Review: The Prophecy Chronicles: Prophecy Foretold – Ron Hartman
Within the blink of an eye, Daniel Martin’s life takes a sordid turn. An unexpected accident lands him smack-dab in the middle of a battle with no way of getting back home. He’s not sure as to how he’s come to be in the new world, but he’ll do anything to try and make his way back into his wife’s loving arms. Unfortunately, doing so is not as easy as it seems.
In this world, he’s recognized as ‘The Stranger’, the one who’s supposed to save this ravaged place from captivity and chaos. Daniel knows nothing about this supposed savior. Nor is he like what these people think he is. He has no powers, and he has no way of meeting their demands. Yet there’s nothing he can do to shake the people’s beliefs in him.
When it becomes apparent that those he’s traveling with are out for blood, Daniel starts to wonder if he’ll ever make it out of this new world in one piece. People are coming at him like there’s no tomorrow, intent on doing away with him, once and for all. He’s not exactly sure what’s going on, despite the people’s claims that his presence has been prophecized. His goal is to stay alive long enough to make it back home, even though he knows the odds are stacked up against him. Achieving that, however, is a whole new ball game as he dodges the numerous attempts on his life in hopes of fulfilling an unknown destiny that everyone seems to be aware aside from him.
This was honestly a very unique and intriguing story. Quite violent, at times, it opens up the reader’s eyes to an unforgiving world where it’s citizens live by a ‘kill, or be killed’ creed. It’s very apparent that Ron has taken quite a bit of time to craft and fully flesh out the world his characters live in. You get caught up in Daniel’s plight, and fervently wish to see him come out on top. This looks like it’s set up to be a very promising series, and I look forward to what comes next.
An accident made him a savior. Now Daniel Marten struggles to find himself and a way home while the armies of Naphthali battle to control him.
These are dark days for Naphthali. The king has been murdered, the land invaded by the Imperial Army. It will absorb Naphthali into an Empire that stretches across all of Enialé at any cost. The ravaged people cling to an ancient promise, an assurance that a prophesied savior will come to set them free.
Daniel Martin is trapped in a life that hasn’t gone as expected. His pharmacy is struggling and he is losing all hope of making a difference in his patients’ lives. His family is the one shining light in his disenchanted life, but he is torn from them when an accident draws him to Naphthali. The people need him, but Daniel is driven by his need to return to the family he loves. Is he the Prophesied One? Only time will tell as both the Empire and the Resistance battle for Daniel while the fate of Naphthali hangs in the balance . . .
About The Author:
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.
Ron graduated from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy in 2000 and lives in Ottumwa, Iowa with his wife and three children.