Star Champion

Star Champion

by Susan Grant

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BN ID: 2940158296864
Publisher: Susan Grant
Publication date: 05/26/2016
Series: Susan Grant's Star Series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 348
Sales rank: 13,657
File size: 645 KB

About the Author

When NY Times/USA Today bestselling author and Air Force veteran Susan Grant isn't driving an 18-wheeler (a 747 jumbo jet) she loves writing romantic, action-packed stories featuring gutsy woman and honorable men. Flying to exotic places and trying every kind of food imaginable helps Susan bring her sci-fi worlds alive for readers. She is a winner of the prestigious RITA award for her book Contact, an alien abduction sci-fi romance.

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Star Champion 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous 8 days ago
I love susan's books this one was very descriptive which was well done, altho it had great characters and a good story line there wasn't a lot of verbal communication between the characters to keep it interesting in that aspect . This is why I'm only giving it a three stars rating, if your looking for a good read you won't be upset buying this story due to the great descriptive scenes in the book it does the trick in thinking your actually there in that moment.....I would hope this book could be added to in the verbal communication area......vw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorate authors and this one is a different theme than the others. I liked the fact that a young woman who could beat the men in their biggest sport.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gripping and spell binding
indykat More than 1 year ago
I liked the first book well enough to purchase the second. The author has talent. I enjoyed the read and it was different.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstanding. A must read for sports loving woman.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved, loved, loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Susan is a very talented author. I started with her Star King book and was hooked on the characters as they were revealed. While this isn't actually part of the Star series, it is connected by common characters and is an excellent addition to that series. I can't wait to see whose story will be told next but I hope it is one of Klark ' s sisters. I love how Susan makes the female characters strong and determined, not simpering and weak. The male characters are strong enough to stand their ground to them. I look forward to seeing more of the characters developed and hear their stories. I'm hooked!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read every book she has written and never regreted it. Great read for a snowy or rainy day. This one was one of her best.
Laithis More than 1 year ago
If you're into helpless females swept away by prince charming - this is not for you. But if you appreciate strong women who aren't afraid to dream big - and then work hard to reach those dreams - this book will be immensely satisfying. I love the strong female characters in Susan's books, and Jemm does not disappoint. She grabs onto her dream with a gritty determination, a willingness to do what it takes to be the best she can be, and a noble goal to pull her family out of poverty. One reason this is such a believable character may be because Susan writes what she knows. A former Air Force pilot and instructor, and now an officer for a major U.S. airline, Susan is, herself, a strong woman with gritty determination. That knowledge base serves her well, both in her character development and her world building. The Champion of Barésh has characters you love to love (and hate!) as well as detailed and vividly varied environments. I was reminded of the multiple Academy Award winning "Million Dollar Baby" when reading this. It's a tale of an underdog who reaches the top against all odds - including the all-too-real glass ceiling. It's a book with a heroine that any woman who has dreams of her own can identify with and find herself cheering for. It's a fun, engrossing read - and I simply couldn't out it down. Well done, and I can't wait for the next in this new series!
Laithis More than 1 year ago
If you're into helpless females swept away by prince charming - this is not for you. But if you appreciate strong women who aren't afraid to dream big - and then work hard to reach those dreams - this book will be immensely satisfying. I love the strong female characters in Susan's books, and Jemm does not disappoint. She grabs onto her dream with a gritty determination, a willingness to do what it takes to be the best she can be, and a noble goal to pull her family out of poverty. One reason this is such a believable character may be because Susan writes what she knows. A former Air Force pilot and instructor, and now an officer for a major U.S. airline, Susan is, herself, a strong woman with gritty determination. That knowledge base serves her well, both in her character development and her world building. The Champion of Barésh has characters you love to love (and hate!) as well as detailed and vividly varied environments. I was reminded of the multiple Academy Award winning "Million Dollar Baby" when reading this. It's a tale of an underdog who reaches the top against all odds - including the all-too-real glass ceiling. It's a book with a heroine that any woman who has dreams of her own can identify with and find herself cheering for. It's a fun, engrossing read - and I simply couldn't out it down. Well done, and I can't wait for the next in this new series!
happyendingamust More than 1 year ago
Loved it. The plot was a timeless one, and Ms. Grant did very well with it. Enjoy.
Nylak More than 1 year ago
A pretty good read - those who liked the Disney movie Mulan would probably like it, as the idea of this book is really similar to that of the movie. It took me a while to get into the story, probably because it's so similar to other things I've read / watched. But I liked it, eventually, though I was surprised at suddenly it wound down. The beginning was much slower than the end, which I think was good in this case. The ending felt a bit rushed to me. I would've liked to see a little more struggling to accomplish the goal of women being allowed to play bajha, and more on the blossoming relationships between Klark and his family, as well as maybe Nico and Button. The epilogue was much different than the book itself, and I'm not sure how I feel about it. It was pretty much a brochure (textwise, anyway - there weren't any pictures) encouraging the reader to travel to the places the story was set in. It was a nice idea, I just think it could have been written differently so it wasn't so unexpected, particularly since it also mentioned what happened with some of the characters after the brochure part. Note: I read this book for free via NetGalley.
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
Susan Grant is a master of writing romantic science fiction and I was excited to learn that she had started a new series that continues the story started in The Star Series. The story opens in a desolate mining world in which our heroine Jemm lives and works as a mining supervisor. After work she competes/fights in bajha (similar to mma//martial arts) disguised as a male because it is against tradition for females to fight. She has never been defeated and has earned the attention of Prince Klark Vedia before the Galatic Games. Klark is second son of King Rom and Queen Jas and has brought a lot of unwanted attention to the royal family. He tries to redeem himself by assembling the best team for the upcoming competition. He approaches Jemm, thinking she is a male and asks her to join his team. How will it play out? Read and find out. I love Ms. Grant's books because has realistic characters in extraordinary circumstances that let my imagination run wild. I am so happy she is continuing Star Series with this book and I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series. I was given a free copy for an honest review.
Rae Monet More than 1 year ago
The Champion of Barésh is a fantastic book! I couldn't put it down. In her usual, outstanding fashion, Susan Grant crafts a compelling tale that captures your heart and holds you until the end. Don't miss this book! National Award Winning author, Rae Monet
JenJen More than 1 year ago
There was no hesitation when deciding to delve into the rich journey woven by Susan Grant, in the Champion of Baresh. As her earlier works are vivid and delightful to recall even after a decade and a half since my first experience with, The Star King. Jemm and Klark, two seemingly mismatched individuals, discover one another across leagues of universe. Thus, unfolding a vibrant love fueled by cultural differences and competition; within the world of a captivating sport only a brilliant mind could create. The pairs adventures kept me reading and on the edge of my seat. Susan Grant breathes life into her characters, and develops them to connect to the reader. They evoke emotion and before long you are invested wanting to know more about this vast universe she's created. Yes, I received a free review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I would have paid for the privilege, and am so happy to see Susan writing more, especially around this fantastical world I've grown to love. I always come back to how authentic her worlds are. I've finished with the novel and I find myself musing...well I wonder what happened to this character, I always want more of Susans unique brand of story telling.
LilGriffon More than 1 year ago
I have been captivated by Susan Grant’s books for many years. When I caught wind that there was going to be another book soon, and a new splinter series, I cheered. These are the kinds of books that you love to read, over and over again. Each time you do, there’s something new that you discover, and it pulls you back once more into the Star Series, or in this case, the new Star World Series. I’ve been patiently waiting to see if Prince Klark would get his own book, and I’m definitely not disappointed. To find his HEA with such a spit fire as Jemm, well, I don’t want to give anything away. You’ll just have to discover why I love the bad boy that did everything for a good reason, just in a not so good way! Opps, that’s leading to the previous books, but hey, they’re all tied in together. It’s something I highly recommend. Even if you haven’t read the other books, this one is written in such a wonderful way that you don’t *have* to read them in order.