Dispocalypse by Michael RothmanPublisher: M & S Publishing, L.L.C. (June 1, 2016) Category: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Epic Fantasy, Young Adult Tour Date: Oct and Nov, 2016 ISBN: 978-0989089494 ASIN: B01GIIEDXW Available in: Print & ebook, 406 Pages
In a post-apocalyptic world ruled by a Governor who is both feared and worshipped, Willow is a seventeen-year-old girl who is just trying to get through her last year of studies. But when her father dies, she experiences strange dreams that change everything about how she looks at the world and at herself. Haunted by the tragedy, Willow begins pushing herself beyond anything she could have imagined she was capable of. It’s only when she catches the attention of some of the Governor’s minions that her world is turned upside-down.
"Michael Rothman is a writer with interests in many areas: from fantasy adventures to nail-biting science fiction thrillers. As a result, his stories are like a roller coaster that carry you away into imaginative worlds where surprises abound, and the only thing that you can expect, is the unexpected. So sit back and enjoy the ride!"-David Farland, New York Times Bestselling Author
Praise for Dispocalypse by Michael Rothman"The duality of worlds was very interesting and it hooked me completely especially with the way Willow was made out in those scenes. The presence of a world we are familiar with and then another which had totally different geography and races drew me in slowly but steadily. The world building was unique and it was a blend of dystopia and fantasy. I believe that was my favourite part of the book. It's not usual that fantasy elements are introduced into a dystopian/apocalyptic tale. And it has more of a feel of the events happening after apocalypse so it was appropriately named too. Overall, the read was a great enjoyable one with ample fighting and adventures. I can recommend this to fantasy and dystopian lovers equally."- Floryie, Travelogue Of a Book Addict
"I like how this book kept me guessing. It certainly didn't expect the book to go to the places that it did. You think that one thing will happen, but the story surprises you and goes a totally different direction. The lack of predictability was quite refreshing. The pacing in this was great! I was surprised how fast I was able to read this once I got started. Nothing seemed to drag. The flow was just perfect. I highly recommend this book! It is one of the most unique stories that I have had the pleasure of reading. The meshing of genres really makes this one stand out."- Vanessa [Queen Alchemy ], The Alchemy of Ink
I loved reading it, and can truly say it's unique! I love how it's written, and the wording/tone really drew me in. The prologue is somewhat confusing, and it took me a chapter or so to really understand what was happening, but it was a quick read, and easy to follow after that. I also enjoyed the illustrations, an added bonus in any story! "I loved the characters, and felt the plot was unique, and well thought out. I enjoyed the quick pace, and read a large portion of the book in one sitting! For this time this is a stand along, still I still have some questions, but I would love another book to answer them! XD (OK so I really just want to visit Willow's world again!)"-Stephanie, Adventures Thru Wonderland
"Dispocalypse is a Shannara-esque post-apocalyptic return of magic tale, rich with prophecy, redolent with the stink of evil, and vibrant with the undaunted clamors of a young woman who will not allow her will to be constrained. It walks a delightful line between science fiction and fantasy and delivers a tale sure to please readers looking for unusual adventure fiction."- Big Dave, Amazon Reviewer
About Michael Rothman
Michael Rothman is an Army brat, a polyglot, and the first person in his family born in the United States. Given his first-born American status, hegrew up with English as his third language. As a child, he always had an active imagination and would continuously drive his family crazy with a myriad of “what if” questions. After a while, they shoved him at the local public library and that’s when he was finally introduced to the world of books, and more specifically, science fiction and fantasy novels. His earliest influences were J.R.R. Tolkien’s classics as well as those of Isaac Asimov. Titles such as these tickled his imagination both as a child and into adulthood.
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This is a time spanning book. We have the females thrown into the past of womanly duties. We have the present, where Willow is in school and then exiled. Then we have the future of these characters. What will happen to them? I would love a sequel to find out. Willow is a strong character and is wise beyond her years. She has been through a lot and is ready to stand up to the Governor. As she finds herself exiled, she learns about her self and how the things are not always as they seem. I liked the plot and the great world that the author built, However the first few chapters seemed to be more of a prequel to me. There was too much info, however makes me want for a sequel. The flow of the book was good, and I enjoyed the twists and turns, This is a one of a kind read, and I can not wait to read more from this writer. I am giving this book a 4/5. All opinions are my own.