Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Book Review - "The Thorn, Book One in the Chronicles of Gan" By Daron Fraley

Daron Fraley has dared to imagine what life might be like on another planet during the period just prior to Christ's life on earth. Tribes that sprang from a single ancestor are now at war. Biblical prophecies are interwoven with descriptions of a world similar yet far different from ours.

Following a difficult battle, Jonathan finds his father, the emporer, has been killed. As he continues to fight for his clan, he spares the life of a soldier from an enemy tribe. Can men from different clans work together to battle enemies from two different groups bent on total conquest? Will they remain true to each other and overcome the challenges they face?

I really enjoyed this book. The characters are compelling and the storyline will not only draw you in, but hold your attention to the end. The situations feel like stories from the Old Testament, creating a unique blend of fantasy and realism that will stay with you after you finish reading. This book was so interesting that I have recommended it to family members, and can't wait for the next installment.

You can order your copy of "The Thorn" here, and be sure to learn more about the author by visiting his website.