Starlighter

Paperback | March 29, 2010

byBryan Davis

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For years, tales of

DRAGONS

from another world kidnapping and enslaving humans have been circulating in Jason Masters' world, while for a slave girl named Koren, the stories of a human world seem pure myth. Together, these two teens will need to bridge two planets in order to overthrow the draconic threat and bring the lost slaves home.

What if the Legends Are True?

Jason Masters doubted the myths that told of people taken through a portal to another realm and enslaved by dragons. But when he receives a cryptic message from his missing brother, he must uncover the truth and find the portal before it's too late. At the same time, Koren, a slave in the dragons' realm, discovers she has a gift that could either save or help doom her people. As Jason and Koren work to rescue the enslaved humans, a mystic prophecy surrounding a black egg may make all their efforts futile.

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For years, tales ofDRAGONSfrom another world kidnapping and enslaving humans have been circulating in Jason Masters' world, while for a slave girl named Koren, the stories of a human world seem pure myth. Together, these two teens will need to bridge two planets in order to overthrow the draconic threat and bring the lost slaves home.W...

Bryan Davis is the author of the bestselling fantasy series Echoes from the Edge, Dragons in Our Midst, and Oracles of Fire. He and his wife, Susie, have seven children and live in western Tennessee, where he continues to cook up his imaginative blend of fantasy and inspiration.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:March 29, 2010Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310718368

ISBN - 13:9780310718369

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slow start, but decent first installment Bryan Davis has made himself known writing primarily young adult fantasy. In fact, probably his most popular series is Dragons in our Midst, followed closely by its spin-off-sequel series, Oracles of Fire. In Starlighter, Davis returns to stories of dragons and slayers - but this time the dragons are evil. The first three chapters of this book were slow and somewhat predictable, in my opinion. However, the story begins to pick up near the end of chapter three and moves at a steady pace from there, even more after a major plot point early in the book. The book is never truly dull, but those who are looking for action from page one may be disappointed. The characters are strong and believable. A few have character flaws they need to work on, but they will mature throughout the series. And that does make it better. I will look forward to watching them grow. However, Koren reminds me far too much of Sapphira Adi from Oracles of Fire. I like Sapphira, but I would rather not read about her in Dragons of Starlight. As far as his theology goes, it is sound. This is especially important, because even fictional works should be God-honoring. But in Starlighter, no objectionable theology will be found. Some conversations between Koren and the Prince I thought were a little too forthright, but that could be due to being familiar with Mr. Davis' theology and coming to recognize it quickly. Do I think the book is his best? No, but it is not bad, either. If you are into fantasy and want to read about dragons and humans - and this time cheer for the slayers - then you will probably enjoy this book.
Date published: 2015-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Story Starlighter is another wonderful book from Bryan Davis. The story is fantastic, I loved all the characters and plots! I can't wait to see what the next book is like. Mr. Davis has truly created another masterpiece here, and I would recommend this book to anyone!
Date published: 2010-10-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Bad An interesting concept of two adjoining worlds, one where dragons are considered a myth and humans rule the world, and the other where dragons reign supreme and the thought of humans being anymore than expendable labor is nothing more than a fairy tale. Apparently the dragon world is dependent upon a prophesied Starlighter to watch and care for their unhatched Dark Prince and usher forth a new, golden era for dragon kin. Definitely not going to wait for the next one with baited breathe. This one was Ok, but it wasn't interesting enough to capture my attention enough to carry one.
Date published: 2010-09-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Adventure As a “30 something” mom, I am quite selective when it comes to choosing which Young Adult novels to read. I tend to pick authors whose works I am already acquainted with and a few which come highly recommended by other adult readers and bloggers. It is my previous experience in the adventures of the “Dragons in Our Midst” series by Byran Davis, which lead me to Starlighter. Exited to hear that this wonderful author has started a new series, Starlighter has been on my wish list for a while! And, courtesy of the wonderful ladies of the Harper Collins Canada Promotions Department, I received a copy to review! Woot Woot! Reviewer Synopsis Major Four, a world inhabited by humans and whose very way of life is remnant of our Medieval Times, has a “Legend”. This “Legend” is a fantastical story shared by many, but only truly discussed by few. According to believers, over 100 years ago a gateway was opened between this world and another, Dracon. Dragons came and men, women, and children alike, were kidnapped and returned to Dracon; enslaved to serve in a world of beasts. But, Governor Prescott has deemed the “Legend” too ridiculous to have happened! Prescott has gone so far as to make even the mention of this topic punishable by law, forcing believers to form “Underground Gateway” organizations whose members are determined to find said Gateway and rescue Major Four’s “Lost Ones”. Starlight (aka Dracon) is a planet half way across the universe and inhabited by Dragons. All-powerful and, in general, fierce beasts whose continued existence rests on the frail shoulders of the humans who server them. You see, the good health of the Dragons of Starlight depend on an atmosphere rich with Pheterone. But, over 100 years ago Starlight began to lose this precious resource. An “Explorer” was sent out into the universe to find an alternative place to live. This “Explorer” found Darksphere (aka Major Four), but found its atmosphere also unsuitable. He did, however, find a species whose nimbleness and dexterity could be of great use to the inhabitants of his home. As you can imagine, the Dragons of Starlight were too big to mine into their world’s interior to release the much needed Pheterone. It was with this purpose in mind that “The Explorer” kidnapped many humans from Darksphere and brought them back to Starlight to serve as slaves. My Thoughts Starlighter is the story of how one boy (Jason) from Major Four and one girl (Koren) from Starlight display a fierce determination and bravery in their quest to not only learn the truth, but to defeat the Dragons of Starlight. Although from two completely different worlds, Jason and Koren, ultimately, are on the same adventure. They seek the same truths, the same justices, and the same freedoms. Complete with a wonderful cast of supporting characters and page flipping plot lines, Starlighter is Young Adult Science Fiction at its Finest! Bryan Davis is sure to capture readers of all ages with this enchanting tale of a young boy’s journey to save the “Lost Ones” and a young girl’s devotion to truth and freedom! Please visit this link for more information! http://yzhabellasbookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/06/starlighter-by-bryan-davis.html
Date published: 2010-06-06

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Editorial Reviews

Jason Masters has heard many stories about, the Lost Ones, humans kidnapped by cruel dragons and forced to work as slaves in a parallel world called Starlight. All his life he has been training to slay dragons, even though he is not sure if they really exist. When Jason's brother sends a secret message revealing that he used a portal to cross over from Darksphere (their home) into Starlight, Jason embarks on a quest to locate the portal and help his brother rescue the Lost Ones. Meanwhile, a Lost One named Koren learns that she is a Starlighter, a storyteller prized for the ability to entrance dragons with her tales. She has dreamed all her life of escaping to Darksphere. Together Jason and Koren battle dragons and take a group of Lost Ones through the portal to freedom. Jason and Koren's stories are told in alternating chapters, weaving them together and setting the stage for the collaborative struggle at the conclusion of the novel. The conclusion wraps up the main storyline for the first installment of this new series; however, the novel contains a large cast of secondary characters, several of which seem to disappear as the story progresses. Fans of other Christian fantasy series such as Donita K. Paul's The Dragon Keepers Chronicles (WaterbrookPress) will be eager to read this series. The religious message is subtle, so non-Christian fantasy fans may enjoy this novel as well.---Amy Wykoff. VOYA August 2010