Friday, January 20, 2012

Prophecy of the Flame: Review

From Goodreads:
In a blinding flash of light, five nondescript strangers are yanked from this world and thrust into a land of sorcery. Transformed into the characters they were pretending to be; Archmage Reba, Jamison the healer, Jerik the dwarf, Charles the prince charming, and Allinon the druid elf blend twentieth century technology with the supernatural powers of this new world. 

This band of wannabe heroes soon discovers that having the powers you have always dreamed of, does not make life a dream come true. The Crusaders of the Light struggle to form a cohesive band as they fight to liberate the kingdom of Cuthburan from the evil horde threatening humanity. 

For those who believe the struggle of love adds a greater depth to any story, the romantic thread in Book One is explored in greater depth in this version. 

Battle is also waged within Reba, an ordinary housewife who has become the most powerful mage on the planet, as she struggles to remain true to her wedding vows. Drawn against her will to the arms of Prince Alexandros, Reba must choose between the prophesied marriage to a handsome prince in a magical world or returning to the husband she left behind.

My Review:
Oh, I loved this book! It had great characters, and magic, and conflict! The end with the Great Battle was a bit not what I was expecting, but it was really good! And there was a lot of conflict with the princes and her being married and such! Loved it!

I really enjoyed all the magic, and the rhymes, it was pretty great! They were really creative, and all the plans, well, that would really hurt the head sometimes, but because Reba's smart, she worked her away around that, and I really enjoyed that!

And the conflict between Reba, the Princes, and Reba's want to stay true to her wedding vows, well, that added simply a lot to the book, a whole ton load of conflict, and angst, and amazing-ness! I really loved that! Plus it made the book longer, and yeah for more reading!

So yeah, this was a really great book, and yeah, check it out, since the proceeds are going to help Lynn's Homeless Shelter called Agape Assistance, and oh, it's getting made into a movie! Isn't that cool?

Author: Lynn Hardy
Series: Prophecy of the Flame #1
Read: January 4th 2012
Source: Lighting Book Promotions review copy for tour
Reason Why: Sounded like a really good book!
Publisher: Resilient Publishing
Published: February 11th 2010th
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
5/5 Stars

Led by a series of dreams and encouraged by friends, Lynn Hardy began the journey to become an author. She stored her work in a computer file labeled “second job.” Writing began as a passion she could not contain and has become much more than she ever expected. 

Lynn has attended many science fiction conventions and has had the privilege of serving on panels about writing. Renaissance fairs are another favorite event for the author. Seeing others dressed in costume (as she always is during book signings) makes her feel right at home. 

The real shock came at a chance meeting in a videogame store in 2008. It took several meetings before she realized JR was a CEO and Hippocrit Games was offering her a contract: they were not just making small talk about what a great videogame her book would make. Hippocrit plans to launch their new company with the release of Prophecy of the Flame, the live action videogame, in Fall 2010.

In reality, Lynn is overcome with compassion for families who are suffering through the recession and so she has created Agape Assistance. Knowing that times are hard for everyone, Lynn wants to give back to those who join Agape Assistance in providing shelter for families who are homeless. Buying Book One will provide a book for you and a bed for them. 100% of the proceeds from Prophecy of the Flame: Book One go to Agape Assistance. (

Lynn is now a stay-at-home mother of two. The road has been longer and more complicated than she would have ever guessed--not always smooth, but filled with wonderful surprises. Like most stories, Lynn is sure that her journey has only just begun. 

Contact and Buy AKA Links:
Stops on the Tour:
January 15th Mary Ann @ Chapter by Chapter 
16th Jacque @ Good Family Reading
18th Connie @ Character Connection 
19th Divya @ Bookish Delights
20th Louisa @ Words I Write Crazy
21st Becky @ Inquisitive Hippo
22nd Aine @ House Millar


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