The Story In The Stars
Though heirs to an ancient, cosmic feud, he must save her life — and she must save his soul.
Ancient Gannah was well on the way to taking over the whole galaxy, until the people of Karkar engineered a virus that stopped them in their tracks. Now, eight centuries later, the plague has struck again. When the League of Planets receives the distress signal, Karkar-born doctor Pik is ordered to find a cure, despite his hatred of the whole Gannahan race. By the time he arrives on Gannah, it’s almost too late; Dassa is the only survivor. And she has a mission of her own.
Dassa and Pik survive a pirate attack, unsafe starcraft, food poisoning, vicious beasts, and a plane crash. But the hardest part is enduring one another’s company. The Creator who wrote the story of redemption in the stars has commanded her to share it with her reluctant savior. That’s not all He expects of her, but the rest is unthinkable.
TO be honest, I’m normally not a fan of sic-fi or fantasy, because sometimes they are hard to understand the world presented. After all, made up words for the language can throw me off. But I have to say, Yvonne Anderson did a terrific job with Story in the Stars. I understood by the context, every word. I also loved the spiritual elements in it, especially the “story” of salvation in the stars. THat was so cool and I hadn’t realized it!
Mix together a deadly plague with a snarky hero–one sporting abnormally large ears. Then throw in an independent heroine who’s lost everything, and you’ve got a blue-ribbon recipe for a winning debut novel. The Story in the Stars is sci-fi at it’s best with plenty of action, unbelievable landscapes, and a message that is hard hitting. Don’t miss Yvonne Anderson’s first installment in the Gateway to Gannah series, now available by Risen Books.
I have never been a fan of fantasy, but Yvonne’s skilful portrayal of a planet that comes as close to utopia as we would ever imagine, her picturesque descriptions and subtle hint of a possible romance had me turning page after page without wanting to stop. In addition, Story in the Stars conveys the universal gospel message in such a compelling fashion, that even if you are a skeptic like Pik, you will be won over.
As one who was once a huge fan of Star Wars EU and various other SciFi works, I instantly fell in love with The Story in the Stars. Hauntingly beautiful at times, disturbing in its unpredictability at others (ie the blood drunk) Yvonne Anderson has created a vivid storyworld and compelling characters, and uses both to present a clear gospel message. This is a story that stays with the reader, and one fans will re-read several times. An excellent debut novel.
Not much of a reader of fantasy before, Yvonne has made me change my tune with Story in the Stars. I love the way she weaves faith into the story of characters so far out they are unbelievable, yet so much like me, I feel I know them.