The Star Thief on April 11, 2017
Source: ARC Trade
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic, Juvenile Fiction / Steampunk
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The constellations come to life in this imaginative fantasy adventure debut.
Honorine's life as a maid at the Vidalia mansion is rather dull, dusting treasures from faraway places and daydreaming in front of maps of the world. But everything changes when she catches two brutish sailors ransacking Lord Vidalia's study, and then follows a mysterious girl with wings out into the night....
Suddenly, Honorine is whisked into the middle of a battle between the crew of a spectacular steamship and a band of mythical constellations. The stars in the sky have come to life to defend themselves against those who want to harness their powers. Much to her surprise, Honorine is the crux of it all, the center of an epic clash between magic and science, the old ways and the new. But can this spirited young girl bring both sides of a larger-than-life fight together before they unleash an evil power even older than the stars?
The Starthief was a delightful surprise. I made it a goal to read some of my older books that have languished on my shelves, and this one had lived there for four years. The plot kept me guessing who was excellent and terrible, and the ongoing action reminded me of an Indiana Jones-type adventure. The real-life mythology uniqueness of the story kept me wanting to read long past my bedtime. A deck that wraps up nicely at the end with some room for more level possible on the horizon. This book debuted in 2017, so not sure we will get more books from this author or not.
Thanks for your thoughts. I’ve heard of this book but not read it.