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Sunstone Paperback – April 1, 2015

4.7 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Paper Crane Books; 1 edition (April 1, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0692418792
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692418796
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,759,922 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Holly Barbo has done it again and adds to her first collection "The Sage Seed Chronicles". I loved this collection and jumped to read her latest writing. It is steam punk ( I never knew) science fiction and fantasy. Very exciting, fast moving, and suspenseful. You will be taken to another planet, a moon, named Myrn, that has a three-day sunlight cycle called Twi days. Goddess Navara has set into place a societal system balanced by the power of Novara's sunstones. A society that over time comes to confront social injustices through the banks, corporations and politicians. My mind hit on Dickens. You'll be introduced to a geothermal grid for steam powered cars. Add aether lamps, cogs, clocks, and gears. I thought about Jules Verne, and Dan Brown. The plot will be immediately identifiable and strike a hit home. Holly Barbo writes with remarkable clarity and imagination. She has an incredible amount of knowledge about nature and science and politics. Amazingly so. I read the book stopping only to eat. Fun to read. Meaningful. Don't miss this read. And if you haven't read her other books please check them out and add them to your book collection. I'm giving this book as a gift to a friend I know will love it too. Steam Punk - great fun. Thanks Holly Barbo for a very good read.
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Again, Holly writes with clarity and creative wisdom, without making the story sound "plastic" or "canned". Holly's style requires one to pay attention to what is written. The reward is an intricate and building excitement. Sunstone is worthy of attention...it has something important to say for our time!
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Loved it!! Would love to have one of those little cars!! Good plot throughout. You can almost see parallels with our life now. A lot of similes but gently woven in. Wonder if there is another book out there and will it become a new series? Everything I have read by this author is now in my permanent library so I can enjoy them again and again. Good job, Holly Barbo!!!
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Sunstone is a very imaginative and descriptive story. A steampunk story that is well written with interesting characters. The illustrations are fantastic and inspiring! I thought the plot was very compelling and thought provoking. Barbo is brilliant at crafting vivid scenes. If you are looking for an atmospheric well-written steampunk thriller pick up Sunstone.
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This is my first Steampunk and it won't be my last, at least if it is written by Holly Barbo, it was amazing the way she pulled me into her tangled web of plots and the feelings and emotions you get reading about these fictional Characters, it was an awesome book and I look forwards to reading more. I was given an advanced copy for the purpose of review and I must say I am glad I was able to review this.
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Holly Barbo is one of my go to authors. Sunstone is without a doubt her best work yet. She has woven a few of today's problems into an enormously satisfying Steampunk mystery. Don't worry, she doesn't preach or lecture. Instead, she spins a web and ensares you. Her world and characters ring true even though they are totally fictional. And look at that COVER! How could you possibly resist? I am extremely happy I couldn't. 5 STARS for Holly Barbo and Sunstone. I would give it more if I could. I can see myself reading it over, and over, and over...
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In elegant prose, author Holly Barbo weaves a new world that bears a striking resemblance to our own, complete with political and economic corruption, greedy pharmaceutical companies, clueless political leaders and pollution. At the same time, believable characters - lots of them - grace the pages, lending their realistic personalities to a story whose verisimilitude strikes a chord, despite its steam punk setting. No, this isn't a page turner, but it is intricately crafted and engaging, leading the reader through complex intertwined story lines in which disaster could as easily result as success. If I had to voice one complaint, it would be that tone can, at times, be a bit preachy, but overall, it's still a great read if you like steam punk, political thrillers, environmental thrillers, or some combination thereof. Give it a try.
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I had the privilege of previewing the manuscript in exchange for an honest review. Sunstone captivated my interest from the first sentence. In this, my first ever read Steampunk novel, Holly Barbo has created a futuristic world that is spiraling out of control. She has cleverly weaved some of our own societal issues into this fabulous read. I can't say enough great things about this book...but I don't want to reveal any more of the plot line. The characters were very well developed, the subject matter transitioned well from paragraph to chapter. Ms. Barbo has a winner on her hands. I urge you to purchase this amazing creation.
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