Trenara never thought she would have to guide a student she loved to become a messiah, but it is the only way this second trial Starguider can salvage her world. Torn between her devotion to Joshan and the fate of her kind, Trenara struggles against accusations of murder, the onset of war, and the loss of her faith in gods who have turned their backs on her. The only peoplTrenara never thought she would have to guide a student she loved to become a messiah, but it is the only way this second trial Starguider can salvage her world. Torn between her devotion to Joshan and the fate of her kind, Trenara struggles against accusations of murder, the onset of war, and the loss of her faith in gods who have turned their backs on her. The only people she can trust to help them are two war-ravaged heroes; the boy's life-long trainer and an old sea captain everyone thought was a ghost. Their only weapon, a ten-year-old boy who wakes one morning to find his childhood gone and his hands filled with a power he couldn't possibly understand--or control. Together they must destroy a psychotic enemy and a religious order that has been running the Imperium for a thousand years; a system they have all taken vows to protect....
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STARSIGHT, an epic fantasyby Minnette MeadorHere is what two greats of sci-fi/fantasy have to say about Starsight...“[Starsight] is one powerful and imaginative fantasy adventure novel with many nice touches...there is magic galore, and challenge galore; nothing comes easy. It's the first of a series, and it should do well...” Piers Anthony“Minnette Meador has begun reinventing and redefining the field by page 30 of STARSIGHT, and hasn’t stopped by the final sentence. But there’s more than just novel ideas going on, here; Meador also knows the unfakeable secret of keeping even newcomers turning the pages: care about your characters so much it becomes infectious. This is a Typhoid Mary of a book, from a writer to watch." Spider Robinson, co-author with Robert A. Heinlein of VARIABLE STAR
Starsight is a superior, old-fashioned, epic tale of wizardry, evil and empires.The book tells the tale of Trenara, Joshan and their allies, as they battle the Machiavellian schemes of Sirdar, and it weaves an intriguing, complex journey for the reader.The world inside the pages comes alive fully, unfolding with a vibrant energy, and wholly realized characters. From the first page to the last word, I was captivated and entertained. The author creates an inventive outlook on the world of wizards, kings, and magic, giving us characters to care about as they slowly deal with the expanding threat, amidst their secrets, flaws and decency. Starsight is the first volume in a series, and I can’t wait until the next book. It is a remarkable fantasy novel.
It wasn’t till I picked up my copy of Minnette Meador’s "Starsight," mailed freshly minted, signed and personalized by the author, that I realized how long it was since I’d enjoyed a fantasy (unless Harry Potter counts). I tried George R.R. Martin’s books recently, but couldn’t get into them – the short reading sessions of a busy life meant the story became too disjointed for me to follow. But Minnette has quickly rekindled my love of the genre. Eechas instead of hairy horses disturbed me – maybe that’s one of my problems, keeping the language of a fantasy world in mind. Guiders. Power (always in italics). I wasn’t sure, but I kept reading, persevered into the second chapter. Then suddenly the whole of Minnette’s strange world came into focus in my imagination. I was there, transported for a chapter at a time, and the names and images were ready and waiting to return as soon as I came back. With so many names – such strange names – I’m not sure how she did it. But I’d have to say, Minnette has a very deft hand at weaving enough detail into her tale to keep it all flowing smoothly in and out of memory.Two things attracted me to the book before I read it: Piers Anthony’s endorsement on the front cover, and Spider Robinson’s on the back. The pictures on the cover made me think I might be in for a Lord of the Rings look-alike, but I was pleased to be wrong. "Starsight" is set in world of its own, with human characters, flawed and believable, stories and histories interwoven and slowly revealed, and an enjoyable premise of good misused and evil strangely attractive.Somewhere along the way, I realized I was reading book one of a set, though the story is complete enough to stand alone. Now I’ve finished, and the world’s still waiting, it’s peoples poised for disaster and war, its problems and deceits only partially resolved; and I'm looking forward to book 2.
Tenara Had Been A Guider For Most Of Her Fifty-Two Seasons, But Nothing Had Prepared Her For The Horrible Vision That Awoke Her And She Knew It Would Come To Pass And Nothing She Could Do Would Stop It. She Shook Off Her Dread And Arose To Face The Day Of Teaching Young Prince Joshan To Become A Guider. They Went Off To Their Favorite Place In The Mountains To Practice And Young Joshan Was Adept At His Lessons. They Lingered Too Long, And She Knew They Had To Spend The Night As It Was Too Treacherous To Descend At Night. The Next Morning There Was No Sign Of The Ten Year Old Prince And She Used Her Magic To Find Him, But What She Found Was A Naked Young Man That Was Joshan! She Used Her Cloak To Cover Him And Awaken The Prince So They Could Return To The Keep But Once They Arrived The Gates Were Locked And The Guard Failed To Say The Proper Greeting. Something Was Terribly Wrong!!Wow, Does Ms. Meador GrabHer Readers With The Very First Page! This Is Only The First Book And I Can't Wait To Read The Next! Pravius, A Pawn Of SiDar The Evil Demon Who's Bent On Controlling The Known Lands Secretly Made Mortals To Do His Bidding And Used Pravius To Kill The King, Joshan Father, Faked His Death And Blamed Treason On Tenarna !!
I was so tired of the fantasy genre - until now. StarSight by Minnette Meador is a masterfully crafted story. I was totally involved by page three and unable to stop reading. This is rare for me, so recommend this book highly!I've already read the second volume, StarSight II and am even more impressed! This is a going to be on my keeper shelf for re-reads! I actually can't wait to begin Volume I again, and savor it all the way through - to the end of Volume II.Even better, Minnette Meador has more books (not just fantasy) already in print. I love finding new authors who enthrall me with their stories!Impressed with StarSight I, I couldn't wait to read StarSight Volume II. I enjoyed it as much as the first book, at first, but then I was so totally enthralled! The first book is high adventure and magic, the second volume goes higher, and deeper, darker, twisting and turning the readers expectations in ways that were amazing!The battles are tastefully gory and not dwelled upon, instead, powerful images are granted to the reader, then the story plows over dead bodies of friends and foes, and continues deeper, brighter, wilder.A must read and for me a must re-read!
One of the best fantasy novels I have ever read. Engaging and you will just love the characters.