Queen of Stars

Queen of Stars While discovering the truth behind his half human half elven parentage master swordsman Rigel not only defeated the horrific monsters of the Starlands but also thwarted Prince Vildiar s dark design

  • Title: Queen of Stars
  • Author: Dave Duncan
  • ISBN: 9781477849170
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Paperback
  • While discovering the truth behind his half human, half elven parentage, master swordsman Rigel not only defeated the horrific monsters of the Starlands, but also thwarted Prince Vildiar s dark designs to conquer the elven realms.Now, despite his fate to die an early, violent death if he remains in the Starlands, Rigel refuses to return to Earth, consumed as he is by loveWhile discovering the truth behind his half human, half elven parentage, master swordsman Rigel not only defeated the horrific monsters of the Starlands, but also thwarted Prince Vildiar s dark designs to conquer the elven realms.Now, despite his fate to die an early, violent death if he remains in the Starlands, Rigel refuses to return to Earth, consumed as he is by love for the newly crowned Queen Talitha But this passion is perilous Vildiar has hatched multiple conspiracies to usurp the throne, and a vision has revealed that if Rigel and Talitha ever consummate their love, it will only hasten Rigel s inevitable demise.Even under a pall of doom, Rigel never hesitates to defend the land and people he has taken on as his own As traitors plot Talitha s downfall, Rigel rescues one of Vildiar s own half breed offspring from Earth and offers her a new life in the Starlands But will she embrace this gift without guile or is she preparing to plunge a dagger into Rigel s back

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    1. 2.5 stars - Metaphorosis ReviewsHalf-elf half-human Rigel is the elf-prince's bodyguard, but quarreling with the queen, and there's another elf-noble looking to kill them all and take over the kingdom. Rigel recruits another half-elf from Earth, which brings its own complications.I was thoroughly bored by the prequel to Queen of Stars, King of Swords, and didn't open this book with much enthusiasm. For most of its length, my opinion didn't change. Rigel sells the elfin Starlands as 'better', but [...]

    2. Following on from King of Swords this is not the usual fantasy genre I read but felt myself pulled in. Really engrossed with the characters and the plot, thoroughly enjoyed it!

    3. It's an interesting read, but for some reason the Avior character was just annoying. She was not very well-developed at all, at least not enough to make her personality interesting.Not to mention the fact that the ending of the book almost completely invalidates her entire storyline.And the "end" of the book looks like the first two chapters of a new book, but it wraps up the storyline. Is there a third book coming?Why the last two chapters were "chapter 1" and "chapter 2", I have no idea.I like [...]

    4. I only started to read this book because the previous book (King of Swords) was incomplete.I must admit, I'm beginning to tire of the wish fulfilment fantasies of writers with the emotional sophistication of pubescent boys (e.g the Kingkiller Chronicles, although those had the benefit of an adult vocabulary, unlike the Starborn series).

    5. the ending was not very good. 3/4 is not the same thing as one and there is no need to treat them as if they are equal in order to end the book with the same premise. So they should not have made them equal at the end. however that was not the reason that I give this book two stars. the reason that the book gets 2 stars is 1) Avior should have been doing a double or triple cross rather than treated as a shallow character. 2) the villain should have had some kind of pure motive for his atrocities [...]

    6. The second book begins with Rigel having returned to earth to bring a halfling back to Starlands. His enemies are gathering and are plotting his death. Loved the twists and turns in the story and the end took me totally by surprise. Fantastic series.

    7. Queen of Stars picks up about 3 months after King of Swords. Rigel has helped his beloved elf princess Talitha take the throne despite the maneuverings of Prince Vildiar. However, the prince is still at large, and has an army of human/elf halfbreeds trained to kill at his disposal. While Rigel has the most powerful artifact sword known, and an arsenal of other powerful magics, they've proven insufficient in the past to defeat Vildiar in the past. Rigel is also woefully short on allies as most el [...]

    8. A few years ago I read “AGAINST THE LIGHT” and became a fan of the author. I was hoping that this book would become a series or at least have a sequel but it didn’t and since I wanted to read more by this author I had to find something else to read by Mr. Duncan. I chose “THE KING OF SWORDS and followed it up with “QUEEN OF STARS” and while the tales are different the writing is the same quality and entertainment that I’ve come to enjoy by this author. While it is not necessary to [...]

    9. Well, now! This was Duncan on form and no mistake. I can't say that I was surprised at the marvelously twisted ending, in fact it's one of his strong points to dazzle us with a huge buildup to something nasty only to twitch the rug out from under your feet. It's more often done at the climax of a series, of course, and with only 2 books in you sort of come away disappointed, but then again the writing is as wonderful as ever and the politics and internal consistencies so cleverly set up and adhe [...]

    10. Book two in the Starfolk series. I always enjoy Dave Duncan's fantasy novels and was happy to pick this one up. Cool world-building, good pacing and a clever ending. By introducing a new-to-the-Starlands character Avior, the reader is smoothly reacquainted with the magical rules of the realm. Rigel is a great hero, both strong and clever, and I also have a soft spot for Imp Izar.Important note: the Knave of Imps section at the end is part of the novel (its conclusion) despite starting with chapt [...]

    11. A good popcorn read and very nice conclusion to the two part series. This book, like the first one is just a very light, humorous read. It is campiness at its best. The characters aren't all that realistic or deep, nor do they have much growth (there is some though), but they are great to read about. Eh, nothing really to say about this other than if you read the first, read this one, it's a fun read to kill time with. And it goes by quickly

    12. sequel to King of Swords in the Starfolk trilogy. Rigel continues to battle monsters in the realm of the Starfolk, also known as elves (but don't say it in their hearing). His own half-elven heritage continues to be important, and a prophecy predicts his demise, soon. A deposed prince plots the queen's ruin, also sending assassins against Rigel. Everybody knows who's doing it, but it can't be proved.An always-interesting author.

    13. While discovering the truth behind his half-human, half-elven parentage, master swordsman Rigel not only defeated the horrific monsters of the Starlands, but also thwarted Prince Vildiar’s dark designs to conquer the elven realms.The fantasy in this story is not boring or just made up. It has a kin of history of its own. I love it. Can't wait to read more from Dave Duncan. The man is a writing God.

    14. This was an enjoyable series and a very refreshing change of pace as the world, characters, and all the little details in between were actually quite unique. This book wasn't as good as the first. It had a couple of moments where I didn't feel like reading as much anymore. However, the author pulled through, delivered a solid final 100 pages, and wrapped up the story well. I would recommend this book for anyone.

    15. Excelente book closing the story, the author did not tried to make a third one just because everyone writes a trilogy nowadays The end of the story was perfect, with a good dosage of adventure and some suspense at the endI really liked both books, if you are going to read this start with king of swords, you will enjoy both

    16. Great story!This book, along with the first in the series, King of Swords, was a great story - They were definite page turners! I literally didn't want to put it down. I got through these books in record time - I hope to see more in this storyline.

    17. *received for free though First ReadsI found the fantasy world created to be interesting but the story was somewhat rambling and did not seem to take he time to get me engaged with the characters.

    18. Dave does it again. I only put it down once to make a cup of tea.Brilliant fast paced plot from start to finish and brilliantly put together with just the right aount of humour as usual.I can't recommend this book enough!

    19. And this book series started so good! If the writing had been better the way this book ended would have been slightly bearable. But over all it sucks.

    20. A fun sequel. The big reveal of the book certainly relies on a lot of pieces of logic, but somehow works.

    21. Loved the ending.As with the first story I found it hard going at times but loved the ending. Over all as great story.

    22. Better than first oneThe characters are not very three dimensional until this book where you get to know them a little better. It's a one time read

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