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The Boy who Lit up the Sky (The Two Moons of Rehnor Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 16 in The Two Moons of Rehnor (16 Book Series)
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For me, this story was--odd. I'm not sure exactly why that word summarizes it best for me, but when I try to think of descriptive words for the story, it is the word that comes to mind again and again. I find I am confused by the world created between the covers of THE BOY WHO LIT UP THE SKY. The people and social norms suggest that the world is ancient and pre-industrial, but the gadgets and technologies are anything but. Thus, I pictured thirteenth century people in a twenty-first century world, and somehow, it did not work well for me. Things from just the first few pages that suggested an old included the orphan home and the way it was run, the power of the Father, the infants' loss of their parents during the "winter freeze," use of words such as "half-breed" and "milord," the "one year olds' room" where "twenty babies sat naked in chairs, eating, sleeping and pooping at will," the reference to orphan girls who "unless they were rescued before age seven or eight, would be put to work earning their keep," the fact that there were only jobs for "men who joined the guards and women who worked as maids in the Palace," the loss of babies from "a fever going around," the off-handed manner in which a child sexual predator was introduced, and so forth. I could picture these things in a world very different from the world of today. Even so, these same early pages occasionally noted things like a bottle warmer, the Father's new "speeder," old radiators that "spat and hissed," and a note that no busses serviced a particular area. I grant that a fantasy world can be anything.Read more ›
Our hero Senya's miserable start to life in an orphanage is difficult in the extreme. The writing is hard hitting in places but Senya's story gradually evolves through the eyes of each of the characters involved in his care.
Of mixed interplanetary parentage, Senya is misunderstood and abused for his differences, but his all encompassing persona and incredible, almost magical talents serve to save him as well as seclude him.
I loved the way this book reeled me in, even after having made me close the pages after some particularly hard moments in Senya's life.
I just couldn't put it down! This book is a worthy winner of a quarter final place in the ABNA finals.
I like the scene descriptions, the little bits of history given here and there, enough to make depth without getting sidetracked and boring.
I have to keep myself from thinking "but why doesn't he just..." or I will ruin the story. Don't worry so much about his motivations, just go with it.
My one big strike against this book is that here we had this great story about these two societies and then suddenly, out of the blue, the author brings earth into it.
WTF? WHY does there need to be a tie to earth? If another society is needed, why not something else? I really do not like the tendency of so many authors to feel like they must somehow tie Earth into their otherwise totally self contained worlds.
It is also an incredibly sexist book, reading that doesn' t bother me so much but I can think of a number of my friends who would not be able to read it because of that.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The beginning was a bit hard to follow for me. Lots of jumping from one character to another. Almost didn't finish it but so glad I did. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
Very enjoyable space-opera read. The author develops the story well. After I had read this novel, which was a good story in itself, I found that it was a series of SIXTEEN novels,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by michael wood
Meri took care of the children that no one wanted. One was unusual because his eyes were silver and his toes were claws. As the child grew, he got in trouble a lot. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
I really enjoyed this story! it kept the pages turning! Amazing things kept happening and story unfolds to great cliff hanger!Published 2 months ago by tjc
What an enjoyable read.
The whole idea of giving the first in the series so that you can become addicted has certainly worked in this case. Read more
Inventive story and unique characters. The protagonist is unique and described by several different narrators; perhaps too many. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Frank Karlin
I was cringing at the writing. The premise seems fine, but it isn't well executed. I'm not sure if the other reviewers read a different book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sockanasa
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