My rating: 4 of 5 stars
ARC kindly provided by Hilary Thompson in exchange for an honest review.
‘Stian’s Mistake’ takes place before Stian ever found Asphodel and Astrea, when he was on the edge of Hebron – his tribe. As an orphan growing up in a strange Tribe, he constantly had to prove his worth to Abraham, the leader of Hebron. Becoming a warrior made him stronger, but it left black spots in his soul that not even Zarea could erase. This is a great prequel to read before starting the ‘Starbright’ series if you are unsure as to whether you want to pick up ‘Justice Buried’, the first book in the series.
This novel really gives you a deeper insight and knowledge into the ‘Starbright’ world; information that even the main characters, Astrea and Lexan, do not know. It gives you vital clues and hints that you REALLY want to know if you ever get up to ‘Balance Broken’, the second book. And you have to, really have to, because that is where the real story starts.
We also get the relationship history of Stian and Zarea, whom are supporting characters of Astrea and Lexan, which I know we are all curious about.
Also, GREAT information is revealed, as I have mentioned, and suspicions CONFIRMED.
The lovely thing is, the novella is really short yet its own story – not a scene or excerpt of the past from the series. I finished the novella in under an hour and thirty minutes.
As always, Hilary Thompson’s enchanting storytelling is evident with no grammar, typo or spelling errors.
Congratulations to Hilary Thompson on publishing!
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR!