Friday, October 29, 2010
Book Review - The Thorn by Daron D. Fraley
Three tribes are at war on the planet Gan, unaware that the sign of Christ's birth on an unknown world--Earth--is about to appear in the heavens.
During a bloody skirmish with Gideonite troops, Jonathan of Daniel spares Pekah, a young enemy soldier, gaining his trust forever. These two distant brothers from estranged tribes covenant with each other to end the war being waged by a self-proclaimed emperor, and soon discover the intentions of a far more dangerous foe--a sinister general bent on ruling those he can bring into subjection and destroying all others.
I love books that take the hero on not only a physical journey but also a mental journey. Jonathan is a noble hero to follow. I felt his sorrow when he found his dead father. I fought alongside him as he saved his friend Eli. And I grew to appreciate his mercy as he forgave Pekah, his enemy, and welcomed him to join his ranks.
These three characters are very different, yet they compliment each other very well. Fraley has done a great job of getting into their heads and developing their motivation.
Is there anything that bothered me? I really wanted a strong, heroic female character to follow throughout the book, but that is just a personal preference. Did this stop me from reading? Of course not! The legend Fraley spins blended with prophecy made this a memorable tale.
To learn more about Daron D. Fraley and where you can purchase his books go to his website by clicking here.
(I received a free copy of this novel, but I reviewed it because I liked it.)
Posted by Kathi Oram Peterson at 7:50 AM