Skyfarer by Joseph Brassey

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The Axiom Diamond is a mythical relic, with the power to show its bearer any truth they desire. Men have sought for it across many continents for centuries, but in vain. When trainee sorceress Aimee de Laurent's first ever portal-casting goes awry, she and her mentor are thrown into the race to find the gem, on the skyship Elysium. Opposing them are the infamous magic-wielding knights of the Eternal Order and their ruthless commander, Lord Azrael, who will destroy everything in their path...

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Title : Skyfarer
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ISBN : 0857666762
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 344 pages


Gary rated it ★★★★☆

August 16, 2017

3.5 stars. No one who reads Skyfarer will ever accuse Joseph Brassey of being hip; this novel is so unabashedly dorky, it reads like something dreamed by a Mountain Dew guzzling twelve-year-old hooked on Star Wars and Final Fantasy. This sword and sorcery space adventure stands apart from everythi...

Lindsay rated it ★★★☆☆

September 25, 2017

A light space fantasy book that's action-packed and inventive but feels extremely derivative. The Drifting Lands are continents floating in an endless sky. Somehow humans live on them and can travel between them using magical skyships and sorcerers that allow travel via teleportation portals. Aime...

Tammie rated it ★★★★☆

July 15, 2017

I really enjoyed this book! The mages in this story open portals for their Skyships to pass through, allowing them to travel from place to place more quickly. Aimee is an apprentice portalmage whose first portal casting goes awry, and she and the crew of her ship end up somewhere other than where...

Beth rated it ★★★★☆

July 13, 2017

I believe I first saw mention of this book on Twitter with a pitch line like "Final Fantasy meets Star Wars," and that is totally accurate. It's a fun, rapid-pace read with space opera-like elements; for example, the sky-faring vessels don't come across as steampunk-style airships at all, more li...

Michael rated it ★★★★★

May 07, 2017

I acquired and edited this book because it is exactly my kind of fantasy - exciting, inventive, and optimistic. It's like Final Fantasy meets Firefly, and it's going to knock people's socks off.

Hobart rated it ★★★★★

August 17, 2017

★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2 (rounded up) This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader. --- I've read a few interesting mergers of SF and Fantasy this year -- some that were just that, interesting, some that were good -- a couple that were more than good. Thankfully, Brassey's Skyfarer was in that latter ca...

Online Eccentric Librarian rated it ★★★★☆

September 05, 2017

More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog Amidst the current crop of harsh pessimistic sci fi books, Skyfarer drops in enthusiastically channeling Star Wars and early 1970s optimism. It was a time when aliens sent us musical symbols as we chased them to Devil's M...

Splatter rated it ★★★★★

September 12, 2017

I literally have no words to describe this novel. I don’t want to say that it was great, because it was epic. I don’t want to say it was an interesting read, it was captivating. Damn, I don’t even want to say that Joseph Brassey is a brilliant science fiction and fantasy author – he is the author...

Marjolein rated it ★★★★☆

August 16, 2017

Full review to come!

Jennifer rated it ★★★★☆

September 20, 2017

I wrote a silly review for this elsewhere, and I’m posting it here too because frankly, I just don’t feel like writing another. But, I also wanted to add that I really enjoyed how this book didn’t pretend to be anything else but a big fantasy space romp, with overblown characters and a silly plot...

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