Today is my stop during the blog tour for Sunborn Rising: Beneath The Fall by Aaron Safronoff. If you haven’t heard about this new book, you are truly missing out! While I haven’t finished reading book 1, the characters and the world are very compelling. If I didn’t have so much adulting to do, I would have devoured this book by now. As it is, I’ve already fallen in love with the characters and all the gorgeous artwork throughout the text. I think the art is part of what makes this so special. It’s incredibly fun to see exactly what the author is describing; it gives the reader another dimension to experience.
I actually met the author and some of the Neoglyphic team at BEA back in May, which is when I discovered this unique franchise. After speaking with them, testing out the immersive game, and flipping through the book, I knew this was something I had to share with everyone I knew and as many strangers as possible. Not only did I book talk it in every line for the rest of the weekend, but I blogged about it, told friends and family about it, and even took information in to work. (I also couldn’t stay away from their booth. I kept thinking up more questions and excuses to go back to talk to them.) I can’t wait until the apps are available, and I NEED the soundtrack. There’s a 1:30 clip on their website, and it’s beautifully lyrical and a giant tease as there is, reportedly, over 6 hours of music for the app.
I could gush about Sunborn Rising for several more paragraphs, but I’ll stop here. Check out all the great information below, and don’t forget to visit their website (link below). I also have a post where the author answers some pressing questions about the book, the series, and the apps. AND, all the way at the bottom is a rafflecopter giveaway, where you could win one of five autographed paperbacks!! What are you waiting for?!?!
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.
You can find Sunborn Rising on Goodreads
View the book trailer for Sunborn Rising here on youtube
Meet the Characters
About 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.
There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Sunborn Rising. These are the prizes you can win:
– 5 signed paperbacks of Sunborn Rising by Aaaron Safronoff
For a chance to win, enter the rafflecopter below:
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