Dispocalypse Front Cover.jpgDispocalypse
by 
Michael A. Rothman

Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: June 1st 2016
M & S Publishing, LLC

Summary from Goodreads:

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.
  

 

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Inspiration for Dispocalypse

I’m not 100% sure what got me going in the direction of Dispocalypse.

I’d recently read Divergent, a good dystopian story and it probably partially inspired me.

I’d been writing some experimental urban fantasy type stories and wondered, “Where might I go with this if this world failed? What would it be like 500 years later?”

Most people don’t realize that many of our Fantasy stories come in a time after a disaster.

In my mind, I’d always thought of the the backstory of The Lord of the Rings. I’d imagined that the Middle Earth we read about was a view of our own distant future, 1000’s of years from now after a cataclysmic war that devastated the land. From it was born the new races and the great good and evil that we read about in Tolkien’s classics.

With Dispocalypse, I wanted to write something that answered the question, “What if the bad guys won and we saw the post-apocalyptic world where the first signs of a change are in the wind?”

People who read Dispocalypse may be left with a few questions. I purposefully made it as a mashup of concepts that hopefully will entertain the reader and make them hungry for what might happen next.

 

Michael Rothman.jpgAbout the Author

Michael A. Rothman – Author, Engineer and Cat Herder.

In a nutshell:

  • First-born American in my family
  • Multilingual
  • Hard-working
  • Accepts no excuses
  • Despises self-importance in himself and others
  • Loves Epic Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thrillers
  • Engineer/Scientist

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