Kaishi thinks the thing that crashed from the stars is the answer to her prayers. It has other ideas.
Caught between warring factions, Kaishi and her tribe face extinction. When a burning meteor lights up the night, Kaishi investigates and finds a voice with answers for everything, with secrets that could let Kaishi save her people. All Kaishi has to do is promise to follow Its orders.
But all promises have a price . . . unknown to Kaishi, a hunter comes from across the stars, seeking to take away Kaishi’s newfound hopes. A living weapon, this creature has one goal: kill what Kaishi found, and all who have touched it.
STARSHOT is the first book The Skyward Saga, a completed sci-fi adventure series that features mind-bending alien encounters, far-future action, devious villains, and a heroine that won’t stop fighting. If you like fast-paced, action-driven science fiction with a new twist on the alien encounter story, you’ll love A.R. Knight’s STARSHOT and the entire Skyward Saga.
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This novel chronicles the life of Kaishi, a simple daughter of the priest of her primitive tribe, and Sax and his quartet of humanoids bent on scourging a parasitic species from the universe. At first, it feels like reading two unrelated narratives but then hints of their paths crossing come into play.
In depth world building and character construction make this book compelling. I may have benefited from drawings of some more complex species though.