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Starfinder: Book One of the Skylords by John Marco
Cover Artist: Tom Kidd
DAW Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780756405519
Date: 05 May 2009 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /

From back of book: Starfinder is the first book of the Skylords series.
There were numerous tall tales about the lands beyond the Reach, and Moth often heard the wildest of them now that he was living with Leroux. Life had certainly not been dull since this eccentric old man had taken himin after Moth's mother died. Leroux had once been one of the legendary Eldrin Knights, and was obsessed with the history of his long-dead order. He also had a pet kestrel, Lady Esme, who had lived far longer than any bird could naturally live, and who behaved in strange, un-birdlike ways. When Moth was ten, and first taken in by Leroux, he had been especially fascinated by Leroux's stories of the Skylords, but at the grown-up age of thirteen, Moth was becoming increasingly skeptical about the existence of these mysterious, powerful, and frightening beings from beyond the Reach. As a matter of fact, Moth was beginning to worry about Leroux, whose health was deteriorating, and whose stories had become increasingly far-fetched, fanciful, and impossible to believe.

But Moth's life was about to change in ways he could not even imagine, and soon the land of the Skylords would become more real and more threatening thant the most outlandish tales Leroux could have spun. For Lady Esme, the kestrel who was not really a kestrel, would provide Moth with a key to another world--the world beyond the Reach....

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