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!

Heirs of Prophecy coverThe 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.

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Book II in the Prophecies series — Tools of Prophecy was published July 1, 2012:

Tools of Prophecy coverThe 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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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).

Michael A. RothmanAbout the author: 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.
– Mike Rothman

Author Links: WebsiteTwitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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)!

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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

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12 Responses to Blog Tour & Giveaway: Heirs of Prophecy by Michael A. Rothman

  1. Lisa Marie says:

    Love the cover. And what a fun story concept.

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  2. kimbacaffeinate
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    I loved the Hobbit. Mike’s books sound like a great adventure and i love the covers.
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  3. Kelley says:

    Oh, this book series looks interesting. And the covers are lovely! I’m such a sucker for fantasy novels.

  4. Loved the first in the series. I will be digging into book 2 soon! Well me and my daughters will be!

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  5. New series for me. Love the cute covers
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  6. fakesteph
    Twitter: fakesteph

    This sounds really good. I love fantasy and the kindle cover is aweome!
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  7. HollyB
    Twitter: hmbryan

    Thanks for the review! I’ve been reading good things about this one. Loooove fantasy, and I’d love to share this with my 10-year-old niece and get her interested in fantasy too! (I don’t think she’d be too young for this one, right?) Sounds like fun.

  8. Laura McLendon says:

    I gave my Kindle to my mother, hoping the good deed warrants me a win here 🙂 Can’t hurt to try!!

  9. Alana Rock says:

    *Sigh* I miss traveling. Sounds great, and maybe (just maybe) I can interest my oldest son in it as well…
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  10. Michelle Sedeño
    Twitter: michellesedeno

    Thanks so much for this giveaway!

    Michelle from Michelle Shouts Random
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