Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Debut Showcase: Starsight by Minnette Meador

Starsight (Amazon UK, Canada)
by Minnette Meador
StoneGarden.net Publishing
Trade Paperback

Trenara never thought she would have to guide a student she loved to become a messiah, but it is the only way this second trial Starguider can salvage her world. Torn between her devotion to Joshan and the fate of her kind, Trenara struggles against accusations of murder, the onset of war, and the loss of her faith in gods who have turned their backs on her. The only people she can trust to help them are two war-ravaged heroes; the boy’s life-long trainer and an old sea captain everyone thought was a ghost. Their only weapon, a ten-year-old boy who wakes one morning to find his childhood gone and his hands filled with a power he couldn't possibly understand--or control. Together they must destroy a psychotic enemy and a religious order that has been running the Imperium for a thousand years; a system they have all taken vows to protect.

I've never heard of this publisher before, but what caught my eye is the author had managed to snag some blurbs by Spider Robinson and Piers Anthony. Although this is technically a POD novel, it is only 14.95, the same as many other trade paperbacks, and it's even cheaper on Amazon. The author's blog is fed into the Amazon book page.


Dark Wolf said...

Sounds interesting. I will wait for review.

CaroleMcDonnell said...

A religious order running the imperium? Uhmm..... This bit sounds a bit like The Golden Compass. -C

Tia Nevitt said...

Dark Wolf, I'm on a bit of a review hiatus for a while. Raven is taking over for me for the next review or two.

Carole, I never read The Golden Compass, so I wouldn't know.

Minnette Meador said...

Tia - Thanks so much for posting this on you blog. This is my debut book, though I have three others coming out this year.

Actually, I've never read Golden Compass either (or seen the movie, for that matter), so I'm pretty sure its different...At least I certainly hope so!~LOL~ That would be a coincidence.

Starsight is about a woman who has to deal with the transformation of a child she loves into something she has no control over, while dealing with a world that is crumbling beneath her feet. For excerpts, check out my website at www.minnettemeador.com. Piers and Spider have been wonderful over the last year to support a complete unknown. It has been an honor to get to know them...and no one was as surprised as I was at their reviews. It took my breath away...twice!

This is a wonderful blog, BTW... nicely done, Tia.

Tia Nevitt said...

Thank you, Minnette.