Today is my stop during the blog tour for Sunborn Rising: Beneath The Fall by Aaron Safronoff. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 27 June till 10 July, you can view the tour schedule here.
Sunborn Rising: Beneath The Fall (Sunborn Rising #1)
by Aaron Safronoff
Age category: all-ages, Middle Grade and up
Release Date: May 2016
Publisher: Neoglyphic Entertainment
A distant world of Great Trees floating on an ocean surrounding a star.
The flotilla forests cycle light and water through their boughs into their lush canopies. But the once vibrant treescape has grown dark, slowly, subtly over many generations. The civilization of creatures living among the boughs believe the darkness is normal. That is, until one willful young girl named Barra discovers the hidden journal of her late father.
Pouring over her father’s writing, Barra learns of a mysterious plague, a creeping vine choking the flow of light and water into the canopy. Her father warned the Elders. He urged them to take action. Those were his last words.
Together with her two best friends, a Rugosic named Tory and a Kolalabat named Plicks, Barra will explore every bark, wood, and leaf of the Great Forest to relight her world and complete her father’s story, even if it leads her beneath the Fall.
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Aaron: Thank you for inviting me to post, Book Lovers Life! I’ve compiled a list of books that I’ve enjoyed at various points in my book-lovin’ life, presented here in no particular order:
Railsea, by China Mieville: I couldn’t put this book down in the summer that followed its release. Very few books have captivated me so thoroughly, and I look forward to reading it again.
Watership Down, by Richard Adams: It’s been many years since my first experience of Watership Down, but the emotional impact remains. Terror, sadness, fractured and warring societies, and the quiet of rabbits.
Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, by Douglas Adams: A great moment for me as a reader, I found the book in a bookstore (who knew!?), Green Apple in San Francisco. I hadn’t read Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, yet, so this was my introduction to the character, and I’ve been a huge fan ever since. I lived with Dirk in my college years. He went by Jeremy when I knew him, but it was definitively him. :-P
The First Law (Series), by Joe Abercrombie: Totally cheating here, I’m recommending a series, and only because you need to read them before reading the stand-alone novels that follow: Best Served Cold, The Heroes, and Red Country. The series is written with an authenticity and literary quality rarely found in entertainment fiction. Not for children. OH! And the first book feels pretty rough for the first hundred pages, but push through! Dividends even Valint & Balk would drool over.
The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K. Le Guin: I don’t think I would have found this brilliant work of literature and science fiction without my girlfriend’s recommendation. She’s always right. It’s annoying. Originally published in 1969, it amazes me that the work stands so strongly today, philosophically and socially relevant. I’m not sure it’s a joy to read, but I loved it.
The Gunslinger, by Stephen King: Have you heard of Stephen King? He’s good. ;-) Seriously, The Gunslinger stands out for me as the greatest representation of storytelling in its purest, most passionate form. Seductive, and dirty, a relentless quest pursuing that which cannot be had.
Haroun and the Sea of Stories, by Salman Rushdie: I’ve read this one story more times than any other. I’ve long since lost count, so don’t ask. A book someone should read to you at eleven, that you should read for yourself at seventeen and again at twenty-four, and again in your thirties, and if you’ve no one to read it to, a book that you should give to everyone you know.
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle: I genuinely remember few of the details comprising this story or its related novels. The only clear memory is one of sanctuary. I felt less alone, connected to L’Engle’s characters and world more than my own at a time when I needed it most.
Daddy Bear:Three Rabbits Meet the Real World, by Dan Cummins: I’m a huge fan of this morsel of comedy and philosophy told to the rhythm of a children’s illustrated bedtime story. Again, this one isn’t for kids, but you also don’t have to a be a parent to appreciate the irreverent witticisms of this talented author. I hope he continues the series.
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy: Satisfying in every way for me as an adult reader. Vivid. Potent. Surreal. A work of art. No Country for Old Men, hit me similarly, but not as personally. Of course, I’ve never personally been in a situation even remotely approximating either, but, there it is. :-PAbout the Author:
Aaron Safronoff was born and raised in Michigan where he wrote his first novella, Evening Breezes. In his early twenties, he moved to California to attend culinary school. He fell in love with the Bay Area and has never considered leaving, although he did eventually leave the school.
During his ten years in the games industry, he worked at various levels and for several disciplines including quality assurance, production, and design. All the while he was writing a novel, short stories, plays, and poetry. His career in design introduced him to amazingly intelligent, fun, and creative people, many of whom he considers family today.
Safronoff self-published, Spire, in 2011, and won the Science Fiction Discovery Award for the same in the summer of 2012. By the end of that year he decided to drop everything and free fall into fiction. In the following three months he completed work on the sequel to Spire, Fallen Spire, edited Evening Breezes, and published both.
Today, Safronoff is co-founder and Chief Storyteller of Neoglyphic Entertainment and working on his fifth novel, the second book of the Sunborn Rising series. In his spare time, Safronoff enjoys reading a variety of authors, Philip K. Dick, Cormac McCarthy, and Joe Abercrombie among them. He enjoys living near the ocean, playing and watching hockey, and video games. He has a deep love of music and comedy.
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