What happens when your decisions affect an entire universe?
Ren Argent wanted to be an archeologist and spend her life exploring the lost cities of Earth. But when a new planet is discovered and her father is appointed King, she has to leave behind everything she knows to rule over a place she's only heard of in legends.
Not long after her arrival she discovers there are insurgents hiding in the darkened forests and the planet is on the brink of civil war. It won't be long until the Monarchy steps in to "neutralize" the threat.
Will she be able to stop the hostile takeover? Or will her actions ignite a rebellion across the universe?
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"The Argent Star" begins with Elian, Ren's brother, discovering a planet which had been settled by Earth and then disappeared. The Monarchy who rule over Earth are watching when they see that this has been found and quickly place their father, Maks, as king of this planet. Maks has long worked for the Monarchy which has prevented him from being much of a father to Ren and Elian. Their ancestors also bought the rights to name the star around which the planet revolves (funny use of the name a star gift). They travel to the planet and find a mixed welcome. Ren begins being very classic teenager, disliking everything but just whining about it. She grows throughout the story into someone who takes action and tries to make a difference. Although the omnipotent Monarchy has never seemed bad, there are things that don't add up. Revolution is coming to the planet, but which side will Ren be on? I won't spoil anything, so I'll stop there. This book had a lot of ups and downs for me. I like the idea of this future world, but am not really sure Earth would devolve into a Monarchy. I'm also not sure about all the sexism. Would the world have regressed so much in 500 years? I'm not convinced. I did like the warrior Sheriden, who watches over Ren. she's a strong character but clearly breaking the mould in which females are cast in this future. Rem was pretty annoying and whiny for the first half of the book, but she does improve and grow as a person. Overall, I liked the idea here and am intrigued to follow future stories of this world. Please note that I received this book through netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
“The Argent Star” There’s many aspects that I like about the story. First is being a sci-fi series, second it’s really a fun read. And I do like Ren (the main character, who happens to be female, and I like her name). And the author does a good job with making sure the reader understands the technical explanations. But, I will say there is nothing new in the book that you haven’t seen on TV or read somewhere already. I believe the characters could have been developed more and also some of the names used in the book may keep the average reader from picking up book 2. The cover seems to fit the story well. I received this book through Net Galley. I am not paid