October 26, 2011

The Importance of Dragons • Starlighter

Starlighter book cover
Starlighter by Bryan Davis
Series: Dragons of Starlight #1
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication Date: April 1, 2010
Source/Format: Bought || Hardcover

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 like dragons. I like magic and fantasy. I like strong heros or heroines. That having been said, I thought the premise behind Starlighter was pretty awesome - I mean, for goodness sake, it combines all three of those things. 

I think one of Starlighter's strongest points is its characters. Jason Masters is definitely the hero you'd want on your side - dashing, brave, charming, a good heart and yet, still possessing human flaws. Koren, on the other hand, is the underdog, the one you root for, the one you find yourself happy for when good things or fortunate things come her way. Then there are the myriad other characters who come into play - Randall, Elyssa, Arxad and Tibalt, to name a few - who make things a heck of a lot more interesting. 

I also enjoyed the exploration into the mythology/legends that the whole story was built upon. It was a fascinating new way to view the dragons and the humans, and I thought it definitely added a whole new dimension to the tale. I do wish it had been explained a little better or clearer, just so that I didn't have to scramble to put it together on my own. Starlighter was fast-paced, interesting and fantastical. I wouldn't run out and buy the next book in the series, but I wouldn't not read it either.


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  3. This actually sounds really interesting...great blog, new follower here :-)


  4. This looks insanely fascinating. I'll have to put it upon my never ending to read list!

    xoxoxox V. Blake


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