Review~ Heirs Of Prophecy and Tools Of Prophecy
Welcome To my stop on the ATOMR Tour I am so happy to be apart of it! I loved this book so I hope you enjoy my post!The Riverton family had been enjoying a simple summer vacation when, through a fluke of nature, they found themselves in a strange new land. The Riverton brothers quickly realize that in this world, they have gained unusual powers. Powers that their parents fear will attract the attention of Azazel himself - the merciless wizard who brutally controls this world. The two brothers soon learn that an ancient prophecy has finally been initiated by their arrival in Trimoria. As the heirs of this prophecy, they are destined to lead the armies of men, dwarves, elves, and even a misfit ogre against the prophesied demon horde. Only one thing stands in their way. The evil wizard who has learned of their presence, and has sent assassins to wipe them from existence.
Michael A. Rothman – Author, Engineer, Prankster, Parent, and husband.
Ok, let’s face it. Anyone who knows me would be shocked to hear I am blogging. I am highly opinionated when it comes to technology and children’s education, but channel that energy into technical writing (co-written several technology-based books, written technical journal articles, and hold 100′s of issued patents).
Yet here I am, blogging and writing Epic Fantasy books? I know, I can barely believe it myself. ;-)
My first novel, HEIRS OF PROPHECY, was published earlier this year. The second novel, TOOLS OF PROPHECY, is being released on schedule July 1st (Kindle/Nook) and August 1st (Hardcover/Paperback).
I have also finished a prequel novel which focuses on some of the time immediately before the time of HEIRS OF PROPHECY. This book, will hopefully be released for the holiday season in the end of 2012. I am actually very proud of this novel, I think for those of you who were clamoring for more details on some of the denizens of Trimoria, you will find out a lot of things in the novel PRINCESS INTERRUPTED.
Also very proud of the cover that was just revealed. [Yes, its my design, but thanks to Paul Pederson for the actual artwork. He constantly amazes me...]
I am busily working on novel number four while the acquisition editor glares at me with a whip in her hand, waiting for the completed work…
This novel has a working title of LORDS OF PROPHECY and will be the concluding novel of the main Prophecies trilogy. Yes, I will be tying up any lose ends that were part of the main storyline. You won’t be left wondering about too much. However…
I’ll be frank and let you know that I have quite a bit more directions for the land of Trimoria and how our favorite characters can evolve. There are many things that were not part of the storyline, but let’s call it part of the background that begs for storylines unto themselves. Would you want to know more about the Ta’ah? What about those dark elves that make cameo appearances – the followers of Lilith? When you read the prequel, you will also learn that the Princess has some missions that could be explored further about how she holds the destiny of her people in her hands.
Yes – lots of directions, lots of stories, only one me. I did promise my wife though that I would only explore beyond the first series of 4 books if they proved to be commercially viable and that is up to you my friends, the readers.
If you explore the site, you will see that I have posted examples of the artwork/covers for the novels. You’ll also see my quips of “wisdom” occasionally and maybe even an occasional venting session.
All of my books will be available in both EBook and hardcover/paperback versions.
They will certainly be available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and also order-able (possibly stocked) at your local bookstores (if you have any left in your area).
The prequel novel (3rd novel), PRINCESS INTERRUPTED, is in the editing phase and once complete, will be sent out to all the industry review types. I hope to be able to post the reviews as they come in. If things go as planned, I hope the novel comes out by the end of the year.
One more thing – for those who wonder about all those recipes and why does this would-be fiction writer have them on his blog, the answer is simple.
I enjoy cooking. In fact am pretty good at it, and I’ve been harassed for recipes over the years, so I started to write stuff down. In hindsight, I find that it’s sometimes easier to look at my own written down recipes instead of trying to remember the items I need. I try hard to make the recipes accurate, easy to read, and geared toward the novice.
If you enjoy the recipes, I am happy to put more up, but otherwise I will probably do it on-demand or when the fancy strikes me.Social Media
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My Review~ For Both Books ( With Out Spoilers)
Michael A. Rothman transported me into a world and I swear I never wanted to leave! Trimoria was just a wonderfully built world that I loved learning about and getting to experience it. I was afraid that in some way this book would turn into a badly done Narnia knock off but it was no way like the story at all. I was so surprised that it was completely different. I enjoyed the fact that instead of it just being kids the parents were transported as well. Ryan was such a great protagonist and I really enjoyed reading from his point of review for the majority of the novel. Also one thing that I really liked was the quote from the character that narrated the chapter. It was a great way of figuring what the proceeding chapter might be about! I am always a big fan of a book that has a really evil antagonist like Azazel. I love to hate a character and Azazel was that character.
The Tools of Prophecy was a really great sequel that was definitely not lacking in comparison to the previous novel.
I really enjoyed this series and it is perfect for anyone of any age even though it is geared toward middle school and elementary kids.