Stian's Mistake: Starbright 0.5 (Starbright Series) Kindle Edition
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Perhaps, reading Justice Buried first may have helped? However, as I read this first, I'm not sure if I'll even read it. The main characters just annoyed me to no end. Seriously, Stian shows intelligence and the next instance sounds like a complete idiot.
As for, Zarea, I'm on the fence. I think she is portrayed a bit more believably as a real person. She is stressed because of her position & we know she is immature as she's only 17. As the protagonist, you'd hope she had more of a back bone.
A part that, irritated me beyond, was when it was said that, "baby smooth skin equals a lack of intelligence." It came off very rude & possibly in a prejudicial manner. Perhaps, it would have been better to say something along the lines of a city dweller not having the same outdoors knowledge or similar.
Finally, what's up with Bible Scriptures at the beginning of each chapter. They seemed to have no relevance to it at all. Then following Scriptures we see these 2 unmarried young people having sex every chance they get. Building or expounding on their relationship of 2 years would have been much more successful. Plus, for being together for 2 years that act like it's only been 2 months.
All in all the story line was weak, I disliked the characters, there was a lack of creative word building, editing was fine & the ending just nose-dived off a cliff landing on its face.
I DO believe that the author has good potential as most of the other books have great ratings. I'm hoping that anyone who reads this is aware that it should be read after Justice Buried. It seems that is the key to liking this novella better.
With my ratings: #1-3 & 5 each get a half star with a full star on #4.
My star ratings include these 5 elements:
1~great story line
3~use of word building
4~being well edited or narrated
Stian, and orphaned, unmarried warrior..in his adopted tribe Hebron...returns from seven weeks of wandering , to find out Zarea the daughter of Abraham,the leader and the girl he loves will be offered as wife to the man who completes the Hero's Mission(which no warrior who excepts it can return with completing it). Caine, Thadd, or Stian will all be sent on the Hero's Mission with Zarea the prize, they all think, but Abraham has some secrets he isn't telling any of them, though he will end up telling Zarea part of it. But on his own Stian will discover part of it and do something that could change things before he is sent off.But he will find what he thinks will allow him to return. Only will his mistake change things? What will he find back at the camp? What will happen to Zarea? Will anyone have found out what Stian did or if thay find out what was done, did they figure out who did it? Can't wait for this to continue.
This tale is part of a series of novellas and additions to the Starbright series. The novellas, including this one, can be read as individual or part of the complete series. An exciting trip to the future and their struggles to survive.
I felt there should have been more focus on the relationship between Zarea and Stian. I don't know why or how to explain it but there was just something that needed to be explored more between them two. I hope this happens as the series continues.
The storyline was intriguing and I felt it was a reasonably strong one too. I felt there were a lot of different storylines that blurred and made it a little hard to follow. I hope these stories become clearer to map as the series continues. ***Fingers crossed***
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO PEOPLE WHO LOVE PARANORMAL, POST APOCALYPTIC, MULTI-LAYERED STORIES!
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