Starship’s Mage

starship_mageI don’t remember who turned me onto this series. Probably Deb Geary. Glynn Stewart’s ability to blend science fiction and science fantasy floored me when I read this volume. Like many writers starting in recently, he tried the serial approach and, I assume, learned – as most do if they keep at it – that people will wait until the serial is complete before picking up the first one. Once burned, twice shy.

The omnibus edition holds all five serial episodes and does a good job of sweeping the reader along in a breath-taking vision of starships powered by magic and the toll it takes on those who must fly them. It hooked me immediately and kept me turning pages thought this volume and every volume since.

Stewart has just published the fourth book in his series and it’s just as good as the rest.

If you’re looking for a different take on interstellar navigation, you might want to grab a sample of Starship’s Mage and give it a try.

About the reviewer:

NathanLowell_150x150Nathan Lowell has been writing science fiction and fantasy most of his life. He started publishing in 2007 and has no intention of stopping any time soon.

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3 thoughts on “Starship’s Mage”

  1. Glynn Stewart hit my radar on a random grab one afternoon. Everyone once in a while I can not make up my mind what to add to my reading list until it is empty. Starship Mage was grabbed just to have something to read whilst I found something good. Little did I know that I would be chomping at the bit for future novel releases. The series is yet another example why Jeffrey Kafer is one of my favorite narrators.

    Written in the classic style of young orphan grown up to become much more than everyone around him thought him capable. The premise behind the technology for interstellar flight is unique and thought out. The political aspects balance well with the story arch and the action events. The entire series to date is quite absorbing and come highly recommended by myself and many others.

    (4 Stars all around.)

  2. Your review sent met to get a sample and that definitely brought me in. Fantastic beginning sets a nice stage that I could not pass up. This will be my Kindle Owner’s Book for October.

    1. It’s October and I’m into Starship’s Mage. It’s a very enjoyable read–totally engaging with rich characters. I can see why you like this one, Nathan.

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