Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Review & $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Heirs of Prophecy by Michael E. Rothman

Original Title: Heirs of Prophecy
Series: Heirs of Prophecy #1
Author: Michael E. Rothman
Publisher: M & S Publishing
Release Date: April 3rd 2012
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy


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.

REVIEW

The beautiful family of Rivertons - Dad Jared, Mom Aubrey and sons Ryan and Aaron - had planned to enjoy their summer vacation in Arizona (their father's 'surprise' place to the family).  When they were camping in Arizona, by some unexpected accident that none of them understands, they land in a strange land called Trimoria.  As soon as the family arrives there, they each seem to have gained some magical powers, which they didn't yet realize.  Soon, they were given shelter by the town's Protector, Throll, in his house.  Throll and his family become very close to the Rivertons.

In between all this, there is a evil Wizard, Azazel, who has been living in Trimoria for five centuries and have killed all the wizards, as soon as they are born.  If Azazel knows about the Rivertons' magical powers, will they be Azazel's next target?  Oh yeah, to make it even better, there is also a prophecy concerning the Rivertons family.  According to the prophecy, the boys Ryan and Aaron, will bring all the magical population together and beat the evil out of the land.  How is this going to be possible, when there is such a grave danger ahead?

A middle-grade fresh and simple fantasy read!  There is nothing special about this book, but that's what makes it feel good.  Its simple and light, just ready to be enjoyed by children.

It was fun reading the snippets in the title of each chapter about how a major character felt about their life at that time.  It was new and I was looking forward to read them, everytime I start with a new chapter.

The only problem I had with this novel was, it became predictable after some time.  But, that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the novel..I thoroughly did.

If you want a simple middle-grade read with no big drama, I would readily recommend this book to you.

"Narnia" meets "Percy Jackson".. in a more gentler and slower pace!


SERIES ORDER

1.  Heirs of Prophecy
2.  Tools of Prophecy - Read review here
3. Lords of Prophecy - Read review here


GIVEAWAY

Michael will be awarding a $50 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon GC to the host with the most comments.

To enter this awesome giveaway, all you have to do is comment in this post WITH YOUR E-MAIL ID.  Anonymous and Name/URL comments without email IDs will not be considered for giveaway.  So, please leave your e-mail ID in the comment.

Open INTERNATIONALLY!  Giveaway ends July 13th!  Shares of this post is appreciated!


50 comments:

  1. thanks for the giveaway
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  3. Interesting, thanks. My 8 year old might enjoy reading this.
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  5. This book looks like something I actually enjoyed in middle grade! :)

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  6. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  7. the book might be best for kids and tweens.

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  8. Looks like a great book, I love the cover. Just look at how the trees look like they are moving behind the characters, it's really touchy. And the blurb is very promising, I would love to win something in this giveaway.
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  11. Thanks for the review and giveaway:)
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  12. This is totally my kind of book! I love reading mid grade fantasy every once in a while and this one look exceptional. I so have to get this book!

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  13. Nice Review, this book does look interesting and you seem to like the same gengre as me, I might subscribe.

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  14. This looks like something my son would love! The description of"Narnia" meets "Percy Jackson" makes me want to read it too. Great review and thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. My life is full of drama, so it would be fun to read a happy book without it!

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  16. Exciting Book idea!
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  17. Sweet book! :)

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  18. It sounds so awesome to take an entire, normal family and put them in this situation. Very nice.

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  19. Thanks for the great giveaways! I'm on Book Blogs, too. My e-mail is:
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  22. That looks like a book my daughter would enjoy. Thanks for the review.

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  24. Nice review, Vidya. You mention that the book became somewhat predictable for you. It probably wouldn't be for middle school readers! You are so much more experienced. I bet it would be an engaging read for tweens.
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  25. Great review! Sounds like a book that I would like!
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  26. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
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  28. Awesome Givevaway! Thanks
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  29. Woo congrats on the book and tour!

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  30. Sounds brilliant, would love to read this one. ps loving the new blog look !! Thanks for joining in on our Weekly Book Blog Hop this week, hope to see you next week xx

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  31. Thank you for your review. I am looking forward to reading this.

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  32. Awesome reading! I love the fact that I can share it with my son!
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  33. Sounds interesting :)

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  34. Although i've kind of not read fantasy in a long while, this might be a good book to restart.

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  35. Thanks for your honest review. It sounds like an interesting book.

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  36. Sounds like a good birthday or Christmas gift for my niece or nephew. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. Awesome giveaway! I wish the giveaway was about the book! Thanks for the giveaway


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  38. Sounds like a good storyline and thanks for the chance to win.

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  39. Forget the kids, I think I will enjoy this even more. Sounds like another excellent series.

    Thank you for the giveaway as well.

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  40. Kids will enjoy as much as adults do.

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  41. Thanks for writing this genre!!!!
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  42. Sounds like a great book. :)
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  43. One I could share with my 11 year old granddaughter, she recently took a book I had read and she knew the author. A great opportunity to helps kids read more.
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  44. Sounds like a great book. :)

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  45. going on my TBR list
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  49. My daughter would love this!
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