Friday, October 29, 2010

Book Review - The Thorn by Daron D. Fraley

If you're in the mood to read a fantasy-adventure story set on a different planet with likable characters you grow to love, have I got the book for you. The Thorn does all that and more. Here is the back blurb on the book.

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.)

8 comments:

  1. Great review, you've peak my interest. It sounds like a good read. Love the cover.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  2. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the review Kathi.

    How have you been??

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  3. Mason,
    I'm glad you enjoyed the review. The Thorn is full of adventure and legend. Great fun.

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  4. RaShelle,
    The Thorn is a great read.

    I've been soooo busy, but it's all good. How about you? I know your book comes out next year. How's that going? Can't wait to read it.

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  5. Kathi, Thank you very much for the review! Have a great weekend.

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  6. This is a great review! You've definitely peaked my interest with this one. Thanks! I LOVE the banner on your blog. It is gorgeous!

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  7. Melissa,
    I'm glad you enjoyed the review. And thanks for the compliment about my banner. :)

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