Jacqueline Carey is back with an amazing adventure not seen since her New York Times bestselling Kushiels Legacy series. Lush and sensual, Starless introduces us to an epic world where exiled gods live among us, and a hero whose journey will resonate long after the last page is turned.Let your mind be like the eye of the hawkDestined from birth to serve as protector of the princess Zariya, Khai is trained in the arts of killing and stealth by a warrior sect in the deep desert; yet there is one profound truth that has been withheld from him.In the court of the Sun-Blessed, Khai must learn to navigate deadly intrigue and his own conflicted identitybut in the far reaches of the western seas, the dark god Miasmus is rising, intent on nothing less than wholesale destruction.If Khai is to keep his souls twin Zariya alive, their only hope lies with an unlikely crew of prophecy-seekers on a journey that will take them farther beneath the starless skies than anyone can imagine....
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I received this book for free through Goodreads Giveaways and have chosen to give my honest opinion about it.
I think this book was honestly phenomenal! In recent books, the concept of "vulnerable" or "human" gods has come up a lot, which may feel cliched to some, but the way the other handled it, it felt more comfortable if anything! That being said, I think the characters and settings were very unique, and very interesting! I could barely put this book down, I truly loved it!
“Let your mind be like the eye of the hawk.”
I finished this book a few days ago, and it’s still running wild in my head. Starless is a book that pulls you straight into its world, and you can’t get enough of it. At least in my case. I’m secretly hoping that we’ll get see more of this world because it deserves more than one book.
But let’s talk about the book first before I start speculating about possible sequels. The following review may contain spoilers, so please be aware of that.
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I really enjoyed this book.
I really really loved the first 1/3 with Kahi training in the desert. The world building and mythology of the land is superb! Seriously some of the best world building I’ve seen in a stand alone novel. I loved the characters introduced here, I loved he training methods, I loved the desert culture. Everything. I could have just read about the brotherhood the entire book and been blissfully happy. However prophecies being what they are that typically requires a bit of t ...more
4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/07/05/...
I’m a huge fan of Jacqueline Carey and will read anything she writes no matter the genre or subject, but I do believe she is in her element whenever she tackles epic fantasy because the format lends itself well to her style. Hence, I was so excited when I found out about Starless. Carey is a master worldbuilder who has also written some of my favorite characters of all time, and I feel that opportunities like these are w ...more
At its core Starless is your typical fantasy story, featuring a band of young heroes coming together to defeat the ultimate evil and save the world. And while there are parts where Jacqueline Carey displays her talent for unique settings, multifaceted characters and deep plots those parts are sadly rare, especially towards the end, and you can't shake the feeling that you have read this "story" a hundred times already. Despite that the story is well written and I liked the diverse cast which fea ...more
If you like YA I think you'll like this more than I did. The book started out well and had a couple of nice twists. However the plot was simple and one of the main characters drove me crazy always calling her counterpart My Heart, My Darling, My This and My That. In the end the second half was a slog for me.
decent but lacking the spark of the Kushiel series as the narrator and the universe are not that interesting, but the writing is still beautiful and kept me engaged until the end
Ms. Carey Does Not Disappoint
I have loved the Kushiel’s Dart series since it began - and have been missing this author’s gift of creating a world and characters so rich you live with them every step of the way. Starless takes the reader to another new world - familiar but oh so different. A journey worthy of Homer - I can’t recommend this book enough. Through the trials this group endures I shed tears and had my heart racing. Thank you Jacqueline - I can only hope you have a new yarn in the work ...more