Born – Against All Odds
Who said we can’t choose our parents?
- WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Summer 2019 - Best Fantasy
- HONORABLE MENTION: Readers' Favorite Book Awards 2020 - Fiction-Religious Theme
“...a dramatic, uplifting and thought-provoking piece of literature that anyone can enjoy.” ~ K.C. Finn (5 Stars), Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews (See Full Review Below, Under “Endorsements”)
“This book will satiate your appetite for magical realism. ... It makes us feel better after reading the last page.” ~ Vincent Dublado (5 Stars), Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews (See Full Review Below, Under “Endorsements”)
When we’re born, we start with a blank slate, forgetting all that happened before. Most people think life begins at the moment of either conception or physical birth, but what if it really starts much earlier? What if we meet our parents even before they meet each other? What if we have a choice, and can shape our own destiny?
Take a remarkable journey with a young soul who, upon finding his ideal mother, stops at nothing to make her his own. From the instant he first lays eyes on Lera—so cheerful, charming, and eccentric—‘Peace’ knows she’s the only mom for him.
Yet things don’t always go the way we planned, even for souls desperate to be born.
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: In its Russian original, Born—Against All Odds was selected as ‘Best Book of the Year’ in the fantasy genre, at the International Russian Writers competition in Germany (2015). Its English translation by Krystyna Steiger (Canada) was awarded the second prize at the “Open Eurasia 5th International Writers Competition” in London in 2016. This version has been re-edited for your reading pleasure.