Friday, July 29, 2016

Review: Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall

Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall is the best vivid fantasy YA book of the year." --Entrada Publishing

On a distant world of forests floating on an ocean around a star,
a blight threatens to plunge all life into darkness.
But three friends seek the light.
Together, they will Fall and be lost.
And at the very Root of darkness, they will find themselves.
But will it be enough to help them find their way home?

The world of Cerulean

Light and water flow from the ocean into the roots of the Great Trees, up through the boughs, and out over the lush canopy. But the once vibrant treescape has grown dim over generations of arboreal life, and the creatures of the forest have forgotten the light.

Barra, a young, willful Listlespur, finds her late father's hidden journal, and reads about the old world and the mysterious plague her father believed destroyed it. He wrote that he warned the Elders. He urged them to take action. Those were his last words.

Together with her two best friends, Barra will explore every bark, wood, and leaf of the Great Forest to relight her world and complete her father's story, even if she has to travel beneath the Fall.

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My Review:

Sunborn Rising Beneath the Fall is a fantasy novel about a world called Cerulean.  This world is becoming dark due to a plague and a young girl like creature named Barra is trying to find out what her late father knew through reading his writings.  This world is described as “great trees floating on an ocean surrounding a star” and is a story of friendship, love, and some creepy bad guys. 

I have been reading this one out loud to my boys of various ages and I will tell you that this particular fantasy novel stands out due to its incredible and beautiful artwork.  This makes the story much more interactive for my kids, especially the younger ones who can’t wait to see the next picture.  In a world with so much technology around us, this book actually catches the eye and the kids think it is cool.  Fantasy, for myself, is hit or miss, especially as I try to imagine a world that is so different from the one I live in, so this novel works for me too.  This story also continues at

I received a copy of this book for an honest review through iRead Book Tours.  The opinions are my own.

Author's Bio:

Aaron Safronoff is author of the Discovery Award winning science fiction novel, Spire. Since his debut, he's published a sequel, Fallen Spire, and a novella of literary fiction, Evening Breezes.
Safronoff's diverse background includes the formal study of computer science, bio-chemistry, and culinary arts. However, most of his career has been in the videogame industry in quality, production, and design.

Today, Safronoff is the co-founder and Chief Storyteller of Neoglyphic Entertainment, and is busy writing his fifth novel, the second installment of the Sunborn Rising series.

​Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook

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Sunborn Rising Wins Art Award!

Winning Art Work

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