Please help me welcome Michael Rothman, author of the Heirs of Prophecy series! He’s stopping by today as part of his Kismet Blog Tour. Check out the synopses below for the first two books in the series. Then check out his post, and be sure to enter his Kindle giveaway!
Book II in the Prophecies series — Tools of Prophecy was published July 1, 2012:
What was your favorite fantasy book when you were in Elementary/Middle Grade, and did it influence you to write Heirs of Prophecy?
The Hobbit – my first Fantasy book, and by far the one that set me on the road I’ve walked in this genre. It established a variety of archetypes that I believe many authors since have followed whether purposefully or accidentally. The concepts and behaviors introduced with the character races as stereotypes are certainly things that have influenced my view on writing. For instance a reader might find my elves somewhat stoic and serious and the dwarves a touch boisterous and hard-working. As it was the first book in the genre I read, it was the measuring stick by which all future books were measured against.
As to the influence – I’ll be honest and the idea for the story had been something I’d been thinking of for a long time. My first novel stems directly from a bed time tale I would tell my children that over time evolved and got more elaborate. So instead of making things up on-the-fly, I decided to write the outline for what ended up being HEIRS OF PROPHECY, TOOLS OF PROPHECY, and a yet-to-be-named book to follow (though I am partial to LORDS OF PROPHECY).
Many thanks to Michael for stopping by today! Fill out the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win a Kindle, and be sure to follow the blog tour (schedule below)!