Review: Starship’s Mage: Episode 1 by Glynn Stewart

Starships Mage Episode 1

Publisher: Faolan’s Pen Publishing
Author: Glynn Stewart
Released: December 15th 2013
Received: NetGalley
Rating: 4 Kitties

I received a copy of Starship’s Mage: Episode 1 in a sampler bundle through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

When I first read the concept for this series I honestly wasn’t sure what to think. While I’ve read both science fiction and fantasy novels (quite a lot of them, actually), I haven’t read that many that blended the two. Certainly not in the way described here…but it works. It absolutely works.

It took me about a chapter or two to really get into the groove of things, but once I did I found myself devouring the pages, eagerly looking for the next bit of information. Before I knew it I had finished episode one. I think I would have read all the episodes at once, had I had them readily available.

Spoiler Warning

Starships’s Mage managed to completely take me by surprise in just how well it was written. I honestly mean it when I say that I fully intend to pick up the rest of it, as well as any following books in the series. I don’t think it’ll be possible for me to get enough of this concept.

Damien is a brilliant but sympathetic character. It didn’t take long before I found myself rooting for him. His unwavering determination despite the odds was inspiring, and I love that he never let himself get negative about the odds he was given. He just dealt with it. That combined with his unique insight and abilities…well it made him a very likable character.

What I really loved was the complexity of the runes and how they interacted with technology. The more they showed me about how it worked, the more I wanted to know about it. I can’t wait to see our main character (who seems particularly talented in reading the flow of runes) discovers, reads, or learns in the next episode.

I can’t wait to see what happens in episode two and later. I know that Glynn Stewart has written many other science fiction series, and I still have a small sampler pack to go through. It’s taking all of my willpower not to immediately jump on to the next in this series. If I end up loving his other series as much, I may be in for a whole lot of reading in my future (I know, what’s new about that).

 

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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