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PRINCESS INTERRUPTED is a tale about a fourteen-year-old daughter of a merchant king in the land of Trimoria named Arabelle. Her life of leisure is shattered when she suffers an attack from a poisonous creature that hasn't walked the land in over five centuries.
Arabelle must learn to overcome the debilitating effects of the poison that courses through her body. All the while, she must resist monstrous foes that threaten her people and the ones she loves.
She must do this while keeping a dark secret that only she can bear.
Princess Interrupted is a prequel novel to the Prophecy novels we've featured on this blog in the past and it is just as good as the books in the series. This novel is set shortly before the Riverton family appears in Trimoria and tells Arabella's story.
It's an exciting tale of how a girl grows up and comes into her own as someone who has duties to perform for her country. I enjoyed the character of Arabella in the previous books and it was cool to see how she became that young woman.
The story is told in alternating points of view between three characters, but it is still very much Arabella's story. And, the good thing is you don't have to have read the previous books in order to enjoy this one thoroughly. If you have, you will be reminded of them in small ways--if you haven't, this book is a good introduction to that series.
Four stars for a job well done, Mr. Rothman!
With my foray into epic fantasy, I've shed the shackles of technical writing and created novels that I hope will be attractive to a much wider audience.
I've always admired truly epic tales. You know the ones I mean. The book you crack open, wander through and utterly get immersed in. The story takes you on twists and turns you never expected, run into dead-ends that make you wheel your arms backward to prevent you from falling into an endless abyss. By the time you reach what you think is the end, you've read hundreds of pages and realize the end is really only the beginning of the story.
You close the book and wonder out loud. "Do I have the next book? Is it out yet?"
My goal when I started writing the first book (HEIRS OF PROPHECY) that involved the Riverton family was to make a story that would allow a younger audience access to such a tale. Since then, a second book (TOOLS OF PROPHECY) was released, and now I introduce the third book in the series with LORDS OF PROPHECY.
As to my other writing activities, I've completed another as of yet unreleased novel in the Prophecies series, and they are scheduled to be released as soon as - well, as soon as the paperwork on them is complete, and the lawyers nod their heads up and down.
I hope you enjoy the novel.
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