The award-winning StarPassage saga continues with the relic guiding the Carsons to a new and desperate family. Two brothers, Bobby and Mike, are struggling after a tragic accident turns their world upside down.
Join our heroes on a series of dangerous adventures to solve the relic's riddles, save lives, escape the ever-increasing Tracker threat, and experience some of the most dreadful and exciting moments in history.
Will they learn from the pastshould they change it if they can? Is there any hope for survival?
About the Author
Clark Burbidge is a graduate of the Univesity of Southern California and University of Utah, and has a successful four-decade career in finance. He and his wife, Leah, live in the valleys below the Rocky Mountains, where they enjoy the many outdoor activities and their large blended family. Other award-winning books by this author include the Giants in the Land trilogy and A Piece of Silver.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Asher Syed for Readers' Favorite Heroes and Martyrs by Clark Rich Burbidge is the second book in the StarPassage series, which kicked off in 2016 with the award-winning first book, The Relic. This installment continues with the Carson family and the star they bought from an antique shop, one which opens the StarPassage and directs them to events, times, and people in the past. Heroes and Martyrs introduces us to two brothers, Mike and Bobby, who are helped by Tim and Martie (the protagonists in book one) in coping with a tragic accident, going back in time through the StarPassage. Meanwhile, the Trackers – displaced spirits – grow in strength and become more sinister as Mike and Bobby come to terms with and find meaning in their own circumstances. Heroes and Martyrs is a fast-paced follow up that delivers the progression of its foundation in both faith and time travel, offering readers an armchair adventure through history. For me, one of the most poignant aspects was with Mike, who has been left paralyzed by the accident, and finds that passage through the star removes the handicap. “Mike’s parents leaned toward each other, clasped hands, and his mom said tearfully, 'Maybe he doesn’t want to come back and be paralyzed again.'” I think this really humanizes the characters and their experiences, and it was really at this point that I felt like the book moved to the category of a five-star read. The pacing is well done and while the style of writing is geared toward young adults, it's likely readers on the younger and older ends of the spectrum will find themselves immersed in Clark Rich Burbidge's series.
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I have a guest reviewer for this gem of a book. My 13yr old son Kenneth. He was so excited to get the second book in this series. He loved book 1 The Relic. I really liked this book , the book talks about how to help someone with , PTSD. It was cool how it teaches but it entertains at the same time. Bobby and Mike are great characters , and we met new ones. Over all I loved it. It was entertaining and fun to read. It kept my interest from the beginning to the end. I so hope Mr Burbidge kept writing he has a fan in me for life. Kenneth As a mom review, this was a wonderful book , and it kept Kenneth's attention like nothing else. I think he ever stop playing his xbox to read it . Now if that don't tell you anything. Thank you Clark for writing such a amazing adventure that teaches so much. Reviewed by GypsyBelle * I voluntarily reviewed a ARC of this book*