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Daystar
     

Daystar

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by Kathy Tyers
 

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Times have changed for the telepathic Sentinels in the realm of the Federate Whorl.

Persecution sends these genetically altered people fleeing to their sanctuary world, but a shipboard disaster exposes High Commander Brennen Caldwell to fatal radiation.

Medical student Meris Cariole ends up stranded, an unwelcome outsider, at a sanctuary she never meant to invade.

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Times have changed for the telepathic Sentinels in the realm of the Federate Whorl.

Persecution sends these genetically altered people fleeing to their sanctuary world, but a shipboard disaster exposes High Commander Brennen Caldwell to fatal radiation.

Medical student Meris Cariole ends up stranded, an unwelcome outsider, at a sanctuary she never meant to invade.

On another world, wrongfully imprisoned Sentinel Jorah Caldwell receives a supernatural visitor. For generations, the Sentinel kindred has anticipated Boh-Dabar, the prophesied Word to Come. The visitor hails Jorah as Boh-Dabar. Can he believe the news?

Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger arrives at the sanctuary world, also claiming to be Boh-Dabar. Brennen and Firebird Caldwell, Meris, and Jorah are caught in a tangle of interstellar incidents that threaten the Sentinel kindred's very existence.

And no one-anywhere-has anticipated the events that will shake the interstellar
Federacy.

In the "Firebird" alternate universe, humankind has gone to the stars. The messianic bloodline has been genetically altered, and instantaneous communication links the settled worlds. Still, God's character has not changed, nor have his promises failed.

Daystar brings the saga to a conclusion that rocks the galaxies.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR Kathy Tyers has published ten novels in the Christian and general markets, including two authorized novels for the Star Wars expanded universe, as well as a biography and a travel book. If she isn't writing, she might be teaching a flute lesson, mentoring a hopeful author via the Christian Writers Guild, or battling quackgrass in her vegetable garden. Kathy lives in Montana and has one grown son.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935929505
Publisher:
Gilead Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Pages:
652
Sales rank:
414,292
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.31(d)

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Daystar 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
JamieWords More than 1 year ago
I have been reading Kathy's books since I discovered the Firebird series in high school. To have her conclude this truly epic saga with Daystar is satisfying to say the least. In Daystar, Kathy's strengths as a writer truly shine, while also venturing into more speculative ground. In a universe where mankind has developed space travel before the coming of the Messiah, the alternate history developed by Kathy is both thought-provoking and well rounded. With Daystar being a more ensemble cast (of old characters and new!), this was still a well developed character story with fast paced plotting and marvelous conclusions. Her depiction of an alternate Jesus-timeline were both satisfying and challenging. Possibly the only sour note is that this is the last book in the series -- and after spending years with these characters, saying goodbye is bittersweet. I would highly recommend the Firebird series to Kathy. She doesn't disappoint, even to the very end.
Tracykrausswrtr More than 1 year ago
Daystar by Kathy Tyers definitely touches a spiritual cord, while taking the reader on a fast paced adventure to unknown galaxies. Even at a daunting 650 pages, the story maintained a great pace and was engaging throughout. There was enough pseudo-scientific mumbo jumbo (which Sci-fi writers are famous for) to make the story seem plausible, yet not so much to overwhelm the reader. Her attention to detail was amazing (perhaps one reason for the length of the book) and her descriptions were very visual. Included in the book is a wide cast of characters that were very well developed and the story line was complex. There was romance, intrigue, sabotage - everything to make the book interesting. The book is a Biblical allegory, there is no doubt about that. Although this was fairly obvious early on in the reading, there were enough surprises and imaginative ways of presenting the analogies, that it remained fresh and unpredictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CielaRose More than 1 year ago
Kathy Tyers outdoes herself in this thrilling conclusion to the Firebird series. I just discovered this speculative scifi saga last year, and I've fallen head-over-heels in love with it! Kathy brings her characters to life, they are very real with strengths, fears, flaws, and faiths of their own. In Daystar, set around twenty years after Wind and Shadow, the Whorl is becoming increasingly unstable for the Sentinels and their kindred. They are feared and abhorred, despite their many years of service. In fact, many outsiders believe that the galaxy would be better off without them, period. Many personal struggles come to light in the turmoil; young Collegiate follower Meris Cariole finds herself stranded on the Sentinel's world, an unwilling outsider despite their welcome. Spiritually isolating herself, she does everything she can to avoid the attention of these telepathic people. Meanwhile, Jorah Caldwell, following his father's disobedience to their superior officer, is imprisoned for insubordination. During the time spent alone, he is visited by a shimmery apparition, which hails him as the Boh-Dabar. Is it true? Yet another mysterious stranger has appeared at the Sanctuary, Tavkel, who claims to be the prophecied one. Who's telling the truth? Daystar is a magnificent addition to the series, both satisfying and bittersweet. It's the end of a journey for both readers and characters alike; anyone who loves Kathy Tyer's writing will definitely love this exciting novel. I couldn't put it down, and finished it within twenty-four hours. This book is worth six out of five stars.