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Starlighter (Dragons of Starlight #1)

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  1,558 ratings  ·  165 reviews
For years, tales of DRAGONS from another world kidnapping and enslaving humans have been circulating in Jason Masters world, while for a slave girl named Koren, the stories of a human world seem pure myth. Together, these two teens will need to bridge two planets in order to overthrow the draconic threat and bring the lost slaves home. What if the Legends Are True?

Jason Ma
Paperback, 400 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Zondervan
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Jill Williamson
Review by Jill Williamson

What if the legends are true?

Jason doubts the myths that people were once taken through a portal to another realm where dragons rule. But his brother gives him a message that proves something is wrong with the world he lives in. He snoops around, hoping to find out where his brother went and how he might get there too.

Meanwhile, Koren, a slave girl in the dragons’ realm, seeks the same kind of answers. Where did her people come from? Is what the dragons tell them true? O
Jason Masters has trained his whole life, hearing the previously-unbelieved stories about dragons stealing humans and taking them to another world. Koren is a slave in the dragon's world, where any sign of disobedience equals death. Both passionately want to rescue the humans, but an old dragon prophecy stands in their way.

I would not have pegged this as being written by an established author; the problems are such that it felt like a new one in desperate need of editorial help or feedback.

Rachel Tettleton
I still loves this book by Mr. Davis but I gave it four stars instead of five because I want to be clear that it is such a departure from the love and care I have developed for dragons as a result of Mr. Davis's previous series The Dragons in Our Midst/The Oracles of Fire/The Children of The Bard and I therefore could not attach myself to the characters quite as much. It was a strange feeling and I'm sure it's just me being weird but it was just not quite as great as the author's previous public ...more
This story had a lot of potential, but it got lost in poor character and world development. Davis has set his story in another world and time, but he never brings it to life. I never felt immersed in this world or like I had any kind of sense of it. Add wooden, stereotypical characters and the author's penchant for dragging everything on way too long, and this plot never stood a chance.
Christy Stewart
These two boring kids talk to each other through an egg. Soooooo, ya.

If you like dragons and YA you might dig this but it doesn't work for me. Not that I have anything against dragons. They are usually very nice.
Wendy ~M/M Junkie~
Title : Starlighter
Author: Bryan Davis
Publisher : Zondervan
copyright: April 1, 2010
format: Paperback
pages: 400

Jason Masters has always heard the stories of a dragon world. A world where the humans are forced into slavery to work for the dragons. Throughout his realm people have disappeared from time, believed to have been abducted by the "Dangerous mountain bears". Jason is doubtful that another world could even exist. His brother Adrian has taken leave from his post as a bodyguard for the gove
Two planets on opposite sides of the solar system are connected by a gateway that has been closed for centuries. One planet whose natives call it Starlight is home to dragons who have enslaved humans from the planet Darksphere. (Humans call their planet Major Four and Starlight is referred to as Dracon.) Since the gateway between planets has been closed, much controversy exists on both planets as to the truth behind the stories of the humans who are enslaved by dragons (the Lost Ones). But when ...more
Interesting idea. But I can tell this is a book in a series because there are so many questions that are left unanswered. I feel like I am missing a prologue for this book, but I guess I just need to read book two to find out. Guess I was in a mood for a whole complete story with an optional book two to further the adventure.

Dragons, sword fights, but a mix of science (yes science, not magic)to bring you into a place between worlds, Starlight the Dragon Planet, and the Fourth Major the human pl
This book had a strange feeling to it. And I know I won’t be able to describe it well, but it reminded me of the feeling I get from watching the desert scenes in the Return of the Jedi, kind of detached and barren. This makes no sense, I know, but it’s true. Anyway, Jason has grown up hearing myths about dragons stealing people from his world to use as slaves on their dragon world. When his older brother goes missing, he sets out on a quest to find him and ends up discovering the myths are true. ...more
Freda mans
Attention fantasy lovers, this is a new series that you will likely enjoy! It has a lot of the best things you can ask for in a fantasy novel, lots of action, great characters and a adventure. There was even a little romance thrown in to spice it up.
I have to say, I fell in love with one character, Koren. There was something about her right from the beginning that had me captured, and at first I couldn't place what that was. The more I read, the more it became clear, she was the true star of the
***I was lucky to win a copy of this book through the GoodReads Advance program.***

This was an engaging high fantasy book, fast paced and with a lot of action. As expected, you know exactly who are the good guys and who are the bad guys. But I really liked Arxad (the only grey guy/dragon), as he was a loyal to his kin but he was also fair to humans. I would have liked to know more about Tibalt who was a very interesting character, but not very well developed ... but maybe this will happen in the
I loved this book! It tells the tale of several characters at once that find each other during this facinating adventure with dragons. There are so many lovely features of this book but instead of me telling you all about it, you should really go and pick this one up! The black egg, Jason, Koren, and the Starlighter will keep you entertained for several hours! It's a relatively quick read (just took me awhile because I was at a conference)!
It's not a bad fantasy adventure, but lots of it just isn't all that amazing. Aside from Arxad, most of the characters aren't all that interesting and full of depth. I do like Jason and Koren, and Elyssa's not bad, but they are rather one-dimensional. Tibalt and Randall are too, but they're so much fun and awesome that it's okay. Besides, they're secondary characters, so I can cut them some slack.

Lots of the adventure and puzzles and stuff seemed kind of...pointless. I didn't really follow all t
Annmarie Ager
a wonderful well written book while it took me a while to read i was very happy with the way the story went and i can't wait to see what happens next :)
I read the book on my phone so I might have felt parts were dragging just because I hate reading from this tiny screen.

Starlighter is an interesting story told in the POVs of a boy and girl in two different worlds, one of which has evil talking dragons. The POVs switched often and sometimes to other characters without warning, but it was easy to follow. I thought it was an original story although I wish there were more descriptions of both worlds. You can't give us creepy talking bears and then
Bethany Phillips
This is the first book that I have read of Bryan Davis' books and I have really enjoyed it.

I thought that this was a great start to a series and I really enjoyed it. I liked the way the story went.

I enjoyed that Jason was learning to be a warrior and that came into play a lot in the book. I thought that in the many situations that he is faced with in the book I thought that he was a lot braver that I would be if I was in the same position. He seemed to be nervous and scared a bit but he pushes t
Rachel Thomson

Jason Masters is trained to be a hero, a peasant whose skill takes him to the top of warrior training. With his brother Adrian, he grows up fighting homemade dragons and “rescuing” his best friend, Elyssa, from all manner of peril. But growing up brings unwelcome realities with it. His oldest brother, Frederick, disappears, and Adrian’s involvement with an underground movement that believes in real dragons places him in constant danger. Elyssa’s unusual gifts bring her under the scrutiny of witc
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I like dragons. I like magic and fantasy. I like strong heros or heroines. That having been said, I thought the premise behind Starlighter was pretty awesome - I mean, for goodness sake, it combines all three of those things.

I think one of the book's strongest points is its characters. Jason Masters is definitely the hero you'd want on your side - dashing, brave, charming, a good heart and yet, still possessing human flaws. Koren, on the other
Nikole Hahn
“He looked down at the spot where the tube had lain. A scrap of parchment lay there, a piece of the Code. With the last known copies of the great book burned by Prescott’s men, only a few remnants survived, and this quarter of a page would stay hidden until a better man took the governor’s place.”

Book one tells the riveting tale of two worlds—one of a human enslaved world ruled by Dragons, and a human-ruled world with a feudal-like governing system.

Jason Masters lives in the human-ruled world
In Starlighter, two worlds collide. Jason, along with Randall and Elyssa, is on a quest to reach the Lost Ones in another world. The Lost Ones are enslaved by dragons and face immense oppression and difficulty. Meanwhile, Koren, who lives in the other world of the Lost Ones, has her life totally turned around when she discovers her unique gift. These teens face great challenges and need to use their talents, bravery and wits to save a lost world. Right from the beginning of the book, many charac ...more
"Starlighter" is a young adult fantasy novel. There were several teen male and female main characters, so both boys and girls will probably enjoy it. The action was non-stop, and the story fast-paced. The world-building was very good. The author created unique societies and worlds (which included dragons and talking bears) without getting bogged down in description or made-up words. The suspense was created mainly by physical danger of one sort or another.

The main characters were teens that were
From the pen of Bryan Davis, bestselling author of the fantasy Dragons in our Midst series, comes a new tale of inspiration, and legends, and best of all, of dragons.

Koren is a girl in an unenviable position – she’s a slave to an unusual master, the dragon Arxad. Jason is a young man on an entirely different world who receives a message from his brother through a portal, and answers a call to help the humans enslaved to their cruel dragon masters. Their lives are set on intersecting paths, and
Ready for adventure? Dragons of Starlight swoops in and takes it’s readers for a fun ride, delivering a story complete with interesting characters, intrigue, and surprising plot twists. Two worlds, one in which dragons rule civilization, keeping humans as slaves, and the other where legends linger about a portal used to rescue humans held captive, create a unique storyline, setting the stage for an action packed series.

It takes a few chapters before some of the characters in the dragon’s world
Thanks to FirstReads for this pick, and while your decision-making factors like genre and phase of the moon usually work for me, I don't think I liked this book as much as either of us expected. Sorry.

Starlighter was okay, but for whatever reason, it didn't grab me. And usually I love YA fantasy. There's a decent background story: a group of humans kidnapped and taken to another planet to be slaves for dragons, and a secret group on the home planet dedicated to freeing them. I liked the main ch
Okay my first question is when is this going to be a movie? I enjoyed this far more than Diamond of Darkhold or even Harry Potter. I loved loved this book! Starlighter is the first book in the Dragons of Starlight series. If it's any indication of what's going to happen in the rest of the series I'm sold! I am pretty sure I've found an author worth following. If you're a fan of "The Seeker" or "Merlin" you'll enjoy this book!

At first I only wanted to read about Jason. Jason is a young warrior wh
This is a YA fantasy book that I won through the Goodreads FirstReads Giveaway Contest. I saw this book listed, and thought it looked like a book I would enjoy and I ended up being correct.

I think what really sort of "made" this book was the fact that it's different from other things I have read. Now, I can't say that I've read all that many YA fantasy books, but I have read a lot of adult books and this one stood out. The POV is from two different characters who exist at the same time but in tw
Eustacia Tan
I don't know why, but all the Bryan Davis books I read involve Dragons. But still, I'm not complaining, the series are nothing alike. Starlighter is part-fantasy, part-science fiction. It involves two worlds, one called Darksphere, where tales of kidnapping Dragons are regarded as fairytales, and Starlight, where the kidnapped humans are slaves to the dragons.

Jason, from Darkshpere, and Koren, a slave from Starlight, are being brought together with a series of events. Against the odds, Jason fin
I'm not sure what it is about Bryan Davis, but his books usually take me a while to get through. I get tempted to put them down and give in to that temptation, but I always want to finish them. First reason being - all the books of his I've read are action packed and well-imagined. Second is - I enjoy the events that carry the story. But in all of these books, I trip over the story. (I've read Beyond the Reflection's Edge series and this book, fyi)

I have a bad habit, when reading, of trying to
Nov 18, 2011 Katy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of YA science fantasy, dragons
Recommended to Katy by: Goodreads First Reads
I won my copy of this book from the Goodreads First Reads program – thanks for the opportunity to be introduced to a really amazing story!

“Starlighter” shuttles us back and forth between two worlds – both have people suffering under oppression, but one is worse than the other. On Mark 4, people consider themselves to be free, but it is essentially a feudal society and the governor is corrupt and tyrannical. On Starlight, people are slaves to the dragons. Each world has its stories – on Mark 4 th
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Dragons of Starlight (4 books)
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