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Heir to a Prophecy by Mercedes Rochelle

Please join Mercedes Rochelle as she tours the blogosphere with HF Virtual book Tours for Heir to a Prophecy, December 8-30.

02_Heir to a Prophecy CoverPublication Date: December 12, 2014
Top Hat Books
Paperback; 418p
ISBN: 978-1-78279-754-8

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Shakespeare’s Witches tell Banquo, “Thou Shalt ‘Get Kings Though Thou Be None”. Though Banquo is murdered, his son Fleance gets away. What happened to Fleance? What Kings? As Shakespeare’s audience apparently knew, Banquo was the ancestor of the royal Stewart line. But the road to kingship had a most inauspicious beginning, and we follow Fleance into exile and death, bestowing the Witches’ prophecy on his illegitimate son Walter. Born in Wales and raised in disgrace, Walter’s efforts to understand Banquo’s murder and honor his lineage take him on a long and treacherous journey through England and France before facing his destiny in Scotland.

A well crafted story on the makings of the royal Stewart line. Rochelle masterfully combines history, fiction and myth creating a fascinating and riveting read. No worries if you haven’t read Macbeth, you’ll understand fully where Shakespeare’s Macbeth ends and this story begins.

Banquo is murdered, his son escapes, however the story continues with focus on Banquo’s grandson Walter. The prophecy is through Walter with just the right of amount of supernatural element via the weird sisters to add interest and entertainment. Walter is a solid character, he comes of age, finally he masters control of his anger and pursues predictions.

Rochelle proves originality and executes balance – enough Shakespeare married with fiction equal in weight. Doses of myth suiting the narrative.

Historical fiction enthusiasts with all certainty will enjoy this book. Fans of fantasy with supernatural peppering, political strife and fierce battles will appreciate Mercedes Rochelle’s creative and imaginative page turning tale.

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About the Author03_Mercedes Rochelle Author

Born in St. Louis MO with a degree from University of Missouri, Mercedes Rochelle learned about living history as a re-enactor and has been enamored with historical fiction ever since. She lives in Sergeantsville, NJ with her husband in a log home they built themselves.

For more information please visit Mercedes Rochelle’s website and blog. You can also find her on Facebook and Goodreads.

Heir to a Prophecy Blog Tour

Monday, December 8
Interview & Giveaway at Mina’s Bookshelf

Wednesday, December 10
Review at Back Porchervations
Guest Post at Boom Baby Reviews

Thursday, December 11
Spotlight at CelticLady’s Reviews

Saturday, December 13
Spotlight at I’d So Rather Be Reading

Monday, December 15
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, December 16
Review at Book Nerd
Guest Post at Queen of All She Reads

Wednesday, December 17
Spotlight & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More

Friday, December 19
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee

Saturday, December 20
Review at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book

Monday, December 22
Guest Post at Historical Fiction Connection

Tuesday, December 23
Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Friday, December 26
Review at Flashlight Commentary

Tuesday, December 30
Review at Unshelfish
Review at The True Book Addict

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4 Comments

  1. This sounds like a very clever idea for an historical fiction novel!

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  2. Robyn Donnelly

     /  December 30, 2014

    I love MacBeth but have forgotten a lot of it. Enjoyed the information given about book.

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