Review of Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall by Aaron Safronoff
In the interests of full disclosure, I was sent a free copy of this book by the publisher for review purposes. The only thing I promised was an honest review. All of my reviews, good or bad, are based on my personal opinion.
There are NO SPOILERS in this review.
The story started off in typical YA fashion with a rebellious teen and a mystery. Barra, the main character, was intriguing enough to keep me reading. As the story emerged, it became apparent that there were several layers of intertwining stories both in the present and the immediate past, and also extending back over an immense span of time.
As the characters’ individual personalities emerged, so did the realization of the immensity of the world being revealed to us. It was obvious that we were seeing only a portion of a well thought out and complex mythos. The stunning artwork enhanced the minds-eye view of the world built by the text. I was expecting a decent, youngish YA novel. What I got instead was a roller coaster ride of a story in a complex fantasy world with seemingly limitless possibilities for future books.
If you are a fan of fantasy off the beaten path I believe you will enjoy this book.
I give it 4 stars.