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  • Agent of Prophecies: Publisher's Pack

  • Prophecies Series, Books 1-2
  • By: M.A. Rothman
  • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (194 ratings)

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Summary

Contains books one and two of the Prophecies series.

Agent of Prophecy, book one

A 17-year-old princess's life of leisure has been shattered when an ancient prophecy forces her into the role of an assassin and guardian. It's that or death to her and everyone she loves. 

Arabelle is the daughter of a merchant king whose life of leisure is shattered when she's attacked by a poisonous creature that hasn't walked the land in over five centuries. Unfortunately, she finds herself an unwitting agent of an ancient prophecy that promises death to her and all she loves. 

To avoid such a fate, all she has to do is overcome the debilitating effects of the poison coursing through her veins, find the heirs to the prophecy, and help them overthrow a despot who's been ruling the land with an iron fist for nearly five centuries. As an agent of the prophecy, she has no other choice.

Heirs of Prophecy, book two

Seventeen-year-old Ryan Riverton and his family are exploring some ancient caves when an earthquake turns their world upside-down.

The Rivertons find themselves in a new land that they’re completely unprepared for. Tjeu are subjects of an ancient prophecy that predicted their arrival, and their arrival doesn’t go unnoticed. The tyrant that rules over this new land is looking for them.

Includes a special note from the author.

©2020 M.A. Rothman (P)2020 Podium Audio

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May be Teen/adult but brilliant!

I thoroughly enjoyed these books and as a 75 year old woman, who has always enjoyed SF and Fantasy, I found the character absorbing and the story the same. the science great too!! a must read/listen for Fantasy fans!!!

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Patriarchal fantasy

In the second book they’re all two dimensional characters who just exist to embody and celebrate toxic gender stereotypes 🤮
The first book was ok, so I was surprised just how awful it suddenly got. Also, the characters face no obstacles! They are just overwhelmingly more powerful than their opponents the entire time, zero tension.

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Really enjoyed these books

Great story loved the different perspective and followed the changes perfectly. I love that a good amount of time is spent getting to know all the main characters and the fate of the world doesn't fall in the hands of one child lol. this is quite a family orientated atory and i can't wait to read the next books.

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Recommend

I like how it's a family unit working together rather than a lone wolf like so many fantasy books.
Tim Campbell also did a good job bringing the characters to life.

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captivating and enjoyable fantasy

I got addicted to this story so fast, and will definitely miss it now I've finished it

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Traditional fantasy for YA audience

I the story was interesting and enjoyable, it's narration is well preformed, but the gender stereotyping spoiled the tale a bit for me.
The first half is fine, with the main character being a female rogue in training. She makes mistakes and morally questionable choices which is good. But in the second half we get some new main characters, who seems to always be perfect, make no mistake, have power of constantly good luck and are gifted with powers that make them too overpowered.


There is a nice blending of science and magic, into a new world of fantasy and adventure.

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Excellent!

It's been a while since I've been totally drawn into a book and I have to say I loved books 1&2 that I immediately bought books 3&4. The story has the right amount of excitement and humour and the narrator Tim Campbell really brought the characters to life for me. He has a beautiful voice that is easy to listen to and I love the accents chosen for the characters. Five stars all the way!!

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Story written for children by a YA ?

Book 1 was as if written by a teenager with adult help this though bk2 was as if written by a 12 yr old. I ever the optimist and very stubborn so stayed with this until the end then as they say spoiler alert the author describes how these books came into being as he told these stories to his kids under 10

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Traditional

Very clearly written by a man with a prejudice against women. The characters are simple and without depth. The man go out for adventures and the women only want to do household chores to make their family happy "because it's so rewarding". With the exception of one female character who knows how to use a bow, however she never uses it and mostly goes out to gather food for her mother and to help with the cleaning. Also interesting, a female book character who has never likes household chores goes back in time and suddenly loves to make food and clean. It is not very realistic. Another example is where man are going in to meetings with important elders and the female character just says I'll wait outside and gather mushrooms for my mom. It is sad to see the current day bias against women so clearly defined in this book. The book would be a lot more fun to read if the characters had more depth and would surprise you from time to time.

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A book for YA audience

As 29 years old I think this book was made for younger audience, so take this as a warning that this book is not too well written YA fantasy.

First half is fine, with main character being female rogue in training. She makes mistakes and morally questionable choices which is good. Setting is mostly generic, prose is bellow average and story is so and so, but I would have given that book 2/5 if that was all.

but in the second half we get new main characters who are always perfectly perfect, make no mistake, have power of constantly good luck and are gifted with powers that make them too overpowered. Book also really does not like any moral complexity, so all the bad happens because bad guys are pitch black evil, and good guys have no flaws.

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  • Charles Collins
  • 30-08-20

intriguing book

Rothman has the ability to draw you into his story, keep you there like a pinned insect specinan, and have you enjoy the ride. his use of intertwined plots and characters is creative, and i highly recomend anything he writes. im really looking forward to the next two books. please tell me they have already been written, and are just around the pimublisjing corner!

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  • Heather A
  • 29-08-22

14 and half hours I'll never get back...

I don't usually review books.. but this one compelled me to. I don't understand all the good reviews... this book was slow to start and then became more and more annoying as it went along. Characters are a little too perfect.... kids are totally logical and always do as they are told... and when they don't they end up saving someone or doing something AMAZING so there's never punishment anyway.... but the hardest one to swallow was the family that was transported from modern day America, on vacation in Arizona... to another realm... where they happily accept that their new reality is this new land without any modern conveniences...that they know nothing about and gladly just set up home and take up new careers and lives. Not even once is anyone interested in trying to get back to where they came from... and how convenient that everyone in this real has the same dream, foretelling of this very family showing up to save the world. I should have given up on this book long before I finished it but I kept waiting for it to improve...and then I'd just invested so much time I felt I needed to complete it. I won't be reading another.

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  • Crawtrapman
  • 24-02-22

good collection

Mr rothman wrote some good books here
I highly reccomend them. I will buy the next set.

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  • B.Y. McCray
  • 14-07-21

wow

this book started out a little slow a little strange but then as I read it got better and better then I realized I have read the first book before and now I was listening to it it still had the great fantasy excitement under dogs I'm just waiting to read book three thank you

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  • Amos *Junie.Junn* St Juste
  • 26-09-22

I must read

Such a great story. I enjoyed everything about this book. The narrator's an awesome reader

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  • Robert S.
  • 23-09-22

Very inventive

The book was slow at first but quickly picked up. The only problem was a lot of the characters in the first book didn’t show up in the second . The narrator was great

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-09-22

Confused

I listened to the first book and I really enjoyed it. When the second book started playing it was not the sequel. It was a different book entirely and now I would like to listen to the second book but I don’t have it the second book that I have is talking about Arizona which was never in the first book United States

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  • T. C.
  • 18-09-22

Bog-standard fantasy with a plodding pace

The narrator does a good job overall, but the story itself is a horrific bore. Book one is extremely straight-forward fantasy that moves at a glacial pace. Book two pivots into isekai/'travel through a portal from the real world into fantasy' and backtracks to retell the story from a different angle. The writing and dialogue is at about the level you would expect in an 80s after school special, complete with the bully character who confronts the protagonists. There's never any real feeling of conflict or danger, all the characters hypotheses immediately prove to be true, and romance is ham-fisted "she was so pretty that he was tongue-tied and blushing!". The two books between them have almost one book's worth of plot between them, scattered among chapters of bloated writing and nothing happening.

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  • Judi
  • 12-09-22

gender biased

WAY too much telling vs. showing and seriously pathetic housekeeping-focused women except one. Predictable, easy time/explanations for most character growth and skills. Simple, mindless listening if you need something light.

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  • J. Krzystofiak
  • 10-09-22

Solid and entertaining

Straightforward beginning to a fantasy story. The author and reader kept me interested the whole way thru. Good balance of detail without getting to distracting minutiae.
Looking forward to the last two books in the series.