Blog Tour: "Rebecca Newton and The Last Oracle" by Mario Routi {Win a KINDLE!}




Title: Rebecca Newton and The Last Oracle
Author: Mario Routi
Published: February 20th, 2015
Publisher: Oak Tree Press UK
Find the Author: Goodreads





The Epic tale continues and Rebecca’s limits are tested to the max!

Princess Leylah, daughter of Rebecca Newton and King Turgoth, is growing up and so is her power to foresee future events as she has the greatest gift imaginable: She is the Oracle! While trying to come to terms with her unique powers, she finds herself nurturing deep feelings for Alexander, Lady Felicia and Lord Leiko’s son. But how does he feel about her?
Meanwhile, Cronus and the Titans are preparing a master plan to take over Earth with the help of the Sartani and they are calling on the armies of ancient evil entities to assist them in seizing control of the Sacred Flame in order to free themselves.
At the same time in the Elysian Fields, Zeus and the other Gods are struggling to figure out what their enemies are planning since they cannot interfere unless the Titans are released.
Rebecca, Bull the Minotaur and their friends, face their greatest challenges ever in the Land of the White Sun and Tartarus, where they will need to go on a perilous quest - a matter of life and death for their loved ones.
Will the newly discovered Oracle of Utopia be able to uncover the plans in time to save all the worlds?

An explosive collision between Good and Evil... A never-ending conflict... A romance that becomes lethal... A duel that will determine the future of all the worlds!

About Mario Routi:
Mario’s first novel, Orizon, was a bestseller in his native Greece and was subsequently translated into English.  Rebecca Newton and the Sacred Flame was published in the UK in 2014. Mario has been writing since childhood. He has studied liberal arts at Universities around the world and entered a career in business.  A fan of soccer and martial arts, Mario now lives in Central London with his family. His official website is www.mariorouti.com and he is on Twitter @MarioRouti 

GUEST POST by Mario Routi

WHY FANTASY?
Crime, romance, thriller, horror. Stories fall under many genres, some of them more than one, but there will always be one genre of literature that I feel a special affection towards:  Fantasy.

Fantasy is an escape, for the brain, the soul and the spirit. It builds the imagination and expands knowledge, while being fun and entertaining.  It provides enough adventure to make you want more, but enough substance to make you think. It’s these aspects, in my opinion, that mean we should be encouraging kids to read fantasy from as young an age as possible. The worst, most off-putting thing for a young reader just starting out in the world of adult novels is to become bored. And that can be a problem. The leap from children’s literature to adult novels can be daunting for some young readers, used to the fast action and plotting of most children’s books. Faced with adult literature that is brooding and slow, some young people are immediately put-off.
Fantasy keeps the right balance. There are many wonderful fantasy books that children will enjoy, but to recommend a book, one has to consider their age. Most of Jules Verne’s books are ideal for smaller children, of ages 8 to 11, and once a child reaches that age, The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien is a must, as well as the first part of C. S. Lewis Narnia. The Percy Jackson and the Olympian books by Rick Riordan and the Harry Potter series also great ways to get kids into fantasy. I believe that every teenager should be encouraged to read The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien and His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman – in my opinion, both of these should be added to the school curriculum.  The list really is endless: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer; all of these are great books to give to a reader who may be sceptical about fantasy.
As an author, I find fantasy the most creative and exciting genre to write in, but it also presents its own difficulties.  You need to really let your imagination run wild,  forget the limits you face in everyday life and focus on creating a world removed from our own.   Most importantly, you need to make it real in the hearts of your readers. It's the genre where the writer feels like a god, as he is the creator of everything. It's limitless!


Mario Routi

** GIVEAWAY **
(UK RESIDENTS ONLY)

To celebrate the publication of Rebecca Newton and the Last Oracle, I have a brand new kindle and a copy of the book to give away to one lucky reader!
 To be in with a chance of winning, simply tweet your answer to the following question to @LittleMemoirs and @MarioRouti using the hashtag #RebeccaNewton:

‘If you were granted one superpower, what would it be?’

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