Save Big On Open-Box & Used Products: Buy "Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall” from Amazon Open-Box & Used and save 30% off the $12.99 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all offers from Amazon Open-Box & Used.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall Perfect Paperback – May 5, 2016
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Special offers and product promotions
"Safronoff beautifully and vividly portrays this fictional world and the characters that populate it... A fun, unique tale with a lot to offer readers looking for something different from standard fantasy fare." --Kirkus Reviews
"Stunning. Awe-inspiring. Revolutionary... an instant fantasy classic." --BlueInk Review
"...a unique world with interesting characters and a fascinating story that keeps the reader hooked from beginning to end." --San Francisco Book Review
"Safronoff shines in his ability to render such an innovative and textured literary work." --Pacific Book Review
"Safronoff has built a rich and vibrant world, full of layers. Each of the main characters is unique and complex." --Manhattan Book Review
"Every once in a while there comes a story that is so original and imaginative that it demands to be acknowledged. Over all Sunborn Rising is a wonderful, refreshing tale that will leave the reader excited for more." --Portland Book Review
"It truly is a treat for the eyes as well as an engaging read... an elegant and inspiring experience beyond expectations." --US Review
"Five stars to Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall. This is a superb work of fantasy fiction that will stay with you long after you've closed the book." --Publisher's Daily Review
"The YA alternate world fantasy of Sunborn Rising comes to life through vivid and beautifully written imagery and magical illustrations that will capture the attention of readers young and old... Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall is the best vivid fantasy YA book of the year." --Entrada Publishing
From the Inside Flap
Cerulean. 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. Poring 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.
Browse award-winning titles. See more
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
Edit: I almost forgot to mention that I will definitely be sharing this book with my kids. My 13 year old and my 10 year old will LOVE the art and I expect they'll dig the adventure, too.
The brightest spot is the illustrations, be they with or without color. They allow you to witness the world the author created, even if it takes away from what you come up with on your own while reading; however that loss of coming up with your own images of the setting and characters is miniscule one you see what is drawn. It's breathtaking to say the least. With that said, those same illustrations have a small drawback: the art could be referencing something different than what you wanted to see, or something you read a page or two back, and that can lead to a break in the tension, excitement, awe etc. It also causes a break in the flow of the story...mostly due to me stopping and gawking at the gorgeous art. Even still these illustrations make the book for me; Safronoff not only created a world but gives us the chance to see it the way it was meant to be seen. That is going above and beyond if you ask me, and I very much appreciated it, because while my imagination is off the wall, seeing the art in this book absolutely floored me.
Another refreshing thing about this book is the relationship between Barra, Plicks, and Tory. It's so innocent and brings a smile to my face more often the longer I read. To see how these young bups cared about each other, to see the sincerity in their emotions; it was great. A great friendship devoid of ill intentions. It's rare for me to see in books, but maybe that's just because of the genres I've been reading lately. Nevertheless, it was nice to see such pure comradeship and not wonder whether or not someone was going to stab someone else in the back.
On another note, I didn't pay attention to the subtitle of the book at first: Beneath The Fall. I was often wondering when the bups's circumstances would change, but it states in the title itself that things "beneath the fall" would be explored. I think actually reading the blurb before getting the book would have prepared me for that, but I just got the book due to the recommendation of a friend. I'm glad I did though.
Safronoff develops an almost overwhelmingly vivid world of light, wonder and creativity, while balancing that with a story that melds a tale of lighthearted adventure with the fear of the unknown in the form of the threat of Argus, the Creepervine and all that comes with it, including the very real possibility the world as they know will end. Not too light nor too heavy, right? There's nothing better than seeing an creator at the top of their game, whether it's as a writer, artists or something in between. That is Aaron Safronoff's "Sunborn Rising": a creator running on all cylinders. Barra, Plicks and Tory are engaging characters, despite their young age, and you can't help but want to see them succeed. That's how you know an author has done their job well: you care about the characters and what they go through. Intriguing characters with believable and grounded relationships despite being in a fantastical world; a beautiful and well-developed world; and awesome characters designs. What more can you ask for in a book?
Oh, and Jaeden low-key became my favorite character, despite how little time she was given. She was like a loyal ninja in service to Brace and Barra, and I loved that. Nothing better than a skilled, shinobi-like character. And her character design is awesome! Wish there was more of her throughout, but that can be changed in the sequel...fingers crossed.
Well, that's it for this one! Stay golden Ponyboy.
Every page was filled with new and amazing scenery and characters. As Barra and her friends venture from the treetops do the depths of the ocean and even beyond into a place that I couldn't even begin to describe - all in the search for a way to go home and save it.
I'm very excited that this is going to be a series, and the ending of the story leaves room for some great adventures to come.
*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*
The story is good, but especially I found the unusual world and beings creative and fascinating. The main heroes are only 11 years old. I think the great illustrations and the story (and possibly the music,though not included, it is available) can help draw in children that don't normally read.
There is a glossary and descriptive character list at the end of the book. From these descriptions, I'm really hoping that future volumes will give the backstory behind Argus and Fizzit, especially. However, they are not young characters, so it may be harder to maintain the YA appeal.
I think this format of great illustrations and music can really enhance reading, while still keeping the benefits of reading that films don't provide - the opportunity to still visualize for oneself, and especially to get inside the heads of the characters. Films can show action well, but thoughts aren't so visual. Text gives us the chance to experience what people are thinking.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I would not buy it again nor will I buy book 2.