longbottom proved by standing up to Voldemort and destroying his last Horcrux, Nagini , that he was almost exactly capable of being the other boy to meet the prophecy's requirements. Thus, both boys eventually played their part in the prophecy: Neville rendered Voldemort mortal by destroying his last Horcrux which allowed Harry to inflict the final defeating blow upon Voldemort.
Sign In Don't have an account? You may be looking for a prophecy in general or the device used to record prophecies. Contents [ show ]. But the prophecy was made to somebody, and that person has the means of recalling it perfectly. On a cold, wet night sixteen years ago, in a room above the bar at the Hog's Head Inn.
I had gone there to see an applicant for the post of Divination teacher He knew the prophecy had been made, though he did not know its full contents. He set out to kill you when you were still a baby, believing he was fulfilling the terms of the prophecy. He discovered, to his cost, that he was mistaken, when the curse intended to kill you backfired.
And so, since his return to his body, and particularly since your extraordinary escape from him last year , he has been determined to hear that prophecy in its entirety. Shu was as wonderful as she was in the first book and I like the strange friendship between her and Ace, despite them believing they are enemies.
The plot was as intense and action-packed as the first book and I must say this author knows how to keep you captivated and glued to the pages.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Until one holds his friend at gunpoint, demanding Ace take the job. He recognizes that mark. With a new name around his neck— Godkiller —Ace has a promise to uphold.
He has three days to kill the god, Thoth. Ace must kill Thoth. It takes a god to kill a god, and Ace is just a washed-up mercenary. He must become the monster the gods fear him to be. The Soul Eater has a new name, and now, nobody is safe. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Witches' Bane , please sign up.
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There's a very slight chance I might want to be Cat when I grow up. Claws and bloodshed, there's nothing quite like it. Besides, spoiler spoiler spoiler. Think I willingly rereread this book? Oh please, don't be ridiculous. Why would I voluntarily put myself through so much pain and suffering?
I might be slightly masochistic and stuff, but I Previous rating: I might be slightly masochistic and stuff, but I am not completely out of my mind yet. The only reason I submitted myself to this most unpleasant torture once again is because the Vile MacHalos were buddy reading this book, and forced me to tag along.
Such a despicably depraved, vicious bunch they are. They really should all be banned from GR post haste. That's Ace, Shu and Cat for you. If that isn't perfection, I don't know what is. August ] Actual rating: Oh please don't shudder in fear, my Little Barnacles, I promise to keep the harebrained fangirl at bay for this one view spoiler [ hide spoiler ]. Pippa DaCosta is invincible! Pippa DaCosta is failproof! Pippa DaCosta has obviously sold her soul to Satan! This is the only plausible explanation! I'm telling you, my Lovely Decapods, the woman just cannot be human. I mean, I have never NOT liked any of her stories.
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View all 12 comments. Oct 07, Evgeny rated it really liked it Shelves: Ace Dante, formerly a souleater in the Ancient Egypt was forced to live in our world NYC to be exact making his living trying to protect poor innocents that unknowingly ended up in the line of fire of two Egyptian gods having fun. All thanks to a curse by one of the most powerful gods: New York's major I mean Osiris. This time somebody started killing witches left and right, but thanks to an old unpleasant experience with these people Ace did not bother to meddle.
Until he was convinced by a v Ace Dante, formerly a souleater in the Ancient Egypt was forced to live in our world NYC to be exact making his living trying to protect poor innocents that unknowingly ended up in the line of fire of two Egyptian gods having fun. Until he was convinced by a very persuasive method.
If you think the investigation is not a big deal keep in mind Ace is also supposed to kill a god on a very tight deadline along the way to justify another name of his, Godkiller. Just to keep his life from getting boring. Something I forgot to mention during my review of the first book: I am talking about Ace obviously.
He is not a nice guy at all and he still eats souls once in a while. His mortal enemy who also happened to be his closest friend it is complicated a former demon sorceress Shukra is even farther from being nice. All in all, both are great characters with great interaction between them. Like the first book this one is short. Unlike the first one this has some closure, but it is slightly on underwhelming as in slightly cheesy side. This means one less star of otherwise perfect rating. Book 3 is already in my ereader waiting for its turn right after I finish the novel I currently read.
View all 9 comments. May 26, Sh3lly grumpybookgrrrl rated it really liked it Shelves: I'm just gonna have to go with the crappy review for this one. Oh wait, you say all my reviews are crappy? This one picks up pretty much right where the first left off. These are short, almost like serial novellas, if that is a thing?
So, don't go looking for perfect resolutions from book to book. The arc stretches over the series, which is basically Ace being the Egyptian God Osiris and by extension his wife, Isis 's biotch boy.
There is the typical UF invest I'm just gonna have to go with the crappy review for this one. There is the typical UF investigation, which does wrap up each book. This one has a "someone is killing witches" plot. But to me, the real story is about Ace and his journey of self-awareness and struggles with his unique addiction of soul-devouring. So we've got an anti-hero - a bad guy who has good qualities and his own code which does not fall neatly in line with the rest of society. The writing is really good and Pippa nails the action scenes.
They are very well done, and the books are easy to read and leave you wanting more! Oh, and I am loving Shukra Shu for short more and more. Shu is a demon sorceress who has been bound to Ace for oh, years - just a long weekend for these immortals, right?! The shifter Cat is an intriguing addition as well Buddy read with the MacHalo group. Book 3, here we come! May 28, Helen 2. Buddy read with the MacHalo girls. May 28, Choko rated it really liked it Shelves: This was very entertaining! She managed to make the very bloodthirsty, soul-eating, spell-throwing, even innocence- destroying mortal and immortal monster somewhat likable and sympathy inspiring.
I still would like to destroy by slow torture every one of the self-centered and self-aggrandizing G-DS, slowly and painfully making them experience every painful feeling and emotion their victims have through the millennia The story took place 3 months after the end of the previous book and Ace's ex wife has not been seen since, prompting a very enticing cat to live in his office, awaiting her return.
Ace is acting out of character, or rather closer to the monster he used to be back in the Underworld He is also not remembering chunks of his nights and it is obvious that the three G-DS who constantly mess-up his life have something to do with it While trying to figure out what is wrong with him, the cat and the Demon-Witch become more involved and I have to say, those two ladies Rock!!! I wish he stops being such an asshole to the Soul-bound to him Demon! Yes, she must have been a horrible person, but it is obvious she is trying to turn herself around, or at least I hope so It is a very cool read because it doesn't take itself to seriously and it is a boatload of action and imagination with some pulp-fic thrown in.
If it sounds like something you might like, definitely give it a try!!!
Us Pippa fans thoroughly enjoy almost everything she comes up with and this is no exception. Can't wait to see what she will come up with next! Now I wish you all Happy Reading and many more wonderful books to come! View all 4 comments. Jun 26, Robin Bridge Four rated it really liked it Shelves: I totally love that because these books come in under pages everything seems like action, situation, more action and then boom done. But I also hate that because these books are fewer than pages you start and then it is over so fast.
After the happenings at the end of the last book I was a little nervous because it seems like no one is really safe and if you are around Ace you could totally end up dead very easily. It also helps that she has some serious sorcery skills. Shu might be damned to hell with a soul blacker than pitch but she has to be a good time at a party too. I think that maybe they are cursed to be together and stuck with one another but it seems like all the hate that might have been there in the beginning might actually be turning into a begrudging respect and possibly dare I say it friends???
You were tied to me as punishment. I was your enemy. It sucks when another god holds power over your curse and can make you do anything. Ace also swore to help a witch find his missing girlfriend even though he hates witches. Jun 24, Jo rated it liked it Shelves: I needed to be the man, not the monster. View all 14 comments. Jun 23, Steven rated it really liked it Shelves: Four stars of awesomeness.
Jun 10, Montzalee Wittmann rated it it was amazing. Jul 11, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: This series has quickly become one of my favourites and I absolutely can't wait to get my hands on See No Evil in a couple of months. Ace is my favourite kind of anti hero, there is darkness inside him and he's definitely crossed plenty of lines in his time but he also tries to do the right thing and he stands up and fights for people less powerful than himself.
He's walking a very fine line thanks to the curse that binds him to Osiris knowing that no matter how hard he tries to be good Osiris always has a hold over him and can force him to act against his will. Ace is compelled to kill Thoth at Osiris's command and even though he knows he doesn't stand a chance against someone that powerful he also knows that Osiris will take it out on his friends and allies if he fails. Throw in murdered witches, missing memories and meddling gods with plenty of time on their hands to play a very long game and Ace's life has hit an alltime low point.
Everything I loved about the first book was ramped up a level in this one, the story is darker, the gods are even more twisted and Ace is caught up in plots that are far more complicated and overreaching than he could ever have guessed at. Shu is totally brilliant and we meet a new and equally badass! We're starting to dig a little deeper into the characters and I loved the glimpses we saw of Ace's history and finding out how he ended up in the situation he's in now.
He's trying so hard to live up to Bast's assertion that there is good inside him but sometimes the past comes back to bite you and the stains on his soul aren't so easy to wipe clean. If you're looking for an urban fantasy series that stands out from the crowd for it's unique mythology, brilliant world building and outstanding, three dimensional characters then you need the Soul Eater series in your life. I love all of Pippa DaCosta's books and would happily recommend any of them but I think Ace might just be edging Caleb from her Revolution series out of the top spot on my favourite anti heroes list and that's very high praise indeed.
Received from the author in exchange for an honest review Before Reading: How the hell did that happen? Oct 13, Milda Page Runner rated it really liked it Shelves: Even better than the first one. Such an engaging read! I'm surprised this series isn't more popular. What happens when a coven of magic obsessed witches attempt to trap the Soul Eater?
May 26, Kira rated it really liked it Shelves: Ace Dante is awesome! I love how conflicted he is. There's a constant struggle between being good and bad although for the most part good seems to be winning out. In this not only is he conflicted but slightly confused. It's like he's on the verge of remembering what happened in Hidden Blade but the memories are resurfacing. You know they will and there will be hell to pay probably from Cat when they do.
I am more curious than ever as to who he really is. Is he even part of the Egyptian pantheo Ace Dante is awesome! Is he even part of the Egyptian pantheon? Why is who he is being kept secret? Is it dangerous for him if he knows or is it too dangerous for the other gods if he knows? There was more character development in this than in Hidden Blade.
I really enjoyed the addition of Cat. She and Shu are awesome sidekicks. Shu was way more likable this time around. The budding friendship with her and Ace is a good thing. They're stuck together anyway. It'll be beneficial to them to be friends rather than reluctant adversaries. I have mixed feelings about the end. Did Ace do the right thing? It seems like all of this is going to come back and bite him in the ass. Thoth alluded to a prophecy. He may not have interpreted it correctly. That alone could have consequences for Ace's actions. Chances are things will get worse for Ace before they get better.
Jul 21, Meigan rated it really liked it Shelves: Much like the mere, simple humans when they encounter the ancient Egyptian beings, Pippa DaCosta also has me quite godstruck with this series. Ace Dante has his hands overfull this time around.
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There's trouble brewing with the witches of the city -- ones that he famously doesn't get along with, his ex-wife is missing, and there's a stray cat that won't leave him alone. If that weren't enough, he also has that wee little problem of fulfilling Osiris' wishes to kill another god. A task that isn't Much like the mere, simple humans when they encounter the ancient Egyptian beings, Pippa DaCosta also has me quite godstruck with this series.
A task that isn't going to be easy, being that no one can kill a god, but Osiris commands he make that happen. In this second installment of the Soul-Eater series, Pippa brought out the big guns and proved that not everything is as it seems on the surface. It's no secret that Ace is constantly under strain - he's in an unwavering battle, torn between his instincts to steal souls and his desire to rise above the darkness.
See No Evil (Soul Eater, #3) by Pippa DaCosta
Bast's last words to him have made a deep impact and have sort of become a new mantra for dear old Ace, which just compounds things even further. Especially as Ace remembers the feel, the taste, the pure exaltation of devouring souls. He's caught in the crosshairs of gods who are self-serving to the core, merely a puppet in games that can destroy anything and everything, and each one wants to use him for something. Besides, soul eaters aren't gods.