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The Boy Who Spoke to Stars (The Astral Strings Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Reuben Miles does give us a fresh treatment, and his book appeals in unexpected ways. Here's the setup. Our heroes, Kasper and Loki, are cousins. Kasper's Dad just disappears and then Kasper's Mom is hauled away in mini-Kafka style. Loki's parents are murdered. The kids, (thirteen and fourteen), have to go on the run and figure out what weird conspiracy/crime/fantasy/mystery is behind this course of events. Now, you could give them a funny sidekick and send them off to find a thingy. Nope. You could give them a Gandalf-style mentor and send them off. Nope. You could hook them up with a renegade band of zombie/ghost/werecreature hunters and have an urban adventure creature hunt. Nope. You could toss in some fairies, or maybe a war in a parallel universe. Nope.
This book goes head trip and astral. MILD INDIRECT SPOILERS. There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, - like quantum mechanics, entanglement theory, the multiverse, astrophysics. There is also the mythic and the ineffable and marvelous lurking around the corner. There is something going on with the stars themselves, and Kasper's family, and now Kasper and Loki, are in the middle of it whether they like it, (or understand it), or not.
This book does at least three things really well. It plays with plot devices that could be shallow, hokey and touchy-feely, and it makes them work.Read more ›
Reuben Miles manages to blend the excitement and danger of a classic fantasy/adventure story with the intelligent inner worlds, the dreams, compulsions, emotions, of the main protagonists, cousins Kaspar and Loki. And with the cosmos itself!
I don't remember being as scared since reading Pullman's His Dark Materials. How he is going to follow this with the next parts of the trilogy I have no idea!
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I am a big fan of young adult fiction as well as science fiction so I had high expectations. I found the first of this exciting trilogy to be an exhausting yet gripping... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Fantastic story with some really magical moments! Can't wait to see what comes nextPublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
LOVED IT. A proper page turner, rich characters, a rich world, can't wait for book 2!Published 12 months ago by DesertGirl
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