Author: Suzanne Thomas
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Release Date: 07/20/2011
Content Rated: R
Review By: Allorah
Synopsis: After guarding the fortress that protects his family’s land for hundreds of years, unborn demon Herald is summoned by his father Stefan to abandon his post to stand watch over an angel his father has captured in a quartz crystal. A strange turn of events leads Herald to fall in love with the angel, challenge his father’s rule, and fend off demon hunters.
Blender Review: The Unborn is a historical fantasy that will take your mind back to a time even before the medieval era. The story is told mainly from the point of view of Herald, and unborn demon who falls in love with his polar opposite, an angel, that his father is holding captive in a quartz rock. Herald names the Angel Acarna and is determined to be with her, even if that means he has to wait to see her once every one hundred years. Herald must find a way to break Acarna free of her cage whilst not letting his homeland be destroyed by her release. The story takes the reader through the couples’ meeting, courtship, and all of the problems that come with an Angel and Demon being united.
The Unborn has an intricate plot that requires full attention, lest you get lost. The book is broken down into three parts. The plot is semi-developed and the book seemed more like three editions of a series rather than one story with a consistent flow. The author also skips vast amounts of time throughout the books and the course of one-hundred years is left without explanation. I would have enjoyed reading this more if each of the parts of the story were elaborated on and made into editions of a series.The authors’ use of visual adjectives and descriptions are superb; making the reader able to picture what places, people and events should look like if the book were a movie.
The character development was, again, semi-complete. The reader will get to know the personal details of the characters but not as much of their background. The under development of the characters’ backgrounds leads the reader to question the motives behind the characters’ actions and thoughts at times.
Overall The Unborn could be an epic tale if it were elaborated upon and made into a series. If you like the historical fiction genre, you will enjoy the story and characters alike.
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