Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Heirs of Prophecy
by Michael A. Rothman
Publisher: M&S Publishing, L.L.C.
Publication Date: April 3, 2012
Pages: 380
Age Demographic: MG/YA Fantasy
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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.

* Summary taken from Goodreads.

❝My Thoughts❞

Heirs of Prophecy is thrilling magical fantasy land of fun and excitement. Michael Rothman holds nothing back, as he brings an incredibly interesting and adventure filled novel sure to whisk anyone away on a whirlwind ride of originality, mystery, and supsense. It's fun filled fascination all the way around, from the unexpected sidetrip to Trimoria, to unique ways of the land and its habitants, to the strange powers that each of the Riverton family members gain. In many ways, those who enjoyed the Harry Potter series and The Unwanted's series, will surely fall in love with this one, as it sparkles to life with so much bright vivid imagination that readers will be left craving more of this unique story with it's own twists and turns of dangerous peril and magical trials.

Heirs of Prophecy is a wonderfully written plot driven novel, with a few unexpected twists and turns along the way. It's virtually a thrill-ride for those seeking adventure, prophecies set into motion, merciless wizard's, and the good versus evil. It's almost as if Michael Rothman wrote this novel in such a way that it would mean a return to innocence in a way. This is part of what makes this book such a delightful and fun read, almost whimsical in a sense. The conflict is almost palpable and intense as any great epic battle between good and evil, that's brewing. This helps to heighten the suspense to a degree and give the story being told a little more depth and layers.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy novels and longs to return to their innocence, once again. It's just an epic filled adventure that ends on one crazy cliffhanger that is sure to have readers hanging onto the edge of their seats, waiting for the next book in the series. It's incredibly easy to devour and so much fun to read.


Guest Post: Dream Casting the Characters
by Michael A. Rothman

If these books were to ever be made into a television series or movie, who would you choose to portray the main characters and why.

I’ll freely admit that I am terrible with names, and worse with today’s actors and actresses. So before I responded, I consulted with some experts.

I talked to my wife and kids, the ones who I admittedly modeled the main Riverton characters against at least in spirit. They seemed to have some opinions about who would play their characters, where I might otherwise be horribly wishy-washy.

These choices were largely based on the general “look” of the actor or actress as well as exhibited personalities that the actor has portrayed in the past.

Jared Riverton (patriarch of the Rivertons) – Brendan Fraser
Aubrey Riverton (matriarch of the Rivertons) – Sandra Bullock

Ryan Riverton (oldest of the Riverton children) - Daniel Radcliffe (of Harry Potter fame), or possibly Zac Efron.
Aaron Riverton (younger of the Riverton brothers) – Jamie Bell, Taylor Lautner, or possibly Elijah Wood.

Sloane Lancaster (a love interest of one of the Riverton boys and main character) – Saoirse Ronan.
Arabelle (a love interest of one of the Riverton boys, and a main character in the prequel novel to be released later this year) – Anna Kendrick.

Dominic Sweeney (someone who shows up in HEIRS, but becomes a much more prominent role in TOOLS OF PROPHECY) – Robert Pattinson (played Cedric Diggory, and more recently Edward Cullen in the ‘Twilight’ saga).

Labri (An elf who has a major role in TOOLS OF PROPHECY) – Emma Watson
Ellisandrea – (The Elf Queen / a villain in the first two books) – Angelina Jolie.

So needless to say, despite the author not having too much a strong opinion about casting of characters in the book, some of my family which strongly influenced the material definitely had opinions on such things. J

Now that the names have been put down, and I can see the faces, I am wondering when those movie studios will start their casting calls. Okay...one thing at a time. ;-)

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The TOOLS OF PROPHECY is the second volume in an epic saga which describes a prophecy that has placed the Riverton brothers in the lead roles of a struggle to save their world from being overrun by unspeakable horrors. This destiny requires that they face off with the demons that nearly destroyed their world over five centuries ago.

In the first book, the population of wizards had been practically eradicated by the former tyrant. The Rivertons are now charged with creating an Academy of Magic, recruiting qualified students, and furthering their own training with secrets that have long been held by the reclusive elves.

Despite their youth, a mysterious spirit has engaged them in an epic struggle to gain mastery of their newfound skills, help raise and train two armies, and stay alive long enough for their final showdown with destiny.

The only things that stand in their way are the assassins hired to destroy them and the Demon Lord’s minion who holds a personal grudge and intends to witness the young boys’ deaths.

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You can do so by visiting my Amazon Store and adding them to your shopping cart. While you're there, feel free to look around, you might find something else that entices your appetite. I hope you enjoyed reading my review of Heirs of Prophecy and the Dream Casting the Characters guest post that Michael Rothman was awesome enough to share. If you haven't read it yet, feel free to pick up a copy for yourself or even one for someone else, if you think they'll like it. It's wonderful fun of adventure chalked full of fantasy, magic, and intrigue.

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I am an Army brat and the first person in my family to be born in the United States. This heavily influenced my youth by instilling a love of reading and a burning curiosity about the world and all of the things within it. As an adult, my love of travel allowed me to explore many unimaginable locations. I participated in many adventures and documented them in what will be a series of books, the first of which you have just read.

Some might put these books in the Fantasy genre, and I never had issues with this label. After all, the adventures were, without any doubt in my mind, fantastic. I simply quibble with the label of "Fiction" that some might put on these tales. These tales should be viewed as historical records, more along the lines of a documentary.

I've learned one thing over the years. Magic is real. Keep exploring, and you too will find your magic.

Author information taken from her MichaelRothman.Com.

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Monday, July 16th -  Mundie Kids
Tuesday, July 17th -  Owl for YA
Wednesday, July 18th - Chapter by Chapter
Thursday, July 19th - Book and A Latte
Friday, July 20th -  Sweeping Me

Monday, July 23rd - Reading in the Corner
Tuesday, July 24th - Soul Unsung 
Wednesday, July 25th - Proud Booknerd
Thursday, July 26th - Bitter Sweet Enchantement 

Monday, July 30th - My Reading Room 
Tuesday, July 31st - Book Brats 
Wednesday, August 1st - Paranormal Indulgenlence 
Thursday, August 2nd - Mandy Kay Reads
Friday, August 3rd - Snowdropdreams

KISMET BOOK TOURS{ This book was provided by , in exchange for an honest review which I have provided in this post. No money has exchanged hands, as I review books for fun simply because I love to read and share my thoughts on them with other's. I am not interested in receiving any monetary gain at all for my thoughts.}


  1. Thank you for the kind words, and hosting the reveal/review. I am glad you enjoyed the story.

    I will cross-link this review on my blog, and I was wondering if you'd be able to post the review portion at all on Amazon/etc?

    Thanks again, and if there are folks with any questions about either of these books, the prequel novel that is now in editing, or the next book, just let me know. I have a fairly active blog and author page on Facebook as well for those who want to see some of my reveals (despite the wishes of my publicist.)


  2. Thanks for a great review; I'll def check this one out :)! I just found your blog & will definitely be following it from now on! BTW I nominated you for the Versatile blogger award. Not sure if you do awards, but if you want to pass it on the instructions are on my blog: http://heartisinthewriteplace.blogspot.com/
    Have a great day :)!

  3. I love how the Kindle looks like the book's cover.


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