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Song of a Dead Star

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Zamil Akhtar delivers an epic science-fantasy adventure filled with mystery and romance.

When Kav sleeps, a firefly whispers in his ear that his wife is not dead. But to find her he has to kill the three Magi that protect the land of Eden.

The same Magi destroyed Kav's hometown four years ago to crush a rebellion, and he hasn't seen his wife since.

As Kav plots to kill the Ma
Published April 5th 2015 by Smashwords Edition (first published March 31st 2015)
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Mike Everest Evans
Read for the Fantasy Hive team as part of SPFBO5:

I WAS SO EXCITED FOR THIS! The blurb was music to my ears. Science – fantasy – adventure. Sing it for me, baby! Middle Eastern influences AND romance (I’m a sucker for a kissing book – don’t @ me, bro)? ENCORE, ENCORE!

Which is a shame, because this missed a beat for me. After a familiar, almost finger-tappingly so, opening, everything gets a little weird in the next scene, which is cool, but it really threw
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
This novel has a lot of potential to be something great. As a reader who is often reading for review, I am often reading from an advance reader’s copy, which means that there are frequently mistakes that will not be in the final copy. As such, I’ve learned to read past typographical errors. Unfortunately, there are more than typographical errors in this novel. There are many instances of completely incorrect word choices because the words that the author uses (and uses more than once) do not fit ...more
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In Song of a Dead Star, Kav sets out on an adventure after a firefly tels him his wife isn’t dead and that, in order to find her, he has to kill the three Magic who protect the land of Eden. These Magi happen to be the ones who destroyed Kav’s hometown four years ago, so he doesn’t have too many qualms about killing them. But while Kav plots his revenge on the Magi, a flying armada invades Eden, and only the Magi can s
Ebook Planet
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Song of a Dead Star is a sci-fi / fantasy mashup that in many ways reminds me of one of my favourite videogame series: Final Fantasy. It tells the story of Kav who sets off on an adventure on the advice of a firefly, as you do.

The advice that compels him to make such a decision? His dead wife may not be so dead after all.

Unfortunately there is a snag, due to the fact that in order to save his wife, and the land of Eden, Kav must take on three dangerous Magi, whose reputations stem from the des
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As I've mentioned said in my amazon review -

This book is a complete departure from what most would call "familiar" in the sci-fi/fantasy genre. If you're looking for a more classic adventure, this isn't the book for you. Song of a Dead Star explores ideas that we don't often see in popular sci-fi/fantasy - and that's a good thing. From the beginning, you're thrown into a world with strange technology bordering on magic. Just as you think you're starting to get your bearings straight, reality is
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Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Zamil Akhtar is an indie science fantasy author and blogger living a location-free lifestyle. He can be found in Boston, Dubai, or Manila depending on the time of year. Of Pakistani-heritage, he grew up in the Middle East and moved to Western Massachusetts when he was thirteen, and his varied upbringing colors his fiction. He has a BBA in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts and an MA in ...more

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