The Star Host (Broken Moon, Book 1) by F.T. Lukens 4*
BLURB: Ren grew up listening to his mother spin magical stories about the Star Hosts, a mythical people possessed by the power of the stars. When Ren is forced into slavery by the despotic ruler of his home planet fief, he is stunned to discover first hand that his mother’s folklore surrounding the Star Hosts is true; he is one of them. Armed with this knowledge and the aid of a fellow prisoner—an inscrutable member of the revered Phoenix Corps regiment named Asher—Ren learns to control his newly emerging technopathic abilities. While navigating the growing attraction between them, together they must plan their escape in time to alert the Phoenix Corps of the Baron’s intent to conquer the peaceful Drift Alliance before it’s too late.
My Review: I love Science Fiction stories from the era of Isaac Asimov, Alfred Bester, Ray Bradbury or Robert A. Heinlein. Today I found a modern author who writes stories equally as good as those that set me on the path to Science Fiction fandom.
F. T. Lukens writes an action packed, fast moving story (with a hint of an m/m romance) that is rounded out by the wonderful characters that F.T. has given us. I was riveted to finding out how Ren coped with his unexpected talents and how he and Asher were going to stop the protagonist General Abiathar. I look forward to reading more stories about Ren and Asher and hope F.T. Lukens continues writing my kind of Science Fiction.
n.b. I am a part of the book tour and giveaway for this book so come back on the 10th if you want to try for either a copy of this book or an Interlude Press Gift Card. I also have a short interview with F.T. going up later the same day.