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Across the Broken Stars

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  12 reviews
"5/5. If you are looking for an epic fantasy that has a unique setting, this is it. Reedsy Discovery Featured Review.

Leon has a secret. He was once an angel a winged warrior sworn to protect Paya, a realm where people live on discs that float in space.

He failed.

Now Leons a broken man, trying to forget the past. He thinks hes the last angel. But then a young fugitive
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Published February 3rd 2020 by Undergrove Press
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Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was graciously provided by the author for an honest review.

Usually I start with a short description, but I just need to say that I loved this book from start to finish. At no point was it slow, dull or unimaginative. The end had me shouting and yelling at my husband because it was surprising and I wasnt ready. I said WHAT the F***?! and many other things, but it was such a GOOD ending. So, dont let my expletives fool you. With that being said

Leon, a broken man, is believed to be
Daniel Pabu
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Across the Broken Stars is a good book. Not the best book, one that almost touches great but sadly doesnt get high enough. Nonetheless a good book that really shines bright in some areas and is eclipsed in others.

The Good: A very well written protagonist. Amazing world building. Great action and adventure. An amazing ending.
The Bad: One dimensional characters. Some pacing issues in the beginning and in the non-adventure sections.
The Long [version]:
The book exists in a well-crafted science
Melissa Mitchell
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
(4/5⭐) Dead heroes and dead cowards both rot in the same grave. This SciFi Fantasy is an action packed adventure that will have you saying the same thing.

Leon is an angel with a broken past. Hes a coward, a traitor to his own kind, scarred from the decisions he made during the war. All he wants is to forgeteverything. He spends years believing that he is the last angel; hes okay with that. But when a fugitive seeks him out, offering him a chance to find Waverrym, everything changes. Waverrym is
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My copy of this book was very kindly gifted to me by Jed Herne in return for an honest review.

It is hard to convey my feelings without giving away spoilers so if this review seems vague it's because I have other reader's interests at heart!

I finished Across the Broken Stars last night and I've been thinking about it all day which, is ultimately reflected in the rating.

This story gripped me from the start. I loved that Leon, the protagonist, was kind of a screw up. His actions and emotions are
Katelyn Dickinson
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
*3.5/5 stars*

**I received a digital ARC of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.**

I was excited to get a copy of this book to review because I read Herne's last book, Fires of the Dead, and really enjoyed it. I enjoyed this one as well! I think the Herne has a great writing style. It flows so well and his characters are always enjoyable.

This story is a story of redemption and hope. I liked our main character, Leon. He made me laugh out
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I received this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Angel novels have been rampant in the last ten years, especially with Cassandra Clares Shadowhunters. Mentioning stars, I was interested to see how angels would be incorporated into space and how the magic system worked.

I loved the message woven throughout the plot: no matter what wrong you have done in the past, there is still time to right your future. Leon is an angel in hiding, an
Maggie Fried
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have to start off my saying that I really enjoyed this book from start to finish- I've never read a book featuring angels so initially I was really intrigued by that aspect. This book was so easy to get sucked into; I kept trying to read more, more, more! It was never dull and I was always wanting to learn more or see what happened next.

This book had some of my favourite things in terms of characterization. I love cantankerous, old cynics, something Leon portrayed quite nicely. He's flawed and
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Across the Broken Starts is incredible!! I have never been particularly enamoured by the fantasy genre but I absolutely loved this book, it is one of my all time favourites! The space-bound setting, combined with a plot that finely balanced frenetic action with poignant moments, kept me on the edge of my seat and made me excited to turn the page. I was kept interested from cover to cover by a plot that contained twists that were unforeseeable in both their nature and occurrence. Perhaps the book ...more
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily. The story is sound, and the writing is pretty smooth. Leon makes a great reluctant hero, because he is so beaten down it is heartening to see him get up and going.

The ending was good, a little expected but it is a reflection of all the lessons coming back to him. I did find the ending a little bit rushed.
Ross Thompson
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an advance copy of this book from BookSirens and provide this honest review.

This book has a very unusual setting with plenty left to the imagination. The story takes place in a world of "discs" (I presume man-made but not wholly clear), large surfaces with a metal base and a force field keeping oxygen in and gravity working, where single multi-purpose crops ("omnicrops") provide perfect sustenance, various fungi/mosses providing building materials, luminescence and underwater/outer
Allison Springer
Jan 26, 2020 rated it liked it
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I received this as an ARC and am giving it my honest review.

This is my second read by Jed Herne. This is both a good thing and a bad. Its good because I enjoyed the first one so much I decided to choose another by him. Its bad because its meant I have something to compare.

The concept was good: The last angel, a jaded older man scarred by both war and life, is approached by a young angel. (I don't count her as the last for reasons that would lead to spoilers.) She wants his assistance in finding
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Jed Herne is a fantasy and sci-fi author from Perth, Western Australia. His books include Fires of the Dead , which readers say is "the perfect read for someone looking to be quickly immersed in a magic system unlike anything else," and Across the Broken Stars , described as "an epic fantasy that has a unique setting."

His short stories have been published in The Arcanist, Scarlet Lead Review,

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