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The Price of the Stars: Book One of Mageworlds

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  • Posted June 14, 2012

    Good space opera

    Good worldbuilding without too much overblown detail. Great female protagonist. Good storyline that is easy to follow and flows well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Classic Space Opera

    I felt like the book had all that I needed in a science fiction story. Good characters, interesting setting, and unlike other stories the 'bad guys' have their reasons and rationale as much as the 'good guys' do, they're all just on opposite sides of a conflict.

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  • Posted January 1, 2012

    If you know Becka, you will love this book.

    Moveing along at light speed.

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  • Posted May 18, 2011

    Space Opera at it's finest

    I bought this book on a whim - and in three pages, I fell in love with the characters and the universe.

    The opening pages are the perfect hook: an intriguing, strong female protagonist with a mysterious past, a quest and ambition. Beka is torn between loyalty to her family and her driving ambition to be free to make her own choices.

    Doyle and MacDonald offer everything a fan of 'soft' sci-fi and space opera could want. Mystic powers, fast ships with lots of history and character, the specter of galactic war and political intrigue all driven forward by dynamic characters.

    They interweave multiple characters with skill and build a seamless and complex plot while building a fascinating and consistent universe. They deal with complicated personalities, intricate schemes and a rich universe without overwhelming the reader with details. The story moves fast, and manages the feat of not neglecting action or interpersonal relationships. Even if you don't pick up the other books in the series (a mistake), this book is a must-read for anyone who loves magic in their science fiction, love murder mysteries, intrigue and good characters.

    Not only do they have a strong female protagonist - she's NOT defined by her romances or the men around her. She defines them and while there is both the romantic idea of space and people falling in love, the characters stand on their own as individuals with their own unique voices and personalities.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2004

    A must read

    I found this entire series of books fascinating. I highly recommend it to anyone that enjoys hardcore sci-fi.

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