Here I am again to review yet another Marcher Lord Press novel, and again, this is one of my favorites (no, I won’t say that about all of them, but probably about most of them, haha).
Starfire, by Stuart Vaughn Stockton. Awesome book. Pure awesomeness.
His characters were deep, memorable, connectable (i.e., I empathized with them); his world’s premise, development, weaving, and execution were absolutely stunning; and his story’s plot, intricacy, concept, and progression were perfectly crafted.
And it was beautifully unique: I mean, who has ever thought of doing a high fantasy sci-fi story with a world populated entirely by dinosaurs? I know I never did, but I wish I had. Brilliant idea, hard to execute though. But he did a marvelous job of it.
And then, who wouldn’t like to read a book from the perspective of someone tasked with the creation of a world-wide catastrophe??
These kinds of things make it really hard to publish, though, at least with regular publishing venues. With Marcher Lord Press and other companies like them, it becomes very possible to get awesome stuff like this into the hands of voracious and thankful readers like me. And like you. 😉
Starfire stands out in my mind as a Wow Book. I can’t wait to read it again.
The morals, the theme, the lessons, could even be described as life-changing. Powerful stuff, deep thinking, great challenges.
Another six out of five. 🙂 So go check it out.