Starfinder, by John Marco, is the first novel in the Skylords trilogy.
Thirteen year old Moth has always dreamed of flying. And Rendor, his friend Fiona’s grandfather, also had the same dream and created flying ships to allow humans to take to the skies. Rendor has also been spouting on about the dangerous Skylords. Though, no one has ever seen them. And when Moth’s old friend passes along a secret, Moth must embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
While Moth’s world is similar to our own, he travels past the barrier that his people are forbidden to cross into a world of mermaids, dragons, centaurs, and magic. This world is ruled by the Skylords, a jealous race that doesn’t allow any other creatures to fly free.
As a coming of age story, this is a wonderful fantasy novel for all ages. The excitement and wonder is continuous. Following the adventures of Moth and Fiona, both must learn about long-kept secrets and friendship.
The characters are different and fun; and though Fiona’s complaining got annoying quickly, she stayed true to form. Everything about this creative world is exciting and full of suspense. A fantastic beginning to a unique and fresh story, I’ll be waiting impatiently for the next installment!
Starfinder will be available in bookstores May 5th, 2009.