Friday, October 17, 2014

REVIEW: The Prophecy Chronicles Blog Tour (+$25 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Prophecy Revealed
Author: Ron Hartman
Series: Prophecy Chronicles #2
Pages: N/A
Date Published: June 13th, 2014
Publisher: Smashwords
Format: ebook
Genre: Fantasy
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours

Synopsis:
Daniel Marten crossed the Burning Sea and convinced himself that he is the Prophesied One. But what does that mean? In this second installment of the Prophecy Chronicles trilogy, Daniel forges new alliances in his bid to save Naphthali from the Emperor. He meets the Tene’breon, a magical race that has evolved to use the Weave as effortlessly as he breathes air. The leaders of this race recognize him for what he is…but they also see something more.

Naphthali has been dramatically altered by the rule of a new governor, a man whose power is tied to Daniel in a horrifying way. How far will Daniel go to save Naphthali? And what is the secret that binds his destiny with his new allies? Only time will tell in The Prophecy Chronicles: Prophecy Revealed.


~My Thoughts~
Prophecy Revealed is book number two in the Prophecy Chronicles. It's a great, fun, wild ride, and even though I didn't get a chance to read book one first, I found that it was relatively easy to grasp the plot and characters and to become quickly invested in the book as it went along! 

I chose what excerpt to share with you all very carefully, because I wanted one that really showcased Ron's hardened and descriptive writing style in the best possible way. I believe I have succeeded! If you take a look, Ron really knows how to paint a full picture. He captures all senses, all levels of emotion and thought, and somehow blends it into an intoxicating mix that never drags and always leaves you feeling like you're watching a movie and not reading a book. 

The thing I liked best is that you really get a feel for the author himself. Ron has such a way of detailing his stories that you feel like you're getting to know him in addition to his characters. It's hard to put into words...I just felt like I was relating to the story and relating to Ron throughout my whole journey and I loved it! Some items seemed almost to have religious parallels, which was interesting, but I'm not sure if I was reading into that correctly. Still, Daniel was a good character, and I liked being a fly on his wall. Thanks for the great read Ron! 
~Try an Excerpt!~
Rage started to build inside Daniel. He closed his right hand into a tight fist and felt a dull ache that quickly gave way to burning pain. Of course that was alright too, because that was as it should be. He looked back to his desk and there, on the now cluttered surface was—Ah! His solace. The ones he turned to at his darkest moments. Ashley and the kids beamed at him from photos.

He turned to the thing doing a poor job of mimicking one of his closest friends. Her eyes flashed orange and she gave off a series of clicks as realization struck. She may be orchestrating this, but it's my mind, and I can control what happens. He looked at the pictures of his beloved family and considered his office, his refuge. She'd perverted it, desecrated it. Rage continued to build, and Daniel knew soon he would be powerless to stop it. Let it. He didn't want to stop. Still looking at the photos, he started to speak, his voice shaking with fury. "These are my family, my friends. I give them my time, and my care." He turned to not-Meg. "You are not one of them, and you will have no more." The last came out in a roar as he closed the distance between himself and his tormentor.


He opened his right fist and clamped it around not-Meg's throat, slamming her to the wall. The burning grew to encase his entire arm when he tightened his grip, but he refused to let go. He pulled his face to within inches of hers, and glared with suddenly steely eyes. "Who are you?" he growled.
~Meet Ron!~
Ron Hartman has had a life-long passion for the written word and is an avid reader.  The Prophecy Chronicles are his first written works.  The first in the series, Prophecy Foretold, was released in October of 2012.  Prophecy Revealed is the second in the trilogy.  Ron graduated from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 2000 and lives in Ottumwa, Iowa with his wife and three children. Find him all across the interweb HERE


Ron will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter and a $50 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn host during this tour and the Standard Tour.

9 comments:

  1. Looks like an interesting series.

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  2. A really fascinating excerpt. This sounds like a great book.

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  3. Thank you for hosting me today, Andra! I am really happy to be here, and I loved your review! You're right, there are religious undertones that do become a little more pronounced in the third and final book of the trilogy, which I am working on polishing right now. If you guys liked the review and excerpt, you're in luck! There's more where that came from. You should check out The Prophecy Chronicles for yourself! Let me know what you think at www.prophecychronicles.com!!

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  4. Enjoyed reading your review and the excerpt.

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