Book Review: Visions of Prophecy by Brooke Dorn

T.B. Melanie January 14, 2014 2

Visions of Prophecy by Brooke DornSeera Monteclair was an average girl who thought the world was ending when she lost her job and fell on hard times. Little did she know that there was more at stake than just her life ending. Then one night she is lured to a local hotel where she is attacked by a mysterious robed figure who she finds out is a part of a group called the Reincarnates. It’s only the quick thinking abilities of her secret lifetime protector, Randolph Rosario, that save her life.

Soon Seera finds herself having visions of the future. Some are of death and destruction and she knows that she has to use her newly emerging powers to save the world before the Reincarnates really do end her life. With Randolph as her body guard and guide, Seera sets out to find out more about her history and the mysterious death of her parents twenty years ago.

A Prophecy of Destruction

Visions of Prophecy is Brooke Dorn’s debut into the world of fiction and fantasy. It is fast paced and surprising with more plot twists per page than most five hundred page books have in their whole trilogy.

Readers will be quick to note that Visions of Prophecy could benefit from some additional descriptions, especially in the first half of the book. Ms. Dorn might attempt more of the adage to “show the reader not to tell.” However, by the time that Seera and Randolph arrive in Avalon, Brooke Dorn’s description abilities start to come through. She describes a seemingly beautiful and mysterious-purgatory like world that gives her characters lots to do and explore in the second half of the book.

I was particularly amused at the description of a couch at the beginning. “About the only thing that really stood out in the room was the couch she was sitting on. It was a deep burgundy with extreme cushion, and it was very comfortable.” (page 38) I don’t believe that I’ve ever heard of a couch with “extreme cushion,” but I must admit it sounds like the couch everyone wants to find, perfect for resting and perfect to enjoy a book and a nap by the fire.

The biggest distraction to the story line is some of the formatting of the book Sentences are too similar and become boring quickly and there are several grammar and spelling typos. Hopefully this will be corrected in future editions of the book.

You Might Like This Book If:

  1. You are looking for raw new material with an author dedicated to making her book worth reading. One look at Brook Dorn’s website shows some of her honest efforts over the last year to write Visions of Prophecy.
  2. You enjoy your fictional fantasy with a smooth romance, new friendship, love, long lost family and just a touch of world-ending power.

In conclusion, Visions of Prophecy has lots of room for improvement and expansion but with it’s fast paced plot and the author’s entertaining descriptive abilities, I believe that Seera and Randolph’s story could be one to watch for.

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  1. Brooke Dorn January 15, 2014 at 5:12 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for the great review of my book! You have given me so much to improve on and I’m really glad to hear it. I just noticed that the kindle version did not upload correctly, so the formatting is terrible. I put so much time in on the print version formatting that I didn’t even think to check the formatting for the kindle version. That issue is going to be addressed this weekend and while I’m at it I will do a grammar and typo run through again. It is so difficult to look at your own book with fresh eyes looking for typos when you know what it says by heart lol. Still thank you so much for your awesome review and I’m glad my story and plot were enjoyable. It pretty much made my day 🙂

    • T.B. Melanie January 16, 2014 at 5:23 pm - Reply

      I’m glad you found it helpful! I look forward to future editions!

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