Friday, September 12, 2014
Friday Favorites: Starlighter
Recommended for: 13 and up
Rating: PG-13 (for violence)
For years, tales of DRAGONS from another world kidnapping and enslaving humans have been circulating in Jason Masters world, while for a slave girl named Koren, the stories of a human world seem pure myth. Together, these two teens will need to bridge two planets in order to overthrow the draconic threat and bring the lost slaves home. What if the Legends Are True?
Jason Masters doubted the myths that told of people taken through a portal to another realm and enslaved by dragons. But when he receives a cryptic message from his missing brother, he must uncover the truth and find the portal before it s too late. At the same time, Koren, a slave in the dragons realm, discovers she has a gift that could either save or help doom her people. As Jason and Koren work to rescue the enslaved humans, a mystic prophecy surrounding a black egg may make all their efforts futile."
I first read this book last year and loved it from the very beginning. There are many reasons that I like this book. One reason that I like it is that it is different from most fantasy stories where characters travel to another world. Most of the time they travel from earth to a fantasy world, but in Starlighter they travel from one fantasy world to another fantasy world. It also gets more complicated as the story goes on. Starlighter is a long book, but it doesn't have any boring parts. The book is fast paced and exciting and it is written in a way in which you can get to know the characters.
I enjoyed that it switched from between Jason and Koren's point of view throughout the book. All of the characters are unique and they aren't the typical characters that are in most fantasy stories.While reading the series I became attached to the characters, Jason and Koren being my favorites. There are many other characters in the story including Elyssa, Randall, and Tibber who travel with Jason. The dragons are the villains in the story, with Magnar as the leader.
This series is one of my favorite fantasy stories along with The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia, even though it is very different.