Starfire, the first installment in The Mending, is written by Stuart Vaughn Stockton and is published by Marcher Lord Press. In a far-off world, Rathe, a Yanguch Saurian, was born of a low status. Due to a lucky encounter, he has been given the chance to rise up and take his place among the finest fighters. However, on his first assignment, he becomes the subject of a grand plot to destroy either his nation or the opposing empire, the Herians. As time grows short, he must protect the weapon from the Herians as they tirelessly attempt to retrieve it.
Starfire is a unique sci-fi treat. It combines the ferocity and reality of Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park with the knowledge and complexity of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings. What I enjoyed throughout this book was that you can soon relate to everything that is going on, despite the scale barrier. The best sci-fi that I have read has always found a way to bring the reader between the pages into the reality of the tale. This is most certainly how I felt when I read Starfire. This is a great book to lose yourself in during any season, if you enjoy futuristic fiction.