Having seven sons is a honor above no other. Which is why she is a disappointment. The only girl of seven children, she brought shame to her family. Who knew something like this could be turned into a book, but Rachel Rossano has done just that with her book, Seventh Born. Read on to learn more about the book and enter the giveaway.
About the Book
Zezilia Ilar is the disappointment. Born after six brothers, she was supposed to be the son to restore her family’s prestige. She intends to remedy her shortcomings by being a dutiful daughter, marrying well and producing children, preferably a set of seven sons. But when someone offers her an alternative, she begins to dream of more.
In a society that worships a goddess, he follows the Almighty.
Hadrian Aleron, as a seventh son of a seventh son, stands to take up the second highest position in government, Sept Son. His main qualification for office is his birth. Despite preparing for this role from childhood, he does not desire what is to come. As a follower of the Almighty, he knows he will be the target of many, and his faith might eventually lead to death.
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About the Author
Rachel Rossano lives with her husband and three children in the northeastern part of the United States. Homeschooled through high school, she began writing her early teens. She didn’t become serious about pursuing a career as an author until after she had graduated from college and happily married. Then the children came.
Now she spends her days being a wife, mother, teacher, and household manager. Her evenings and free moments are devoted to her other loves, writing and book cover design. Drawing on a lifelong fascination with reading and history, she spends hours creating historical feeling fantasy worlds and populating them with characters who live and breathe on the page.
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Rachel is giving away an eBook of her book. You can enter here. Your odds of winning increase with every person you refer so spread the word! Good luck, and I hope you win!
When I was offered the opportunity to read and review this book, the blurb and idea of the story line really intrigued me and I readily signed up. I liked the way it was told in first person and in general the writing style is good!
But now I have to come to a confession… I did not finish this book. In fact, I only made it to 11% before I decided I needed to stop reading, because it was just making me really uncomfortable. It is not obvious from the blurb, but this book is actually a fantasy. I’m not saying fantasy is never appropriate, but in this case the elements that were incorporated were really weird. Basically, it revolves around characters who have ‘talents’ that include mind reading and “touching” other characters (like picking someone up and holding them against a wall) without ever making physical contact with them. It all happens by the power of thought, and it was too much akin to stories I’ve heard of the powers of witch doctors. Also the fact that when two people make contact with each others brain, the other’s ‘taste’ fills their mouth? That was just a little too much for me.
Because I didn’t read most of the book and because I cannot complain at the quality of the author’s writing (as I said above, it had some good elements), I’m giving it two stars instead of just one. If it hadn’t been for the fact that I disagreed so strongly with the premise, I probably would have enjoyed it.
*I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. Mrs. Rosanno, thank you so much for giving me this opportunity and I’m sorry that I was not able to write a more positive review.
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