Wednesday, April 1, 2009

No Dragons, but lots of Saurn

I belong to several critique groups, and I tell you that it is amazing how much talented is pooled in those groups. But getting published has more to it than just talent. My colleagues have worked hard to hone their skills. Crit groups are the highlights of my week. Well, one of my critique partners has hit paydirt. His debut novel came out today. So flare and fanfare, I introduce to you, Starfire, by Stuart Vaughn Stockton.

Stuart Vaughn Stockton
Releases April 1, 2009 thru Marcher Lord Press

On an alien world far removed from Earth, a Saurian warrior named Rathe seeks to rise from lowly origins to achieve greatness in the Karn Empire. Rathe is haunted by a terrible secret as his military squad is given a mission that will take them deep into enemy territory and into the deceptions of his allies. Soon he will be forced to decide between saving his empire now and possibly ushering in a doomed future or destroying a friend to possibly save the world from an age of darkness. And all the while he confronts Wayfarers telling him there is a Being who desires Rathe's worship, a Being who has a plan for him.


B. D. Eastman said...

Cool. Sounds interesting. Is it about dinosaurs, I see one in the advertisement. I used to want to be a paleontologist.


I live in Colorado Springs, what are some Crit groups you would reccommend to join. Do you do direct mentoring?


Stuart said...

It's about an alien race of dinosaur-like beings. Not quite dinosaurs but heavily inspired by them.

I used to want to be a paleontologist as well. :)

crownring said...

So S-man has prevailed! YAY!

J.R. Parker said...

The cover is definitely begging to be read.

Araken said...

Sounds good to me!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a realy good book to me! I wonder where I could a copy.