A Story of Becoming

A Story of Becoming

An Inspiring Fantasy Fable

Fiction - Inspirational
52 Pages
Reviewed on 05/26/2016
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Author Biography

Ayn Cates Sullivan, Ph.D, is an award winning and best selling author. She has committed her life to writing ­visionary fiction for all ages. With a master’s degree in spiritual psychology and a doctorate in literature earned between Columbia University and King’s College London, Ayn has amassed a wealth of academic knowledge that perfectly complements her life’s passion and pursuit to help heal, strengthen and empower people all over the world. She is the president of Infinite Light Publishing, and is assisting some new writers in preparing their spiritual books for publication. Her latest book, A Story of Becoming, is a story for all ages, about a seed that over time becomes a living miracle. The book has won 18 awards including Nautilus, Indie Excellence, Beverly Hills, Children’s Literary Classics and top honors with Mom’s Choice. It was the division winner of the Paris, Great Southeast and London Book Festivals. Her next book, Legends of the Grail, will be released this autumn.

Book Review

Reviewed by Cheryl E. Rodriguez for Readers' Favorite

Unseen, unaware, a seed lies deep within the soil. A Story of Becoming by Ayn Cates Sullivan PhD is a seed’s journey of self-discovery. The seed reaches toward the light and breaks the surface into a beautiful majestic world of wonder. Observing the world creates times of self reflection and transformation. As the seedling grows and matures, she becomes more in tune with her surroundings, finding harmony in nature. However, as she continues to develop, she questions her purpose in the meadow. Why was she created? What is she becoming? When the storms of life alter the world as she knows it, she gains further understanding of her future and destiny. Renewed, refreshed and full of life, she gives of herself generously, multiplying her goodness for generations to come.

Ayn Cates Sullivan's A Story of Becoming reveals the miracle of life. This allegorical narrative may be diminutive in pages, but it is extensive in meaning. Elements of truth buried beneath the surface of the narrative resemble the nutrients held within the soil that nourishes nature’s fauna. I read it several times, discovering hidden gems of understanding each time. Sullivan’s writing style is sensory, simplistic, and eloquently imaginative. Belle Crow DuCray’s artwork illustrates the story beautifully, bringing depth and animation to Sullivan’s words. The fantasy fable’s theme echoes the unique purpose of life. Its mood is magical; nuances of awe, child-like innocence, and the wonderment of creation meld together masterfully. Sullivan creates balance in the narrative by portraying the challenges of life with the fortitude to overcome by becoming who you are destined to be. A Story of Becoming will inspire both young and mature with its timeless message.