Sunborn Rising: Beneath The Fall – Young Adult, Epic Fantasy
Award-winning novel. Award-winning author. Award-winning art. All-ages fantasy.
“Stunning. Awe-inspiring. Revolutionary… an instant fantasy classic” [BlueInk Review].
Cerulean is on the brink of collapse. The decay wasn’t fast, it wasn’t obvious, but now the world stands on the precipice.
Woven forests floating on an ocean around a star, Cerulean’s once vibrant treescape has grown dim over generations of arboreal life, and the creatures of the forest have forgotten the light.
Barra, a young, willful Listlespur, finds her late father’s hidden journal, and reads about his discovery of Cerulean’s brighter past and the mysterious plague he believed has all but destroyed it. He warned the Elders. He urged them to take action. Those were his last words…
Together with her two best friends, Barra will rekindle her father’s legacy and traverse the Great Forest to relight her world, even if she has to travel beneath the Fall.
To fully realize Safronoff’s incredible world-building, an amazing team of artists helped visualize the depths and magic of Cerulean through 40 full-color pieces of art and over 80 line drawings. This illustrated fantasy novel, Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall, is available on Kindle and in Paperback and Hardcover editions. (Note: If reading on an e-ink device, color illustrations will be grayscale).
Spire – Science-Fiction
Joshua has the usual problems of a twenty-something in the not-too-distant future: he tried school–majored in chemistry, drugs for himself–an exploration, and drugs for others–that chemistry degree he was working on, and he still doesn’t know what he wants out of life. Unfortunately, Joshua also has a unique problem with the Collective, the organization that runs the world. He doesn’t know it, but they’re searching for someone that can survive a journey to the next stage of human evolution and he may be the one.
Luckily, Joshua has help on the inside. Eve is running interference with the Watchers and keeping his name off the list, and out of the Leader’s reach. But Joshua’s already been exposed, and it’s only a matter time before no one will be able to contain him.
Fallen Spire – Science-Fiction
Believing that his future was intimately interwoven with Joshua’s, Ezechial had been patiently searching for him. The rest of the Laterali had faded into the shadows when they finally realized the prophecy was upon them. As the demons poured down the giant obsidian Spire, their seers saw clearly that they needed to retreat and wait. The demons were meant to cleanse the world; the Laterali were not meant to interfere.
But Ezechial saw something else for himself. Not against the prophecy, but hidden within it. He wasn’t a seer, but nevertheless, he’d seen references to one who would interfere. Ezechial didn’t know who it was, because there was still too much in flux.
He saw something different for the future of mankind as well… if anyone survived.
Evening Breezes – Poetry
A young man is lost in grief after the death of his best friend.Evening Breezes tells the poetic story of his night of reconciliation. It is a journey through his past seen through the tears of his present.
The narrative is broken up into Objects and Reflections to help readers understand the frame of reference for each setting, and capture the potency of the memories and how strongly they are interwoven with the man’s sadness in the present.
The story uses vivid, and sometimes abstract imagery to carry the reader to the eponymous poem at the heart of the novella which characterizes the art of memory, aging, and love.