Friday, April 2, 2010

The Thorn

Another day, Another Blog tour. Thanks to my friend Tristi at Valor Publishing I get the opportunity to review new books coming out. Today I am going to be reviewing 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.

The good: What I liked about this book is that Pekah, one of the main characters is very loyal. He is the type of friend you want to have on your side. I like the idea of thinking what life on other planets would be like when thinking of it from a religious POV and I think the author does a good job of thinking this out.

The not so good: Two of the main characters were supposed to be about 30 in age and they acted, spoke and behaved like teenagers. In fact, when the love interest was finally brought in (a little too late for me) I was surprised. I had a hard time taking them seriously for this reason. Also, most of the conflicts were handled a little too easy for me. I say make them suffer! :)

Who will like this book? I see this book having a good following. There is action, romance, and religion. There are places that make you think and wonder what you would do in that situation and that is always a good thing in my opinion.

The Thorn is the first book in a series. Look for your copy on Amazon.


Daron D. Fraley said...

Thanks for the review! I appreciate your comments.

Jen said...

It looks like we had some of the same thoughts and feelings about this book. I'm glad you wrote a review, I liked reading what you had to say!